Getting paid to eat scorching canines? Does not sound so dangerous.
Effectively, that’s till you learn how many it’ll take to get the win. Final 12 months, males’s champion Joey Chestnut ate 75 scorching canines and buns to seize his fifth consecutive Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest title whereas girls’s champion Miki Sudo ate 48.5 to win her seventh in a row.
Sudo will not be competing within the girls’s competitors this 12 months, however Chestnut is again because the heavy favourite to repeat and take dwelling one other males’s Mustard Belt. The winner of the ladies’s Mustard Belt is far more of a query.
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However whereas taking dwelling a belt is good, leaving with a examine is even higher. The winners — and every of the highest 5 finishers — will take dwelling cash within the annual July 4 contest.
Under is all you want to know in regards to the prize cash for the 2021 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest prize cash
Main League Eating has usually given winners within the males’s and ladies’s competitors a high prize of $10,000 every, with incrementally smaller prizes going to the remaining eaters within the high 5.
The overall prize pool is $40,000. Right here is how the purse has historically damaged down:
- First place: $10,000
- Second place: $5,000
- Third place: $2,500
- Fourth place: $1,500
- Fifth place: $1,000
This 12 months, 17 males and 13 girls will compete within the occasion. World No. 9-ranked eater Michelle Lesko — the second highest-ranked lady behind Sudo — would be the favourite to win the ladies’s belt. Chestnut is, in fact, thought of very prone to repeat as the boys’s winner.
What’s Joey Chestnut’s internet price?
An expert profession of consuming has finished Chestnut effectively.
The 13-time winner of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest — to not point out numerous different Main League Eating competitions — has a internet price of $2 million, based on Movie star Internet Price. Based on the positioning, he could make between $250,000 and $500,000 per 12 months from profitable competitions and subsequent sponsorship offers.
Along with his winnings and sponsor cash, Chestnut has his personal line of condiments for warm canines, brats, sausages, wings and sandwiches.
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest previous winners
Chestnut and Sudo each set MLE information within the 2020 occasion. Chestnut took down a personal-best 75 scorching canines and buns to increase his males’s mark whereas Sudo completed a girls’s report 48.5 scorching canines and buns to surpass Sonya Thomas, who consumed 45 in 2012.
Chestnut shall be again on Coney Island in 2021 to attempt to win for the sixth consecutive 12 months. Sudo is taking the 12 months off as she is anticipating the delivery of her first little one.
Under are the competition winners courting to 1997.
|12 months||Winner||Hot canines eaten||Time|
|2020 males’s||Joey Chestnut||75||10 minutes.|
|2020 girls’s||Miki Sudo||48.5|
|2019 males’s||Joey Chestnut||71||10 minutes.|
|2019 girls’s||Miki Sudo||31|
|2018 males’s||Joey Chestnut||74||10 minutes.|
|2018 girls’s||Miki Sudo||37|
|2017 males’s||Joey Chestnut||72||10 minutes.|
|2017 girls’s||Miki Sudo||41|
|2016 males’s||Joey Chestnut||70||10 minutes.|
|2016 girls’s||Miki Sudo||38.5|
|2015 males’s||Matt Stonie||62||10 minutes.|
|2015 girls’s||Miki Sudo||38|
|2014 males’s||Joey Chestnut||61||10 minutes.|
|2014 girls’s||Miki Sudo||34|
|2013 males’s||Joey Chestnut||69||10 minutes.|
|2013 girls’s||Sonya Thomas||36.75|
|2012 males’s||Joey Chestnut||68||10 minutes.|
|2012 girls’s||Sonya Thomas||45|
|2011 males’s||Joey Chestnut||62||10 minutes.|
|2011 girls’s||Sonya Thomas||40|
|2010||Joey Chestnut||54||10 minutes.|
|2009||Joey Chestnut||68||10 minutes.|
|2008||Joey Chestnut||59||10 minutes.|
|2007||Joey Chestnut||66||12 minutes.|
|2006||Takeru Kobayashi||53.75||12 minutes.|
|2005||Takeru Kobayashi||49||12 minutes.|
|2004||Takeru Kobayashi||53.5||12 minutes.|
|2003||Takeru Kobayashi||44.5||12 minutes.|
|2002||Takeru Kobayashi||50.5||12 minutes.|
|2001||Takeru Kobayashi||50||12 minutes|
|2000||Kazutoyo Arai||25||12 minutes.|
|1999||Steve None||21.5||12 minutes.|
|1998||Hirofumi Nakajima||19||12 minutes.|
|1997||Hirofumi Nakajima||24.5||12 minutes.|