About Ken Jennings
As for the day, Ken Jennings net worth is estimated at $3 million and the source of his fortune is quote extraordinary. He has earned most of his money by participating (and of course, winning) on the famous game show Jeopardy! In the contemporary world, were most people think it is no use in reminiscing information, because it is easily accessible on the internet, men like Ken is quite a rare species. And if you asked me, he is in the minority of the wisest. Jennings has once said: „When you make a decision, you need facts. If those facts are in your brain, they’re at your fingertips. If they’re all in Google somewhere, you may not make the right decision on the spur of the moment.“ And could you actually argue with that? I believe that in most situations what is necessary is not the most suitable and accurate information possible, but having the „ok“ information in time. Even if his wisdom is not generally applicable, it is clear that knowledge of facts was the single necessary and sufficient condition for the impressive growth of Ken Jennings net worth. So how exactly did this software engineer turn into a famous millionaire?
For starters, let me remind you the essence of the game we call Jeopardy!. Basically, it is a quiz competition where contestants are provided with general knowledge clues in the form of answers. What they are required to do is phrase their responses in the form of questions. For an example, I could give you the following quote: “Answer: A software engineer from Utah, he dominated the quiz fest for a record 74 shows in 2004, amassing $2,520,700. Question: Who is Ken Jennings?”, In fact, this is a quote from Entertainment Weekly – that‘s how the magazine chose to announce that Ken has made it to their „best of“ list.
Ken Jennings net worth started to grow in 2004, as he started his 74 games winning streak on the abovementioned game. According to the star, the filming interfered with his work: „During the whole ‘Jeopardy’ experience, I felt like I was living a bit of a double life, I would be secretly flying out to L.A. to tape new shows, hoping that none of my coworkers would notice the absence and figure out what was going on. ‘Jeopardy’ tries very hard to keep their secrets“. However, these little inconveniences are nothing in comparison to the fame and fortunes Jeopardy! has brought to him. And what was Ken‘s key to success on this show? First of all, knowledge and secondly, the ability to maintain a cool head under pressure: few people are able to perform in the studio just as well as they do on their couches.