Joey Chestnut is a competitive-eater from the USA. Major League Eating has Chestnut at number one in the world, and he won his first Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Championship in 2007 at 38. One Joey ate 66 hot-dogs and buns at once, which was once an highest record. A new world record of 68 hot dogs was set in July 2009, and he went on to break and again in 2013 by gulping down 69 hot dogs. In 2020, Chestnut ate 75 more hot dogs than he had previously consumed in a single contest.
Joey Chestnut’s Net Worth
Joey has an estimated net worth of $ 2.5 million along with an annual salary of $5,00,000 which considering till June 2022, by Celebrity Net Worth. This worth is a combined effort from his business venture and career earnings. From his competitive earnings he has won for 14 competitions in Nathan’s hot dog eating challenges.
Joey’s business venture which he started in 2018 includes his condiments brand under his name. His line of products include Chestnut’s Firecracker Mustard, Boardwalk Coney Sauce and Deli-Style Mustard with prices ranging from $7.50 to $8.
A Deep Dive Into Joey’s Chestnut Early Life
A native of Fulton County, Kentucky, Joey Chestnut was born on November 25, 1983. San Jose State University was his first choice after high school. When Joey was little, he used to eat a lot. He was a big fan of his mother’s cooking, especially her homemade spaghetti, which he ate all the time.
His body burned calories quickly. It allowed him to consume large amounts of food without becoming obese. In 2005, he made his first appearance in a competitive eating event. Because of his frequent absenteeism from food competitions, he didn’t finish his degree in civil engineering until 2012.
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While attending ‘San Jose University,’ Joey entered his first eating contest in 2005. . Initially, Chestnut was a construction manager and could not leave his job. Also, there was a deep-fried asparagus eating challenge, and in the end, he defeated Rich LeFevre by consuming 6.3 pounds of deep-fried asparagus in less than 12 minutes, emerging as the surprise dark horse of the contest.
For six more years, Chestnut could not quit his job as a construction manager and compete full time in the sport’s most prestigious event. However, after he qualified for Nathan’s in his rookie year, he also ate 32 hot dogs. In the very same year, he was enthroned as the champion of ‘Waffle House World Wafle Eating Championship’.
A Quick Glance at Joey’s Personal Life
Joey proposed to his long-time girlfriend Neslie Ricasa just before the 2014 Nathan’s competition, where he wanted to defend his title. A year later, in January 2015, just days before their wedding, they called it quits.
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Endorsements by Joey Chestnut
Also, Chestnut earns money by uploading videos to YouTube. On his social media sites, he has over 14 million followers, and he earns up to $6,000 a day from advertising on these sites. His YouTube channel is a huge success, accumulating over 2,00,000 subscribers. Condiments made by him are available in retail outlets as well which include ‘Boardwalk Coney Sauce’ and ‘Firecracker Mustard’.
Accomplishments and World Records
There’s a good chance Joey Chestnut eats the hottest dogs. His record was broken in 2021 when he scarfed down 76 hot dogs in the allotted time. In terms of how much he can eat, Joey Chestnut holds nearly 50 world records. Some of his records include having 55 glazed donuts 141 hard boiled eggs in 8 minutes, 47 grilled cheese sandwiches and 45 pulled pork sandwiches, 53 beef tacos (soft shell) in 10 minutes, and 32 McMuffins in 38 minutes.