Joey Chestnut Net Worth: Millionaire Eater, Interesting Facts, House, Age, Height, Biography

Joey Chestnut Net Worth:$3 Million

Net Worth:$3 Million
Salary:$500 Thousand
Date of Birth:Nov 25, 1983
Age:38 years
Height:6 ft (1.8542 m)
Profession:Competitive Eater
Nationality:United States of America

Joey Chestnut Net Worth is around $3 million dollars. Joey Chestnut is famous American competitive eater.

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Joey Chestnut Salary:

Joey Chestnut’s Salary is $500 Thousand.

How much is Joey Chestnut Worth?

Joey Chestnut Worth is around $3 million. Joey is well-known for being one of the most-successful competitive eaters in history. His fame began in 2007 when Joey won the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. At many times in recent past, Chestnut has been the top-ranked eater in the world by the Major League of Eating.

Joey Chestnut Biography:

BornJoseph Christian Chestnut
November 25, 1983 (age 38)
Vallejo, California, U.S.
Other names“Jaws”
Alma materSan Jose State University
OccupationProfessional competitive eater with Major League Eating,Construction engineer
Awards15x Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Champion (2007–2014, 2016–2022)

Joey Chestnut was born in Fulton County, Kentucky on November 25, 1983. After high school, Joey attended San Jose State University, where he first started participating in eating competitions in 2005. Chestnut didn’t graduate until 2012, in part because he was often traveling for food competitions.

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One of Chestnut’s first major events was an asparagus eating competition. Joey Chestnut came in first place, beating high-ranked eater Rich LeFevre, after eating nearly six and a half pounds of deep fried asparagus in just 11.5 minutes.

Joey Chestnut Turning Professional

In 2005, Joey Chestnut entered his first Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Chestnut was placed third, having swallowed 32 hot dogs. Sonya Thomas placed second with 37. Takeru Kobayashi was the wineer having swallowed 49 hot dogs. In 2005 itself, Joey set a new world record for eating 32.5 grilled cheese sandwiches in 10 minutes, winning the GoldenPalace World Grilled Cheese Eating Championship.

Chestnut’s eating popularity continued to rise, defeating Sonya Thomas in the Waffle House World Waffle Eating championship of 2005. Joey was placed second in the Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship in 2005.

At the 2006 Nathan’s event, Kobayashi set the world record with 53 and 3/4ths completed. Joey finished second with 52, which was the US record.

In 2007, Chestnut won the Wing Bowl XV in Philadelphia, eating 182 chicken wings in 30 minutes. Chestnut was victorious at the annual Nathan’s Contest in 2007. Joey Chestnut defeated six-year reigning champion Kobayashi by eating 66 hotdogs to Kobayashi’s 63. In 2007 itself, Joey won the Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship, consuming 103 Krystal burgers in under 8 minutes.

Joey Chestnut went on to win eight-straight Nathan’s Contests, between 2007 and 2015.

In both 2020 and 2021, Joey Chestnut set new records, eating 75 and then 76 hot dogs in only 10 minutes.

The 2015 contest was won by Matt Stonie. But, Joey Chestnut redeemed himself in 2016 by eating 70 hot dogs, taking the title back and setting a new record. Joey proceeded to win the next dive between 2016 and 2020.

Joey Chestnut’s all time record in one competition is 74 hot dogs.

In 2008, Joey Chestnut set two new world records. In February, he set a new record at the Wing Bowl, eating 241 wings in 30 minutes. Chestnut also ate 78 matzo balls during the Kenny & Ziggy’s World Matzoh Ball Eating Championship in Houston. In March, Joeyset a new male record at The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas by eating a 4.5 pound ribeye steak, salad, baked potato, shrimp cocktail, and roll in just under nine minutes. Joey Chestnut also again won the Nathan’s Contest in an eat-off, after tying with Kobayashi. A few weeks later, Chestnut lost to Kobayashi in a chicken satay eating contest, consuming almost nine pounds of chicken to Kobayashi’s twelve.

In 2009, Chestnut set another world record by consuming 10.5 pounds of macaroni and cheese in seven minutes. Joey Chestnut also again won the Nathan’s Contest and beat his previous record by eating 68 hotdogs, nine more than in 2008. However, Kobayashi beat him in the Krystal Hamburger Championship. He also appeared in “Man v. Food,” consuming a giant five pound burrito in just over three minutes.

