Joey Chestnut net worth: The current world number, American competitive eater Joey Chestnut has a net worth of $800 thousand.
Born on November 25, 1983, Joey Chestnut started his career as a competitive eater while at San Jose State University in 2005. His first break out performance was in deep-fried asparagus eating championship where he beat Rich LeFevre, one of the high ranked competitive eater by eating 6.3 pounds of asparagus in 11.5 minutes. He then participated in Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest and stood third with 32 dogs.
Chestnut’s eating career started that year and he went on the beat several records starting with 32.5 grilled cheese sandwiches in 10 minutes in World Grilled Cheese Eating Championship in 2005. He beat Sonya Thomas in Waffle Eating Championship and was placed second. In the Hamburger Eating Championship, he finished second eating 91 hamburgers in total, six behind Takeru Kobayashi.
Chestnut’s greatest competitor, Takeru Kobayashi beat him again in Hot Dog Eating Competition in 2006 by 1 and 3/4 part while also in Bratwurst Eating Championship by 58 to 41. He became a household name in the United States as the greatest eater after a video of him drinking a gallon of milk in 41 seconds became viral on YouTube.
Chestnut finally won over Kobayashi by 66-63 in 2007’s hot dog eating battle. He also set a personal best record of eating 103 Krystal burgers in World Hamburger Eating Championship. He has been making his career as a full-time competitive eater and trains all year long with constant fasting and stretching his stomach.
With weight of around 210 pounds, he holds several records in eating hard boiled eggs (141 in 8 minutes), hot dogs (69 in 10 minutes), asparagus (12.8 pounds in 10 minutes), to add a few. This all-time eating champion is currently engaged with his girlfriend Neslie Recase and currently sits top with a net worth of $800 thousand.
Quick Facts about Joey Chestnut
Full Name: Joseph Christian Chestnut
Profession: Competitive Eater
Height: 6′ 1″ (1.85 m)
Weight: 220 lbs (99.79 kg)
Date of Birth: November 25, 1983
Place of Birth: Vallejo, California, U.S.
Education: San Jose University
Marital status: Engaged