Joey Chestnut Biography – Joey Chestnut Wiki
Joey Chestnut born Joseph Christian Chestnut, is an American professional competitive eater.
Chestnut first dove into the world of competitive eating in 2005 while he was a student at San Jose State University. His first major victory came that year when he ate six-and-a-half pounds of fried asparagus in 11 1/2 minutes. That year, Chestnut qualified for his first Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest and ate 32 hot dogs.
By 2011, Chestnut had become such a force on the eating circuit that he was able to quit his full-time job in construction management and focused solely on training for eating competitions. That year, he won his fifth straight Mustard Belt, awarded to the winner of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Since then, Chestnut has cemented his status as the best competitive eater of all time. He currently owns 49 records officially recognized by Major League Eating – among them are 141 hard boiled eggs in eight minutes and 121 Twinkies in six minutes – and most famously ate a record 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes at last year’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. His ability to plow through food has given him a full stomach and bank account to match.
Joey Chestnut Age
He was born on November 25, 1983 in Fulton County, Kentucky, United States as Joseph Christian Chestnut.
Joey Chestnut Wife
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.
Joey Chestnut Net Worth
Joey Chestnut’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million. According to Celebrity Net Worth, top competitive eaters can easily make $500,000 a year between a combination of winnings and sponsorships.
Joey Chestnut Earnings – Joey Chestnut Prize Money
Specific sponsorship details are hard to come by, but in 2014 alone, Chestnut reportedly made $230,000. His 11 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest victories have resulted in a combined $110,000 worth of winnings. According to EatFeats, Chestnut has made close to $600,000 in his eating career since 2005, and that doesn’t account for various unknown sponsorship deals.
Chestnut has already won four events in 2019, each with their own prize money. The combined purse money from his four victories – croquetas, mutton sandwiches, canteen sandwiches and pepperoni rolls – was worth $16,500.
Joey Chestnut Training
Chestnut trains by fasting and by stretching his stomach with milk, water and protein supplements.
Joey Chestnut Height
Chestnut stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.
Joey Chestnut Weight
Since the start of his competitive eating career, Chestnut’s competition weight has varied from 225–240 pounds (102–109 kg).
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