Matt Stonie is an American competitive eater, YouTube personality, and social media influencer who has a net worth of $3 million US as of 2023. He came to the limelight after being the winner of the 2015 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Most people eat to live and speed-eating competitor Matt Stonie lives to eat. He first began competing in the major league beating events in 2011 and by 2015 he was shocking the world by defeating the then eight-time champion, Joey Chestnut at Nathan’s Infamous International Hot Dog Eating Contest. Since then Stonie has taken his passion for food and turned it into a full-time career by maintaining his spot as one of the world’s top-ranked competitive eaters.

Matt Stonie has established himself as the top number four-ranked competitive eater in Major League Eating. He has made several records throughout his career including the 62 hot dogs in just 10 minutes at the event, two more than Joey. 

Net Worth 2023

NameMatt Stonie
Net Worth $3 Million
Annual Salary$500,000
ProfessionCompetitive eater,
Zodiac SignGemini

Early Life

Matt Stonie was born on the 24th of May 1992, in the City of San Jose California. His heritage includes Japanese, Czechoslovakian, and Lithuanian descent. Matt’s father Dorian Stonie worked as a procurement manager for a computer company while his mother Cathy Stonie stayed at home to raise Matt and his younger brother Morgan. Matt never really planned on entering the world of competitive eating.

One summer when Stonie was 17 years old he and his family were vacationing in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. That’s when he heard of a lobster roll eating contest that was taking place at a restaurant only five minutes away from where he was staying. At the time Matt was not much more than a broke high schooler attending Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose. So he decided to enter the contest that offered a $1,000 grand prize.

He wound up defeating the man who was favored to win by half a lobster roll and from that point forward Matt developed a real appetite for competitive eating. After high school, Matt went on the become a student at Mission College, in Santa Clara, California, where he majored in Nutrition.

During college, Matt was still pretty broke so to keep himself starving he began entering local food-eating competitions where the prize was usually simple like a free T-Shirt. He took his passion more seriously and decided to dedicate himself to becoming the best competitive eater in the entire world.

Early Career

About a year after winning his very first amateur title, Matt registered with the Major League Eating Association, so that he could participate in sanctioned competitions all over the world. To do so Matt had to put his nutritional studies on hold something that raised a couple of concerns from his parents.

In 2011, MatTook part in his very first competition the Stockton Deep Fried Asparagus challenge, in California. But becoming the best in any field is never easy and even though Matt had a natural talent for speed eating.

For one thing, his body had to learn how to adapt to eating all these calories which meant early on in his career he often ended up bloated and dehydrated after competing. That was when Matt realized taking care of his health would be just as important as anything else.

During one of his interviews, he revealed that he is often in the gym five times a week working on his cardio and weights. His usual routine involves running for a couple of hours after every high-calorie training session. These days Matt can pack away as much as 10,000 calories in a 24-hour training period.

Competitive Career

It’s thanks to dedication like this that Matt can eat as much as 20 pounds of food in one go while still maintaining his small stature of around 120 pounds. All of his training would lead to the biggest moment of his career in 2015 when he went against speed eater Johnny Chestnut at Nathan’s famous 4th of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest 2015.

Defeating the incubate champion by chowing down on 62 hot dogs to Chestnut’s 60. Since that monumental victory, Matt’s raMatt’shas tended to fluctuate between second and fifth place as he is broken records that included 241 hooters and chicken wings consumed in 10 minutes.

Matt’s records are including, 182 slices of bacon in 5 minutes as well as 71 Smithfield pork ribs being decimated in just 5 minutes. Some competitions were so difficult that even an eating machine like Matt can’t win them all.

Take for instance the time that he was practicing to take part in the world poutine eating competition in Toronto in 2019. Between the french fries, the cards, and all that gravy, the salt levels of the meet ultimately become too much for Matt to handle and he had to tap out.


Eating competitively is not the only way that Matt Stonie has made a name for himself. He also got a huge presence over on YouTube. Matt’s nickname of Megatoad is a direct reference to his life in the character of Toad from Super Mario.

Matt created a YouTube channel while still a teenager and prepared himself to go pro with the MLE by posting a ton of main vs food challenges to his platform. It was an incredibly clever idea and he has amassed millions of followers on many social media platforms.

Matt Stone has a remarkable more than 16 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. With the help of his brother Morgan, he films exclusive content for his channel that he uploads every week.

During a QNA with his fans Matt revealed that while he doesn’t plan on giving up competitive eating anytime soon, he is hoping that one day in the not-too-distant future he can transition from food to music. Turns out Matt’s been an avid musician since the time he was a teenager and he hopes to one day entertain his fan base.


Matt Stonie Biography, Career, Records
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Full NameMatthew Kai Stonie
NicknameMatt, Megatoad
Age30 years old
Date Of BirthMay 24, 1992
Birth PlaceSan Jose, California,
United States
HometownSan Jose, California
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight59 kg (130 lbs)
Eye ColorGreen
Hair ColorDark Brown
FatherDorian Stonie
MotherCathy Stonie
BrotherMorgan Stonie
Education QualificationGraduated

Matt Stonie Net Worth

As of 2023, Matt Stonie Net Worth is estimated to be around $3 million. He is one of the most influential and popular internet celebrities in the world and has managed to rank number 4 in the Major League Eating of competitive eaters.

In 2011, Matt Stonie made his debut in the Major League Eating at the Stockton Deep Fried Asparagus Championship at the age of 18 being the youngest participant ever in the event. In early 2021, Matt made a record by eating the menu on MrBeast Burger in 10 minutes and 23 seconds.

Moving on to his income source, he is making a lot by participating in eating contests. And has already made good fortune for himself. Matt has an amazing fan base on his YouTube channel from where he generates a pretty well amount of money.

His source of income also comes from brand endorsements like he promoted big names, Honey Science Corp., Dollar Shave Club, Tide, AT&, T, and many more. Matt Stonie’s net worth and popularity are growing regularly. His annual income is roughly $500,000.

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