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Ken Jennings Biography

Birth Name:
Kenneth Wayne Jennings III
Birth Place:
Edmonds, Washington, United States

Fast Facts

  • Grew up in South Korea and Singapore due to his father's work as a lawyer
  • Served as a volunteer missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Madrid, Spain
  • Worked as a software engineer
  • In 2004, won 74 games in a row and $2
  • 52 million on Jeopardy!In 2006, released the bestselling book Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs
  • First guest host of Jeopardy! following Alex Trebek's death


  • Caitlin Elizabeth -- Daughter
  • Dylan -- Son
  • Mindy Boam Jennings -- Wife