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Jeopardy! "Greatest Of All Time" Winner; Longest Jeopardy! Winning Streak with 74 Games & NYT Bestselling Author

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 Ken Jennings Biography

Ken Jennings became the stuff of legend when he beat fellow champs “Jeopardy James” Holzhauer and Brad Rutter to win $1 million and be named the Greatest Jeopardy Player of All Time (GOAT). The honor topped his previous achievements as one of the winningest game show contestants of all time and the holder of the longest Jeopardy! winning streak of all time. He still holds those records today, including the longest winning streak (74 consecutive games), highest regular-season winnings ($2,520,700) and highest average correct responses (35.9) records in Jeopardy! history. Ken went on to further fame representing the human race in a 2011 Jeopardy! match against IBM’s Watson supercomputer. In 2019, he returned to the spotlight when Jeopardy! phenom James Holzhauer (who Ken describes as “as close to Watson as a human can get”) came within $60,000 of Ken’s winnings record before being eliminated. A year later, he bested Holzhauer to be named “Greatest of All Time,” Upon winning, the former software engineer turned best-selling author, paid homage to the game show that he has loved and watched since childhood. "It is a real honor to be associated with a show that nobody ever has a bad thing to say about — It encourages learning, it makes smart kids feel like it’s okay to be smart and that’s always the kind of kid I was," he said. "I could not be prouder that I’m associated with it." As a speaker, Ken appears at college and corporate events nationwide, covering topics ranging from the importance of education to artificial intelligence (specifically his encounter with IBM’s Watson) to his love of geography (the subject of his New York Times best-selling book), always sharing his insider stories from behind the scenes at Jeopardy! He also participates in trivia nights or live quiz shows, as either a host or participant.

After his long reign on Jeopardy!, Ken used his winnings to live the life of his dreams and become a best-selling author. His 12 books include the New York Times best-seller Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography, Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs, Ken Jenning’s Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days, Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture, Wonks, Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids; and a children’s series, Junior Genius Guides. He is the co-host of Omnibus, a twice-weekly podcast that compiles strange-but-true stories for inclusion in a time capsule for future generations. He also serves as a resident expert on the Game Show Network’s Best Ever Trivia Show, in which three contestants face off against game show and trivia champions. Previously, Ken hosted two game shows on GSN and appeared in ads for FedEx, Microsoft, IBM and Allstate. He has made numerous television appearances, from The Tonight Show and Sesame Street to being interviewed as one of Barbara Walter’s most fascinating people of the year. Prior to becoming a Jeopardy! champ, Ken worked as a software engineer for a health care staffing company.

Dubbed “the Michael Jordan of trivia, the Seabiscuit of geekdom,” Jennings is part folk hero, part pop icon, and a perennial crowd pleaser. Whether recounting his famous match with Watson, answering audience questions about Jeopardy! or hosting or competing in trivia contests, Ken Jennings treats audiences to an unforgettable event with “the King of Trivia Nation.”

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Books
Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture

Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture

Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids

Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids

Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks

Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks

Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days

Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days

Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs

Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs

Speaking Topics
  • Secrets of the Jeopardy! Champ: Backstage at America's Favorite Quiz Show

  • Artificial Intelligence: Are Humans in Jeopardy?

  • Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks

News
  • Opinion | Ken Jennings: What Alex Trebek Is Really Like - The New ...

    It was about a month into my 2004 run on “Jeopardy!” that Alex Trebek made me laugh out loud. “And now we come to our returning champion, Ken Jennings,” ...

  • 'Jeopardy!' Legend Ken Jennings on James Holzhauer: 'It's ...

    Ken Jennings: First of all, I'm just gobsmacked by James. It's absolutely insane what he's doing. Like, I thought I had seen everything on Jeopardy!. And this is ...

  • 'Jeopardy': James Holzhauer is impressing Ken Jennings

    "This is something I would have thought was just impossible..." "Jeopardy!" icon Ken Jennings said of champ James Holzhauer.

