MATT AMODIO BECOMES #3 ON
‘JEOPARDY!’ HIGHEST WINNINGS LIST
WITH 17-GAME TOTAL OF $547,600
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (August 12, 2021) – Matt Amodio, a Ph.D. student from New Haven, Conn., originally from Medina, Ohio, notched his 17th straight win today and became number three on the JEOPARDY! all-time highest winnings list (regular games). His total winnings of $547,600 put him behind only two players in JEOPARDY! history: James Holzhauer ($2,462,216) and Ken Jennings ($2,520,700).
“The show has had so many brilliant people [on it],” Amodio said of contestants like Holzhauer and Jennings. “I’m honored to be thought of as even close to them.”
Amodio returns on Friday for the final episode of JEOPARDY!’s 37th season. He will compete against Chicago’s Nicolle Neulist and Eric Shi from Houston, Texas. Check local listings for show times and stations.
Alison Shapiro Cooke
Director of Communications | JEOPARDY!
Senior Publicity Manager | JEOPARDY!