An executive assistant originally from Wichita, Kansas...

Michelle Clum

Date of first appearance:
Aired September 13-19, 2000

Total winnings:
$52,700 plus a Chevrolet Corvette (five games--$50,200 plus car, ToC--$2,500).

Records held/Stats:
5-time champ

Favorite anecdote associated with being on the show:
On one show I mentioned that I am of Bohemian ancestry. After it aired, I was contacted by a couple of people who are also of Bohemian origin and regularly watch the show. I could start a Bohemian Jeopardy! Lovers fan club.

Did being on Jeopardy! have any effect on your life?
I now believe in the cliché that dreams really do come true. I am no longer annoyed by the titles of motivational self-help books (e.g., The Power of Positive Thinking, Living Your Dreams).

Did you do anything crazy with your winnings?
I went on an around-the-world trip lasting nearly a year, visiting 38 countries on 4 continents. I guess it could be called the “James Bond World Tour” because I kept ending up in places featured in James Bond movies. Examples: Meteora, Greece (For Your Eyes Only); Udaipur, India (Octopussy); Gayer-Anderson House Museum in Cairo, Egypt (The Spy Who Loved Me).

"With her 5-time winnings from 2000, she traveled for a year, seeing 38 countries. An executive assistant originally from Wichita, Kansas..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
2001 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $2,500.
Season 17 5-time champion: $50,200 + a Corvette.

Last name pronounced to rhyme with "plum".

Michelle appeared in the following archived game:
#4721, aired 2005-02-28 Jim Scott vs. Jerome Vered vs. Michelle Clum 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 14.
Michelle previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Michelle Clum in the following archived game:
#3943, aired 2001-10-24 Michael Arnone vs. Michelle Clum vs. Ryan Moore 2001 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 3. (Sarah: I'm Sarah,...

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