Ken Jennings Biography

BornMay 23, 1974
Age50 years
Early Life and also Family
Ken Jennings was born upon May 23, 1974, in Edmonds, Washington, USA. His complete name is Kenneth Wayne Jennings III. He is the son of Kenneth Wayne Jennings II and Faye Hinman Jennings. His papa was a lawyer, as well as his mom was a special education and learning instructor. Ken grew up as an only kid.

Ken's family members moved to South Korea when he was 7, when his papa was employed by a Korean law firm. Ken invested much of his young people in South Korea as well as Singapore, where he participated in the International School Seoul_foreign and also the International School Singapore. Ken displayed an early capacity for facts, learning by reading books, examining maps, and also watching the American video game program "Jeopardy!" by means of Armed Forces Network. He went back to the United States for university, going to Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah.

Ken Jennings went to Brigham Young University, majoring in English and Computer Science. He was a member of the BYU Quiz Bowl group, which gathered national fame in 1998 for winning numerous competitions. Ken graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science level in Computer Science as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Early Career

Ken Jennings started his occupation as a software designer at a Salt Lake City-based healthcare staffing business. He regularly played facts video games on the side, refining his facts understanding as well as enhancing his game approach. He additionally signed up with an on-line area called the Learned League, which allowed him to complete versus trivia lovers worldwide.

Risk! Popularity
Ken Jennings acquired across the country fame in 2004 when he got involved as a candidate on the quiz show "Jeopardy!" He started an unmatched winning streak, collecting 74 consecutive game success as well as collecting over $2.5 million in profits. Jennings became a family name in the United States, as well as his success on the program brought him fame and acknowledgment.

Throughout his time on "Jeopardy!", Ken Jennings obtained many honors, making an area in the "Guinness Book of World Records" for many cash won by a video game program candidate. He additionally showed up on a number of tv programs, consisting of "The Late Show with David Letterman" as well as "Live with Regis and Kelly".

Post-Jeopardy! Occupation
After his historical work on "Jeopardy!", Ken Jennings proceeded his participation with facts and game programs. He authored countless publications on facts and basic knowledge, consisting of "Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs", "Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks", as well as "Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture".

Jennings periodically returned to "Jeopardy!" as an entrant in numerous special tournaments, such as the Tournament of Champions as well as the 2011 IBM Challenge, where he contended versus supercomputer Watson. Though he did not win these competitors, his consistently strong performance additionally solidified his condition as a facts legend.

Along with his composing as well as looks on "Jeopardy!", Ken Jennings additionally took part in various other game shows. He competed on "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" and also "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" along with serving as a panelist on NPR's "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" and also "Ask Me Another".

Jennings contributed his experience to the advancement of quiz applications, consisting of the "Trivia Death Match" app for iOS as well as Android gadgets. Furthermore, he ruled as a consulting producer on the American version of the quiz show "500 Questions".

In November 2020, it was revealed that Ken Jennings would be a guest host on "Jeopardy!" following the death of the long-time host, Alex Trebek. In May 2021, it was revealed that Jennings and fellow contestant James Holzhauer would appear as professional chasers on the American version of the British video game program "The Chase".

Personal Life
Ken Jennings is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is wed to Mindy Boam Jennings, a fellow BYU grad. The couple has 2 youngsters, Dylan as well as Caitlin. The Jennings family members currently lives in the Seattle area, in Washington state.

Beyond facts and video game shows, Ken Jennings enjoys literary works, traveling, as well as spending time with his family. He is active on social media sites platforms, including Twitter, where he often engages with fans and also shares facts bits.

Our collection contains 5 quotes who is written / told by Ken.

Related authors: Jesus Christ (Prophet), Brigham Young (Leader), David Letterman (Comedian), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete), Alex Trebek (Entertainer)

5 Famous quotes by Ken Jennings

Small: If its on the Internet, then its gotta be true
"If it's on the Internet, then it's gotta be true"
Small: Its so much fun that the money is just icing on the cake. There seems to be a lot of icing
"It's so much fun that the money is just icing on the cake. There seems to be a lot of icing"
Small: Its really changed me. For the first time Im in favor of the Bush tax cuts
"It's really changed me. For the first time I'm in favor of the Bush tax cuts"
Small: Its boring to have the same guy win. Im actively rooting against myself
"It's boring to have the same guy win. I'm actively rooting against myself"
Small: Being a nerd really pays off sometimes
"Being a nerd really pays off sometimes"