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$50,000 Plus Winners

Every season we meet a few remarkable contestants who manage to master that dreaded buzzer and outsmart the competition. Browse the list of winners below who have left the Jeopardy! stage at least $50,000 richer.

Name Season Amount
Ken Jennings 21 $ 2,520,700
Dave Madden 22 $ 430,400
Tom Nissley 27 $ 235,405
Roger Craig 27 $ 230,200
Larissa Kelly 24 $ 222,597
Jason Keller 28 $ 213,900
Joon Pahk 28 $ 199,000
Tom Walsh 20 $ 184,900
Ben Ingram 29 $ 176,534
Dan Pawson 24 $ 170,902
Justin Bernbach 25 $ 155,001
Mark Runsvold 27 $ 153,800
Brian Weikle 19 $ 149,200
Jason Zollinger 26 $ 148,404
Keith Whitener 29 $ 147,597
Stephanie Jass 29 $ 147,570
Tom Kavanaugh 22 $ 142,602
Mark Wales 24 $ 141,804
Jim Stevens 25 $ 140,600
Andrew Moore 29 $ 137,803
Arthur Gandolfi 20 $ 137,300
Dave Belote 26 $ 134,801
Justin Sausville 28 $ 134,000
Tom Kunzen 27 $ 133,402
Mehrun Etebari 23 $ 128,100
Aaron Schroeder 24 $ 127,902
Andrew Rostan 23 $ 124,500
Sean Ryan 20 $ 123,797
Chris Miller 20 $ 123,597
Terry Linwood 26 $ 122,705
Maria Wenglinsky 22 $ 122,300
Paul Glaser 24 $ 121,802
Liz Murphy 25 $ 121,302
John Beck 19 $ 117,099
Cora Peck 24 $ 116,803
Joel Pool 28 $ 116,800
Cathy Lanctot 23 $ 116,102
David Menchaca 28 $ 115,503
Ben Bishop 25 $ 114,800
Craig Westphal 22 $ 114,601
Scott "Renzo" Renzoni 20 $ 112,998
Mark Japinga 29 $ 112,600
Kevin Joyce 25 $ 111,299
Paul Kursky 26 $ 109,411
Jack Feerick 25 $ 108,200
Steve Unite 23 $ 107,605
Jay Rhee 27 $ 107,203
Seth Alcorn 19 $ 106,400
John Krizel 26 $ 105,204
Christian Haines 23 $ 105,000
Jeff Spoeri 23 $ 104,103
Megan Barnes 27 $ 103,203
Mike Lewis 29 $ 102,800
Frank Spangenberg 6 $ 102,597
Tom Baker 20 $ 102,300
David Skaar 25 $ 102,000
Rebecca Rider 29 $ 101,600
Tom Morris 24 $ 100,801
Patrick Quinn*** 28 $ 100,000
Charles Temple*** 27 $ 100,000
Jason Richards 22 $ 99,200
Kevin Marshall 22 $ 98,201
Dave Leach 28 $ 98,054
Eric Floyd 18 $ 97,800
Stephen Weingarten 26 $ 96,690
Jerome Vered 8 $ 96,801
Christopher Short 27 $ 94,752
Erik Nelson 25 $ 94,404
Ryan Chaffee 26 $ 91,900
Regina Robbins 26 $ 90,700
Brian Meacham 27 $ 90,500
Kerry Breitenbach 21 $ 90,400
Jason McCune 18 $ 90,041
Dave Simpson 24 $ 88,901
Buddy Wright 26 $ 88,804
David Siegel 11 $ 86,200
Sara Heard 27 $ 85,601
Doug Lach* 16 $ 85,400
Donna Vogel 24 $ 85,299
