It’s no secret that Jeopardy! champs can walk away from the game with stacks of money. There are a handful of people who have built their fortunes on the game. For instance, Ken Jennings is a millionaire because of the iconic quiz show. However, a contestant doesn’t have to go on an unprecedented 74-game winning streak to walk away with heavy pockets. As a matter of fact, it only takes about three games to snag a handsome sum.
One Jeopardy! contestant learned that lesson earlier this week. In an Instagram post, the quiz show congratulated contestant Courtney Shah on winning three straight games. However, she’s not done. Courtney is set to appear on the quiz show later today. So, there’s still a chance that she could go the distance. Check out the post below and get a look at the lady who may be the next big thing in Jeopardy!.
Courtney Shah is a community college instructor from Portland, Oregon, according to the Jeopardy! Contestant Zone website. Currently, Shah is sitting on a total of $58,100 after three wins. Compared to the last three-day champ, Shah’s earnings are pretty high. Sandy Olive won three straight games before being dethroned. She took home $54,200. So, Shah was able to bring in almost $4,000 more than her predecessor.
More About the Current Jeopardy! Champ
The Contestant Zone says that Courtney Shah is a community college instructor from Portland. However, there is more information about the reigning Jeopardy! champ out there on the internet. For instance, KATU, a local ABC affiliate says that Dr. Courtney Shah teaches history at Lower Columbia College in Longview, Washington.
However, if you really want to learn more about Jeopardy!‘s current champ, look no further than Twitter. If you scroll through Dr. Shah’s feed, you can get plenty of information. For instance, she isn’t just a community college history teacher. She is also an author. She penned a book called Sex-Ed Segregated. Dr. Shah also co-penned America in the Progressive Era 1890-1917 with Lewis L. Gould.
That’s just in her bio. When you get into the Jeopardy! champ’s tweets, you’ll get to know more about who she is as a person. For example, we can see why she is doing so well on the classic quiz show. Sure, being a history teacher is a great place to start. However, that’s just the beginning. Dr. Shah is also a member of a trivia team with the best name ever. They are The Mortal Wombats. Shah has been a part of the group for the past few years. So, it seems that the current champ and her pals flex their mental muscles for fun. No wonder Dr. Shah is racking up stacks of cash on Jeopardy!.