Joey Chestnut Net Worth
Joey Chestnut net worth and career earnings: Joey Chestnut is an American competitive eater who a net worth of $1.5 million. Joey Chestnut was born on November 25, 1983 in Vallejo, California. He got his start in the world of competitive eating in 2005 while he was still a student at San Jose State. One of Joey's first major events was an asparagus eating competition. During this competition Joey came in in first place after eating nearly six and a half pounds of deep fried asparagus in just 11.5 minutes. From there, he entered the world famous Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, where he placed third having swallowed 32 hot dogs. Chestnut's eating stardom continued to rise, defeating Sonya Thomas in the Waffle House World Waffle Eating championship in 2005. In his most recent outing at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, Chestnut earned his eighth straight victory, eating 61 entire hot dogs and buns. Joey's all time record in one competition is 69 hot dogs. Competitive eating is a full time job for Joey. He trains all year round by constantly fasting and stretching his stomach with protein supplements, water and milk. Throughout the year, Joey's weight fluctuates between 210 and 225 pounds. Joey holds the records for eating hard boiled eggs (141 in eight minutes), bratwurst (70 in 10 minutes), Matzoh balls (78 in eight minutes), hot dogs (69 in 10 minutes at the 2013 Nathan's contest), steak (4.5 pounds plus sides in under nine minutes), pork ribs (13.76 pounds in 12 minutes) and asparagus (12.8 pounds in 10 minutes). On July 4, 2016 Joey ate 70 hot dogs. A year later he ate 72. A year later he ate a world-record 74. At the 2019 Nathan's contest he secured a 12th title with 71 dogs eaten.
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest: The top prize for winning Nathan's is $10,000. Not a ton of money, but it provides by far the most exposure all these athletes will receive throughout the year. A top competitive eater can easily earn $250,000 – $500,000 per year from prize money and sponsorships. Joey's longtime rival Takeru Kobayashi have not competed at Nathan's in several years ever since Takeru found himself involved in a contract dispute with the Major League Eating organization.
Joey has a line of condiments sold under his name. He sells mustard, dipping sauce, coney sauce, hot sauce and more.
|Net Worth:||$1.5 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Nov 25, 1983 (36 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.8542 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|