Jason Shore 29 $ 85,200
Alison Stone Roberg 26 $ 85,102
Jill Chimka 18 $ 85,099
Doug Hicton 23 $ 84,900
Stefan Goodreau 25 $ 84,870
John Kelly 8 $ 84,701
David Gard 28 $ 84,700
Anne Boyd 20 $ 84,600
Jim Stalley 19 $ 84,100
Darryl Tahirali 24 $ 84,003
Steve Chernicoff 11 $ 83,902
Celeste DiNucci 22 $ 83,601
Tom Kelso 19 $ 83,402
Kara Spak 27 $ 83,401
Travis Troyer** 19 $ 83,100
Patrick Macaraeg 20 $ 83,002
Chris Fleitas 28 $ 82,901
Mark Born 7 $ 82,899
Bob Blake 6 $ 82,501
Vijay Balse 26 $ 82,400
John Cuthbertson 10 $ 82,400
Rich Rosenlof 18 $ 80,800
Melissa Prusi 24 $ 80,796
Patrick Morrison 28 $ 80,701
Bruce Ikawa 7 $ 80,699
Nick Condon 27 $ 80,101
Ben Sternberg 18 $ 79,600
Matt Caruso 19 $ 79,399
Ben Tritle** 18 $ 78,600
Kathleen Ellis 19 $ 78,501
Francis Lansangan 28 $ 78,401
Matt Kohlstedt 25 $ 77,803
Kevin Wilson 26 $ 76,998
Chris Mazurek 23 $ 76,597
Adam Holquist 29 $ 76,299
Nick Swezey 24 $ 76,202
David Rozenson 21 $ 76,000
Dan Melia* 14 $ 75,600
Steve Newman 8 $ 75,502
Leszek Pawlowicz 8 $ 75,400
Bill MacDonald 22 $ 75,399
Steve Reynolds 20 $ 75,102
Babu Srinivasan* 17 $ 75,100
Julie Dunlevy 23 $ 73,800
Jeff Goldfarb 18 $ 73,600
Frank Epstein 8 $ 73,400
Richard Kaplan 8 $ 73,202
Amy Fine 10 $ 72,803
Chuck Forrest 2 $ 72,800
Bill Pitassy 11 $ 72,702
Sara Wilkinson 27 $ 72,701
Paul Thompson 12 $ 72,199
David Sampugnaro 12 $ 72,101
Paul Wampler 27 $ 72,002
Vik Vaz 22 $ 72,002
Sara Terrell 23 $ 71,799
Carl Brandt 25 $ 70,799
Linda Percy 27 $ 70,401
Lynne Wexler 7 $ 70,351
Lisa Klink 24 $ 70,150
Milt Hathaway 25 $ 70,002
Jerry Harvey 20 $ 70,002
Eddie Timanus* 16 $ 69,700
Andy Srinivasan 26 $ 69,600
Mark Eckard* 17 $ 69,600
Fred Beukema 25 $ 69,401
Dan Smith 25 $ 69,200
Van Lane 26 $ 69,128
Ashok Poozhikunnel 29 $ 69,098
Kristin Morgan 29 $ 69,002
Bryan Johnson 24 $ 68,803
Eric Barela 23 $ 68,802
Maxine (Max) Levaren 19 $ 68,801
Christine Valada 26 $ 68,703
Bob Mesko 22 $ 68,599
Dave Abbott* 14 $ 68,599
Vito Cortese 27 $ 68,485
Jennifer Gotcher 23 $ 68,401
India Cooper 8 $ 68,400
Mark Brown** 19 $ 68,094
Mark Lee 18 $ 67,500
Rick Kent 24 $ 67,202
Sam Ott 19/20 $ 67,102
Susan Mitchell 23 $ 67,100
Doug Dorst 22 $ 66,802
Pat Healy* 14 $ 66,604
Jackie Harrison 19 $ 66,602
Skyler Hornback 29 $ 66,600
Morgan Saxby 26 $ 66,401
Michael Dupee 12 $ 66,401
Salvo Candela 29 $ 66,195
Larry Cloud* 17 $ 66,100
Jesse Cuevas 27 $ 65,981
