What is dubbed “the world’s first initial public offering” took place in 1602 in this current European capital

Find out everything that you need to know about today’s Jeopardy episode, including the Final Jeopardy, clues and answers, and the contestants plus who won tonight!

CLUE: What is dubbed “the world’s first initial public offering” took place in 1602 in this current European capital

ANSWER: Amsterdam

About Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, 8 June 2023

The first initial public offering (IPO) in recorded history took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ capital, in 1602. It was carried out by the Dutch East India Company, also known as Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC), which made its shares available to the public to amass a significant amount of capital.

This capital was utilized by the VOC to fund its expansive operations across Asia. The company had a monopoly over the Dutch spice trade, enabling it to establish an extensive trading network with outposts around the Indian Ocean.

The VOC’s shares were offered on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, widely regarded as the world’s first stock exchange. VOC shares were freely traded, with prices fluctuating based on supply and demand, akin to the operation of modern stock markets. The trading system allowed investors to buy, sell, and even short VOC’s shares, thereby setting up a remarkably advanced market for its time.

Who Won Jeopardy Tonight? – Thursday, 8 June 2023

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy tonight? Scroll down below to find out everyone’s final scores, as well as the scores after the Single Jeopardy and Double Jeopardy rounds!

Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Suresh Krishnan
Networking Engineer
Suwanee, Georgia
2 Day Winnings of $21,099

Winning Score: $17,100
Round 2 Score: $12,800
Round 1 Score: $2,400
David Ford
Sales Manager
Pasadena, Maryland

Final Score: $200
Round 2 Score: $4,400
Round 1 Score: $1,200
Allison Strekal
Nonprofit Development Director
Missoula, Montana

Final Score: $8,399
Round 2 Score: $17,000
Round 1 Score: $7,000

Final Jeopardy Video – Thursday, 8 June 2023

Watch all the videos from today’s Jeopardy episode below, including highlights, behind the scenes outtakes and full episodes.

Final Jeopardy is the final round of the popular American television game show Jeopardy!, in which participants test their knowledge in numerous areas by answering questions. In Final Jeopardy, participants are given a single clue and must wager a percentage of their existing earnings based on their confidence in their ability to successfully respond.

Each contestant surreptitiously writes down their wager during the commercial break. The Final Jeopardy clue is presented when the programme resumes, and participants have 30 seconds to write down their solution in the form of a question (e.g., “What is…?”). When the timer runs out, the host, reveals each contestant’s response and wager in ascending order of their pre-Final Jeopardy scores. The scores of contestants are adjusted based on whether their response is correct or incorrect, as well as the amount wagered. At the end of the round, the contestant with the highest score is proclaimed the winner.

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