- “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider has won over $1 million on a 28-day streak.
- She is the show’s longest-winning and highest-earning woman.
- Her winning streak and earnings are fourth behind Matt Amodio, James Holzhauer, and Ken Jennings.
“Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider surpassed $1 million in total winnings Friday night, cementing her status as the highest-earning and longest-winning woman in the show’s history.
Schneider entered Friday’s game with $977,400 accumulated over a 27-day winning streak. She added another victory and ended with $42,200, bringing her total winnings to $1,019,600 and her streak to 28 games.
“This has been something I’ve wanted since I can remember,” Schneider said in a post-show interview shared by “Jeopardy!” “I think that being in the history of the game, I think, is something — you know the money doesn’t feel real yet — but that is something that I just will never not be proud of.”
Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California, is the first woman to win $1 million on “Jeopardy!”
Larissa Kelly, who previously held the title of highest-earning woman with $655,930, congratulated Schneider on Twitter when she beat her record in December.
—Larissa Kelly (@Larissa_K_Kelly) December 24, 2021
“Well, it was fun to hold a Jeopardy record for a few years … but it’s been even more fun to watch @Jeopardamy set new standards for excellence, on the show and off,” Kelly wrote. “Congratulations to Amy on becoming the woman with the highest overall earnings in the show’s history!”
Schneider’s consecutive wins and earnings rank her fourth behind Matt Amodio, James Holzhauer, and Ken Jennings, who won $2.5 million during a 74-game streak in 2004 and currently serves as the show’s host. She will join Amodio and other high-ranking players from the past season in the 2022 Tournament of Champions later this year.
She’ll also continue competing on the next episode of “Jeopardy!” on Monday, January 10.