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Takeru Kobayashi Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Takeru Kobayashi was born on the 15th March 1978 in Nagano, Japan, and is probably best recognized for being a competitive eater, who holds eight Guinness Records, for eating hot dogs, tacos, ice cream, and pizza, among other such records. He has been signed to a Major League Eating contract since 2012. His career has been active since the early 2000s.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Takeru Kobayashi is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Takeru’s net worth is over $1 million, accumulated through his successful involvement in a number of eating competitions. Another source is coming from his appearances in a number of TV shows.
Takeru Kobayashi Net Worth $1 Million
Takeru Kobayashi was raised in his hometown, but no other information about his early life, family and education is known in the media.
Speaking about his career, Takeru’s career began in 2001, when he set his first record at the Nathan’s Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest, in 12 minutes consuming 50 hot dogs, which he later broke by winning the next six contests, which marked the beginning of an increase to his net worth. He was also the winner of the 2002 Glutton Bowl tournament on the Fox Network, as well as the winner of the 2005 Alka-Seltzer US Open of Competitive Eating, tournament on EPSN. In 2006, Takeru competed at the Johnsonville World Bratwurst Eating Championship in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, where he set the world record by eating 58 sausages in only 10 minutes. Later in the same year, he set another record by eating 41 Summer Shack lobster rolls in 10 minutes at the Food Festival in Boston, Massachusetts. By the next decade, Takeru had appeared at the Nathan’s contest, and a Pizza Hut P’Zone competition, where he defeated Joey Chestnut. In 2009, he defeated him once again with a score of 93 hamburgers, becoming a record holder and winning $20,000.
In the next decade, Takeru continued to line up success after success, as he broke the world record at the 2012 GroupMe Grill by eating 13 grilled cheese sandwiches in one minute. In the same year, he also set the Wing Bowl record, the New York State Fair record, and he signed a contract with the Major League Eating (MLE), which added a considerable amount to his net worth, as he competed at the Nathan’s Fourth of July hot dog eating tournament. Furthermore, in 2013, Takeru became the winner of Canada’s biggest pizza eating contest – “LET ‘EM EAT”, and in the following year, he set the record at the same tournament by eating 62 slices of pizza in only 12 minutes.
Takeru became known for his own technique called “The Kobayashi Shake”, which represent eating larger amounts of food, which become settled in his stomach, after which he wiggles his body in order to leave room for more.
Speaking about Takeru Kobayashi’s personal life, there is no information about it, as he obviously keeps it private. In free time, he is active on his official Twitter and Instagram accounts.