Contestant That Passed $1M On "Jeopardy!" Is Making More Than Alex Trebek

The incredible Jeopardy! winning streak of Vegas pro sports bettor James Holzhauer continued apace on Tuesday. In fact, he became the second contestant ever to break $1 million in earnings--and reached that total quicker than the other brainiac to reach that milestone, Ken Jennings--after winning a whopping $118,816 in his latest victory. He earned that total after wagering $50,000 and then correctly guessing that Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant were the correct responses for this statement: "On May 1, 1869, these men met at the White House, four years and three weeks after a more historic meeting between them." Holzhauer has now won 14 games in a row, and has amassed $1,061,554.The Guardian notes that at that pace, Holzhauer is raking in more than twice as much per episode as Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.

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