Transgender ‘Jeopardy’ Champion Being Credited As Show’s Top All-Time ‘Female’ Earner

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While a transgender swimmer is dominating collegiate swimming, a transgender ‘Jeopardy’ genius named Amy Schneider has been destroying contestants during an 18-game win streak that has seen the Dayton, Ohio native win $706,800. Schneider, who transitioned in 2016, is now being called the game show’s top all-time female earner.

Amy’s 18th win, which aired Christmas Eve, ran her earnings total over that of biological female Larissa Kelly, who earned $655,930 during her Jeopardy career.

“Well, it was fun to hold a Jeopardy record for a few years…but it’s been even more fun to watch @Jeopardamy set new standards for excellence, on the show and off. Congratulations to Amy on becoming the woman with the highest overall earnings in the show’s history!” Kelly tweeted.

Transgender Jeopardy champion Amy Schneider
Amy Schneider is being called the ‘Jeopardy’ top all-time ‘female’ earner / via Jeopardy

Schneider, who works in the Bay Area as an engineering manager, gladly took credit for obtaining the female record.

“Thanks so much, I’m honored to be in your company, and I look forward to some day watching the woman who beats us both!” Schneider responded.

The lovefest continued with Kelly piling on the praise.

“I hope there will be a long line of such women, but you are certainly setting the bar extremely high for them! (And holy hell, that’s before any tournaments…can’t wait to see the fireworks to come!)” she noted.

In a December 7 tweet thread, Schneider opened up about her life as a biological man and her life.

• Born in Dayton, OH

• Was named “Most Likely To Appear on Jeopardy” while in school

• Went to Chaminade-Julienne High School in downtown Dayton

• Attended the University of Dayton

• Got married to an actress who did standup comedy

• They moved to Oakland in 2009

• “In 2016, my father passed away, Kevin Durant joined the Warriors, my wife and I split up, I realized I was trans, and Trump got elected. It was quite a year!”

• Got divorced in 2016, stayed friends with the ex-wife

• Transitioned in 2016

• Started dating a woman in February 2021

• They completed their family “when we adopted a cat, Meep.”

Current Jeopardy all-time earnings list:

Brad Rutter $4,938,436

Ken Jennings $4,370,700

James Holzhauer $2,962,216

Matt Amodio $1,518,601

David Madden $763,733

Amy Schneider $745,200 (as of December 27)

Home cooking from the Jeopardy brass with this clue:

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.


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  1. Let’s see how long Biological females will play this game. I personally don’t think Men should get involved whatsoever. This is Females battle to fight and if they don’t care or are cool with it, then so be it. ONLY THEY WILL SUFFER! And after enough of them suffer and lose out to these men, THEN the tide will shift and there will be a massive pushback against this kinda stuff….Till then just eat the popcorn and giggle!

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