Joey Chestnut Bio, Age, Net Worth, Earnings/Prize Money, Training, Records

Joey Chestnut Biography

Joey Chestnut is an American competitive eater. He is currently ranked first in the world by Major League Eating. He is a Vallejo, California native and resides in San Jose, California. Chestnut’s height is 6-feet-one-inch (1.85 m); his weight is 230 pounds (104 kg).

Chestnut won the 92nd Annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4, 2007, beating six-time defending champion Takeru “Tsunami” Kobayashi by consuming 66 hot dogs and buns (HDB) in 12 minutes, which set a new world record. The following year, he successfully defended his title by winning a 5 hot dog eat-off after tying Kobayashi in consuming 59 HDB in 10 minutes.

On July 4, 2009, Chestnut beat Kobayashi again, by consuming a new world record of 68 HDB and winning his third consecutive title. Chestnut took home his 4th consecutive Mustard Belt eating 54 HDB on July 4, 2010. The 2010 contest was a runaway victory, as Kobayashi did not compete due to a contract dispute with Major League Eating. On July 4, 2011, he won his fifth-consecutive championship with 62 HDB. 2012 marked his sixth consecutive win, when Chestnut tied his own world record from 2009 by devouring 68 HDB.

Chestnut in 2013, captured his seventh straight title, eating a total of 69 HDB, breaking his previous world record. Chestnut in 2014, captured his eighth straight title eating a total of 61 HDB. 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 lost the 2015 Hot Dog eating contest to Matt Stonie. On July 4, 2016, Chestnut regained the championship belt from Stonie by eating 70 hot dogs; 3.5 hot dogs short of his record-setting qualifying round. A year later on July 4, 2017, he raised the bar again by raising his record to 72 hot dogs; and again the following year to a world record of 74.

Joey Chestnut Age

Joey was born on November 25, 1983. He is aged 35 years as of 2018.

Joey Chestnut Net Worth

Joey Chestnut’s the American competitive eating champion Net Worth as of 2019 is $800 Thousand.

Joey Chestnut Earnings/Prize Money

In 2005, Joey earned $10000 by winning Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest which was held on July 4 that year.In 2010 and 2011 he earned $225,000 and $205,000 by winning the eating competitions he joined in.His earnings of 2013 were $100,000 by winning from the annual Coney Island contest.

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Joey Chestnut Training

He trains by fasting and by stretching his stomach with milk, water and protein supplements. Upon the start of his competitive eating career, his competition weight has varied from 225–240 pounds (102–109 kg). In 2012, after winning his sixth consecutive hot dog eating contest by eating 68 hot dogs, he stated, “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 Chestnut World Records


Grilled cheese sandwich: 47 sandwiches in 10 minutes (Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 10, 2006) at the World Grilled Cheese Eating ContestHorseshoe sandwich: 6 lbs, 5 oz of sandwich in 10 minutes (Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Illinois on August 12, 2006) at the World Horseshoe Eating ChampionshipJalapeño poppers: 118 poppers in 10 minutes (University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona on April 8, 2006) at the Jalapeño Popper Eating ContestPulled pork: 9 lbs 6 oz of pork in 10 minutes (Horseshoe Council Bluffs in Council Bluffs, Iowa on September 16, 2006) at Harrah’s Pulled Pork Eating Championship


Chicken Wings – Long Form: 182 wings in 30 minutes (Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 2, 2007) at the Wing BowlKrystal Hamburgers: 103 Krystal Burgers in 8 minutes (Chattanooga, Tennessee on October 28, 2007) at the Krystal Square OffKolaches: 56 sausage and cheese kolaches in 8 minutes (Houston, Texas on September 14, 2007) at the Kolache Factory World Kolache Eating ChampionshipPulled Pork Sandwiches: 45 sandwiches in 10 minutes (Myrtle Beach on September 1, 2007) at the Myrtle Beach World BBQ Eating Championship


Funnel cake: 5.9 lbs in 10 minutes (Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia on May 23, 2009) at the Kings Dominion World Funnel Cake Championship 2011Philly Cheese Steak: 23 sandwiches in 10 minutes (Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, Pennsylvania on May 21, 2011) at the World CheeseSteak Eating Championship @ Dorney ParkPizza Hut® P’Zones®: 7.5 P’Zones® in 10 minutes (Spike Guys’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California on June 4, 2011) at the Pizza Hut® P’Zone® Eating CHOW-lengeSalt potatoes: 13 lbs of salt potatoes (Baldwinsville, New York on May 14, 2011) at the Salt Potato World Eating ChampionshipTaco Bell® Tacos: 53 soft beef tacos in 10 minutes (San Juan, Puerto Rico on July 29, 2011) at the Taco Bell® Why Pay More Soft Taco Challenge 2012Buffalo Wings – 12 minutes: 7.61 lbs in 12 minutes (Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York on September 2, 2012) at the National Buffalo Wing FestivalCorned beef sandwich – 20 sandwiches in 10 minutes (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on March 17, 2012) at The 3rd Annual TooJay’s World Class Corned Beef Eating ChampionshipTamales: 102 tamales in 12 minutes (Lewisville, Texas on September 29, 2012) at the Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship

