Joey Chestnut
Joey Chestnut
Celebrated Name: Joey Chestnut
Real Name/Full Name: Joseph Christian Chestnut
Gender: Male
Age: 40 years old
Birth Date: 25 November 1983
Birth Place: Vallejo, California, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.85 m
Weight: 104 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Neslie Ricasa
Children: N/A
Profession: American competitive eater
Net Worth in 2024: $2 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Joseph Christian Chestnut, popularly known as Joey Chestnut, is an American competitive eater who holds the first position in the major league eating. Joey is now the reigning champion of the Hot Dogs and Buns eating the competition.

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Early Life

Joey Chestnut was born on November 25, 1983, in Fulton County, United States. He attended the San Jose State University in San Jose. He graduated in 2012. Joey proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Neslie Ricasa, in 2014. They, however, broke up before their planned wedding in 2015. He has not been open about his new relationships since then.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 25 November 1983, Joey Chestnut is 40 years old as of today’s date 28th May 2024. His height is 1.85 m tall, and his weight is 104 kg.


Joey Chestnut started his career as a competitive eater in 2005; he participated in the deep-fried asparagus eating championship in which he emerged a winner after beating award-winning competitive eater Rich LeFevre. In the same year, he joined the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest. He placed third after Takeru Kobayashi and Sonya Thomas.

He also set a new record at the Grilled Cheese Eating Competition and placed second at the Waffle House World Waffle Eating Championship. In 2006, Joey Chestnut was the favorite for Nathan’s contest after he qualified by eating 50 hot dogs with buns. He, however, placed second after losing to Kobayashi.

In 2007, Joey Chestnut became the new Wing Bowl XV champion by eating 182 chicken wings in 30 minutes. He also appeared in a viral YouTube video where he was seen drinking a gallon of milk in 41 seconds. In also won that year’s Nathan contest by beating Kobayashi.

2008 proved to be a great year for Joey; he won the Wing Bowl eating championship by eating 241 chicken wings in 30 minutes, he placed second at the Pizza Hut P’Zone competition, and he also won the “Famous Famiglia World Pizza Eating Championship” by munching 45 slices of Pizza. He also tied with Kobayashi for Nathan’s contest.

He ate ten and a half macaroni and cheese in 7 minutes during halftime at the 2009 San Jose Stealth Lacrosse game, making him the winner. He also won the 2009 edition of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest. 2010 was no different, the competitive eater secured his fourth win at the Nathan’s Hot Dog contest, and he also won the Upper Crust Pizza eating competition,

He won the 2011 Nathan’s contest by default since Kobayashi did not participate in the contest. Joey Chestnut continued to defend his title at Nathan’s contest until he lost to Stonie in 2015. Stonie beat him by eating 62 hot dogs while Joey was able to consume on 60. He regained his stance in 2016 and managed to defend his title in 2017. He also won his third title at the U.S Chicken Wing Eating Championship.

Awards & Achievements

Joey Chestnut is a 10-time winner for the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. He is a world record holder in the contest. He has also won the United States Chicken Wing Eating Championship three times. He is also a world record holder Deep Fried Asparagus Eating Competition, and he is also the first person to eat 141 hard-boiled eggs in 8 minutes. He set this record at the Radcliff Fall Festival in 2013.

Net Worth & Salary of Joey Chestnut in 2024

Joey Chestnut Net Worth
Joey Chestnut Net Worth

As of May 2024, Joey Chestnut is worth $2 million. Joey is a 10-time winner at Nathan’s contest, has earned substantially from the competition. His top prize from the competition is $10,000. He is also set and broken several world records; these have contributed to his worth. It has been established that Joey’s only source of worth is his career as a competitive eater.

Chestnut is one of the world’s highest-ranking competitive eaters. He revealed that his career is not about eating; it is about dedication and drive. He explained that he is able to attain such feats by fasting and stretching his stomach with milk, protein supplements, and water. He has attributed his success to the fact that he challenges himself every time, and he strives to do better than his previous records.


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