Matt Amodio Biography

Matt Amodio is the guy who is certainly creating new milestones with each win in the show. He has become the nation wide sensation after being the only contestant in the history of the show to win 23 consecutive games. The great majority of his successes up till now have been “Final Jeopardy!.” He is famous for his ability and his willingness to succeed to communicate with others. Recently, he became a nationwide sensation after maintaining the biggest win streak on the show with 23 wins and clinched $825,801 which made him the third-highest winning contestant ever in the show. His style of answering clues earned him the title of “Most Annoying Contestant Ever” as well.

Early Life

In the city of New Haven in the state of Connecticut, in the United States, Matt Amodio was born in a very ordinary family. His father’s name is Jim Amodio while his mother is Bonnie and he has three siblings. It was evident from an early age that he was interested in learning new things, and this desire persisted throughout his life.

Matt Amodio graduated as a valedictorian of his class in Medina in 2009 and then graduated from Ohio State University with an academic department in actuarial mathematics four years later. He is currently a Ph.D. student in computer science at Yale University, however, he has remained in his house in Medina since the epidemic began in 2009. Matt Amodio holds a Ph.D. in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and works currently in these areas.

Matt Amodio Jeopardy!

If competing on “Jeopardy!” was a “dream come true” for Ph.D. student Matthew Amodio, then being a re-crowned winner is surely something he could never have anticipated. According to the “Jeopardy!”Amodio, a contestant from Zone, will be on the show for the seventh day on July 29 after winning $194,800 in six days on the show.” Jeopardy!” will be hosted by LeVar Burton, a former host to “Reading Rainbow” and actor on the movie “Roots.”

According to the quiz show, during Burton’s week as host, he will receive a donation to his charity of choice, “Reading is Fundamental,” which will match the “cumulative winnings of all participants who compete.” Despite the fact that he now has twelve victories under his belt, Amodio believes his first triumph was the sweetest.

Matt Amodio Biography

Real Name Matthew Amodio
Birth Date December 4, 1990
Age (as of 2021) 30 Years
Birth Place New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Nationality American
Profession Student
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Sagittarius

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 10” – in Centimeters – 177 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 68 kg  –  in Pounds –  143 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Slim


Father Jim Amodio
Mother Bonnie Amodio
Brother Three (Dan, Steve & Mike Amodio)


School Medina High School
College Ohio State University, Yale University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is his girlfriend? Not Known

Personal Life

Matt recently became well-known as a result of his victory in a major competition. He still didn’t say anything about his wife, their relationship, or his family, which was disappointing. He will certainly inform us about his personal life as soon as possible, but we have to be patient at the moment. Matt has 318K followers and 156 followings on Instagram, where he has made 1,964 posts. Additionally, he has been active on Twitter since May 2018, amassing a total of 233 followers and 6 followings.

Matt Amodio Net Worth

Matt recently became the talk of the town after he emerged as one of the top 10 contestants winning prize money from the show. Although it is quite complex to know his exact worth as per the estimation, his net worth is around $1 Million.


  • Matt has earned a total of $825,801 in prizes to date, an outstanding number that places him in tenth place on the all-time list of regular-season winners in the sport.
  • In his sixth game in a row, Matt was victorious.
  • “Once you win once, that’s just such a great accomplishment,” Amodio stated. “Nobody can ever take that away from you.”
  • Matt confessed in an interview that he was experiencing two feelings at the same time during the event.
  • Matt likes plain cheeze pizza without any topping on it.
  • If he gets the chance to time travel then he would like to go to 1900s, no earlier than that because without technology he couldn’t survive.

21 thoughts on “Matt Amodio Biography”

  1. I like Matt a lot. His mind is amazing! I get that one can travel, study, and read a lot, but how he remembers the specifics of such a vast variety of topics is mind boggling to me. Shine on Matt!

    • Matt is brilliantly fascinating! He has a wealth of knowledge and keeps the show extremely exciting. I never want him to lose! He’s a treasure! Keep up the great work Matt!

  2. He reminds me of my favorite comedian Stan Laurel of Laurel & Hardy. Would love to see him do the Stanley iconic pose, scratching the top of his head while squinting his eyes when he is introduced. It would get a lot of laughs!

  3. Matt is totally adorable. Love his facial antics and how he comes up with the correct answers at the last second, giving me a brief moment of panic. The there’s that boyish grin. He is so much fun to watch and hope he has a super long run as Jeopardy champ.
    He’s a rare gem and Alex would have loved him.

  4. Matt is a pleasure to watch! Not only is he brilliant, but he’s humble and very personable. Unfortunately for me and others, he hasn’t competed in the last two games. I can only guess that the JEOPARDY season has ended, and the next one hasn’t begun yet. Anyway, go Matt, and best wishes! You make our country look really good!

  5. Matt is SO smart, his brain has to be filled with the Encyclopedia Britannica! I can understand Ken Jennings being older and wiser with a wide range of knowledge and also James Holzhauer, but Matt is so young! HOW does he know so much about everything? I’m a huge fan, so keep it going, Matt!

  6. I watch every night. I lived in New Haven area (Woodbridge) for years. Wondering what Matt’s favorite Pizza restaurant is? Sally’s or Pepis?

  7. Absolutely a joy to watch. Brilliant and charming – a rare combination! Keep up the good work, Matt. You are just what we all need!

  8. I can hardly wait for him to come on. He has really made for some exciting moments. I am cheering for him to become the next champion with Ken and James!!!!!

  9. Matt is a very exciting Jeopardy player and I want him to continue for a long time. But, his “what’s” all the time is annoying when referring to a person. What’samatta modio?

  10. During one game Matt answered correctly in slow stilted syllables- why? my guess is that the Jeopardy producers did not like that since it slowed down the pace of the game? Thanks

  11. I was delighted by James Holzhauer’s aggressive approach, and thought he had changed forever how all future contestants would play the game. But not until Matt Amodio went to school on James’ tactics, has anyone played so skillfully. I expect he will have a long run, but then again, short of having locked in enough winnings and a difficult Final Jeopardy, anything can happen.


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