Here’s How “Jeopardy” Winner James Holzhauer Is Spending His Winnings

Holzhauer has amassed $1,691,008 in winnings during his run on the show

James Holzhauer
James Holzhauer has won over $1 million. (Jeopardy/Sony)

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The winner of 22 straight Jeopardy games, James Holzhauer, has amassed $1,691,008 in winnings thus far during his epic run on the show. 

While his streak hasn’t been great for the game show, Holzhauer has found plenty of places to spend his money.

According to the Los Angeles TimesHolzhauer, a pro gambler who has called Las Vegas home after moving there following his graduation from the University of Illinois 15 years ago, has given money to the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, the local Ronald McDonald House and the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

The Natural History Museum is a favorite spot for Holzhauer and his family, which is why he gave the institution a 10,000 donation. When asked if he was gambling any of his winnings, Holzhauer played coy.

In addition to spending his dough, Holzhauer has been making the rounds.

In an appearance on FS1, Holzhauer, who bets big and often, compared himself to former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson when he was asked which NFL player he’d compare himself to.

For the next two weeks, Holzhauer won’t get a chance to add to his winnings because Jeopardy’s annual Teachers Tournament will be running until May 17. 

When the show returns to regular programming on May 20, Holzhauer will return as well and attempt to surpass Ken Jennings in total regular-game winnings. Jennings accrued more than $2.5 million throughout his 74 wins back in 2004. 

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