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Joey Chestnut Net Worth 2022: Early Life, Career, Personal Life, and Endorsements!
Joey Chestnut Net Worth: Joey Chestnut is an American competitive eater. Chestnut is best known for holding over 50 world eating records and is currently ranked first in the world. He has won 14 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contests.
Joey Chestnut has amassed a multi-million dollar net worth during his two decades of dominance, which is undeniably amazing.
Joey Chestnut Early Life
On November 25, 1983, Joseph Christian Chestnut was born. He was raised in Vallejo, California. San Jose State University awarded him a degree in construction management and engineering. Chestnut’s brother, on the other hand, signed him up for his first competition in 2005, when money was tight and he was known for being able to consume large amounts of food at home.
Joey Chestnut Career
In 2005, Chestnut won the competition by consuming 6.5 pounds of asparagus in 11.5 minutes. During that same rookie season, he also saved 32 dogs after qualifying for Nathan’s. That same year, he won the Waffle House World Waffle Eating Championship.
Despite competing in the sport’s most prestigious event in 2011, Chestnut was unable to give up his construction management job and compete full-time for the next six years.
In that year, he became famous after defeating Takeru Kobayashi, who, more than any other eater, popularised the sport in its early years and paved the way for Chestnut’s extraordinary success. He consumed 20 eight-ounce corned beef sandwiches at the 2012 TooJay’s World Class Corned Beef Eating Championship.
Joey Chestnut earned $230,000 three years later, according to USA Today. He won the Foxwoods Turkey Eating Championship by devouring a 9.35-pound turkey.
At the Silver Slipper World Meat Pie Eating Championship in 2016, he consumed 23 six-ounce meat pies. For Salvation Army National Donut Day in 2017, he ate 55 glazed donuts. Later in Nathan’s eating contest, he went on to win 14 titles. In 2021, he broke his own competition record by eating 76 HDB.
Joey Chestnut’s Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$2.5 Million|
|Age:||38 Years Old|
|Born:||25 November 1983|
|Salary (Annual):||$1 Million per year|
Just prior to defending his championship at the 2014 Nathan’s tournament, Nathan Chestnut got engaged to his longtime love Neslie Ricasa. Early in 2015, before their wedding date was set, the couple separated. Chestnut is nowadays a resident of Westfield, Indiana.
Income and Salary
Joey Chestnut earns around $500,000 per year just by eating hot dogs. Every year, approximately 3,500 competitive eating competitions are held in the United States. Between the start of his career and 2019, he competed in these competitions and won $600,000. He has received $130,000 from his 14 Nathan titles alone.
Joey Chestnut has competed in over 20 competitions per year since 2005 and holds dozens of bizarre world records. More importantly, Chestnut has leveraged his popularity to secure several endorsement deals.
Chestnut can also earn money from his career through endorsements. He’s endorsed brands like Pepto Bismol, Hooters, Hostess, and Coney Island IPA on social media, and that last one is just too obvious.
Chestnut also earns money through his YouTube channel. His social media platforms generate up to $6,000 in advertising revenue per day, and he has over 14 million users. His YouTube channel is extremely popular, with over 200,000 subscribers. He also has his own brand of condiments that he sells in stores. Among the sauces available in $5 bottles are Boardwalk Coney Sauce and Firecracker Mustard.