Emma Boettcher Biography
(Game Show Contestant)
Born In: Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
Emma Boettcher is an American librarian and professional gambler who became famous after defeating the reigning champion James Holzhauer on the trivia game show 'Jeopardy!' on June 3, 2019. Hosted by Alex Trebek, the show provides answers first, while the contestants supply the questions via given clues. Boettcher was among two contestants competing against Holzhauer, who had a 32-game winning streak as champion, and successfully defeated him to earn $46,801. While the episode was filmed back in March 12, 2019, she had to keep her impressive win a secret until the show was aired in early June, as a result of which she had gained a celebrity status. Following the win, she revealed that she wanted to pay off her student loan with the reward money, and would like to donate to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, from where she obtained her master's degree. She has already earned another $25,601 in the next episode of the show. She recently told Trebek about her plans to visit cities around the world, starting with those with the vowel 'o' in their names, in the current year.