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Brad Rutter (Jeopardy!) Age, Bio, Parents, Wife, Married, Height, Net Worth

This is all you need to know about Brad Rutter, an American game show contestant, TV host, producer, and actor. Quick facts are listed below:

  • Full Name: Bradford Gates Rutter
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 45 years old
  • Birth Date: January 31, 1978
  • Place Of Birth: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Salary: Not known
  • Net Worth: $4 million dollars
  • Marital Status: Not known
  • Wife: Not known
  • Height: 6 feet 0 (1.82 meters)
  • Children: Not known
  • Mother’s Name: Pam Greenwald
  • Father’s Name: Greg Rutter
  • Profession: Game show contestant, TV host, producer, and actor.

Brad Rutter Biography

Brad Rutter (born Bradford Gates Rutter on January 31, 1978) is an American game show contestant, TV host, producer, and actor. With over $5.1 million in winnings, Brad is currently the 2nd highest-earning American game show contestant of all time, behind Ken Jennings, and still, the highest-earning contestant “primarily from special tournament events” on the U.S. syndicated game show Jeopardy! “with over $5 million”.

Until the Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time Tournament in the year 2020, Brad had never lost a Jeopardy! match against a human opponent “though he twice trailed at the end of the first game of a two-day tournament match before coming back to win”.

This streak consisted of his original 5-day run in the year 2000 (after which he retired undefeated) as well as 17 matches in five tournaments “including one as part of a team”—all of which he won. Brad finished third in the match—both his first defeat overall as well as the first time he finished behind a human opponent.

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Brad Rutter Age

Brad is 45 years old as of 2023, he was born on January 31, 1978, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the United States as Bradford Gates Rutter. He celebrates his birthday on January 31, every year.

Brad Rutter Height

Brad stands at a height of 6 feet 0 (1.82 meters) tall and has moderate weight. However, details regarding Brad’s actual weight and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update these details once it is out.

Brad Rutter Family/Parents

Brad is the lovely son of Pam Greenwald and Greg Rutter. Brad grew up with his family in Neffsville, Pennsylvania before moving to California. He has one brother named Greg. Brad moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.

Brad Rutter Education

Brad graduated from Manheim Township High School in 1995, in Neffsville, Pennsylvania, where he was on the quiz bowl team. The team won second place in the year 1994 Texaco Star National Academic Championship. Brad is one of the 19 people to have been named to the National Academic Championship Hall of Fame in its 25-year history.

At the 2005 Manheim Township High School graduation ceremony, Brad announced the beginning of a scholarship fund in memory of his late high-school quiz bowl coach, Anne Clouser.

Brad Rutter Wife

Brad’s wife is not publicly Known. He likes to keep her personal life private, hence information about his dating life is under research. It is not known whether Brad is married, dating, or has any children. We are keeping tabs and will update these details once it is out.

How much does Brad Rutter earn?

Brad is the highest-earning Jeopardy! contestant (US$5,053,436) and the second highest-earning American game show contestant (US$5,153,436) behind Ken Jennings.

Brad Rutter Net Worth

Brad has a net worth of $4 million dollars as of 2023. His primary source of income comes from his career as a  game show contestant, TV host, producer, and actor. This includes his assets, money, income, and more. Through his various sources of income, Brad has been able to accumulate good wealth but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.

Brad Rutter Jeopardy!

Brad made his Jeopardy! debut on October 30, 2020. Some then rules stated that a contestant who won five consecutive days retired undefeated as well as was guaranteed a spot in the Tournament of Champions.

Brad went ahead retiring as an undefeated five-day champion, with $55,102 in winnings. The rules of the game were changed in the year 2003. In the year 2004, Ken Jennings ran 74 consecutive days making him the largest overall Jeopardy! money winner.

Brad was invited to the 2001 Tournament of Champions competing and winning against other 5-day champions winning the $100,000 main prize. In 2002, Brad was invited back for the 2002 Million Dollar Masters Tournament. Brad won the main prize of $1,000,000 as well as became the largest overall money winner in Jeopardy! history.

He also returned for the 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions winning the tournament and $2,115,000. The Jeopardy! IBM Challenge from February 14–16, 2011 featured IBM’s Watson facing off against Brad and Jennings in a two-game, cumulative-total match aired over 3 days.

This was the first-ever man-versus-machine competition in Jeopardy!’s history. The machine finished first with a $77,147 score, while Jennings took second place with a score of $24,000 over Brad’s $21,600 score. Brad donated $100,000 to the Lancaster County Community Foundation.

Brad also participated in Jeopardy! 2014 Battle of the Decades. Brad won the tournament and $1,000,000, defeating Ken Jennings alongside Roger Craig in the finale after the former missed the Final Jeopardy clue. With the win, Brad regained his record as the highest money-winner on American game shows, which Jennings had held since 2008.

Brad teamed up with fellow Jeopardy! champions Larissa Kelly and Dave Madden to win Jeopardy! All-Star Games in 2019. He was the team captain and they split the top prize of $1,000,000. In January 2020, Brad competed in Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time event against Jennings and James Holzhauer. Brad won $250,000 with a third-place finish to Jennings and Holzhauer.

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