15 years after he ordered his first Subway sandwich, and eventually shed over 200 pounds from an all-Subway diet, Jared Fogle is worth a pretty penny … millions actually, all from being the famous face of the chain’s longest running campaign.
According to the New York Daily News, he has an estimated net worth of $15 million, and walks around with a Subway “black card” and gets free food.
The 35-year-old Fogle said he never expected this to ever happen.
“I never expected any of this,” Fogle told the Daily News. “I was a business major in college. I thought maybe I’d work for an ad agency or a PR firm.”
Back in the late 1990s, while attending Indiana University, Fogle avoided everyone… because he tipped the scales at 425 pounds.
Eventually, Fogle came up with the idea to eat Subway entirely — a 6-inch turkey sub for lunch and a full-length veggie sub for dinner, both meals with a bag of baked chips and a diet soda. He would go on to lose over 200 pounds, and wound up a spokesman for Subway.
Despite eating the same thing every day, he says he never got sick of eating Subway, but admits he craved pizza and cheeseburgers.
“In the early days, I had to literally hold onto the side of my chair, because if I had gotten up I would have gotten in my car and driven to the drive-thru,” he says.