Yogesh Raut is known for appearing as a contestant in the legendary game show Jeopardy! He appeared on the 39th season of the show which began airing on 11 January 2023.
Moreover, he became the winner of three show episodes that aired from January 11 to 16. He has won $96,403 in prize money on the game show.
He's a three-game ‘"Jeopardy!" winner who has issues with the show that brought him TV fame – saying it's not a real quiz contest and is questioning its value to society. https://t.co/5J7VIbhNPI
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 23, 2023
However, Yogesh has now been the talk of the town after he criticized the game show through his social media. He shared a Facebook post stating that it is a “glorified reality show” and “fundamentally incompatible with true social justice.” He ended his rant by stating,
Jeopardy! is a fun show but putting it on a pedestal is an objectively bad thing. It’s bad for the future of quizzing. It’s bad for women and POC who want to be treated with the same level of dignity as their White male counterparts. It is fundamentally incompatible with incentivizing the next generation of quizzers to excel, and it is fundamentally incompatible with true social justice.
The post has now been deleted.
Yogesh has received a number of backlash for criticizing the show. Not only the fans but also the former contestants are furious over him.
James Holzhauer, the record holder for single-game winnings, has stated that Raut should get a “lifetime ban” from the show.
Anyone who’s ever used social media to criticize Jeopardy or its producers should get a lifetime ban from the show
— James Holzhauer (@James_Holzhauer) January 24, 2023
So, who is Yogesh Raut? Get to know his wiki, age, married, family background, job, and details here.
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Yogesh Raut Wikipedia Bio & Age
Yogesh is 39 years of age now. He was born in the year 1984 and his birthday falls on the 31st of January.
Moreover, he hails from Originally Springfield, Illinois. There, he attended Grant Middle School where he participated in the Scholastic Bowl.
The wiki sources suggest that he has been interested in trivia game shows since he was a child. He first appeared in the local news when he was four for his ability to point to a blank map of the United States and name all the states and capitals.
As per State Journal-Register, he spent his freshman year at Springfield High School but graduated from the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora. There, led his Scholastic Bowl team to two state championships.
Raut has auditioned for the show more than half a dozen times in the past 20 years.
Yogesh Raut Family Background & Ethnicity
Yogesh was raised by his parents Jagdish Raut and Dr. Aarti Raut. His mother was a neonatologist with over 47 years of experience in the field.
Moreover, she has worked at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. She graduated from Barisal Medical College in 1976. He has a brother named Akash Raut who is a Commissioner at Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission.
Raut belongs to the Asian ethnicity. He is of Indian descent from his family’s side. Likewise, his surname Raut originates from the northern states of India.
Is Yogesh Raut Married Now?
Yogesh seems to be a married man. However, there are no records of his wife and married life details on the internet.
The 39-year-old has kept his personal life in the dark. It is not known whether he has children or not.
Yogesh Raut Job: What Does He Do For A Living?
Yogesh holds the job as a self-employed blogger, podcaster, and freelance writer. He has hosted and produced several trivia game shows.
Moreover, he has produced numerous episodes of the podcast Recreational Thinking, which he compares to the games Trivial Warfare and Triviality. He held a job as a research associate at Washington State University in Vancouver, Washington.
Raut studied psychology at Stanford University. Similarly, holds a master’s degree in film and television studies from the University of Southern California.