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Matt Stonie is a popular YouTuber who gained fame by eating in major competitions. He studied nutrition while attending Mission College, located in Santa Clara, California as he wanted to become a dietician at the time, but was so broke he began entering competitions just to eat and maybe win some prizes. Before he knew it, he became the world’s second-best MLE eater and broke many world records as well. He also uploads videos of eating challenges to YouTube, which gained him quite a big following.
How Matt Stonie makes money
With more than 10 million YouTube subscribers and more than 1.9 billion views to date, it’s no wonder that this YouTube star earns an estimated revenue of about $6,000 each day or $2.2 million per year. Matt Stonie also earns a nice amount of cash from his public appearances, prizes from competitions, and sponsorship brands. Still, most of his money is made from the YouTube videos he uploads regularly of him doing many different food challenges. With a large number of views he accumulates for just one video, this famous YouTuber earns some serious cash through ad placements.
How Matt Stonie got popular?
Stonie’s main debut of Major league eating came in 2011, from the “Stockton Deep Fried Asparagus Championship” in Stockton, California when he was also the youngest member of the “Major League Eating organization”. However, his first win didn’t come until 2010, when he won a lobster roll eating competition in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.
On June 21, 2010, Stonie uploaded his first video on YouTube, where it only took him 18 minutes and 5 seconds to eat a 6 lb pizza. Since then he has gained more than 10 million subscribers and over 1.3 billion views on YouTube. This is what got Stonie noticed by many famous celebrities, such as Waka Flocka Flame, Bam Margera, and Cheech & Chong, who featured some of his videos on their websites.
Approximate net worth and annual pay of Matt Stonie
Matt Stonie’s net worth is currently up to $1 million. Most of it is earned from his YouTube channel but he also earns much of it from winning competitions and breaking some world records as well. According to Pacific Citizen, Some records Matt has broken include, 71 Smithfield pork ribs in five minutes, 25 McDonald’s Big Macs in 22 minutes, 182 slices of bacon in five minutes, 22 pounds of Smoke’s Poutinerie Poutines in 10 minutes, and 241 Hooters chicken wings in 10 minutes.
As a kid, Matt Stonie had no intention of becoming a competitive eater and in college, he was broke. Therefore, he began entering competitions for free food and in hopes of winning prizes. “I started off eating big burgers and pizzas for a free meal and a t-shirt,” Matt said during a Tailgate Fan interview. Jump to top
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