Ben Chan Jeopardy Biography, Early Life, Education, Career, Jeopardy Journey, Wife, Personal Life, Profile Summary, Net Worth


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Ben Chan is an Asian-American professor of philosophy based in the United States. He is the Assistant professor of philosophy at St. Norbert College in De Pere, working at the college since 2013. He was a one-time Uihlein Fellow of Ethics at Lawrence University in Appleton. 

Chan was born in the year 1977 and he is 45 years old as of the year 2023 and will be 46 in the year 2024. 

He became a public sensation and a discussion among netizens after he made $252,000 from the back-to-back winning of the 9 levels of America’s Best TV Show ‘Jeopardy’. He has been in the top flight since he made $16,001 on the first day of his Jeopardy show on the 12th of April 2023. and has also appeared on 23rd May 2023 to retain his Jeopardy Champion title yet again. Ben Chan has certainly heated the Jeopardy stage show as he has emerged as a true master of knowledge.

Early Life

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Ben Chan was born into a Chinese family who emigrated from Hong Kong and Guangdong to the United States. His birth took place in New York and after some time his parents left the City for another city where they settled in the late 1960s. As a result of being raised in the US, Chan holds American nationality and has Chinese ethnicity making him a bonafide citizen of both countries. His parents were known to have met in the city of new york, they started a restaurant business together and since then they’ve settled in New York. Growing up as a child Chan also had his primary and tertiary education in the United States and currently works and lives there since birth.


Ben Chan is a well-educated and knowledgeable man, especially in his specialized field of study. He attended one of the best high schools in the United States, after his high school  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and he also acquired a Ph.D. from the University of California-Los Angeles. He also completed a post-doctorate in the bioethics department of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Additionally, he served as the Uihlein Fellow of Ethics at Lawrence University in Appleton.


Before heating the stage of Jeopardy, Ben was a full-time university lecturer and a professor in philosophy. He is the Assistant professor of philosophy at St. Norbert College in De Pere, working at the college since 2013 till date. Chan was also once a pub trivia contestant who beat Aaron Rodgers at a pub trivia game. 

Jeopardy Journey

Ben Chan, Jeopardy’s journey was a blessed and blissful one. From the very first day, he heated the Jeopardy stage till his last winning streak. He on the other hand made the show enjoyable and a must-watch show for every viewer who watched the show.

The 45-year-old Chan, who is the latest Jeopardy Champion, got to have a lot to talk to his fans on the stage of Jeopardy (the very first day). He mentioned he was once head-to-head with Aaron Rodgers (the Green Bay Packers quarterback) while playing a game of pub trivia. Another connection between Ben Chan and Aaron is that both had a relationship with Wisconsin, revealed on Wednesday.

After the one-day champ told the story about his life, he said, “I’m happy to say that I beat Aaron Rodgers at pub trivia.” Ben stood against Kat Jepson, an artist from Virginia Beach, who was already a one-day champ with a winning of $20,399. The other competitor was Laura Caton, a nonprofit arts administrator from Pittsburgh.

Earlier, Kat Jepson was the leading personality with a one-day championship, winning nearly $20,399. Before having the first commercial break, Ben won $5,600, leaving behind the others with $1,000 and $800, respectively. Later, Ben bet $7,000, which also stunned Ken Jennings (the recent host and the winner of 74 games on Jeopardy). After seeing Ben wagering nearly $7,000 for the next round, Ken was amazed and said “That’s a lot of money.”

At last, Ben got 19 correct responses in the first round alone but had to come back from the great mass, which was statically formidable. While this was written on 23rd May 2023, Ben has won nine games back to back on the show and has gathered $252,600 so far. Ben will try to win his ninth game on the Jeopardy Tonight episode where he will be facing Danny Leserman (Policy Communications Manager) and Lynn Di Vito (Retired Museum Educator). 

Ben Chan Jeopardy Winnings

Game 1 – $17,000 – $999 = $16,001 (What is the 7th Amendment?) (1-day total: $16,001)

Game 2 – $27,200 + $2,800 = $30,000 (What is Easter Island?) (2-day total: $46,001)

Game 3 – $20,800 + $2,200 = $23,000 (Who is Macchiavelli?) (3-day total: $69,001)

Game 4 – $41,000 + $19,000 = $60,000 (What is Rolling Stone?) (4-day total: $129,001)

Game 5 – $26,400 + $1,599 = $27,999 (Who is Camus?) (5-day total: $157,000)

Game 6 – $24,205 + $795 = $25,000 (What is Pearl Harbor??) (6-day total: $182,000)

Game 7 – $31,000 + $0 = $31,000 (What if We Didn’t Start The Fire!?) (7-day total: $213,000)

Game 8 – $12,400 + $2,400 = $14,800 (What is the Appalachian Trail?) (8-day total: $227,800)

Game 9 – $20,800 + $4,000 = $24,800 (What is The Wizard of Oz?) (9-day total: $252,600)

Health Update & his halt on Jeopardy 

Jeopardy stunned the fans when it was announced that the regular three-day game champion, Ben Chan, would now have game delays. The three-day winning champion, Ben Chan, was attacked by an unknown illness. Consequently, he went on to rehab and bowed out in front of the fans detailing the reasons as illness. Also, there were no returning champions for the show on 17th April 2023 (Monday). He was the three-game winning champion with a total winning amount of $69,001.

It was announced that he would probably resume his 4th game on Monday, 15th May 2023, as reported by Fox Affiliate WLUK. Ben resumes the game from where he left off on the 15th May episode where he managed to put a full stop on 8-day winner Hannah Wilson’s reign. At this moment, Ben is creating a lot of buzz around social media because he had faced fan favorite Hannah which some fans find unfair to her.


Ben Chan is a married man with children although the full information about the identity of his family is not yet known by anybody except him

Personal Life

Ben Chan is a resident of Green Bay, Wisconsin a midwestern U.S. state. Ben (recently known to reside in Green Bay, Wisconsin) did not give any information regarding his family in the media. There needs to be more detail on his wife, children, siblings, and others.

Profile Summary

NameBen Chan
Location & ResidenceGreen Bay, Wisconsin
Profession & JobsPhilosophy ProfessorAssistant professor of philosophy at St. Norbert College in De Pere, working at the college since 2013
Gender & SexMale
Age & Date of Birth40s
Nationality & EthnicityAmericanChinese Ethnicity, with parents emigrating from Hong Kong and Guangdong in the late 1960s
Education & SchoolBachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College in PennsylvaniaPh.D. from the University of California-Los Angeles.Postdoctorate in the bioethics department of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.Uihlein Fellow of Ethics at Lawrence University in Appleton
Relationships (Married/Dating/Sexuality) & FamilyParents met in New York City and started a restaurant there
Biography & More DetailsOnce beat Aaron Rodgers at pub triviaOwns two rescue dogs
Social Media

He is only available on the social media platform. However, we could gather his details on Twitter by the handle name – Ben Chan [@JeopardyBenBen], describing himself as a philosophy professor from Green Bay, Wisconsin. Seeing his Twitter profile, it is noted that he joined social media back in March 2023. Since then, he has had 152 followers and a pinned post of date – 29th March 2023 announcing that he would soon be available on Jeopardy [on the upcoming date – 12th April 2023].

Net Worth

Ben Chan, who has been enjoying his professor designation since 2013, is undoubtedly earning well because of his hard work and enthusiasm. Also, he has gathered around $252,600 from the prestigious stage of Jeopardy and going relentlessly on the winning spree. As of now, he is a one-day champion of Jeopardy, and we wish him luck for his forthcoming appearances both in real and reel life. 

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