Ken Jennings is a household name in America having won money on five different game shows, with $4,522,700 coming from Jeopardy! alone. Holding the record for most consecutive wins in Jeopardy!, which is 74, Ken has also earned money from shows like Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions, Jeopardy’s IBM Challenge, Jeopardy! Battle of the Decades, Jeopardy! All-Star Games, and Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time. In all his pursuits, one woman has always been by his side providing him every bit of support that he needs, which is his wife Mindy Jennings.
Learn about their relationship and Mindy’s job, net worth, family, and more in the wiki article below.
Meet Mindy Jennings, Ken Jennings Wife
Ken Jennings and his now-wife, Mindy Jennings exchanged their wedding vows on September 16, 2000. Although very little is known about their dating life, we know that they met while they were students at Brigham Young University. The couple got married a few months after their graduation in 2000.
At that time, Ken was trying to make a decent living as a software engineer, whereas Mindy was a preschool teacher.
To talk a little about their pre-wedding life, Mindy revealed in an interview that it took 9 months for Ken, after telling his roommate he wanted to date her, to ask her out.
Ken and Mindy are a match made in heaven, with Mindy even helping Ken prep for his big 2004 win. In his 2006 book Brainiac, Ken shared that he turned to his wife, Mindy, the moment he discovered that he was picked to appear on Jeopardy! in 2004. With his wife, Ken then shared his plans to watch hours of the program standing up behind his recliner. As a supportive wife as Mindy would do, Mindy helped him out by being Ken’s score-keeper.
Ken and Mindy have two kids from their marriage. The older one, Dylan, who is now 19 years old, was born before Ken appeared on Jeopardy!. Their 2nd kid, Caitlin, a daughter, was born on November 13, 2006.
Talking to Lifehacker, Ken told, “We have a pretty hard-and-fast rule that the kids have to be in their rooms around 8:30 or 9. They don’t have to be asleep, but devices stay plugged in downstairs so they have to do something boring like read a book. This gives me and Mindy a few child-free hours to put on a movie or the next couple episodes of whatever show we’re watching.”
Mindy Jennings Job
Talking about Mindy’s job and career, The Sun reports that Mindy is a former pre-school teacher.
Mindy and her now-husband Ken Jennings completed their undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University. While we don’t what it was that Ken studied at Brigham Young, Mindy majored in theatre.
Mindy Jennings Net Worth
Although we don’t how much money Mindy made in a year while she was working as a preschool teacher, a preschool teacher makes an average of $56 thousand in Seattle, Washington. As of this writing, we don’t the exact net worth of Mindy. However, we believed Ken Jennings and Mindy have together built a fortune worth $5 million at least.
How Old Is Mindy Jennings?
While the popular game show contestant is now 47 years old, his wife Mindy Jennings turned 46 years old in 2021. She celebrates her birthday on the 29th of November every year.
What Is Mindy Jennings Maiden Name?
According to online reports, Mindy’s maiden name is Boam.
Mindy Jennings Family
Unfortunately, we don’t much about Mindy’s family.
We do know that Myrna Hurst Boam is Mindy’s mother’s name. Furthermore, Mindy lost her sister, Andrea Boam, on January 30, 2020. According to some reports, Andrea died from complications of a lingering illness in connection with Angelman Syndrome.
Mindy’s other two siblings are still alive though. Their names are Ryan Boam and Stefani Boam Karlsson.
Where Is Mindy Jennings From?
Although Mindy currently resided in Seattle, Washington with her husband and kids, she is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah (most probably).
How Tall Is Mindy Jennings?
Mindy Jennings stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches whereas her husband, who currently hosts Jeopardy! alongside Mayim Bialik, is solid 5 feet 10 inches.
Is Mindy Jennings On Instagram, Facebook?
If you are searching for Mindy’s username to find her on Instagram, unfortunately, you will never find her there as she does not use it. However, she is on Facebook.
Her husband, Ken Jennings, is on Twitter and Facebook as @KenJennings.