Who is Joey Chestnut?
If you think you’ve seen it all, then you haven’t met Joey Chestnut. He is an American competitive eater and the greatest eater in the history of humanity. He is the best eater in the world according to Major League Eating.
In fact, representatives of mainstream media, not to forget scientists can come along and conduct their own independent analyses and MLE is certain that you will reach the same findings. At the time we are writing this article, Chestnut has 55 World Records in 55 different sports.
On July 4, 2023, he ate 62 hot dogs and took home the trophy for the 16th time in the history of the contest. Thunderstorms and lightning nearly forced the contest to be called off; but, after a two-hour delay, it eventually got underway. He is said to have had a significant role in changing the original plan to cancel.
Joey has now become a national treasure and a true American hero. He has a never-ending desire to eat and doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon.
Joey Chestnut is a Native of Kentucky
Chestnut is currently 39 years old. He was born on November 25, 1983, in Fulton County, Kentucky, United States. However, he was raised in Vallejo, California and he currently resides in Westfield, Indiana.
Joey Chestnut Trains By Fasting
Chestnut exercises by going without food while nourishing and loosening up his stomach with milk, water, and supplements that contain protein. His competition weight has ranged from 225-240 pounds (102-109 kg) ever since he began his career in competitive eating.
Joey claims that he cooks hot dogs at home and then eats them in a competition-like manner as part of his training for hot dog eating contests.
He begins with 40 hot dogs and gradually increases his intake until he reaches the game-day state. He likened it to weightlifting or running for other sportsmen.
Joey Chestnut is Also a Construction Engineer
Chestnut holds a degree in engineering and construction management from San Jose State University.
Is Joey Chestnut Married?
While Joey has enjoyed a high level of achievement in his career, his love life has brought about many difficulties. He started dating his now ex-girlfriend, Neslie Ricasa in 2011. He proposed to her not long after the 2014 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.
They were still planning to get married the following year while still engaged, but they broke up before the wedding day came around. Joey has since not revealed his new partner. Ricasa on the other hand is married to Drew Fly and they have two children together.
Joey Chestnut’s Ex-Partner is a Financial Analyst
Neslie Ricasa works as a financial analyst at Thomas Foods International. She graduated from San Jose State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Joey Chestnut Net Worth: How Rich is The Greatest Eater in History?
Chestnut’s net worth is approximately $4 million. He earned $500,000 in 2022 and there is a likelihood that he will make even more in 2023. He not only makes money from his career. Joey sells a variety of food additives under his own brand such as mustard, dipping sauce, coney sauce, and hot sauce to mention a few.