“Jeopardy” Champion Amy Schneider is the fourth highest paid contestant in history
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It has been a pretty eventful year for “Jeopardy!” fans thanks to a host controversy as well as two record-breaking contestants stealing the limelight.
Amy Schneider, who is currently on a 16-game winning streak since her win on Wednesday, is now the fourth-highest-paid competitor to play in the regular season. The Oakland, Calif. Engineering chief ended her run on Wednesday after a rare failure on the final danger question with a total of $ 631,400 in prize money over three weeks of games.
Sadly, she’s still a long way from catching up to Matt Amodio, who took third place earlier this year behind the infamous James Holzhauer and current host Ken Jennings with $ 1,518,601. Schneider will need a lot more wins to catch up with his three fellow record holders. While fans have learned not to underestimate her abilities over the past 16 games, she currently has much more attainable records in her sights.
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According to the Jeopardy Hall of Fame, she is only four wins away from overthrowing David Madden and Jason Zuffranieri to take fifth place for most consecutive games won. One more win after that and she will secure fourth place currently held by Julia Collins.
In addition to breaking records on the show with his impressive winning streak, Schneider does “Jeopardy!” story with each passing match representing the LGBTQ + community at the same time. She is the first transgender contestant to qualify for the show’s Tournament of Champions and continues to show no signs of stopping until the New Year.
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“I don’t know about you, but as a Jeopardy! Myself, there is nothing that I love more than watching a great champion play the game at such a high level of excellence as we have seen from our champion, Amy Schneider, “Jennings told About Schneider (via Yahoo Entertainment) “She’s so impressive here.”
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Schneider will return to the show to compete for more wins when the show returns.
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