'Jeopardy!' crowns tournament champion

Nov 21, 2015 1:04 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There's a new "Jeopardy!" champion to add to the quiz show history books.

Alex Jacob, a currency trader from Chicago, won the $250,000 top prize on the syndicated TV show's "Tournament of Champions" finale that aired Friday.

He defeated paralegal Matt Jackson of Washington, D.C., and Kerry Greene of Manchester, New Hampshire, a volunteer advocate for children.

Jacob's total winnings were nearly $400,000, including from six regular-season games. The top five "Jeopardy!" prize winners of all time range from Brad Rutter with $4.4 million to Dave Madden with $430,000. Ken Jennings, who has the most consecutive games won, 74, is No. 2 on the money list with $3.3 million.

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