Ed Schiffer 9 $ 65,903
Bev Schwartzberg 9 $ 65,900
Al Davis 20 $ 65,800
Tom Nosek 9 $ 65,640
Diane Siegel 9 $ 65,479
Matt Neville 27 $ 65,400
Dan Sander 22 $ 65,202
Russ Schumacher 20 $ 64,800
Dorothy Farrell 24 $ 64,401
Eric Terzuolo 6 $ 64,302
Leslie Miller 9 $ 64,300
Dennis Donohue 9 $ 64,298
Bruce Naegeli 4 $ 64,200
Michael Daunt 12 $ 64,198
Robin Carroll* 16 $ 64,100
Marty Scott 26 $ 64,002
Kim Worth 13 $ 64,000
Tom Halpern 7 $ 63,602
Bruce Simmons 8 $ 63,599
Matt Handel 11 $ 63,401
Chris Ward* 14 $ 63,301
Wes Ulm 13 $ 63,201
Bernie Cullen 13 $ 63,102
Walt Senterfitt 9 $ 63,101
Arthur Phillips 13 $ 63,003
Jim Davis 25 $ 62,802
Jean Grewe 10 $ 62,801
Bill Sloan 12 $ 62,800
William Lee 22 $ 62,500
Brian Wangsgard 5 $ 62,398
Brian Moore 10 $ 62,002
Dan McShane 28 $ 62,001
John Ryan 3 $ 61,800
Ryan Friedman 23 $ 61,700
Matt DeTura 27 $ 61,601
Alan Bailey* 17 $ 61,501
Matt Samberg 28 $ 61,402
Brad Plovan 12 $ 61,402
Kendra Anspaugh 28 $ 61,300
Jonathan Jacobs 7 $ 61,200
Scott Weiss 23 $ 61,001
Joe Leibrandt 23 $ 61,001
Fred Ramen* 14 $ 61,000
Larry McKnight 6 $ 60,901
Jonathan Groff 11 $ 60,500
Andy Baggarly 28 $ 60,402
Ted Carithers* 16 $ 60,400
Phil Yellman 8 $ 60,400
Kris Hamilton 29 $ 60,301
Jamey Kirby 23 $ 60,265
Sara Cox 7 $ 60,201
John Anneken 29 $ 60,112
Sri Narayanan 23 $ 60,000
Warren Usui 19 $ 59,990
Jennifer Broders 26 $ 59,801
Rich Hastings 18 $ 59,800
Jason Parker* 16 $ 59,800
Lara Robillard* 14 $ 59,500
Michael Falk 22 $ 59,403
Kathy Cassity 18 $ 59,200
Kathy Wright 28 $ 59,198
Shad Small 24 $ 59,101
Beverly Spurs 12 $ 59,001
Al Lin 9 $ 58,903
Leah Greenwald 4 $ 58,802
Josh Vincent 8 $ 58,800
Boomie Aglietti 28 $ 58,799
Gabor Vari 28 $ 58,402
Todd Covert 25 $ 58,402
Jim McMurtry 23 $ 58,401
Jeff Richmond 5 $ 58,302
Dan Jensen 27 $ 58,203
Dave Willis 8 $ 58,001
Bob Harris* 14 $ 58,000
Janet Bradlow 26 $ 58,000
Eugene Finerman 3 $ 57,902
Aaron Thompson 21 $ 57,899
Linda Schildkraut 23 $ 57,802
Kirby Burnett 28 $ 57,800
Tom Nichols 11 $ 57,680
Lois Kurowski 7 $ 57,500
Kristina Caffrey 24 $57,400
Nathaniel Barnes 25 $ 57,300
Rick Knutsen* 17 $ 57,300
Helen Juvonen 29 $ 57,202
Chris Zane 24 $ 57,201
Roy Holliday 4 $ 57,200
John Skelton 14 $ 57,000
David Bagley 15 $ 56,900
Alistair Bell 29 $ 56,800
Nina Ginocchio 25 $ 56,700
Isaac Segal 12 $ 56,700
James (Bud) Humphrey 21 $ 56,599
Jared Thompson 23 $ 56,501