  • Ken Jennings: Greatest 'Jeopardy!' champ tells all

    Alex Trebek's voice is anything but soothing for 74-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings. "I can't watch it the way I used to. I hear the music or I hear Alex's voice and I get very tense like I'm right back there on the set," he says. "I feel the adrenaline spike. So I've got post traumatic game show disorder."

  • Jeopardy's Ken Jennings Is Headed To A New Game Show

    The entire concept of the game show genre is to give average people the opportunity to win obscene sums of money or make fools of themselves in the process. However, Jeopardy struck gold in 2004 with the insane winning streak of trivia champion Ken Jennings. He made television history with his unprecedented number of Jeopardy wins, and now he’s headed back to TV in an attempt to do the same on...

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Ken Jennings?

    Booking fees for Ken Jennings, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ken Jennings, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Ken Jennings?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ken Jennings for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ken Jennings for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ken Jennings or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ken Jennings or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Ken Jennings

Jeopardy! "Greatest Of All Time" Winner; Longest Jeopardy! Winning Streak with 74 Games & NYT Bestselling Author

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Ken Jennings Biography

Ken Jennings became the stuff of legend when he beat fellow champs “Jeopardy James” Holzhauer and Brad Rutter to win $1 million and be named the Greatest Jeopardy Player of All Time (GOAT). The honor topped his previous achievements as one of the winningest game show contestants of all time and the holder of the longest Jeopardy! winning streak of all time. He still holds those records today, including the longest winning streak (74 consecutive games), highest regular-season winnings ($2,520,700) and highest average correct responses (35.9) records in Jeopardy! history. Ken went on to further fame representing the human race in a 2011 Jeopardy! match against IBM’s Watson supercomputer. In 2019, he returned to the spotlight when Jeopardy! phenom James Holzhauer (who Ken describes as “as close to Watson as a human can get”) came within $60,000 of Ken’s winnings record before being eliminated. A year later, he bested Holzhauer to be named “Greatest of All Time,” Upon winning, the former software engineer turned best-selling author, paid homage to the game show that he has loved and watched since childhood. "It is a real honor to be associated with a show that nobody ever has a bad thing to say about — It encourages learning, it makes smart kids feel like it’s okay to be smart and that’s always the kind of kid I was," he said. "I could not be prouder that I’m associated with it." As a speaker, Ken appears at college and corporate events nationwide, covering topics ranging from the importance of education to artificial intelligence (specifically his encounter with IBM’s Watson) to his love of geography (the subject of his New York Times best-selling book), always sharing his insider stories from behind the scenes at Jeopardy! He also participates in trivia nights or live quiz shows, as either a host or participant.

After his long reign on Jeopardy!, Ken used his winnings to live the life of his dreams and become a best-selling author. His 12 books include the New York Times best-seller Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography, Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs, Ken Jenning’s Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days, Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture, Wonks, Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids; and a children’s series, Junior Genius Guides. He is the co-host of Omnibus, a twice-weekly podcast that compiles strange-but-true stories for inclusion in a time capsule for future generations. He also serves as a resident expert on the Game Show Network’s Best Ever Trivia Show, in which three contestants face off against game show and trivia champions. Previously, Ken hosted two game shows on GSN and appeared in ads for FedEx, Microsoft, IBM and Allstate. He has made numerous television appearances, from The Tonight Show and Sesame Street to being interviewed as one of Barbara Walter’s most fascinating people of the year. Prior to becoming a Jeopardy! champ, Ken worked as a software engineer for a health care staffing company.

Dubbed “the Michael Jordan of trivia, the Seabiscuit of geekdom,” Jennings is part folk hero, part pop icon, and a perennial crowd pleaser. Whether recounting his famous match with Watson, answering audience questions about Jeopardy! or hosting or competing in trivia contests, Ken Jennings treats audiences to an unforgettable event with “the King of Trivia Nation.”

