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$100K for Dhruv Gaur

In April, Indian-American teenager, Dhruv Gaur, won the $100,000 Jeopardy college quiz championship...

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In April, Indian-American teenager, Dhruv Gaur, won the $100,000 Jeopardy college quiz championship. The first-year student at Ivy League Brown University emerged the champion in a two-day final round of the college edition of America's most popular quiz show televised nation-wide. He faced another Indian-American, Rishab Jain, in the semi-final round on Wednesday before getting to the finals. Gaur had scored a perfect score of 1,600 in the national-wide college entrance exam, Scholastic Aptitude Test.

About his plans for the winnings, a Jeopardy news release quoted him as saying, "I'm just going to save it until I need it for grad school or to pursue an opportunity I might really want in the future. My little brother is really interested in investing, so I'll give him some so he can give the stock market a go," he added.

Vinita Kailasanath is the only other Indian-American, who won the college championship, which was in 2001. In the teen championships for high-schoolers, Sharath Narayan won the $100,000 prize in 2016. Two other Indian-Americans had earlier won the teen championship.




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