The best competitive eater in the world makes $218,500

You might not be sold on the idea that competitive eating is a sport, but what if I told you that you could make $218,500? That’s the amount of money that Joey Chestnut — the improbably named eating champion — reportedly earned in 2010.

ESPN has compiled a list of the top paid athletes in 30 “sports,” including competitive eating, which can net you more cash than that of a sled-dog driver ($50,400), billiards competitor ($118,494) or squash player ($166,926).

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