Phiona Mutesi
Phiona Mutesi
Celebrated Name: Phiona Mutesi
Real Name/Full Name: Phiona Mutesi
Gender: Female
Age: 28 years old
Birth Date: March 28, 1996
Birth Place: Kampala, Uganda
Nationality: Ugandan
Height: 1.64 m
Weight: 70 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Husband/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Phiona Mutesi Lesbian?: No
Profession: Chess player
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $2 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Phiona is one of the most influential people in her country. Many girls of her country celebrate her as their idol. She has made herself the person she is when she fights for her potential. Her real-life story brings tears to our eyes.

But in that situation, she did not ever lose hope and thus became the hope of other sportspeople of her country. She became the first female player ever to win anything for her country through chess. Her chess peak rating is 1686.

And not only her country, but the whole world is proud of her. She is not only good at sports, but she also loves to write books and thus is also an author.

Maybe you know about Phiona Mutesi very well But do you know how old and tall is she, and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Phiona Mutesi’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, husband, boyfriend, dating, divorce, kids, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Phiona was born to her mother, Harriet Mutesi, on 28th March 1996. She grew up in a slum known as Katwe in Kampala. Her older sister, Julia, and her other siblings were taken care of by their mother, as she lost her father to AIDS when she was just three years old.

But that is not where her misery ended because she also lost her sister. Later she dropped out of school and started selling maize due to financial problems.

But one day, her life changed when she met Robert Katende after discovering a project run by Sports Outreach Institute, a Christian-led sports mission. There she started learning chess, and her coach became well aware of her talents.

She also realized the importance of education, so she completed her primary and secondary education from Universal Junior School of Kampala and St. Mbuga vocational school, respectively. Phiona visited Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, where she was offered a scholarship and thus continued her study there. She also wants to major in sociology in the future.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 28 March 1996, Phiona Mutesi is 28 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. Her height is 1.64 m tall, and weight is 70 kg.

Personal Life: husband, boyfriend, dating, divorce, kids

There is not much known about Mutesi’s personal life. Even her father’s and brother’s real name are also unknown. Also, she likes to keep her love relationships private. Thus, the only information we have is she is in a secret relationship now.


She played in the 39th Chess Olympiad held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, in the year 2010, and this is considered her debutant professional match in chess. She took part in six rounds on board two and one round on board one for Uganda at the women’s event there.

After these, journalists started noticing, writing, and also commenting on her games. They mentioned that though she was educationally deprived, her achievement was reaching high levels. In 2012 she was already one of the first female players of her country’s chess history and a three-time winner of Uganda’s Women’s Junior Chess Championship.

She won the under-20 girls category but not the open category in the National Junior Chess Championship, 2013. She was also a part of the team that competed at the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio, and won the title from the Oberlin College, four consecutive years’ title owners. She won three matches and drew one for her University. She also attended premieres of her film.

Awards & Achievements

Mutesi has achieved a lot in her chess career. She is a three-time winner of Uganda’s Women’s Junior Chess Championship. She was awarded the title of Woman Candidate Master for scoring the required 50% of nine games alongside Ivy Amoko at the 40th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey.

They also became the first titled women in Ugandan chess history. Journalist Tim Crothers wrote a book about her name, ‘The Queen of Katwe- A Story of Life, Chess and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster. The Wal Disney Company also made a film based on the same story where Madina Nalwanga played her character.

Net Worth & Salary of Phiona Mutesi in 2024

Phiona Mutesi Net Worth
Phiona Mutesi Net Worth

Mutesi has worked hard in her life, but she is only 28 years old, and we believe that there is more time for her to acquire assets. Currently, she is focussing on her studies, which is obviously the correct decision. Through chess, she also received financial securities from the royalties from the book. As of July 2024, Her current net worth is around $2 million.

One day just running for their survival, that is for food, she met her coach, her inspiration, and her life story changed its path. Phiona Mutesi, with a rough childhood made herself an inspiration for the other sports youth out there.


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