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30 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Geniuses

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30. Ken Jennings
Famous For Winning 74 games of Jeopardy and $2.5 million in prize money
We Know He’s Smart Because: He won 74 games of Jeopardy and $2.5 million in prize money
Interesting Personal Facts: Jennings is a Mormon, originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2004, shortly after his stint on Jeopardy, Senators Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer (both Democrats) tried to convince Jennings to run for the US Senate representing Utah. Jennings declined and was quoted as saying “That was when I realized the Democratic Party was f@#$ed in ’04.”