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Matthew Kai "Matt" Stonie (born: May 24, 1992 (1992-05-24) [age 28]), also known as Megatoad, is an American YouTuber and competitive eater. He is best known for his food challenges where he attempts to eat different types of food in the shortest period of time, similar to Furious Pete and Epic Meal Time. He has won many world records including him eating over 22 McDonald's Big Macs in under 22 minutes.

He created his YouTube channel on August 23, 2012, and uploaded his first video of him drinking a gallon of Gatorade in 37 seconds. He graduated from Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose, California.

Early Life

Stonie was born on May 24, 1992, in San Jose, California. He is of Japanese, Czechoslovakian, and Lithuanian ancestry. He graduated from Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose, California. Stonie has a younger brother named Morgan Stonie, who is oftentimes involved with the production of his challenges uploaded to his YouTube channel.

Career

Stonie's Major League Eating debut was at the Stockton Deep Fried Asparagus Championship in Stockton, California in 2011. At the time, he was the youngest member of the Major League Eating organization, being 18 years old. His first win came in 2010 in a lobster roll eating contest in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.

On July 4, 2015, Stonie defeated eight-time defending Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champion Joey Chestnut by eating 62 hot dogs to Chestnut's 60.

On July 4, 2016, Stonie came in second to Chestnut, eating 53 hot dogs to Chestnut's 70.

On July 4, 2017, Stonie came in third, eating 48 hot dogs, behind Carmen Cincotti's 60 and Chestnut's 72.

On July 4, 2018, Stonie came in fifth place, eating 40 hot dogs behind Geoffrey Esper’s 41, Darron Breeden’s 43, Carmen Cincotti’s 64 and Joey Chestnut’s 74.

On July 4, 2019, Stonie competed for his ninth appearance in the 2019 contest and placed in fourth place behind Joey Chestnut's 71, Darron Breeden's 50, and Geoffrey Esper's 47. Throughout 2016 to now, Stonie's ranking has been up and down as he went to Rank Number 2 in 2016; Rank Number 3 in 2017; Rank Number 4 in 2018 and is currently in Rank Number 3.

Stonie uploaded his first YouTube video on June 21, 2010, in which he eats a 6 lb pizza in 18 minutes and 5 seconds. His most popular videos have been noticed by well-known celebrities such as Bam Margera, Waka Flocka Flame, and Cheech & Chong, who have featured the videos on their websites. As of September 2019, he has over 10 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. Stonie's YouTube videos have amassed more than 2 billion views, with his most viewed video having been viewed over 72 million times.

Trivia

  • Matt's nickname comes from the character Toad from the Nintendo video game Super Mario Bros.
  • He weighs 130 pounds (59 kg) and is 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) tall.

Subscriber milestones

Note: The following dates are according to SocialBlade. Dates may vary by ~1 day (2 days if you live outside of North America) due to differences in time zones.

  • 1 million subscribers: December 6, 2015
  • 2 million subscribers: October 7, 2016
  • 3 million subscribers: August 1, 2017
  • 4 million subscribers: March 4, 2018
  • 5 million subscribers: June 11, 2018
  • 6 million subscribers: September 5, 2018
  • 7 million subscribers: January 27, 2019
  • 8 million subscribers: May 17, 2019
  • 9 million subscribers: August 4, 2019
  • 10 million subscribers: November 19, 2019
  • 11 million subscribers: April 5, 2020

Video View Milestones

  • 1 billion video views: July 22, 2018
  • 2 billion video views: March 12, 2020
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