The iconic quiz show "Jeopardy!" is in its 35th season, but the largely unprecedented reign of contestant James Holzhauer is schooling us in lots of new ways. As of May 20, 2019 his winnings totaled $1,780,237 after only 23 days, the second-longest winning streak ever.
Holzhauer, 34, hasn't yet bested legendary contestant Ken Jennings, but if Holzhauer continues at his astonishing rate, he certainly will. 2004 saw Jennings obliterate records of the day with a 74-game run, totaling $2,520,700 in winnings. Holzhauer makes that total look like child's play, however. If he continues his run for 74 eps like Jennings at his current rate of $77,401 per episode, he would wind up with $5.7 million!
Wondering how this level of success is possible? Here are a few insights: