Brian Henegar (Jeopardy) Biography

Brian Henegar is a television personality who gained popularity as a contestant on 2024 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. He was also a three-time champion in Jeopardy! Season 39. As a result of his previous records and wins, he will face Troy Meyer and Luigi DeGuzman in the semi-final tonight. Previously, he was seen in the 15th season of the U.S. show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” 

Brian Henegar Early Life, Family & Education

Brian Henegar was born in July 1982 in the United States of America. He was raised by his parents, David Henegar and Sharon D. Henegar. In 2024, he has reached the age of 41. He has a sister named Katie Smith. Talking about his educational background, Brian graduated from Campbell County High School in 2001. He also attended Valley View Elementary School. 

Jeopardy Journey!

Brian Henegar worked at the Pilot Flying J truck shop. He has experience directing machinery, parking, equipment maintenance, and other truck services.  He first appeared on the reality television game show Jeopardy! Season 39. He was a 3-time champion and earned $68,202. Also, he got $2,000 for standing second in the fourth game.

Brian rose to prominence when he again appeared as a contestant on the Jeopardy! Season 40. On the 1st March 2024 episode, he competed against Josh Saak and Stephen Webb. In the first round, he stood at $5,200. His score after the second round stood at $12,800. He is now advanced to play in the Jeopardy as a Semifinalist. 

Brian Henegar Biography

Real Name Brian Henegar
Birth Date July 1982
Age (as of 2024) 41 Years
Residence LaFollette, Tennessee, USA
Profession Guest Service Agent
College Valley View Elementary School


Father David Henegar 
Mother Sharon D. Henegar
Sister Two (Katie & Sharee Henegar)
Brother Carl Henegar

Relationship Status

Marital Status
Affair No
Who is his wife?

Personal Life

When it comes to his personal life, there is no information available regarding if he is married or who his wife is. Thus, it seems his marital status is unconfirmed. He never discussed his name, his wife’s details, or his girlfriend’s details on television or the Internet. 

Social Media

Brian Henegar is now active on Twitter with the handle – @BrianHenegarAfter winning the Jeopardy! show in 2023; some social media viewers compared his appearance and mustache to Adolf Hitler. Brain Henegar tweeted that he was feeling emotional at the time of his win and disapproved of the jerks in a series of tweets.

At that time, he left the Twitter account, but he decided to return to Twitter after positive replies restored his faith in humanity. He said that he would donate to the Anti-Defamation League, an anti-hate organization that fights anti-Semitism and bias, in light of the comparisons.  

Brian Henegar Net Worth

Brian Henegar is a television personality who professionally worked as a guest services agent in LaFollette, Tennessee, USA. He is a Jeopardy! 2024 champion of the Tournament. On 1st March 2024, he earned $8,799. Also, he played from 4-7 April 2023 and earned three- Day Winnings for a total of $68,202. On 6th December 2016, he won $30,000 from the show named “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.” Brian has an estimated net worth of $300,000 as of 2024.


  • Brian dressed up as Penn Jillette for Halloween in 2021. He also hosts a Christmas-themed Jeopardy! Party at his house. 
  • He wears his favorite black suit on the Jeopardy game show.

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