‘Jeopardy!’ champion Matt Amodio reaches No. 3 on highest winnings checklist
Jeopardy champion Matt Amodio has grow to be the third-highest earner within the present’s historical past after profitable his seventeenth game in a row.
Amodio has earned $547,600 in whole, placing him behind fellow champions James Holzhauer at $2,462,216 and Ken Jennings at $2,520,700.
He reached third place after profitable $42,400 on Thursday. Amodio, a fifth-year laptop science Ph.D. scholar at Yale College, shook his head in disbelief and smiled as visitor host Joe Buck advised him about reaching third place.
Amodio can also be in fifth place for many consecutive wins and will probably be competing once more on Friday beginning at 7:30 p.m. EDT on ABC.
“The present has had so many sensible folks [on it]. I am honored to be regarded as even near them,” he stated in an announcement.
Amodio, in a current interview with Vulture, stated he needed to research popular culture as it’s his greatest weak point and is a fan of the present and Jennings. Amodio remarked on the way it felt to be acknowledged by Jennings on Twitter.
“I nonetheless cannot consider it. When it comes to prime second of my life, I assume getting my Ph.D. will probably be a very good one. After I get married, that’ll be a very good one. I am undecided they’re gonna unseat Ken Jennings recognizing me. That is actually No. 1 in my ebook,” he stated.
Mike Richards, the manager producer of Jeopardy!, was not too long ago named the brand new host of the long-running game present. Mayim Bialik of Large Bang Concept fame will probably be internet hosting new Jeopardy! primetime specials together with the Jeopardy! Nationwide School Championship and a possible spinoff series.
Unique host Alex Trebek died at age 80 in November from pancreatic most cancers.