Reigning 'Jeopardy!' champion James Holzhauer crosses the $2 million dollar threshold

jeopardyJames Holzhauer, the 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas won more than $110,000 on &quotJeopardy!" on Tuesday, breaking the record for single-day cash winnings.Jeopardy Productions, Inc./AP

  • Reigning "Jeopardy!" champion James Holzhauer crossed the $2 million threshold on Friday evening.
  • The 34-year-old professional sports gambler is on a winning streak, second only to Ken Jennings.
  • Holzhauer, by comparison just hit this mark during his 27th game.
  • As Business Insider previously reported, Holzhauer broke the record for the most amount of money in a single game - and in the show's hall of fame, he is in the top 10 spots for "single-game winnings."
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Reigning "Jeopardy!" champion James Holzhauer crossed the $2 million threshold on Friday evening.

The 34-year-old professional sports gambler is on a winning streak, second only to Ken Jennings who also crossed the $2 million mark with a final total of just over $2.5 million won over 74 games.

Holzhauer, by comparison crossed $2 million during his 27th consecutive win. His total winnings are $2,065,535.

He has made his mark on the show by taking monetary risks, going after "high-value clues first and big bets on Daily Doubles, often doubling his total," Business Insider's Hillary Hoffower previously wrote.

Holzhauer wagered $35,000 during "Final Jeopardy," TVLine reported, bringing his total game winnings to $74,000.

 

As Business Insider previously reported, Holzhauer broke the record for the most amount of money in a single game - and in the show's hall of fame, he is in the top 10 spots for "single-game winnings."

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