James Holzhauer Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

James Holzhauer

Biography / Wiki

To achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, dedication, and determination, this line has been very well proved by James Holzhauer who is a professional sports gambler from the United States who has also been on game shows.

With a $131,127 victory on Jeopardy! On April 17, 2019, he became the show’s single-game record holder. After Ken Jennings, he has the second-highest number of wins on Jeopardy!

Height / Weight / Age

Born in July 1984, this renowned personality turned 39 years old. He seems enough tall with his height which is 176 centimeters and he is 5’9” in feet & inches. He maintains himself very fit and healthy with a weight of 70 kilograms and 154 lbs in pounds.

He has brown color eyes and dark brown color hair. Moreover, he is very conscious about his physique and follows a regular and healthy diet in order to keep himself fit as a fiddle.

Net Worth

James Holzhauer is a game show participant and professional I sports gambler. His net worth is still under review as of 2021.

Education / Family

James Holzhauer was born and raised up in Naperville, Illinois, USA. He was born to Juergen Holzhauer, a father, and Nachiko Ide Holzhauer, a mother. He has been grown up with his brother Ian Holzhauer. As for his education, he was a student at Naperville North High School in Naperville, Illinois.

While in high school, he competed in Science and Engineering state competitions. He came in first in physics and second in math. He went to the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign after graduating from high school. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.


James Holzhauer

Nick Name James
Birth Place Naperville, Illinois, USA
Date of birth July 1984
Age 39 Years
Height In Feet & Inches: 5’9”

In Centimeters: 176 cm

Weight In Kilograms: 70 Kg

In Pounds: 154 lbs

Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Profession Sports Gambler, Show Contestant
Sexual orientation Straight
School Naperville North High School
College University of Illinois
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home town Naperville, Illinois, USA
Zodiac Sign Not Known
Fathers name Juergen Holzhauer
Mothers name Nachiko Ide Holzhauer
Brothers Ian Holzhauer
Sisters Not Known

Career / Fashion and Style

As of his career, in 2014, he competed in The Chase. In April of this year, he appeared on Jeopardy! On April 10, 2019, he set a new single-game record by winning $110,914. As of April 17, 2019, he has appeared in ten Jeopardy! games. He won $131,127 in a single game, breaking his personal record.

In doing so, he won the show for the tenth time in a row. He also became the eighth Jeopardy! contestant. It is the first time in history that a feat like this has been accomplished.

After Ken Jennings, he has the second-highest winnings in the history of Jeopardy! Ken owns the all-time record most consecutive wins with 74 in a row, winning $2,250,700 in 2004. With a total of slightly under $700,000, he moved into second place on the show’s all-time winners list.

Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More

James Holzhauer is a married man who tied the marriage knot with his wife Melissa Sassin Holzhauer. They have a daughter named Natasha. He and his family reside in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Girlfriend Melissa Sassin Holzhauer
Marital status Married
Wife Melissa Sassin Holzhauer


James Holzhauer with his wife
James Holzhauer with his wife

Children Natasha

Favorite Things

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James Holzhauer

Some Interesting Facts About James Holzhauer

  • His wife won $28,800 on the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”
  • In 2012, he published an essay titled “Diary of a Mad Sports Bettor” in Hardball Times on baseball betting.
  • His brother is an attorney and a veteran of the Air Force.
  • James also enjoys playing bridge.
  • After Ken Jennings, he has the second-highest number of wins on Jeopardy!
  • James is also the first and only player to win $100,000 or more money in a single show, which he did six times.
  • On May 22, 2015, Holzhauer appeared on the American game program 500 Questions.

Social Media Profile(s)

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  2. Twitter@James_Holzhauer
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