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Apple Pie: 4.375 pies in 8 minutes (Brunswick, Ohio, September 13, 2013) at Mapleside Farms World Apple Pie Eating ChampionshipBrain Tacos: 54 tacos in 8 minutes (Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 12, 2013) at The World Brain Eating Competition – Zombie Pub CrawlHard Boiled Eggs: 141 hard-boiled eggs in 8 minutes (Radcliff, Kentucky on October 5, 2013) at the Radcliff Fall FestivalPastrami: 25 Katz’s Delicatessen half pastrami sandwiches in 10 minutes (Manhattan, New York City, New York on June 2, 2013) at the Katz’s Delicatessen World Pastrami Eating ChampionshipPork ribs: 13.76 pounds pork rib meat (John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino in Sparks, Nevada on August 28, 2013) at John Ascuaga’s Nugget World Rib Eating Championship during the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-offTwinkies®: 121 Twinkies® in 6 minutes (Bally’s Casino Tunica in Tunica Resorts, Mississippi on October 26, 2013) at The World Twinkie® Eating Championship At Bally’s Casino – Tunica


Deep Fried Asparagus: 12.8 lbs of deep fried asparagus in 10 minutes (Stockton, California, April 26, 2014) at Stockton Asparagus FestivalFish tacos: 30 tacos in 5 minutes (Calgary, Alberta, Canada on August 9, 2013) at Joey Chestnut vs. Joey’s All-Stars Fish Taco World Record Challenge Presented by Joey’s Seafood RestaurantsGyoza: 384 gyoza in 10 minutes (Los Angeles, California on August 16, 2014) at The Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating ChampionshipPierogi: 165 pierogi in 8 minutes (Horseshoe Casino Hammond in Hammond, Indiana on October 8, 2014) at the Horseshoe World Pierogi-Eating ChampionshipPulled pork sliders: 62 sliders in 10 minutes (Atmore, Alabama on March 28, 2014) at the Pork Slider Eating Contest at Wind Creek’s Throw DownTurkey (Whole): 9.35 lbs of whole turkey in 10 minutes (Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut on November 22, 2014) at the Foxwoods World Turkey-Eating Championship

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Gumbo: 15 bowls (1.875 gallons) in 8 minutes (Larose, Louisiana on November 7, 2015) at the World Record Gumbo Eating Championship 2016Boysenberry Pie: 14.5 lbs of pie in 8 minutes (Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California on March 19, 2016) at The Knott’s Boysenberry Festival World Pie Eating ContestBurritos – Long Form: 14.5 burritos in 10 minutes (Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado on May 28, 2016) at The Denver Outlaws World Burrito Eating Championship Presented by Illegal Pete’sGyros: 30 gyros in 10 minutes (Houston, Texas on May 15, 2016) at Niko Niko’s World Gyro Eating ChampionshipMeat pies: 23 meat pies in 10 minutes (Bay St. Louis, Mississippi on March 5, 2016) at The Silver Slipper World Meat Pie Eating ChampionshipPoutine: 25.5 lbs of poutine in 10 minutes (Toronto, Ontario, Canada on October 1, 2016) at the 7th Annual Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship


Glazed Doughnuts: 55 doughnuts in 8 minutes (Santa Monica, California on June 2, 2017) at The Salvation Army National Donut Day World Donut Eating ChampionshipTacos – Traditional (3-inch tortilla): 126 tacos in 8 minutes (Prior Lake, Minnesota on May 5, 2017) at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel World Taco Eating ChampionshipWhite Hut Cheesburgs: 52 Cheeseburgs in 10 minutes (West Springfield, Massachusetts on September 23, 2017) at The White Hut World Cheeseburg Eating Championship At The Big E


Hostess® Donettes®: 257 Hostess® Donettes® in 6 minutes (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 1, 2018) at The World Hostess® Donettes® Eating ChampionshipHot Dogs: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs and buns (HDB): 74 HDB in 10 minutes (Coney Island, New York on July 4, 2018) at the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.

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