Aside from them nobody else is close to there amount and Brad Rutter only won it in the tournaments he only won $55,102 playing Jeopardy. Dave Madden won $430,400 the related links list the $50,00 plus Jeopardy winners with Brad Rutter close to the bottom
You see in a tournament you don't win the money as you do in Jeopardy by risking it you win a prize that you are not gambling on losing. Jerome Vered won $250,000 for the third place in the Ultimate Tournament of Champions increasing his total to $496,602
For the Contestants it was Brad Rutter and then Ken Jennings see related links Sony Pictures Television has made the most money for non contestants. Rutter will compete alongside Jennings in a special match against IBM's Watson in 2011.
Rutter v. Jennings The following is excerpted from Wikipedia: Kenneth Wayne Jennings III (born May 23, 1974) holds the record for the longest winning streak on the U.S. syndicated game show Jeopardy! Jennings won 74 games before he was defeated by challenger Nancy Zerg on his 75th appearance. His total earnings on Jeopardy! areUS$3,022,700 ($2,520,700 in winnings, a $2,000 consolation prize on his 75th appearance, and $500,000 in the Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions). Jennings held the record for most winnings on any game show ever played until the end of the Ultimate Tournament of Champions (first aired on May 25, 2005), when he was displaced by Brad Rutter, who defeated Jennings in that tournament. Ken also appeared as a member of the mob sitting in podium #13 from the new game show 1 vs. 100 in 2006, and in 2007 Jennings was the champion of the first season of the US version of Grand Slam. Bradford "Brad" Rutter (born January 31, 1978) is a Pennsylvania quiz show host, most widely known as a contestant on the U.S. syndicated game show Jeopardy!. As of 2007, he has won more money on a game show than any other person in history. Rutter became an undefeated five-time champion on Jeopardy! in 2000 and has since won an unprecedented three Jeopardy! tournament titles: the 2001 Tournament of Champions, the Million Dollar Masters Tournament, and the Ultimate Tournament of Champions. In the finals of the Ultimate Tournament, Rutter decisively defeated Ken Jennings and Jerome Vered to become the show's biggest money winner to date, with a total earnings of $3,255,102. In twenty games, Rutter has never lost a full match of Jeopardy! (Rutter has trailed at the end of the first game of a two-day match twice-against Rick Knutsen in the first game of the Finals of the 2001 Tournament of Champions, and against John Cuthbertson in the first game of the semifinals of the Ultimate Tournament of Champions-but he ultimately won both of those matches with a higher two-day cumulative score.) Given his unequaled records and crushing victories over otherwise highly successful Jeopardy! champions (such as Jennings, Vered, Eric Newhouse, Bob Verini, Doug Lach, Tad Carithers, John Beck, and Chris Miller), Rutter is one of the best Jeopardy! players of the Trebek era.
Ultimate Tournament of Champions winner Brad Rutter won 2,000.000 dollars more to add to use career winning. Ken Jennings won a half million in that tournament for total career winnings of $3,022,700, but less than the over 3 and a quarter million career winnings by Brad Rutter
On the regular season, Ken Jennings with 2.5 million dollars (he also broke the single day winnings record with 75,000,it was 52,000.00), unless you count the tournament of champions in which case it will be brad rutter with 3.2 million
The Jeopardy Ask Alex Video says Brad Rutter with 3 1/4 million see related link
For the regular show and also a tournament Ken Jennings streak of 74 wins and $2,520,700 was the record until the Ultimate Tournament of Champions. The ultimate tournament of Champions was won by Brad Rutter who had already won a million dollar prize in the Jeopardy Million Dollar Master to add to his Ultimate 2 million prize.
$75,000 by Ken Jennings.
Ken Jennings - won just a little more than $3 (or $4) million on JEOPARDY! and Grand Slam.
The most successful returning champion after this rule change was implemented was Ken Jennings, who won 74 consecutive games and a total of $2,520,700, breaking several records for both Jeopardy! and American game shows in general. Ken went on to win another $1,000,000 on the Jeopardy Ultimate Tournament of Champions. see related links
By winning the most money you win Jeopardy.
Can you spend your Medicare Set aside money
see related link for more details on the following: Kenneth Wayne "Ken" Jennings III (born May 23, 1974) is an American game show contestant. Jennings is notable for holding the record for the longest winning streak on the U.S. syndicated game show Jeopardy! and, as of October 10, 2008, once again became the all-time leading money winner on American game shows. In 2004, Jennings won 74 Jeopardy! games before he was defeated by challenger Nancy Zerg on his 75th appearance. His total earnings on Jeopardy! are US $3,022,700 ($2,520,700 over his 74 wins, a $2,000 second-place prize in his 75th appearance, and a $500,000 second-place prize in the Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions).
no you must have money to play final Jeopardy or you are automatically in third place and the game ends for you.
Kenneth Wayne "Ken" Jennings III (born May 23, 1974) holds the record for the longest winning streak on the U.S. syndicated game show Jeopardy! and, as of October 10, 2008, once again became the all-time leading money winner on American game shows. In 2004, Jennings won 74 Jeopardy! games before he was defeated by challenger Nancy Zerg on his 75th appearance. His total earnings on Jeopardy! are US $3,022,700 ($2,520,700 over his 74 wins, a $2,000 second-place prize in his 75th appearance, and a $500,000 second-place prize in the Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions).
The amount of money given way since Jeopardy is over 1 million dollars. Also adding on to that I won 500 dollars on Jeopardy.
Wheel of Fortune has more single game winners that earn more than the Jeopardy list of 50.000 plus winners and the minimum for Wheel of Fortune is the same as the third place for Jeopardy. Only someone like Ken Jennings with multiple wins does better on Jeopardy. Since Wheel of Fortune pays out more money it would seem that on average you would do better on Wheel of Fortune. Many Jeopardy contestants leave with the second and third place prizes and still have to pay for all there costs to be on the program beginning with the audition including transportation and lodging if they were required.
Double Jeopardy grossed $177,835,231 worldwide.
MLB player Dan Jennings made $501500 in the 2014 season.
MLB player Desmond Jennings made $517000 in the 2014 season.
The highest single-game total for money gained on the show 'Jeopardy!' is $77,000, set by Roger Craig on September 14, 2010.