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English: Kenneth Wayne Jennings III holds the record for the longest winning streak on the American game show Jeopardy!. Jennings won 74 games, before being defeated by challenger Nancy Zerg on his 75th appearance. His total earnings on Jeopardy! are US$3,022,700, and Jennings held the record for most winnings on any game show ever played until 2005. After winning, he wrote a book, Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs, which explored American trivia history and culture.