Here “Danger!” Champion Matt Amodio plans to monetize his winnings
Matt Amodio, who ran profusely on “Danger!” Finished earlier this week, telling CNBC Thursday that he has no risky investment plans with regards to his earnings.
“You got a boring answer,” Amodio said. “I’m going to make a long-term investment and keep it.” “whoop in the street”.
Before losing on the episode that aired on Monday, Amodio won 38 straight games over “Jeopardy!” , the second longest streak in PIP history, trailing Ken Jennings, who won 74 games in a row. Amodio finished with a total profit of $151,8601—before taxes, of course.
On the show, Amodio played aggressively, searching for Daily Doubles and bet a lot when he found them. He doesn’t seem to want a similar approach to investing “risk!” payday.
said Amodio, an Ohio native who is pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Yale University. “But index funds paired with a small amount of bonds, with annual rebalancing, how can you go wrong, right?”
“Danger!” Contestant Matt Amodio while recording the popular game show.
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$1.5 million from Amodio is third largest amount He won during the regular season playing on “Danger!”. Jennings takes first place, with $2.52 million, and James Holzhauer, who won 32 consecutive games in 2019, is second, with $2.46 million.
Although he often won in a brisk fashion, Amodio told CNBC he wasn’t quite shocked by “the danger!” The line is now over.
“I was a little surprised, but not too surprised,” Amodio said. “I expected this moment 38 times before my 39th game, and every time before that I was winning.” “But I knew it was always a possibility.”
Attractive Amodio Play on “Jeopardy!” It coincided with a transitional moment for the long-running TV show, which is trying to find a permanent replacement for the late Alex Trebek.
After a series of guest hosts, including CNBC’s special David Faber It was Mike Richards Appointed permanent host in August. But he was overthrown, and It was later removed as an executive producer of the program as wellafter, after offensive comments made by About Jews, women and people with disabilities.