Amy Schneider Becomes Highest Earning Woman in ‘Jeopardy!’ History

Amy Schneider’s Extraordinary Run on Risk! continues to break records, as she is now the highest earning woman in the entire history of the show.

On Friday night, the technical manager took her 18th straight win and boosted her total to $706,800, leaving her just one win away to equal Jason’s 19-game record. Zuffranieri and David Madden.

The Ohio-born girl’s successful week also means she has surpassed Larissa Kelly to become the highest-earning female contestant in the show’s history.

Writer and academic Kelly, who built her record $655,930 through her regular season play and Risk! appeared in the tournament, acknowledged Schneider’s feat in a tweet shared on December 24.

“Well, it’s been fun to hold the Jeopardy record for a few years… but even more fun to watch @Jeopardy set new standards for excellence, on show and outdoors,” Kelly wrote. Amy has become the highest-earning woman in the show’s history!”

Schneider replied: “Thanks so much, I’m honored to work with you and I look forward to one day seeing the woman who beat us both!”

“I would expect there to be a long line of women like that,” Kelly wrote back, “but you’re definitely setting extremely high standards for them! (And mecca, it was *before* any tournaments! come on…can’t wait to see the fireworks coming!)”

In terms of regular season earnings, Schneider is currently in fourth place, behind Ken Jennings ($2,520,700, 74 games), James Holzhauer ($2,462,216, 32 games) and Matt Amodio ($1,518.601, 38 games) battle).

Immediately after debuting on the show, Schneider became the first openly transgender woman to qualify for Tournament of Champions.

While Schneider recently stated that she is currently on “on a mission” to earn 1 million dollars, she revealed late last month that she hopes to beat someone else’s previous record Risk! champion.

Talking to Risk! Crew member Jimmy McGuire of ClueCalifornia-based Schneider said: “I think I want to beat James Holzhauer. He looks very confident, I guess.

In an interview with Newsweek days after launching Jeopardy! episode aired, Schneider revealed that she’s been trying to get on the show for over 10 years.

Explaining that there could be “several factors” affecting her unsuccessful attempts, she said: “When you take your first online test, no matter how well you do, it’s also a random chance whether they’re looking at you to go further, so that’s part of it.

“The reality is that for the first few years, when I was on probation, I was, as far as any of us know, a standard white guy. And there was just more competition for those positions on the top. Risk!

“They were doing a TV show, they didn’t want everyone to look the same and look a lot like a lot of the other contestants, and I think that definitely made it a little harder for me at the time. profanity — I’ll never stop trying!”

Schneider will compete 19th in a row Risk! won on Monday night.

"Risk!" champion Amy Schneider
Amy Schneider last week became the highest earning woman in “Jeopardy!” history, after increasing her winnings to $706,800. She recently revealed that she is aiming to make $1 million on the show.
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