Phiona Mutesi Net Worth

Phiona Mutesi is a remarkable Ugandan chess player who was born in 1996 in Kampala, Uganda. Despite growing up in poverty, she has become a three-time winner of the Ugandan Women's Junior Chess Championship and has represented her nation at four chess Olympiads. She has become an inspiration to many aspiring chess players and has a large fan base across the nation. Her story has been documented in the book ‘The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster’ and its film adaption.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Chess Player
Birth Year 1996
Birth Place Kampala, Uganda, Ugandan
Phiona Mutesi age 27 YEARS OLD
Country Uganda
Title Woman Candidate Master
FIDE rating 1628

💰 Net worth

Phiona Mutesi, the renowned chess player from Uganda, is expected to have a net worth ranging from $100,000 to $1,000,000 by the year 2023. Known for her exceptional skills in the game of chess, Mutesi has made a name for herself both nationally and internationally. Her remarkable journey from a young girl discovering chess in a Ugandan slum to competing on a global stage has captured the attention of many. With her growing popularity and continued success in the chess world, it comes as no surprise that her net worth is estimated to reach such impressive figures in the coming years.

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In 2010, Silent Images made a short documentary film about her. Sports Outreach used this documentary to interest The Walt Disney Company in making a film about Mutesi's story, which came out in 2016.


Walt Disney Pictures optioned the rights to the book and began work on the film in 2012.


In 2013, she again played in the National Junior Chess Championship in Uganda and reached the finals against Lutaaya Shafiq of Makerere University. She won the Under 20 Girls Category but not the Open Category.


Mutesi represented Uganda at the 2014 41st Chess Olympiad and the 2016 42nd Chess Olympiad.


The 2016 film, Queen of Katwe, stars Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo. Mutesi is portrayed by Madina Nalwanga. Mutesi attended premieres of the film in Toronto, Canada (September 10), Hollywood, California (September 20), and Kampala, Uganda (October 1).


Phiona joined North West University's chess team in competing at the Pan-American Intercollegiate Chess Tournament. This tournament was held in Columbus, Ohio, in December 2017. Phiona and her three team members secured the title of "Top Small College" for North West University. .