Who is Joey Chestnut and What is his Net Worth?

JOEY Chestnut rose to fame in 2007 after dethroning six-time defending champion Takeru Kobayashi at the annual event Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Since then he has won the competition 14 more times and lost just once in 2015.

Joey Chestnut is a 14-time Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest winner


Joey Chestnut is a 14-time Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest winnerPhoto credit: The Mega Agency

Who is Joey Chestnut?

Joey Chestnut is an American competitive eater.

The 38-year-old is currently ranked number one in the world by Major League Eating – an organization that organizes professional food competitions and television specials.

Chestnut’s first Nathan Hot Dog Eating Championship came in 2007 when he defeated six-time defending champion Takeru “Tsunami” Kobayashi.

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Back then, Chestnut consumed a record-breaking 66 hot dogs and buns.

In July 2009, he set a new world record with 68 hot dogs and broke his record again in 2013 after consuming 69.

In 2020, Chestnut again broke his own competition record by consuming 75 hot dogs.

What is Joey Chestnut Net Worth?

As of July 2022, Chestnut has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million with an annual salary of $500,000, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

This number is derived from his professional income and other business ventures.

Aside from competition food, Chestnut also has a line of condiments sold under its name.

He sells mustard, dipping sauce, coney sauce, hot sauce and more.

Joey Chestnut has lost only once in his 15 competitions


Joey Chestnut has lost only once in his 15 competitionsPhoto credit: Reuters

How Many Hot Dogs Did Joey Chestnut Eat During The 2022 Hot Dog Eating Contest?

While Chestnut failed to set a new world record at the 2022 event, he still put on an impressive show.

He ate 63 hot dogs and buns en route to his 15th title.

However, the title did not come without a fight.

According to Fox News, the champion was interrupted by protesters about halfway through the 10-minute event.

Chestnut reportedly grabbed a man by the neck and helped pull him to the ground before returning to his position.

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“Joey was at a record pace. We should have witnessed the story,” a viewer told the media outlet.

“The guy totally screwed it up [Joey’s] momentum.”

A man was arrested shortly after the altercation, Fox News notes. Who is Joey Chestnut and What is his Net Worth?


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