James Holzhauer, "Jeopardy!" -The competitor currently on a 27-win strike, passed $ 2 million in winnings in the episode sent on Friday. Holzhauer is still about $ 455,000 behind Ken Jennings, who won $ 2.5 million * during his record victory of 74 wins in 2004.
But if Holzhauer, a 34-year-old professional gambler in Las Vegas, continues his current strike, I close this hole fast.
Jennings average about $ 34,000 per. episode, but Holzhauer is more than doubling this pace and pulling on average approx. $ 76,500.
If he continues to win at his current rate, Holzhauer would exceed Jenning's total in six more episodes, or in less than half the time, Jennings took that amount.
If Holzhauer wins as many games as Jennings did – he had to win 47 more – and continue to win at his current rate, he would collect more than $ 5.6 million.