Margaret Shelton Biography

Margaret Shelton is a housewife who belongs to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She entered the show Jeopardy on 1st March 2022 and is still stretching her appearance on the show with the tale to tell everyone. With her unique style of dressing and quirkiness, she managed to steal the attention of the Jeopardy fans and they are loving enjoying her stay on the show. As evident from the social media posts, so many viewers want her to keep winning and make her way to the Tournament of the Champions round.

Early Life

By looking at her appearance, we can assume that Margaret Shelton is surely in her early 50s. She developed her southern accent while growing up in Drew, Mississippi but now resides in Pittsburgh and she is the daughter of Vernon Shelton. If we take a look at her education then, she went to North Sunflower Academy, Mississippi, and acquired a Delta Gamma, Phi Beta Kappa honor and finished graduation from the Sally McDonald Barksdale Honors College. As far as her occupation is concerned, she is a homemaker and no past regarding her can be found. Shelton became the winner on the first day competing hard with others.

She earned the amount of $13,600 and made a total of $16,600 while giving 21 right answers and 4 incorrect ones. On the second day, she rose to the amount of $41,000 including 26 correct answers and incorrect answers. Later, she played the third day with Ryan Pressman, and Louis Dellaperuta and won the amount of $17,200 on a single day giving 15 correct answers and 2 incorrect ones. She still maintained her journey throughout the week and is there in the show even on the fourth day. With her consecutive achievements of four days, she is still there in the show on Friday, 4th March 2022 winning a total streak of $79,000.

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Margaret Shelton Jeopardy

On the fourth day, she single-handedly earned the amount of $21,500, and despite wrong answers, she led the day with such an amount. On the set of Friday’s show, she amassed the public with her outstanding amount of $24,000. The only question for which she gave the wrong answer was a character in a book by Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky for which neither she nor her competitors gave the correct answer. So, she had the chance to clear the “history” with her markings and correct answers.

She made her impressive performance while facing off against some serious competitors including Adrian Alcalá (a software developer from Great Barrington, Massachusetts), and Caitlin McHale (a university marketing manager from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). On the fourth day, 4th March 2022, Shelton showed her fear admitting that it feels a little scary behind the contestant’s podium. She said that playing Jeopardy is like getting married to the show, you want to do it but you are scared from inside. On her statement, the host Jenning quickly retorted that “it is something with short commitment”.

Margaret Shelton Biography

Real Name Margaret Shelton
Birth Date 1970s
Age (as of 2022) 50s
Birth Place Drew, Mississippi
Residence Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Nationality American
Profession Homemaker
Religion Christianity
Sun sign

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 4” – in Centimeters – 162 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 58 kg  –  in Pounds –  127 lbs
Hair Color Gray
Eye Color Hazel
Body Type Average


Mother Vernon Shelton


School North Sunflower Academy
College Ole Miss University, Sally McDonald Barksdale Honors College

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Who is her husband?
Children No
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Personal Life

As far as her personal life is concerned, Margaret Shelton surely married in the past. She told in the show that she along with her husband had to move around before finally settling in Pittsburgh. She also stated that she doesn’t have any children and live on her own. It is exciting to see Margaret Shelton winning her streaks on the set of Jeopardy with the upcoming show on Monday, 7th March 2022.

Margaret Shelton Net Worth

Margaret is surely a funny person filled with the treasure of knowledge which we can see on the show. Besides, she is a homemaker so there are no details available regarding her wealth and personal investments. Thus, we can’t predict her actual net worth as of now but whatever she earns from the show, she would be spending on Jewelry that’s for sure.

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