James Holzhauer Wiki, Age, Bio, Height, Wife, Career, and Net Worth 

James Holzhauer

James Holzhauer is a game show participant and gambler from the United States. James is most known for his 32-game winning streak on the famous game show “Jeopardy.” He is also the game show’s second all-around champion, following Ken Jennings.

Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education

James Holzhauer was born in 1984 in Naperville, Illinois, and his birthday is in July. He is 36 years old right now. His nationality is American, and his zodiac sign is Cancer. Juergen Holzhauer, his father, was a chemical engineer who worked for a chemical business for 32 years. Similarly, Nachiko Ide Holzhauer is his mother’s name. His older brother is Ian Holzhauer. His sibling claims that as a child, he possessed such a bright mind that he never needed a calculator.

Moving on to his educational background, he attended Naperville North High School. He was so gifted in mathematics that at the age of seven, he began taking a fifth-grade level mathematics course. Later, he began skipping classes to play online poker. Though he sued to leave class, he was a vital part of the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Team, which helped him win a competition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He graduated from UIUC with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics at the age of 21.

James Holzhauer’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions

James is a tall, handsome, and appealing man. He stands 5 feet 7 inches (1.76m) tall and weighs approximately 70kg. He possesses a massive 11.5-inch bicep and a body measurement of 40-30-31 inches. Furthermore, his dark eyes and hair complement him beautifully.

James Holzhauer
James Holzhauer posing for a photograph(source Instagram)

James Holzhauer’s Profession & Career

James’ career in game shows began in 2014 when he first featured on The American Quiz Show “The Chase.” He holds some of the game’s records. In the first one minute round, he answered 12 of 14 questions. This is the highest score ever. In this particular show, he earned $58,333.33.

He was invited to participate in more quiz programs after earning such a large sum. In 2015, he returned to the game show “500 Questions,” however this time he did not win any prizes. In 2019, he shot to stardom after appearing on more than 33 episodes of the game show “Jeopardy.” He won $43,680 in that one game, the most for the season.

He was so gifted that he won 16 single-day races in 33 outings. He is also the first, and possibly the only, participant to win $100,000 in a single show. He received over $43,000 per episode. The following year, he played on the next quiz program “Tournament of Champions,” where he won the two-day final and a top prize of $250,000.

In terms of his professional career, he is also a professional sports gambler. In college, he began playing online poker. In 2019, he competed in the “World Series of Poker,” ending in 92nd place with a profit of $600.

Achievements and Net Worth

In terms of James Holzhauer’s net worth, his principal source of income is gambling, and he has also won many game shows. He is reported to be worth more than $2 million USD. He only earned $2,464,216 on the game show “Jeopardy.” He is satisfied with his net worth and has a prosperous life.

He has a brilliant and razor-sharp mind. He has appeared on various quiz shows and has won many of them. He appeared on the game show “Jeopardy” 33 times and is the show’s second-highest winning participant. As a result, he was given the nickname “Jeopardy James.”

James Holzhauer’s Girlfriend, Marriage & Relationship

On September 8, 2012, at the age of 28, James Holzhauer married Melissa Sassin. Melissa is a tutor from Washington, and she also won $28,800 on the game program “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” Natasha, the couple’s first child, was born in 2014. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his family. There is no reliable information on his previous relationships. He appears to be content with his current situation and does not wish to discuss the specifics of his previous relationships.

James Holzhauer’s Social Media(Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

He enjoys utilizing Instagram and Twitter as his social media handles. He has 251k Twitter followers and frequently tweets about his game shows. Similarly, he maintains a personal Instagram account with 1,715 followers. He has uploaded 34 photos of his lifestyle and winning game shows.

Quick Facts

Full NameJames Holzhauer
Born Date01 Jul 1984
Age37 years old
Lucky Number3
Lucky StoneMoonstone
Lucky ColorSilver
Best Match for MarriageTaurus, Pisces, Scorpio
CountryUnited States
Height5 feet 7 inches (1.70m)
Marital Statusmarried
Married DateSeptember 8, 2012
WifeMelissa Sassin
Net Worth$2 million
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBrown
Body Size40-30-31 inches
Birth PlaceNaperville, Illinois
EducationUniversity of Illinois
FatherJuergen Holzhauer
MotherNachiko Ide Holzhauer
SiblingsIan Holzhauer
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