Matt Amodio, whose prolific run on “Jeopardy!” got here to an finish previous this week, informed CNBC on Thursday he has no dangerous funding plans for his winnings.
“I have were given the dull solution. I will do long-term make investments and dangle,” Amodio stated on “Squawk at the Boulevard.”
Sooner than dropping within the episode that aired Monday, Amodio gained 38 directly video games on “Jeopardy!,” the second-longest streak within the trivialities display’s historical past, trailing best Ken Jennings, who gained 74 in a row. Amodio completed with $1,518,601 in overall winnings — sooner than taxes, in fact.
At the display, Amodio performed with an competitive taste, in quest of out Day-to-day Doubles and making a bet giant when he discovered them. He does not seem to wish to take a identical way to making an investment his “Jeopardy!” payday.
“I am not there at the daily buying and selling. It is an excessive amount of for me to stay observe of,” stated Amodio, an Ohio local who is pursuing a doctorate in laptop science at Yale College. “However index finances paired with a small quantity of bonds, with every year rebalancing, how are you able to cross mistaken, proper?”
“Jeopardy!” contestant Matt Amodio right through a taping of the preferred sport display.
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Amodio’s $1.5 million is the third-largest sum gained right through regular-season play on “Jeopardy!”. Jennings holds the highest spot, with $2.52 million, and James Holzhauer, who gained 32 consecutive video games in 2019, is in the second one position, with $2.46 million.
Even though he ceaselessly gained in runaway style, Amodio informed CNBC he isn’t utterly surprised his “Jeopardy!” streak is over now.
“Slightly bit shocked, however now not too shocked. I had expected this second 38 occasions previous to my thirty ninth sport, and each and every time sooner than that I took place to win,” Amodio stated. “However I knew it was once at all times an opportunity.”
Amodio’s crowd pleasing run on “Jeopardy!” coincided with a second of transition for the long-running TV program, which is making an attempt to discover a everlasting substitute host for the past due Alex Trebek.
After a chain of visitors hosts, together with CNBC’s personal David Faber, Mike Richards were named the everlasting host in August. However he was once ousted, and later got rid of because the display’s govt manufacturer, too, after offensive feedback he made about Jews, girls and those who have disabilities resurfaced.