Ben Chan, assistant professor of philosophy at St. Norbert College is the new champion on the Jeopardy stage. The Hong Kong-born personality resides in New York after emigrating from her place of origin. He’s been in the spotlight since he made $16,001 on the first day of his Jeopardy. The best part of the day was being able to chat about his past experiences with longtime friend Aaron Rodgers, who temporarily took over as the show’s host.
Ben Chan grew up in New York, and his parents emigrated from Hong Kong and Guangdong in the late 1960s. It is known that the parents met in New York City, started a restaurant business together and have since settled in New York.
Speaking of 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 – Ph.D. from the University of California-Los Angeles. He later received his postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Ben Chan Career
Ben has been a philosophy professor for almost ten years. Since 2013 he has been working as a philosophy professor at St. Norbert College in De Pere.
Ben Chan Jeopardy Journey
Ben Chan, the latest Jeopardy champion, was set to provide gossip for fans on the Jeopardy stage (on the very first day). He said he once went 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 they both had a relationship in Wisconsin, which was revealed Wednesday.
After sharing the story of his life, the one-day champion said: “I’m pleased to say I beat Aaron Rodgers at Pub Trivia.” Ben took on Kat Jepson, a Virginia Beach artist who was already a daily champion with $20,399 in earnings. The other participant was Laura Caton, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit arts administrator.
Previously, Kat Jepson was the leading figure with a one-day championship, winning nearly $20,399. Before the first commercial break, Ben won $5,600, trailing the others by $1,000 and $800 respectively. Ben later wagered $7,000, which also stunned Ken Jennings (the recent host and 74-game Jeopardy winner).
When Ken saw Ben bet almost $7,000 for the next round, he was amazed and said, “That’s a lot of money.” In the end, Ben got 19 correct answers in the first round alone, but had to come back from the big crowd, which was statically impressive. The end results were $2,400 for round 1 and $17,000 for round two. He will now appear for Thursday’s (April 13) Jeopardy game with his one-day scoring money of $16,001.
Ben Chan Biography
|Real name||Ben Chan|
|Age (as of 2023)||50s|
|residence||Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 9” – in centimeters – 175 cm|
Ben Chan Family
|who is his wife||–|
Ben (who is known to currently reside in Green Bay, Wisconsin) has not disclosed any information about his family to the media. More details about his wife, children, siblings and others need to be given.
Ben Chan social media
It is only available on the social media platform. However, we were able to collect his data on Twitter under the handle name – Ben Chan [@JeopardyBenBen], who describes himself as a philosophy professor from Green Bay, Wisconsin. Looking at his Twitter profile, it is noticed that he joined social media back in March 2023. He has since had 152 followers and a pinned post from March 29, 2023 announcing that he would be available on Jeopardy soon [on the upcoming date – 12th April 2023].
Bem Chan Net Worth
Ben Chan, who has enjoyed his professorship since 2013, undoubtedly earns well due to his hard work and enthusiasm. As of now, he’s a one-day champion of Jeopardy, and we wish him the best of luck in his upcoming performances in both real life and roleplay.