Joey Chestnut

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Full Name Joey Chestnut
Age 36 Years Old
Nick Name Jaw
Gender Male
Famous As Eater
Birth Date November 25th, 1983
Birth Place Fulton County, Kentucky

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About Joey Chestnut; Competitive Eater

Joseph Christian Chestnut famed as Joey Chestnut is an American competitive eater. At present, he is ranked first in the world by Major League Eating. He won the 92nd Annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, beating six-time defending champion Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi by consuming 66 hot dogs and buns (HDB) in 12 minutes, which improved the world record on 4th July 2007. On 4th July 2020, he won his 13th title at Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, eating a record-breaking 75 hot dogs and buns in ten minutes. At present, he is residing in San Jose, California, in the USA. Joey Chestnut was born on 25th November 1983 with the birth name/real name of Joseph Christian Chestnut. His birthplace/hometown is in Vallejo, California. At present, he is living in San Jose, California, in the USA. He holds an American nationality and he belongs to American-White ethnicity. His race is White. He was raised alone by his mother after his father left when he was just a 2-year-old. As of his education, he is a graduate of San Jose State University in 2012. He first dove into the world of competitive eating in 2005 while he was a University student. As of 2019, he celebrated his 36th birthday. Sagittarius is his horoscope sign and his religious faith is Christian. Scroll more to know about his full biography, net worth, career, records, family details, age, facts, training, wiki, birthday, girlfriend, married, and more. 

Joey Chestnut in Hot Dog Eating Contest

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Joey Chestnut's Career (2005-2020)

  • Initially, he participated in the competitive eating scene in 2005 with a break-out performance in the deep-fried asparagus eating championship while he was a San Jose State University student. 
  • In the competition, he beat high-ranked eater Rich LeFevre by eating 6.3 pounds of asparagus in 11.5 minutes. Also, he ate 32 HDB, placing third behind Takeru Kobayashi and Sonya Thomas in Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in the same year of 2005. 
  • Additionally, he set a new world record for downing 32.5 grilled cheese sandwiches in 10 minutes at the Arizona State Fair, as part of the GoldenPalace.net World Grilled Cheese Eating Championship circuit. It was on 22nd of October 2005. 
  • After that, he defeated Thomas in the Waffle House World Waffle Eating Championship and placed second to her in a Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship qualifier, eating 56 Krystal Burgers in eight minutes to her 57. 
  • Later, he beat her by eating 91 hamburgers in the finals, finishing second to the 97 hamburgers consumed by Kobayashi.
  • In 2006, he lost to Kobayashi in the Johnsonville World Bratwurst Eating Championship in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He ate 45 bratwurst sausages in 10 minutes. Kobayashi ate 58 in the Johnsonville World Bratwurst Eating Championship. 
  • He later won the Wing Bowl XV, an annual Philadelphia event at the Wachovia Center by eating 182 chicken wings in 30 minutes, becoming a Wing Bowl champion and record holder in the year 2007. 
  • Moreover, he was also seen on a YouTube video drinking a gallon of milk in 41 seconds.
  • He and Kobayashi battled the field in a record-setting hot dog eating battle in Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York, at Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest where he defeated him with the score of 66-63 on 4th July 2007. 
  • On 1st February 2008, he ate 241 wings in 30 minutes at the Wing Bowl XVI in Philadelphia and ate 78 matzo balls during Kenny & Ziggy's World Matzoh Ball Eating Championship in Houston, Texas on 2nd March 2008. 
  • Later, he set a new male record at The Big Texan Steak Ranch restaurant in Amarillo, Texas by eating a meal of 4.5 lb (2.04 kg) ribeye steak, salad, baked potato, shrimp cocktail, and roll in just 8 minutes and 52 seconds on 24th March 2008. 
  • He lost to Takeru Kobayashi in Chicken Satay eating in the MLE Asia inaugural event on 28th July 2008 where he consumed just over 4 kilograms to Kobayashi's almost 5.5.
  • Also, he defeated IFOCE's second highest-ranked competitive eater Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti in the second Gyoza Eating Championship on 23rd August 2008. It happened in Little Tokyo, LA, California. 
  • He broke his own record on 4th July 2009 by topping his previous record of 59 HDB by consuming 68 HDB in the 2009 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.
  • On Man v. Food in San Jose, California, he ate Iguana's Burritozilla: a 5-pound, 17-inch burrito in 3 minutes, 10 seconds.
  • Furthermore, he won Shrimp Wontons eating in Singapore on 9th May 2010 in which he ate 380 wontons in 8 minutes to set a new world record.
  • At the Phantom Gourmet Food Fest in Boston, Massachusetts, he won the Upper Crust Pizza Eating competition by eating 37 slices in 10 minutes and defeated Bob Shoudt by 1 slice. It happened on 25th September 2010. 
  • He set a new world record by defeating Pat Bertoletti by eating 20 half-pound corned beef sandwiches in 10 minutes at the annual Toojay's Corned Beef Eating Competition in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on 17th March 2012. 
  • He defended his title at Nathan's 97th Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York by swallowing 68 HDB in 10 minutes, which earned him his 6th "mustard belt" for this competition on 4th July 2012. 
  • He consumed 191 wings (7.61 pounds) in 12 minutes to win the 1st place competitive-eating trophy at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, New York, and defeated the previous five-year champion Sonya Thomas on 2nd September 2012. 
  • He also won the Third Annual Smoke's Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championships in Toronto, Ontario by consuming 19 boxes (9.5 pounds) of poutine in 10 minutes on 13th October 2012. 
  • He ate 70 bratwursts to set the world record and take his fourth straight title, at the Hillshire Farm Bratwurst Eating World Championship held at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio in September 2013. 
  • He ate 61 hot dogs and buns to Stonie's 56, making this his eighth consecutive win in 2014. 
  • He was defeated by Stonie on 4th July 2015 where he ate 60 hot dogs and buns, but Stonie improved since 2014 and consumed 62 hot dogs and buns.
  • He redeemed himself with 70 hot dogs and buns with Stonie behind with 53 hot dogs and buns on 4th July 2016. 
  • He defended his title and ate 72 hot dogs and buns. on 4th July 2017. 
  • He competed in The Amazing Race 30 alongside fellow competitive eater Tim Janus in the year 2018 where he won his 11th title at Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest with a new record of 74 hot dogs and buns on 4th July. 
  • He won his 12th title at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, eating 71 hot dogs and buns on 4th July 2019. 
  • After a year, he won his 13th title at Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, eating a record-breaking 75 hot dogs and buns in ten minutes on 4th July 2020. 