Ken Jennings Videos

  • KEN JENNINGS: ‘JEOPARDY! CHANGED EVERYTHING’ | J!Effect
    Subscribe for More: http://bit.ly/JSubscribe_YT Find Your Station: http://bit.ly/2BIOtxc Play J!6: http://bit.ly/2AtJVdT Play JEOPARDY! World...
  • Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings Tells All
    --Ken Jennings, who holds the record for consecutive Jeopardy! wins with 74, is also the author of "Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture,"...
  • Ken Jennings: Watson, Jeopardy and me, the obsolete know-it-all
    Trivia whiz Ken Jennings has made a career as a keeper of facts; he holds the longest winning streak in history on the U.S. game show Jeopardy. But...

Ken Jennings Books

Ken Jennings Speaking Topics

  • Secrets of the Jeopardy! Champ: Backstage at America's Favorite Quiz Show

  • Artificial Intelligence: Are Humans in Jeopardy?

  • Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks

FAQs on booking Ken Jennings

  • How to book Ken Jennings?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ken Jennings for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ken Jennings, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ken Jennings or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ken Jennings?

    Booking fees for Ken Jennings, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ken Jennings, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ken Jennings?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ken Jennings for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ken Jennings for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ken Jennings or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ken Jennings or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ken Jennings is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ken Jennings for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Ken Jennings generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daymond John, Kathy Ireland, David Pogue, Mayim Bialik and Erik Wahl. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ken Jennings for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Ken Jennings Speaker Videos

  • KEN JENNINGS: ‘JEOPARDY! CHANGED EVERYTHING’ | J!Effect
    Subscribe for More: http://bit.ly/JSubscribe_YT Find Your Station: http://bit.ly/2BIOtxc Play J!6: http://bit.ly/2AtJVdT Play JEOPARDY! World Tour on Google Play: https://t.co/J2P6b0JLdT Play...
    Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings Tells All
    --Ken Jennings, who holds the record for consecutive Jeopardy! wins with 74, is also the author of "Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture," and he joins David to discuss his time on...
  • Ken Jennings: Watson, Jeopardy and me, the obsolete know-it-all
    Trivia whiz Ken Jennings has made a career as a keeper of facts; he holds the longest winning streak in history on the U.S. game show Jeopardy. But in 2011, he played a challenge match against...
    Ken Jennings Interview

Ken Jennings Speaking Topics

  • Secrets of the Jeopardy! Champ: Backstage at America's Favorite Quiz Show

  • Artificial Intelligence: Are Humans in Jeopardy?

  • Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks

Ken Jennings News

  • Opinion | Ken Jennings: What Alex Trebek Is Really Like - The New ...

    It was about a month into my 2004 run on “Jeopardy!” that Alex Trebek made me laugh out loud. “And now we come to our returning champion, Ken Jennings,” ...

  • 'Jeopardy!' Legend Ken Jennings on James Holzhauer: 'It's ...

    Ken Jennings: First of all, I'm just gobsmacked by James. It's absolutely insane what he's doing. Like, I thought I had seen everything on Jeopardy!. And this is ...

  • 'Jeopardy': James Holzhauer is impressing Ken Jennings

    "This is something I would have thought was just impossible..." "Jeopardy!" icon Ken Jennings said of champ James Holzhauer.

  • Ken Jennings: Greatest 'Jeopardy!' champ tells all

    Alex Trebek's voice is anything but soothing for 74-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings. "I can't watch it the way I used to. I hear the music or I hear Alex's voice and I get very tense like I'm right back there on the set," he says. "I feel the adrenaline spike. So I've got post traumatic game show disorder."

  • Jeopardy's Ken Jennings Is Headed To A New Game Show

    The entire concept of the game show genre is to give average people the opportunity to win obscene sums of money or make fools of themselves in the process. However, Jeopardy struck gold in 2004 with the insane winning streak of trivia champion Ken Jennings. He made television history with his unprecedented number of Jeopardy wins, and now he’s headed back to TV in an attempt to do the same on...

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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