Phiona Mutesi Net Worth

Phiona Mutesi was born on 1996 in Kampala, Uganda, Ugandan, is Chess Player. Phiona Mutesi is a Ugandan chess player. Born in one of the largest slums in Kampala, she is the three-time winner of Ugandan Women's Junior Chess Championship and is one of the first titled lady chess players of Uganda. Mutesi has represented her nation at four chess Olympiads including the 41st Chess Olympiad and 42nd Chess Olympiad. Today, this young chess star has become an inspiration for several people who dream of becoming a chess player. Mutesi, who had spent her early childhood days in utter poverty, is adored not just because of her chess playing techniques but also because of her sheer dedication towards her game. She is one of the top chess players of Uganda who have a massive fan following all across the nation. Mutesi is also the subject of Tim Crothers’ book titled ‘The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster,’ as well as its film adaption.
Phiona Mutesi is a member of Sportspersons

Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Chess Player
Birth Year 1996
Birth Place Kampala, Uganda, Ugandan
Country Uganda
Title Woman Candidate Master
FIDE rating 1628

💰 Net worth: Under Review

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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. .