Emma Boettcher

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Emma Boettcher’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Emma Boettcher

Eye Color


Place Of Birth

Chester County, USA

Emma Boettcher Facts

Child Star?




Education & Qualifications

University of North Carolina

Net Worth

$60 thousand

Current Partner

Kristine Krenzke Boettcher, Kevin Boettcher


1.7m (5'5"")



About Emma Boettcher

In 1992, Emma Boettcher was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, in the United States.
Emma Boettcher is a skilled gambler and a famous American librarian. On June 3, 2019, she became famous by beating the incumbent winner, James Holzhauer, on the trivia game TV program 'Jeopardy!'.
Merv Griffin's 'Jeopardy!' is an American TV trivia game show. A quiz contest is included in the program, in which players are given general knowledge cues in the form of solutions and must structure their answers as queries. On September 10, 1984, the syndicated show recognizable to modern audiences and published daily (currently by Sony Pictures Television) debuted.

Emma Boettcher Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Emma Boettcher’s net worth?

The net worth of Emma Boettcher is estimated to be around $60,000. She was awarded the prize money of $2,464,216, which adds up to her net worth.

How much does Emma Boettcher earn per year?

The yearly earnings of Emma Boettcher are unknown.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Emma Boettcher?

Emma Boettcher is estimated to be around 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) tall.

How old is Emma Boettcher?

The age of Emma Boettcher is not known as her birthday is a mystery.

Childhood And Education

The librarian from Chester County, Pennsylvania was born to Kristine Krenzke Boettcher and Kevin Boettcher.
In her early life, Conestoga High School, a local school, is where she received her graduation. She enrolled at Princeton University, in 2010. At Princeton University, she studied English and literature. After graduating from Princeton University, she went to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science.
At the University of North Carolina, she pursued information science after finishing her collegiate courses. In 2016, she received her master's degree for her thesis on using 'Jeopardy!' hints to forecast the complexity of riddles. Her parents, Kristine Krenzke Boettcher and Kevin Boettcher, currently reside in Storm Lake, Iowa, but she has lived in Chicago since enrolling at The University of Chicago as a resident librarian in 2016.
Before working as a resident librarian at the University of Chicago, she formerly worked at the University of North Carolina from 2014 to 2016, and in the interim, she worked as a circulation assistant at the Orange County city library in Hillsborough, North Carolina from 2014 to 2015), as well as an intern at the library of the Duke University.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Emma Boettcher dating?

Emma rarely talks about her personal life. She is probably not dating anyone.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Emma Boettcher from Pennsylvania is most recognized for taking over as Jeopardy champion from James Holzhauer on June 3, 2019.
Jeopardy games have grown in popularity over time and have won numerous awards from professional TV reviewers. The daily broadcast edition of Jeopardy! has received a remarkable 39 Daytime Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award, with over 8,000 programs aired. On TV Guide's list of the 60 Greatest Shows in American TV history, the sitcom was ranked 45 in 2013. The show is globally recognized, and also has regional variations in several nations.
Boettcher beats Holzhauer on June 3, 2019, falling $58,484 shy of Ken Jennings' regular-game winnings milestone. Some broadcasters aired the Final Jeopardy! round from Holzhauer's farewell program by mistake the other day. Over the weekend, video excerpts from the final episode of the show went viral on the internet. In the whole match, James, as well as Emma, did not respond to any clues wrongly, while Jay Sexton only gave one inaccurate answer. However, Emma uncovered the daily doubles in Double Jeopardy, risked heavily, and responded both accurately, leading James by $3,200 towards Final Jeopardy.
Emma bet $20,201 to cover James, while James bet $1,399 to shut down Jay ($11,000), guaranteeing 2nd place and as well as a win, if Emma was incorrect. Final Jeopardy was eventually correctly answered by all three players, putting an end to James's winning streak. He stood down on the same day as Ken Jennings' first participation time.
Boettcher equaled MacKenzie Jones for the most wins by a female competitor in a single match in normal play with $46,801, breaking Maria Wenglinsky's record of $46,600 established on November 1, 2005 (the current record is $71,200 achieved by Amy Schneider on January 20, 2022). Unlike the majority of players who defeat long-time winners (10 or more wins) and then come last in their subsequent appearances, Boettcher won three matches earning $98,002 in sum.
Because 2018 Teachers Competition champion Larry Martin passed away before the championship, Boettcher was given a wild-card admission to the 2019 Tournament of Champions. She went to the finals, wherein she fought Holzhauer in a rematch, as well as Francois Barcomb, the champion of the 2019 Teachers Tournament. She came in second place with $100,000, after losing to Holzhauer in the two-day finals.
Her runner-up finish was highlighted by victories over seven-time winner Josh Hill in the quarterfinals as well as Kyle Jones in the semifinals. In addition, James may have won the title if she hadn't missed the Final Jeopardy, in the final two days.
Her involvement in the thrilling ToC, which could have concluded without much sentiment due to James's solo method, was particularly noteworthy.

Emma Boettcher’s Hobbies And Interests

Emma's hobbies include traveling, reading, and cooking.

Other Interesting Emma Boettcher Facts And Trivia

When Emma was a student at Conestoga High School, she became interested in trivia and was supported by her father, who purchased her materials to help her learn.
She is a longstanding fan of the game show host, Alex Trebek.
When she originally auditioned for the competition in 2010, she was in her senior year of high school.
Emma Boettcher is a Jeopardy champion.

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