James Holzhauer
James Holzhauer
Real Name/Full Name James Holzhauer
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: James Holzhauer
Birth Place: Naperville, Illinois, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 1 July 1984
Age/How Old: 39 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 176 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 171 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father –  Juergen Holzhauer
Mother – Nachiko ide Holzhauer
Siblings: Ian Holzhauer
School: Naperville North High School
College: University of Illinois
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: No
Wife/Spouse Name: Melissa Sassin Holzhauer (m. 2012)
Kids/Children Name: Natasha
Profession: Professional Sports gambler and Game show contestant
Net Worth: $3 million
Last Updated: June 2024

James Holzhauer was born in Naperville, Illinois, the United States, on 1st July 1984. This 39 years old celebrity holds American nationality, having Cancer as his zodiac sign. James Holzhauer is famous as a professional sports gambler and contestant in a game show from America. He is well known for a game show, Jeopardy! In which he is a 32-game winning streak. He is also known as the 3rd highest-earning American participant the game show.

Well, how well do you know about James Holzhauer? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about James Holzhauer’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about James Holzhauer to date.

Biography and Early Life

James Holzhauer belongs to German and Japanese descent. His father originally belongs to Germany, and his grandmother was Japanese. His father’s name is Juergen Holzhauer, a chemical engineer who served 32 years in a chemical company. His mother’s name is Nachiko Ide Holzhauer. He also has an older brother named Ian Holzhauer.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is James Holzhauer in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, James Holzhauer’s age is 39 years old as of today’s date 18th June 2024 having been born on 1 July 1984. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 176 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 171 lbs in Pound and 78 kg in Kilograms.


According to his brother lan Holzhauer, James was a very intelligent child. At the tender age of 4, James surprised his teacher with his mathematic skills during his childhood. He was very advanced according to his age, and because of this, he was skilfully promoted to fifth grade when he was just seven years old.

He completed his schooling from Naperville North High School, where is proved himself an excellent student. As a child, he used to play online poker by skipping his classes. He got a graduation degree in the year 2005 Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois where he was a member of the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Team and won at Urbana-Champaign.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

James Holzhauer married Melissa Sassin in the year 2012. Melissa Sassin Holzhauer works as a tutor in Washington. In 2014, they welcomed their first child, Natasha.

Is James Holzhauer Gay?

No, as per all the existing records and information, James Holzhauer is not a gay person.

Professional Career

James Holzhauer ia a renowned trained sports gambler. He shifted to Las Vegas to be a professional sports gambler in the year 2008. In the year 2019, he join in at the World Series of Poker where he got $600 by grabbing the 92nd rank. In the year 2014, James Holzhauer was first seen on the popular American quiz show “The Chase”. He showcased his brilliant mind by answering 12 out of 14 questions correctly in the first one-minute round known as Cash Builder.

No one beat this during the whole show. He received a $58,333.33 share of the total pool prize which was of $175,000. In 2015, he participated in another quiz show named 500 Questions, but unfortunately, he did not win any prize there. In 2019, he became a very celebrated person among the audience from the show Jeopardy where he performed in more than 33 episodes.

In the 33rd episode, he gained 16 single-day total and became the 1st and only player to win $100,000. In the 35th season, he won a sum of $43,680, which was the largest amount in a single game. He approximately won more than $43,000 each episode. In 2019, he took part in the quiz show named Tournament of Champions where he won two days final and claimed the prize money of $250,000.


He has honored the nickname “Jeopardy James” because of his fabulous performance on the show ‘Jeopardy’ where he earned millions. There are other achievements of James as he had participated in a lot of quiz shows and successfully accomplished in many. He had appeared 33 times in the game show Jeopardy and he became the second-highest winner of the same.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of James Holzhauer in 2024

James Holzhauer Net Worth
James Holzhauer Net Worth

As of 2024, James Holzhauer’s estimated net worth is approximately $3 million. In the show Jeopardy, he won around a sum of $2,464,216 in the game show Jeopardy in his 33rd appearance. In 2004 he won $2,522,700 in the 75th episode. In the Tournament of Champions, he won $250,000 as top prize and $250,000 prize in the Greatest of All Time Tournament as a runner-up which adds up to $2,964,216. So he is the third-highest winning Jeopardy! contestant, till now. He also won on the famous show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’, where he won $28,800.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

James Holzhauer is regarded as a famous contestant in many game shows and sports gamblers in the United States. Besides being an amazing player, he is also a kind-hearted person who also donated for children’s charities in Las Vegas. he donated $10,000 for a good cause for disabled teens charity in the year 2019 and in Naperville Pancreatic Cancer Reach, Illinois.


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