Quick Facts of Kenneth Wayne Jennings

  • Full NameKenneth Wayne Jennings
  • Net Worth$4Million
  • NicknameKen Jennings
  • Marital Status Married
  • Birthplacein Edmonds, Washington, USA
  • Ethnicity Mixed
  • Professionan American game show contestant, computer scientist, author, software engineer, blogger, software developer, and podcaster.
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year2004-present
  • Eye colour Green
  • Hair colour Blonde
  • SpouseMindy Boam
  • Height5ft 10inches
  • EducationSeoul Foreign School, Brigham Young University, and University of Washington
  • Online PresenceFacebook, Twitter, and an Instagram
  • Children1 son and 1 daughter
  • Horoscope Gemini

Ken Jennings aka Kenneth Wayne Jennings is an American game show contestant, computer scientist, and author who rose to fame for winning the U. S game show Jeopardy. Moreover, he is also known as a software engineer, blogger, software developer, and podcaster too.

Furthermore, he is the 74 times and second highest-earning American game show contestant of all time. In fact, he sets the record for the longest winning streak on the U.S. game show Jeopardy. Please scroll down to get more information about his bio, family, marriage, wife, net worth, and many more.

Who is Ken Jennings?

Ken Jennings was born on May 23, 1974, in Edmonds, Washington, USA. He prefers to American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity. His horoscope is Gemini.

Ken with his siblings in South Korea
Ken with his siblings in South Korea, image source: DVIDS

Although he was born in USA, his parents resided in Seol, South Korea, from 1981 to 1992 and Singapore from 1992 to 1996, where his father worked as an Attorney. Later, his father worked as Asia Pacific Division Council of Oracle Corporation. Moreover, he was raised as the second child in the family, along with her older brother. She hasn’t revealed the name of her parents and sibling.

In addition to this, he completed an International Baccalaureate diploma from Seoul Foreign School, and after that, he graduated with a degree in Computer Science and English at Brigham Young University. And there he played on the school’s quiz bowl team for three and a half years. Later, he attended the University of Washington during his freshman year.

Career Overview

Ken began his career as a software engineer working for Salt Lake City health care staffing company. He was a member of BYU’s Quiz Bowl Team and came on the show Jeopardy as a contestant in the 20th season, which was the first broadcast on June 2, 2004.

Besides, he is an author who has written 21 books, including some children’s books. Some of his notable books includes, ‘Weird World of Geography Wonks’2011, ‘Planet Funny’ 2018, ‘ Because I Said So!’2012, etc.

His Marital Status

The 48 years old handsome hunk tied the knot to his longtime girlfriend Mindy Boam, who later became his wife. The love birds met at Brigham Young University for the first time. After knowing each other for some time, they got married on September 16, 2000.

Ken with his wife Mindy and 2 kids
Ken with his wife Mindy and 2 kids, image source: Bio Wikis

Additionally, the couple were blessed with two adorable kids, a son Dylan Jennings, born in 2002, and daughter Caitlin Elizabeth Jennings on November 13, 2006. Besides, he spends most of his time with his wife and children. They are living with each other peacefully.

What’s His Net Worth?

5ft 10 inch tall, Jennings has gathered a big chunk of money through his career as an American television personality. As of 2021, he has a net worth of $4 Million. Ever since he started his career in the entertainment industry, he has won nomination for Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album and Goodreads Choice Awards Best Travel and Outdoors.

On the other hand, with such an amount on his bank accounts, he fulfills every need of his kids and wife. Hence, he is leading a lavish lifestyle. Deborah James, Anna Akana, and Leah Williams are some popular authors.

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