George McAleese 29 $ 56,402
Kay Reimann 19 $ 56,201
Patrick Fernan 20 $ 56,200
Paul Boymel 1 $ 56,200
Aaron Cappocchi 28 $ 56,101
Andrew Garen* 17 $ 56,100
Leslie Frates 7 $ 56,099
Mary Hirschfeld 12 $ 56,004
Walter Mayes 8 $ 56,003
A.J. Motley 28 $ 56,002
Tim Anderson 29 $ 56,001
Susannah Jacobson 22 $ 56,001
Richard Neale 6 $ 56,000
Deborah Fitzgerald 24 $ 55,901
Frank Amanat 20 $ 55,900
Balaji Narain 28 $ 55,799
Bob Fleenor* 17 $ 55,700
Steven Popper 4 $ 55,600
Harvey Becker 2 $ 55,400
Geoff Moore 25 $ 55,201
John LeDonne 7 $ 55,200
Brad Rutter* 17 $ 55,102
Paula Menasche 29 $ 55,100
Lyn Payne 13 $ 55,002
Lisa Bloomberg 27 $ 55,000
Jason Kaczor 24 $ 55,000
Jeremy Bate* 16 $ 55,000
Bruce Seymour 4 $ 54,989
Paul Nelson 29 $ 54,900
Ben Bass 18 $ 54,801
Trevor Norris* 18 $ 54,604
Bruce Lin 22 $ 54,599
Lee Lassiter 16 $ 54,599
Dave Traini 3 $ 54,502
Stephanie Fontaine 28 $ 54,500
Michael Arnone* 17 $ 54,499
Erik Larsen 6 $ 54,400
Matt Douma 28 $ 54,100
Tracy Bond Bird 18 $ 54,100
Bruce Borchardt 11 $ 54,099
Seth Davis 8 $ 53,801
Susan Jann 29 $ 53,800
Jericho Saria 27 $ 53,602
Sandra Gore 4 $ 53,507
Michael Day 1 $ 53,500
Bill Alston 18 $ 53,400
Erin Zwiener 29 $ 53,399
Laura Mc Elfresh 22 $ 53,202
Robert Slaven 8 $ 53,202
Nanette Wargo 18 $ 53,030
Rebecca Dixon 26 $ 53,002
Elaine Zollner 6 $ 52,800
Fred Frank 10 $ 52,699
David Seminer 20 $ 52,601
Mark Dawson* 18 $ 52,599
Michael Rankins 4 $ 52,098
Barbara-Anne Eddy 4 $ 52,000
Margaret Meehan 20 $ 52,000
Anthony Fox 27 $ 51,998
Steve Robin 7 $ 51,901
Rachel Winer 27 $ 51,801
Adam Marshall 27 $ 51,800
Mark Pestronk 7 $ 51,698
Grace Veach 13 $ 51,601
Jack Archey* 16 $ 51,302
Lance Johnson* 15 $ 51,301
Paul Gutowski 13 $ 51,301
Beau Henson 28 $ 51,203
Katie Proctor 28 $ 51,201
Lan Djang* 17 $ 51,100
Kurt Bray 10 $ 51,100
Doug Molitor 3 $ 51,001
Tom Witek 25 $ 51,001
Paula Massengale 6 $ 50,901
Stephen Lebowitz 4 $ 50,900
Jack Rosenzweig 20 $ 50,801
Tricia McKinney 23 $ 50,800
David Venderbush 10 $ 50,800
Kevin Keach* 17 $ 50,703
Joel Sacks 5 $ 50,652
John Genova 1 $ 50,595
Tom LaPorta 26 $ 50,501
Linda Roberts 12 $ 50,404
Alyssa McRae 25 $ 50,402
Michael Rooney* 15 $ 50,201
Michelle Clum* 17 $ 50,200
Myron Meyer 19 $ 50,000
* Season 14 - 18 5-time winners also received a Chevrolet automobile
** Season 18 - 19 5-time winners also received a Jaguar automobile
*** Winner of the Teachers Tournament