James Holzhauer Biography
James Holzhauer is a professional sports gambler and game show contestant from Naperville, Illinois. He is widely known for competing in the ABC game show Jeopardy! and The Chase. Asked via email what his IQ is, Holzhauer replied: “I think 158.” He is famous for his 32-game winning streak on the game show ‘Jeopardy!’ season 35 in 2019.
James Holzhauer Age | Birthday
Born on July 23, 1984, Holzhauer is 38 years old (age as of 2022). He celebrates his birthday on the 23rd of July each year.
James Holzhauer Parents
Holzhauer was born in Naperville, Illinois to his parents; Nachiko Ide Holzhauer (mother) and Juergen Holzhauer (father). Holzhauer’s father, Juergen Holzhauer was a German immigrant. The Jeopardy game show contestant has German roots when it comes to his ethnicity.
James Holzhauer Height
Holzhauer stands at a height measurement of 5 feet and 8 inches (approximately).
James Holzhauer Wife
Holzhauer is married to his wife Melissa Sassin. The couple has been married since 2012 and is blessed with a daughter. His wife is a tutor and also a game show contestant from Seattle, Washington.
James Holzhauer Daughter
Holzhauer, together with his wife Melissa Sassin, has a daughter named Natasha, who was born on November 9, 2014.
James Holzhauer Education
Holzhauer attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics in 2005. He was a member of the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Team that won the state competition at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
James Holzhauer Job
Holzhauer is a professional sports gambler and game show contestant. He has taken part in American game shows like Jeopardy!, The Chase, and 500 Questions.
During his college years, he played hearts and spades at a card club. He also indulged in poker betting. After graduation, in 2008, Holzhauer moved to Las Vegas to bet professionally on sports.
James Holzhauer Jeopardy! Masters
Holzhauer is a game show contestant on Jeopardy! Masters on ABC. He is a pro sports gambler and game show contestant from Naperville, Illinois. Holzhauer is famous for his 32-game winning streak on the game show ‘Jeopardy!’ in 2019. He participated in 33 episodes, between April and July 2019, winning 32 of those. Holzhauer is also the Tournament of Champions winner and $250,000 runner-up prize winner in the Greatest of All Time Tournament.
Jeopardy! Masters’ new season premieres on May 8, 2023, at 8 pm EST on ABC. In the game show, “Amy Schneider, Matt Amodio, Mattea Roach, Andrew He, Sam Buttrey, and Holzhauer will go head-to-head for the $500,000 grand prize and the title.”
James Holzhauer Jeopardy Winnings
Holzhauer has a total jeopardy winnings of 2,964, 216 as of the time of writing this article. Between April and July 2019, he participated in 33 episodes of Jeopardy, winning a total of $2,464,216 in prize money. He then won a $250,000 top prize in the Tournament of Champions and a $250,000 runner-up prize in the Greatest of All Time Tournament, bringing his total to $2,964,216. He is the third-highest winning Jeopardy! contestant, behind Jennings and Brad Rutter.
James Holzhauer Net worth
Holzhauer has an estimated net worth of $3 million-$5 million. He is a professional sports gambler and game show contestant. As of the time of writing this article, Holzhauer has won a total of $2,964, 216 in prize money as a game show contestant of Jeopardy!
James is active on Twitter. His Twitter handle is @James_Holhauer with 259.4K followers as of May 2023.