Matt Amodio makes Jeopardy history as third player with more than $1 million in winnings


“What’s” a millionaire?

Matt Amodio’s complete earnings on “Jeopardy!” crossed the seven-figure threshold Friday, as the Yale PhD scholar gained his twenty eighth sport.

Amodio, who has outlasted six hosts — and ignores grammar conventions by beginning each question with “What’s” as an alternative of “Who is” or “What is” — bumped up his complete winnings to $1,004,001 with a $48,000 haul.

The 30-year-old is the third winningest player on the present’s history, behind solely James Holzhauer and Ken Jennings, who’s now slated to visitor host in tandem with Mayim Bialik.

Amodio’s gorgeous run comes amid upheaval on the present. Executive producer and anointed full-time host Mike Richards was lately fired after previous sexist feedback got here to gentle.

Matt Amodio’s wonderful outing on the present comes in the midst of former ‘Jeopardy!’ host Mike Richards’ firing from the present.

A revolving door of visitor hosts had saved the present afloat following the November dying of beloved icon Alex Trebek.

Amodio has delighted audiences by getting off to large leads, discovering “Daily Doubles” and betting large, after which defending his benefit.

He is first to buzz in on more than half the solutions, and has a 90 % success rate at guessing the questions, according to a “Jeopardy!” fan site.

Many visitor hosts have saved ‘Jeopardy!’ afloat following the dying of the late iconic host Alex Trebek.

The New Haven resident nonetheless must win about $1.5 million {dollars} to unseat Holzhauer and Jennings, who’ve every gained more than $2 million.

Amodio solely must win 4 more video games to match Holzhauer’s successful streak.