Who is Joey Chestnut and what is his net worth?

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

Since then, he has won the contest 14 additional times, only losing once in 2015.

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


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

Who is Joey Chestnut?

Joey Chestnut is an American competitive eater.

The 38-year-old is currently ranked first in the world by Major League Eating – an organization that organizes professional competitive eating events and television specials.

Chestnut’s first Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating championship came in 2007 when he beat six-time defending champ Takeru “Tsunami” Kobayashi.

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At the time, Chestnut consumed a record-breaking 66 hot dogs and buns.

In July 2009, he set a new world record by downing 68 hot dogs and went on to break his record again in 2013 after consuming 69.

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

What is Joey Chestnut’s net worth?

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

This number comes from his career earnings and other business ventures.

Aside from competitive eating, Chestnut also has a line of condiments sold under his name.

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

Joey Chestnut has only lost once in the 15 times he's competed in the contest


Joey Chestnut has only lost once in the 15 times he’s competed in the contestCredit: Reuters

How many hotdogs did Joey Chestnut eat during the 2022 HotDog eating contest?

At the 2022 event, Chestnut was not able to set a new world record, but he was still able to put on an impressive show.

On the way to his 15th title, he was able to consume 63 hot dogs and buns.

However, the title did not come without a fight.

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

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

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“Joey was on a record pace. We should have witnessed history,” one audience member told the media outlet.

“That guy totally messed with [Joey’s] momentum.”

A man was arrested shortly after the altercation, Fox News notes.


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