In 2010, Joey Chestnut won the Shrimp Wontons eating competition in Singapore. He also won the Nathan’s Contest for the fourth year in a row but did not manage to beat his previous record. Joey Chestnut also won the Pepto Bismol Bratwurst Eating Championship, eating 42 brats in 12 minutes, as well as the Upper Crust Pizza Eating competition, eating 37 slices in 10 minutes. In 2011, he again won the Nathan’s Contest. However, Kobayashi set a new world record, eating 69 hotdogs at an off-site event with independent judges. Joey Chestnut did not participate in the Nathan’s Contest that year as he refused to sign the required contract.

In July, 2021, Chestnut won his 14th title at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, eating 76 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, a new record.

In October, 2021, Chestnut won The 2021 Destination Outlets World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship in Jeffersonville, Ohio, consuming 16 lbs 12 oz of Pumpkin Pie in 8 minutes.

In July 4, 2022, Chestnut captured his 15th Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest title by eating 63 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. The contest was interrupted by a protestor, whom Chestnut placed in a chokehold.

How Joey Chestnut is able to eat so fast, so much?

Joey Chestnut trains by fasting and by stretching his stomach with milk, water and protein supplements. From the start of his competitive eating career, Chestnut competition weight has varied from 225–240 pounds (102–109 kg).

After winning his sixth consecutive hot dog eating contest in 2012 by eating 68 hot dogs, Chestnut said, “I will not stop until I reach 70. This sport isn’t about eating. It’s about drive and dedication, and at the end of the day, hot dog eating challenges both my body and my mind.”

Joey says he trains for hot dog eating competitions by cooking hot dogs at his house and then eating them in a simulated competition style. Joey starts with 40 hot dogs and then works his way up until he is in game shape. Chestnut compared it to running or lifting weights for other athletes.

Joey Chestnut Girlfriend, dating, relationship:

Joey Chestnut proposed to his longtime girlfriend Neslie Ricasa just before defending his title in the 2014 Nathan’s competition.

The couple split up in early 2015, prior to their scheduled wedding date. Chestnut currently resides in Westfield, Indiana.

Joey Chestnut World records:


Chicken wings – Long Form: 182 wings in 30 minutes (Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 2, 2007) at the Wing Bowl
Krystal hamburgers: 103 Krystal Burgers in eight minutes (Chattanooga, Tennessee on October 28, 2007) at the Krystal Square Off
Kolaches: 56 sausage and cheese kolaches in eight minutes (Houston, Texas on September 14, 2007) at the Kolache Factory World Kolache Eating Championship
Pulled pork sandwiches: 45 sandwiches in ten minutes (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on September 1, 2007) at the Myrtle Beach World BBQ Eating Championship


Philly cheesesteak: 23 sandwiches in ten minutes (Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, Pennsylvania on May 21, 2011) at the World CheeseSteak Eating Championship @ Dorney Park
Pizza Hut P’Zones: 7.5 P’Zones in ten minutes (Spike Guys’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California on June 4, 2011) at the Pizza Hut P’Zone Eating CHOW-lenge
Salt potatoes: 13 lb (5.9 kg) of salt potatoes (Baldwinsville, New York on May 14, 2011) at the Salt Potato World Eating Championship
Taco Bell tacos: 53 soft beef tacos in ten minutes (San Juan, Puerto Rico on July 29, 2011) at the Taco Bell Why Pay More Soft Taco Challenge


Glazed doughnuts: 55 doughnuts in eight minutes (Santa Monica, California on June 2, 2017) at The Salvation Army National Donut Day World Donut Eating Championship
Tacos – Traditional (three-inch tortilla): 126 tacos in eight minutes (Prior Lake, Minnesota on May 5, 2017) at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel World Taco Eating Championship
White Hut cheeseburgers: 52 Cheeseburgers in ten minutes (West Springfield, Massachusetts on September 23, 2017) at The White Hut World Cheeseburg Eating Championship At The Big E

Hot dogs: 76 Nathan’s hot dogs and buns (HDB) in −10 minutes (Coney Island, New York on July 4, 2021) at the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Chicken Fingers: 44 Raising Cane’s chicken fingers in 5 minutes (Las Vegas, Nevada on July 27, 2022)