Major League Eating titleholder in the world, Joey Chestnut has an enormous amount is $1.5 million. He earned his worth by competing in food challenges.
He began his eating competition in 2015 while he was a student at San Jose State University. In that major victory, he ate six and a half pounds of fried asparagus in 11 and a half minutes. The same year he competed in Natha's Hot Dog Eating Competition where he ate 32 hot dogs.
Joey Chestnut's Earning From His Career
As mentioned before, Chestnut was a contestant at The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest where he ate 32 hot dogs. As a winner, he was paid a whopping amount of $10,000. After that, he has won this contest 12 times by eating 71 hot dogs.
According to EatFeats, he has made worth around $600,000 in his eating career since 2005. If we combine his 12 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest victories wages that it results are $120,000. Besides it, Chestnut has won five events in 2019 from that event he collected $26,500 per event. At those events, he has to eat hot dogs, croquetas, a mutton sandwich, a canteen sandwich, and pepperoni roll.
The Nathan's Hot Dog Contest winner has several endorsements from food companies like Hooters, Hostess, Coney Island IPA, and Pepto Bismol. That helps him to earn a considerable amount of money.
Chestnut earns a decent amount of wages from his YouTube channel. He has 99.6k subscribers where he uploads his food challenge to his fans. According to payscales, the average income is $10-$50 per 1000 views. On his YouTube channel, his highest views are 1.2M on the video, "Most Big Macs Ever Eaten by One Person".
Business Venture and Charity Work
In 2019, he launched his own company, Joey Chestnut Select product line which includes Chestnut's Firecracker Mustard, Boardwalk Coney Sauce, and Deli-Style Mustard with price ranging from $5.00 to $6.50.
On the other hand, he has supported many charity organizations. In 2018, he denoted some money in the Elizabeth Dole Foundation's program for assisting wounded worries. This organization strengthen and empower America's military caregivers and their families by raising public awareness, and so on.