It’s official: Ken Jennings is the greatest “Jeopardy!” player of all time.
Jennings took $1 million in prize money. The two runners-up each received $250,000.
Last season’s big winner and reigning “Tournament of Champions” champ James Holzhauer came off of a 32-game winning streak, during which he set the all-time record for highest single-game earning in regular-season play with $131,127 set on April 17, 2019.
He faced Ken Jennings, who continues to hold the all-time highest-earnings record for regular-season play with $2,520,700, and Brad Rutter, who has never lost a game of “Jeopardy!” — at least, not to a human opponent — and holds the all-time winnings record for season and tournament play combined, with $4,688,436.
Even with an additional $1 million in the bank, Jennings won’t touch Rutter’s overall winnings.
ABC was the other big winner — the special tournament brought huge ratings to the network.