‘Jeopardy!’ star James Holzhauer donates $10K to Nevada charity for students


The Las Vegas man on a remarkable “Jeopardy!” winning streak just donated $10,000 to help prevent kids from dropping out of school.

James Holzhauer surprised Communities In Schools of Nevada with the donation on May 30.

The charity says Holzhauer came across the organization on CharityNavigator.org and told the CEO he was moved by their mission and impressed by their work with students in Nevada’s schools.

Holzhauer has donated to Nevada kids before. In May, he donated $10,000 to Project 150, a non-profit organization that aims to help homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students.

Holzhauer is a professional gambler from Las Vegas.

He has won 30 games of “Jeopardy!” and $2,323,971 so far. His response accuracy is 97%.

Holzhauer holds the second longest win streak on the gameshow, second to Ken Jennings in 2004 who won 74 straight games and $2.5 million.

This article originally appeared on KTNV.com on May 30, 2019. Written by Amy Abdelsayed for KTNV 13 Action News.

Author: Amy Abdelsayed

Amy Abdelsayed is a journalist in Las Vegas, NV. She currently works as a digital content producer for KTNV 13 Action News (ABC affiliate). Previous work experience includes What's On Magazine, Boulder City Review, KSNV News 3 (NBC affiliate), Tesla and Apple.

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