James Holzhauer : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Education, Children and Games

James Holzhauer is an American game show contestant and professional sports gambler know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Education, Children and Games

James Holzhauer : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Education, Children and Games
James Holzhauer
  Bio
Name James Holzhauer
Birthdate ( Age) July 1984
Place of Birth Naperville, Illinois, United States
Nationality American
Marital Status  Married 
Spouse/Partner Melissa Holzhauer (m. 2012)
Children Not Known
Parents Nachiko Ide HolzhauerJuergen Holzhauer
Education University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2005), Naperville North High School (2001)
Profession American gambler
Net Worth $1 Million - $2 Million
Last Update October 2021

James Holzhauer is an American game show contestant and professional sports gambler.He is the third-highest-earning American game show contestant of all time and is best known for his 32-game winning streak as champion on the quiz show Jeopardy! 

James Holzhauer and Wife 

James Holzhauer and Wife 

During Jeopardy he set multiple single-game records for winnings, and for winning the following Tournament of Champions that November.Holzhauer also set the single-game winnings record with $131,127.Based on his success on Jeopardy!, he has been nicknamed "Jeopardy James".

Early Life and Family

James Holzhauer was Born July 23, 1984,Holzhauer was born and raised in Naperville, Illinois.His father was a German immigrant.His grandmother was Japanese and spoke very little English; he had promised her that he would appear on Jeopardy! before she died.In 1989, when he was four, his teacher was astounded by his arithmetic abilities and developed advanced classwork just for him. At age seven, he was moved up to a fifth-grade math class, and at his mother's urging he skipped second grade. He consistently got A's on math tests and competed on the Naperville North High School math team.

Holzhauer was a member of the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Team that won the state competition at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; he contributed by taking first place in physics and second in math.He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics in 2005.

James Holzhauer Wife

On September 8, 2012, Holzhauer married Melissa Sassin, a tutor from Seattle, Washington.Sassin has also been a game show contestant, appearing on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in 2014 and winning $28,800.Their daughter, Natasha, was born on November 9, 2014.

James Holzhauer Net Worth

James Holzhauer is an American game show contestant and professional sports gambler has an estimated Net Worth around $1 Million - $2 Million.

Professional Career

Holzhauer appeared on the American version of the quiz show The Chase on September 2, 2014,internationally produced by ITV Studios. In his first round, a one-minute round called the Cash Builder, he correctly answered 12 questions out of 13 posed by host Brooke Burns; the last question was asked just before time expired and was quickly passed on by Holzhauer. His score set a record for the Cash Builder that was never surpassed during the show's run.

In his second round, he faced Mark Labbett to determine whether he would advance to the final round and add money to the team prize pool. Holzhauer had a choice of three amounts to play for: $60,000 based on his score in the Cash Builder, $30,000 to reduce the difficulty of the round; and $120,000, which would increase the difficulty. 

In the Final Chase round , Holzhauer's team defeated Labbett by a score of 26 to 9, earning him a $58,333.33 share of the $175,000 team prize pool.By answering 19 questions correctly for his team, he set a Final Chase record, which was also never surpassed.Holzhauer appeared on the American quiz show 500 Questions on May 22, 2015.This show did not allow the challenger to replace the champion unless the champion answered three questions wrong in a row. The incumbent champion, Steve Bahnaman, prevailed over Holzhauer, who did not receive any winnings.

Holzhauer appeared on 33 episodes of Season 35 of the American quiz show Jeopardy!, from April 4 to June 3, 2019.During his first game, he won $43,680, the largest single-game total to that point in Season 35. In his fourth game, which aired on April 9, he broke the previous single-game Jeopardy! winnings record ($77,000, set by Roger Craig in 2010) by winning $110,914.

Holzhauer won the two-day final, winning the first game by a larger margin than Boettcher won the second and claiming the $250,000 top prize.The next week, Jeopardy! announced that Holzhauer would compete against Jennings and Rutter in prime-time specials for a million-dollar prize in Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time, which aired in January 2020.[46] Holzhauer won one match in the tournament, but lost to Jennings in the others, and received the runner-up prize of $250,000.