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James Holzhauer is a professional sports gambler and game show contestant from America. He is best known for his 32-game winning streak on the television game show, Jeopardy!. He has set multiple single-game records for winnings and is the third-highest-earning American game show contestant of all time.
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James Holzhauer first appeared on the American quiz show “The Chase” in 2014. In the first one-minute round known as Cash Builder, he answered 12 out of 14 questions correctly. The record has never been surpassed during the show’s run. He earned a $58,333.33 share of the $175,000 team prize pool.
Family and Personal Life
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In 2012, Holzhauer married Melissa Sassin, who was a tutor from Washington. His wife also was seen in the game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, where he won $28,800. In 2014, their first child, Natasha, was born.
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Melissa Holzhauer (m. 2012)|
Net Worth, Nationality and Other Facts
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|Full/Real Name||James Holzhauer|
|Age (as of today)||38 years|
|Date of Birth||July 23, 1984|
|Place of Birth||Naperville, Illinois, US|
|Height||1.76 m, 5 feet 9 inches|
|Weight||78 kg, 172 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$2 million|
|Occupation||Game Show Contestant, Professional Sports Gambler|
Height, Weight, and Age
James Holzhauer's height is above average measuring 1.76 m. Boasting a weight of 78 kg. Being born on July 23, 1984, translates to an age of 38 years as of todays date (July 21, 2023).
I wouldn’t recommend sports betting as a career. It requires a ton of effort and mastery of many different skills, and successful bettors are unwilling to teach you because you would be their competition.James Holzhauer
My source of income is sports betting. I have some investments also.James Holzhauer
My parents read me some typical children’s books: ‘Green Eggs and Ham,’ ‘The Little Engine That Could,’ ‘Peter Rabbit.’ But I quickly developed a preference for nonfiction books about baseball and math, by the likes of Bill James and Martin Gardner.James Holzhauer
Easily the hardest ‘Jeopardy!’ categories to study in the kids’ section are the so-called ‘trashy’ pop culture ones.James Holzhauer
I think the best way to quickly describe my personality is that I’m a maximizer rather than a satisficer, i.e. I want to squeeze every drop out of an opportunity rather than settle for ‘good enough.’James Holzhauer