Ben Chan (Jeopardy) Biography

Ben Chan is certainly heating the stage of Jeopardy as he has emerged as a true master of knowledge. The Hong Kong descent personality is a New York resident after emigrating from the descent place. He has been in the limelight since he made $16,001 on the first day of his Jeopardy on 12th April 2023.

The best part of the day was he got to talk about his past experiences with his long-friend Aaron Rodgers, who temporarily handled the show’s hosting. He has already gathered $252,600 from his nine-day win streak back in 2023. Ben will now appear in the grand final of the Tournament of Champions tonight against Troy Meyer and Yogesh Raut.

Ben Chan Biography & Wikipedia

Ben Chan was brought up in New York, and his parents emigrated from Hong Kong and Guangdong in the late 1960s. His parents met in New York City and started a restaurant business together, and since then, have settled in New York.

Talking about Ben Chan’s educational details, he is a graduate student with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. He had his higher education- a Ph.D. from the University of California-Los Angeles. He later received his postdoc in the Department of Bioethics of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.


Ben has been working as a philosophy professor for nearly ten years. He has worked as a philosophy professor at St. Norbert College in De Pere since 2013.

Jeopardy Journey

Ben Chan, who is the latest Jeopardy Champion, got to have gossip for fans on the stage of Jeopardy (the very first day). He said 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.” Ben’s winning streak came to an end after he won a total $252,600 from the jeopardy stage back in 2023. 

Tournament of Champions

Ben won the 1st game of ToC with just a 1$ difference between him and Yogesh Raut. The very next day, Troy Meyer claimed victory in Game 2 after Chan’s narrow win in Game 1. The series is now tied, with both finalists vying for the title and the $250,000 prize, awarded to the first contender to secure three wins out of seven.

The competition remained intense throughout, especially after the initial round where less than $1,000 separated all three participants. However, Meyer and Yogesh Raut surged ahead in the Double Jeopardy! round, each seizing victory with a successful true Daily Double bet.

As they headed into Final Jeopardy!, Meyer led with $46,800, followed by Raut with $20,400, and Chan with $10,400. Although all three correctly answered the Final Jeopardy! question about the Books of the Bible, the final standings remained unchanged. Raut wagered $20,400, Chan opted not to wager anything, but Meyer’s lead was unassailable, as he also chose not to wager any additional amount.

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 has faced fan favorite Hannah which some fans find unfair to her.

Ben Chan Biography

Real Name Ben Chan
Birth Date 1970s
Age (as of 2024) 50s 
Residence Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
Profession Philosophy Professor
College Swarthmore College
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm
Hair Color Gray
Eye Color Brown
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Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife?

Personal Life

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.

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].

Ben Chan Net Worth

Ben Chan, who has been enjoying his professor designation since 2013, is undoubtedly earning well because of his hard work and dedication. Ben earns mostly from the salary and incentives he receives from this profession. Apart from this, he gathered $252,600 from the prestigious stage of Jeopardy with a nine-game winning streak. Currently, he is playing in the finals of the Tournament of Champions so if he wins then he will add a hefty amount of money to his wealth. 

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