Alexandra Botez Net Worth 2022: How Rich Is The Chess Streamer?
Chess games broadcast live on YouTube and Twitch are what made Alexandra Botez especially famous. However, she is a professional gamer who won many accolades before becoming an internet figure and commentator. She currently holds FIDE Female Master status from the International Chess Federation. As of 2022, Alexandra Botez has a net worth of $1 million.
Alexandra Valeria Botez was born on September 24, 1995. Her parents left Romania just before she was born in Dallas, Texas. She grew up with her sister Andrea, who also grew up to be a chess player and streamer.
Although she was born in Texas, she spent most of her youth in Vancouver, Canada. His father, Andrei, is the one who taught him chess when he was six years old. Two years later, she began to participate in tournaments.
She received training from the famous Valer Eugen Demian. At age 15, she returned to the United States and attended a high school in Oregon. She earned a chess scholarship to the University of Texas at Dallas before deciding to attend Stanford University to study international relations.
At the age of eight, Botez won her first national title in Canada’s children’s category. In 2010, she was selected for the Canadian National Team and won four more Canadian Junior National Championships.
When she went to the United States, Botez represented Oregon twice at the SPF Girls’ Invitational and won the women’s national title twice. This is how she got her chess scholarship.
Alexandra Botez won the Female FIDE Master title in 2013 and her highest FIDE Elo rating is 2092. Although she is not a chess grandmaster, she is still an extraordinary player.
As a junior at Stanford, she started streaming chess videos live in 2016. Her account steadily grew in popularity and this led her to become a chess commentator. She helped cover the PRO Chess League finals in 2018 and 2019.
Botez launched social media startup CrowdAmp in 2017, but it shut down two years later. Even so, his online presence continued to grow. In 2020, his sister Andrea joined his channel. The Botez sisters run BotezLive on YouTube and Twitch.
They signed a deal with Envy Gaming, an esports organization in Texas. Alexandra has also streamed poker content for Hustler Live Casino. BotezLive channels have 797,000 subscribers on YouTube and 1.1 million on Twitch.
Net worth and earnings
The BotezLive YouTube channel is estimated to generate between $5,000 and $8,000 in ad revenue per month. On Ticthe account earns between $60,000 and $96,000 per year.
Channel revenues are split between Alexandra and Andrea. They also have sponsors to supplement their income. When Alexandra streamed poker games, she won $456,900. His fortune is now estimated at $1 million.
Alexandra Botez was dating chess grandmaster Eric Hansen. Since their breakup, Alexandra has remained discreet about her love life. It is believed that the chess pro is currently single.