Jake DeArruda (Jeopardy!) Bio, Net Worth, Wiki, Age, Girlfriend

Jake DeArruda is the new contestant on the show Jeopardy. He dethroned the seat from Troy Meyer, who had a six-day winning streak on the Jeopardy stage. Jake describes himself as a writer, media personality, device customer service representative, and 2021 graduate student at Stonehill College in Easton.

Jake DeArruda (Jeopardy!) Bio, Net Worth, Wiki, Age, Girlfriend, Parents

He has previous experience in areas such as salesman, radio, television, sports, public address announcer, and the quiz show appeared on – Jeopardy! He had his auditions for Jeopardy in the summer of 2021 and has covered everything from his school life to college life to his journey on Jeopardy (he appeared on TV in 2023).

Early life

Jake DeArruda was born in Massachusetts in 1999 or 2000, moved to Vermont, and has been back in Massachusetts since 2017. He was raised by his loving and caring parents and younger brother. He says he loves everything about being in this place – New England. The big city and the suburbs have given him enormous life experiences. He calls himself a basketball and golf player (since college), a writer by 16, and a trivia guy by 18.

Jake DeArruda Career

Secondary school

Jake attended Black River Middle School and High School while serving the interests of the broadcast media. During high school and middle school, he has a strong interest in school media and journalism classes and BRTV productions. And while working for the media classes, he starred in dozens of episodes of BRTV productions from 2014-2015.

As he spent his senior years in high school, he was much more attracted to the seasonal football and basketball games. He would be happy to record the video and morning announcements and write or narrate things in the 2017 documentary with the whole team. He also directed the documentary Vermont Legislature’s Act 46 and its impact on our school, which received another honorable mention.


While in college, he was or was involved in broadcasting and joined Stonehill’s WSHL radio station. He was involved in work for the solo program Beyond the Arc every week. He was involved with the radio station from 2017 to 2019 until the outbreak of COVID-19. After the hiatus, he transitioned from college courses to various forms of writing, with a handful of creative writing courses in 2020-2021. His publications and articles were ready for Stonehill’s Making a Magazine Learning Community course and Focus magazine in 2019.

professional career

He started his professional career in 2018 and went through his studies. He joined New England Picture Framing as a part-time employee. In September 2021 he then became Delivery Dispatcher for Yale Appliance. He was responsible for managing part of the customer service, delivering trucks while dealing with the problems on the road, catching and correcting errors, picking up the process at the warehouse, and anticipating the next step.

Jeopardy journey

On January 27, 2023, Troy Meyer suffered a severe defeat on the Jeopardy stage. He was joined by challengers Jake DeArruda and Dee Williams. Jake led with Troy in second position en route to the final jeopardy. Jake raked in about $27,800 while Troy only had $15,600. In the end, all three contestants got no correct answers and Jake still came out on top with a total win of $22,797. The exciting part of the story is that Troy bet his entire win on the last jeopardy and the game failed and ended in zero.

Jake DeArruda Biography

Real nameJake DeArruda
Age (as of now)24 years
Place of birthMassachusetts, United States
residenceLudlow, Vermont, USA
professiondelivery sender
UniversityStonehill College

Physical Statistics

Heightin feet inches – 5′ 8” – in centimeters – 173 cm
hair colorlight brown
eye colorBlue

Jake DeArruda family


relationship status

Marital statussingle
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Personal life

Jake DeArruda is not yet married and has yet to disclose his past romantic relationships. We all wish him the best of luck with his games and his new upcoming shows on the Jeopardy stage. We hope to see him back on stage with the same thrill and enthusiasm! DeArruda is available on LinkedIn and is featured on his website and IMDb page.

Jake DeArruda Net Worth

Jake has a professional work profile in writing, media, radio stations, customer service, and working for trivia quizzes since 2017. It’s safe to say that he comes from a respected and supportive family. He certainly earns well and flaunts his exemplary talent for all to see on national television.

Facts About Jake DeArruda

  • Jake says his hobbies are memorabilia collecting, eating pizza, and screaming in front of the TV while watching game shows.
  • At the age of five, he quickly became a famous kid who knew all the presidents.
  • After working in high school journalism and media classes, he developed an interest in broadcast media.

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