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Net Worth 2022 of Miyoko Watai, Bio, Age, Nationality, Husband

Net Worth 2022 of Miyoko Watai, Bio, Age, Nationality, Husband

Facts of Miyoko Watai

Full Name: Miyoko Watai
Birth Date: January 8, 1945
Age: 77 years
Gender: Female
Profession: Retired Chess Player
Country: Japan
Horoscope: Capricorn
HusbandBobby Fischer (2004-2008)
Net Worth$5 million
Birth PlaceTokyo
StatusWidow
NationalityJapanese
EthnicityMixed
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Japanese retired chess player, Miyoko Watai is known as the widow of former world chess champion Bobby Fischer.

What is the Age of Miyoko Watai?

Miyoko Watai was born on 8th January 1945, in Tokyo, Japan to Japanese parents. As of 2022, she is at the age of 77 years old and her horoscope is Capricorn. Every year, Miyoko celebrates her birthday on the 8th of January. She prefers to keep her personal life away from the media spotlight so she is yet to share the details regarding her parents with the media.

Also, it is still unclear if Miyoko has any siblings or not. As per nationality, Miyoko is Japanese while she belongs to Asian ethnical background. She is yet to disclose her educational background but it is safe to say that she has completed her education at some prestigious school/college in Japan.

How much is Miyoko Watai’s Net Worth?

Miyoko Watai has an estimated net worth of around $5 million as of 2022. She has been able to garner this amount through her professional career as a chess player. According to some online resources, the average salary of a professional chess player is $100k per game. During her active days, Miyoko might have earned the same range of amount as her salary.

If she had continued her career then her net worth and salary would definitely be increased in the upcoming days. Miyoko lives a lavish and fulfilling lifestyle with her family members in Japan. On the other hand, her late husband, Bobby Fischer had an estimated net worth of $2 million at the time of his death. He earned that amount as the chess grandmaster.

Is Miyoko Watai Married?

No, Miyoko is not married at the moment. She is a widow of her husband, Bobby. They met each other in the year 1973 and fell in love with each other. They dated for a couple of years and finally tied the wedding knot in August 2004 in the presence of their close friends and family. However, they never mentioned their first meet with the media. Also, their full wedding date and venue are missing at the moment.

Miyoko Watai with her late husband, Bobby Fischer
Caption: Miyoko Watai with her late husband, Bobby Fischer (Photo: Alchetron)

After the death of her husband, Miyoko is living a single life without involving in any kind of relationship or love affairs. Miyoko and her husband did not share any children. Also, Miyoko’s past relationships are missing from the media neither she has ever been involved in any sorts of rumors or controversies.

Who was Miyoko Watai’s Husband?

As we have mentioned above, Miyoko Watai’s late husband, Bobby Fischer was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion. He opened his eyes as Robert James Fischer on 9th March 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America. He won his first game at the age of 13 years old which was dubbed “The Game of the Century.

Miyoko Watai's late husband, Bobby Fischer
Caption: Miyoko Watai’s late husband, Bobby Fischer (Photo: Biography)

Bobby has won several chess competitions like the 1970 Interzonal Tournament, the 1972 World Chess Championship, and so on. In the year 1969, Bobby released his book, My 60 Memorable Games.  Besides, he invented Fischer random chess. Bobby is still remembered for his amazing ideas and skills.

Is Bobby Fischer dead?

Yes, Bobby Fischer is dead. He left this world on 17th January 2008, at Landspitali University Hospital, in Reykjavík, Iceland. The reason behind his death is due to his kidney failure.

Bobby Fischer's grave
Caption: Bobby Fischer’s grave (Photo: Atlas Obscura)

Professional Career of Miyoko Watai

  • In the year 1997, Miyoko received the title of Woman International Master.
  • She is widely famous as a four-time Japanese women’s champion.
Miyoko Watai, Japanese retired chess player
Caption: Miyoko Watai, Japanese retired chess player (Photo: Chessgames)
  • Besides, she received stardom after marrying her late husband, Bobby.

FAQ of Miyoko Watai

What is the profession of Miyoko Watai?

Miyoko is a Japanese retired chess player

Why is Miyoko Watai famous?

Miyoko Watai is known as the widow of former world chess champion Bobby Fischer.

When was Miyoko Watai born?

Miyoko was born on 8th January 1945.