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Brad Rutter (born January 31, 1978) is the highest winner on the American television game show Jeopardy!, and the second-highest winner on a game show.

Early LifeEdit

Rutter became a five-time champion on Jeopardy! in 2000. He later won four tournaments: the Tournament of Champions in 2001, the Million Dollar Masters tournament in 2002, and the Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions in 2005, and the Jeopardy! 2014 Battle of the Decades Tournament. His win in the Ultimate Tournament of Champions made him the highest winner on a game show. This was later beaten by Ken Jennings in 2007 when Jennings won $500,000 on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?.


In February 2011, Rutter played against Jennings and an artificial intelligence computer called Watson. Rutter came in third place, losing to Watson. He won $200,000 for placing in third place.

In addition to Jeopardy!, Rutter also appeared on the game show 1 vs. 100 as part of the show's "mob." He played four times: on December 1, 2006, December 8, 2006, December 15, 2006, and February 9, 2007. In 2007, he appeared on the game show Grand Slam. He lost to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire contestant Ogi Ogas in the second round. In 2011, he appeared as part of a six-person team on the game show Million Dollar Mind Game. His team won $600,000.

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