Joey Chestnut Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 17 Sep, 2019
Facts of Joey Chestnut
Date of Birth: 1983 , November-25
Age: 37 years old
Name Joey Chestnut
Birth Name Joseph Christian Chestnut
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Vallejo, California
Ethnicity White
Profession Competitive Eater
Working For Eating Contest
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Girlfriend Neslie Ricasa
Education Vallejo high school
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
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The Major League Eating first-ranked Joey Chestnut is an American competitive eater. He is well-known for winning the 92nd Annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. Chestnut is also recognized by setting a new world record of 68 HDB and winning his third consecutive title after defeating Takeru Kobayashi.

Competitive League Championship & Achievements

Joey began his competitive eating career in 2005, entering the competitive eating scene by giving a stunning performance in the deep-fried asparagus eating championship.

Joey world champion Hot Dog Eater SOURCE:

The same year, he appeared in Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest where Chestnut downed a total of 32 hot dogs and came third behind Takeru Kobayashi and Sonya Thomas.

He won his first Nathan Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4th, 2007 and also received $10,000 prize money. In 2008, Joesph set a new personal record by eating a total meal of 72-ounce ribeye steak, baked potato, salad, shrimp cocktail, and roll in just 8 min, 52 sec in the Big Texan Steak Ranch restaurant in Amarillo, Texas.

Afterward, he took part in the Amazing Race 30 in 2018 along with his competitive eater friend, Tim Janus. Joey later won his 11th title with setting his another new record of 74 hot dogs at Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.

On July 4, 2019, Chestnut won the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest for the 12th time and third consecutive time. From 2007 to 2014, Chestnut won 8 consecutive Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest only losing to Stonie in 2015 ending his eight years long streak.

Net Worth, Prize Money, & House

According to the celebrity net worth, the competitive eater, Joey Chestnut's net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million in 2019. He gathered the huge sum of wealth from his profession as a competitive eater.

Joesph has taken part in Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest where the winner is awarded $10,000. Since Joseph has won the competition for 12 times, his earning from the competition has reached $120k.

Moreover, as per some sources, a competitive eater can easily earn in between $250,000 to $500,000 per year from the prize money as well as from sponsorships. He also earns from many different endorsements deals from a variety of companies and social media sponsorship. According to some online sources, he earned approximately $230k from sponsorship deals in 2014.

Further, Chestnut also runs a YouTube channel under the name Joey Chestnut, which we can also consider his sources of income. He has 44.6k subscribers and has a total video of 10 as of September 2019.

Talking about Chestnut's assets, he owns a fancy house in San Jose, California. However, there is not much information about his house at the moment.

Chestnut recently opened his first company, Joey Chestnut Select. The food line offers a line of condiments such as Boardwalk Coney Sauce, Firecracker Mustard, as well as Deli-Style Mustard.

Meanwhile, Chestnut has shown his interest in charity works. He promised to donate all of his profit from his company to a military family care foundation, Hidden Heroes.

Joey Proposed His Girlfriend, Neslie Ricasa

Talking about Chestnut's personal life, he is an unmarried man as of now. Looking at his past affair, he was in a relationship with Neslie Ricasa.

Joey with his girlfriend, Neslie Ricasa SOURCE:

Joey proposed his girlfriend, Neslie Ricasa, after winning the Hog Dog Eating Contest of 2014. Unfortunately, their relationship couldn't last long as the pair broke up in 2015.

Besides, Joey doesn't readily share information regarding his personal life and relationship stuff with his followers. He has 27.4k followers on Instagram and 31.3k followers on Twitter as of September 2019.

Age, Early Life, Education

Joey Chestnut was born as Joseph Christian Chestnut in Vallejo, California on November 25th, 1983. As per his ethnicity, he is white and holds American nationality. 

Concerning his educational background, he went to the Vallejo high school and later joined the prestigious University of San Joe State. He is 35 years old and currently resides in San Jose, California.