Matt Stonie is an American Competitive eater known for ranking #3 on the Major league Eating after Carmen Cincotti and Joey Chestnut.
Stonie is a Competitive eater and YouTuber personality estimated at $700 thousand as of 2020. His main source of income is from his gluttony, YouTube, and Twitch.
From Matt Stonie To Mega Toad: The Eating Machine
Without a doubt, Matt Stonie is good at eating, and he decided to take it as a full-time profession in 2009. Yes, that’s right, he is a full-time eater, one of the few lucky people in the world who made eating their job like Takeru Kobayashi, Patrick Bertoletti, Eric Brooker, Dominic Cardo, and few others.
Initially, he started out as an eater for free food. In an interview with First We Feat, he said:
It started with a lobster-roll-eating contest five minutes away from my house with $1,000 dollars on the line. I thought, ‘Why not, just give it a shot.’ I showed up and there was a guy who was expected to win and I beat him by half a lobster roll and took home $1,000 cash. I ate 24 lobster rolls in total… After that competition, I thought, ‘Hey, it’s not so bad. I’ve always been a competitive guy and I got hooked on that competitive high.”
Although he was active in the industry since 2009, he earned his spot in 2011. In the year he competed in his first Major League Eating competition, the 2011 Stocken Deep Fried Asparagus Championship.
Matt Stonie is the youngest member of the Major League Eating Community enlisted in the Hall Of Food. Some of his recent notable records are 255 Peeps in 5 minutes in 2017 The World Peeps Eating Championship and 20.5 Chicken Spiedies in 10 minutes at Tioga Downs World Chicken Spiedie Eating Championship.
Income As An Internet Sensation
Besides his earnings from Major League Eating events, Matt Stonie also boosts his net worth from his social platform engagement, such as YouTube, Instagram, and Twitch.
From his self-titled YouTube channel, he makes an average of $10.6 thousand to $169.8 thousand per month and $127.3 thousand to $2 million per year, according to Social Blade.
As of April 2020, he has around 10.9 million subscribers on his channel with a median income of:
|Daily Income||$354 to $5.7 thousand|
|Weekly Average||$2.5 thousand to $39.6 thousand|
|Earnings of the past month||$10.6 thousand to $196.8 thousand|
Similarly, he also adds a reasonable sum of money from his verified Instagram profile. As per Influencer Marketing Hub, his estimated earning per post is at the range of $911.25 to $1,518.75. As of April 2020, he has over 303 thousand followers, with an average engagement rate of 8.56%.
In addition, he generates a considerable amount from his Twitch streams. A site speculated his average earnings per video to be between $109 to $150. He has total followers of around 56 thousand.
Through Twitch, he streams his gameplays of Fortnite, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Sonic Adventure Battle, and others. Stonie also streams his eating championship clips on the channel.
“Hunger is a big issue not only in the United States but around the world.” – Matt Stonie
Matt Stonie is having free food, and he wants everybody around him to be satiety. He uses his income from eating to help less fortunate people.
After setting one of his records, he donated the winning sum to the underprivileged community, and he said:
“What we do on the stage is gluttony. Whether I eat two hot dogs today or 60, it’s not going to make a difference anywhere else. Major League Eating does a lot for charity. I’ve generated a few thousand dollars for charity from my YouTube videos too.”
Expenses And Taxes
Mega Toad runs a YouTube Channel with his brother cum cameraman Morgan Stonie. And both the brothers make a living out of it.
In an interview with CNN, he disclosed that he has been fortunate to make a living off his YouTube channel and eating events. Further, he revealed, I made six to seven figures this year alone.
You might have thought, training for competitions results in hefty grocery bills. And when asked him, how much he spends on food during training, Stonie answered, “Maybe $10,000. The IRS knows because I write all of it off.”
He is one of the lucky ones who get to write off their groceries as work expenses on their taxes.
Matthew Kai Stonie was born on 24 May 1992 in San Jose, California, the United States to Cathy Stonie and Dorian Stonie.
Twenty-seven years old Matt is often questioned about his girlfriend on the comment section of his YouTube videos. And to most of them, he replied that he is single and lonely.
Despite being a heavy eater, 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm) tall Mega Toad maintains a healthy weight of 130 pounds (59 kg).