Long won his fifth game in a row Thursday night, winning a total of $105,801.
A Philadelphia rideshare driver is also winning hearts around the world.
Long is clearly brilliant, but he’s also very humble.
Ryan is an Uber and Lyft driver trying to pay the bills. He says doctors doubted he would win his battle with COVID-19 last year.
Tall also takes care of kittens.
And in case fans wondered why he stared at the show, it’s because he forgot his glasses 3,000 miles away in Philadelphia.
He also only has two shirts, so he rotates them on the show.
“I have to give a shout out to the wardrobe folks because they did wonders with what I brought: two shirts and two sweaters,” Long said. “That’s all I have. That’s all I can bear. I thought I wouldn’t stay there more than a day.”
The George Washington High School graduate has only one year community college graduate, but he’s an avid reader who’s been studying his whole life.
“I don’t actually know what I know,” he laughs. “I read a lot of things, and things break down. As a kid, I read the dictionary for fun.”
He also likes to impersonate a good character and showed his best voice to Arnold Schwarzenegger during the show.
Thursday’s win gets Long in Champions Championship.
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