Joey Chestnut Win 2020 Nathan's Hot Dog Competition

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World Records Held by Joey Chestnut

  • Grilled cheese sandwich: 47 sandwiches in 10 minutes (Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 10, 2006) at the GoldenPalace.net World Grilled Cheese Eating Contest
  • Chicken wings - Long Form: 182 wings in 30 minutes (Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 2, 2007) at the Wing Bowl
  • 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
  • Philly cheesesteak: 23 sandwiches in 10 minutes (Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, Pennsylvania on May 21, 2011) at the World CheeseSteak Eating Championship @ Dorney Park
  • Buffalo wings - 7.61 lbs of wings in 12 minutes (Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York on September 2, 2012) at the National Buffalo Wing Festival
  • Apple pie: 4.375 pies in 8 minutes (Brunswick, Ohio, September 13, 2013) at Mapleside Farms World Apple Pie Eating Championship
  • Deep-fried asparagus: 12.8 lbs of deep-fried asparagus in 10 minutes (Stockton, California, April 26, 2014) at Stockton Asparagus Festival
  • Gumbo: 15 bowls (1.875 gallons) in 8 minutes (Larose, Louisiana on November 7, 2015) at the World Record Gumbo Eating Championship
  • Boysenberry 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 Contest
  • Glazed doughnuts: 55 doughnuts in 8 minutes (Santa Monica, California on June 2, 2017) at The Salvation Army National Donut Day World Donut Eating Championship
  • Hostess Donettes: 257 Hostess Donettes in 6 minutes (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 1, 2018) at The World Hostess Donettes Eating Championship
  • Croquettes: 185 croquettes in 10 minutes (Miami, Florida on March 10, 2019) at El Croquetazo at Calle Ocho Music Festival presented by Catalina
  • Big Macs: 32 Big Macs in 38 minutes on February 12, 2020
  • Hot dogs: 75 Nathan’s Hot Dogs and buns in 10 minutes (Coney Island, New York on July 4, 2020) at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut SPLIT with his girlfriend, Neslie Ricasa

Joey Chestnut is not married yet and he is still to get married. Previously, he proposed to his longtime girlfriend Neslie Ricasa just before defending his title in the 2014 Nathan's competition. Neslie Ricasa said "yes" for the proposal but the couple was unable to make it to the altar. Later, they broke up in early 2015, prior to their scheduled wedding date. He is currently believed to be single and focusing on his career. The sexual orientation of Joey is straight. 

Joey Chestnut proposes his girlfriend, Neslie Ricasa

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Joey Chestnut's Net Worth 2020

Joey Chestnut is an American competitive eater who is currently ranked first in the world by Major League Eating. He is a record-holder as well as the winner of multiple competitions. Starting off his career since 2005, he surely must have made a hefty amount of money from his eating career. His success has also attracted various endorsements and sponsorship from food-related brands. As of 2020, the net worth of Joey Chestnut is estimated to have $1.5 million. As per sources, top competitive eaters can easily make $500,000 a year between a combination of winnings and sponsorships. His major source of earning is from eating competition. He is living a cool lifestyle from his earnings.