Magnus Carlsen Biography - BIO, AGE, NET WORTH

Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian chess player who won the World Chess Championship in 2013, becoming the second youngest world chess champion at age 22.

Magnus Carlsen Biography - BIO, AGE, NET WORTH
Magnus Carlsen Biography

Magnus Carlsen Biography

Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian chess player who won the World Chess Championship in 2013, becoming the second-youngest world chess champion at age 22. A chess prodigy, he had become a Grandmaster at the age of 13 in 2004 and was ranked world No. 1 in 2010 when he was just 19 years old. At that time he was the youngest chess player in history to be ranked world No. 1. The son of engineers, he began displaying his intellectual abilities at a young age. He could solve 50-piece jigsaw puzzles by the time he was two and assembled Lego sets meant for much older children at the age of four. Recognizing his mental gifts, his father taught him chess, and soon the young boy was hooked. He started participating in prestigious chess tournaments when he was eight, winning several of them. He gained international fame following his victory in the C group at the Corus chess tournament, in Wijk aan Zee, in 2004. He went on to become a grandmaster after finishing second at the Dubai Open Chess Championship in April the same year. His career touched newer heights over the next few years and in 2010, Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) announced that Carlsen was the top player in the world.

Birthday: November 301990

Age: 31 Years, 31-Year-Old Males

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Also Known As Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen

Born In: Tønsberg Municipality, Norway

Famous As: Chess Grandmaster

Chess Players Norwegian Men


Early Years

Magnus was born in Tønsberg, Norway on November 30, 1990. During his early years, he moved between Finland and Belgium with his family before returning to Norway in 1998, growing up in the suburban area of Haslum just outside Oslo.

From a young age, it was clear that he was a very gifted child with impressive intellectual ability. At 2 years old, Magnus could solve 50-piece jigsaw puzzles and at 4, he skillfully made constructions out of Lego pieces intended for 10-14-year-olds. By the age of 5, his father (Henrik Carlsen) introduced him to chess, though he showed little interest at the time. Instead, he chose to apply himself to memorizing the areas, population, flags, and capital cities of all the countries in the world.

Teenage Years

After finishing primary school, Magnus took a year off to travel around Europe playing chess. During this time, Magnus was awarded the International Master title and the Grandmaster title. At the age of 13 years and 4 months, Magnus became the youngest Grandmaster at the time. Magnus was ranked at the top of the FIDE rating list in January 2010

The twenties to Present Day

In 2011, Magnus’ FIDE rating closed in on Kasparov’s historical record of 2851 (the year 1999). In 2012, Magnus won the London Chess Championship for the third time. His rating increased from 2848 to 2861 and surpassed Kasparov’s “unbeatable” record. 2012 was spent qualifying for the 2013 WCC.

In 2013 Magnus won the Candidates Tournament and qualified for a World Championship Match vs. Viswanathan Anand. The match took place in Anand’s hometown, Chennai in November 2013. Magnus became World Champion by beating Anand 6,5 – 3,5.

In May of 2014, Magnus reached a peak rating of 2882. Later the same year he won both the Rapid and the Blitz World Championships.

In 2014, Magnus defended his World Champion title and became the first player to simultaneously hold the title in all three FIDE-rated time controls (Standard, Rapid, and Blitz). In October 2015, Magnus successfully defended his title in the FIDE World Rapid Championships held in Berlin — the first World Rapid Champion in history to do so. He reached the highest live rapid rating in history after the tournament and was at that point ranked No. 1 in all three disciplines simultaneously. He ended the year finishing joint first in the final leg of the Grand Chess Tour, the London Chess Classic.

Magnus started 2016 with his fifth win at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament and his first at the Norway Chess Tournament. He later went on to take out the Bilbao Masters Final in July. He finished the year with a win against Sergey Karjakin at the 2016 World Chess Championship in New York.

After a slow start to 2017, Magnus took out the rapid portion of the tournament at the Paris leg of the Grand Chess Tour in June, and won in both rapid and blitz at the Leuven leg in July. After placing second at the Sinquefield Cup and fifth at the London Chess Classics, Magnus had accrued enough points to take out the 2017 Grand Chess Tour. He ended the year by taking out the title of World Blitz Champion in Riyadh – his third World Blitz Championship victory.

Magnus went into 2018 ranked No. 1 in the FIDE rapid and blitz rating lists, with Elo ratings of 2880 and 2965, respectively. In January, he took out his sixth Tata Steel Chess Tournament victory – a record for the tournament, and the unofficial Fischer Random World Championship in February. After receiving minor placings at the Grenke Chess Classic, Shamkir Chess, and Norway Chess, Magnus tied for first at the 6th Sinquefield Cup in St Louis in August. In November, Magnus successfully defended his title against Fabiano Caruana at the 2018 World Chess Championship in London. In December, he also defended his World Blitz Championship title, with an impressive unbeaten result. was Magnus’ tenth World Title and fourth World Blitz Title.

The year 2020 turned out to be relatively uneventful due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic. To compensate for the lack of offline events, Magnus and Chess24 organized the Magnus Carlsen Invitational – an online super tournament with an impressive $250k prize fund. Magnus ended up winning it. In October, Carlsen collected another tournament victory at Norway Chess, setting an unprecedented world record of 125 games without defeat. The period in question spanned 2 years, 2 months, and 10 days. Moreover, most of the games took place in elite events, including the World Chess Championship.

In 2021, Magnus won three out of nine stages of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour and then the Final. This series of online tournaments had a prize fund of $1,500,000 – a figure previously unheard of for online chess. In the World Cup, Magnus succumbed to the eventual winner, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, earning the bronze medal. He came out on top in the Norway Chess round-robin in September. The year's pinnacle for him was whitewashing Ian Nepomniachtchi 7.5-3.5 in the World Chess Championship match. This feat brought Carlsen the fifth ultimate chess title, while his total count of World Champion titles reached 13.

Awards & Achievements
  • Magnus Carlsen won the Chess Oscars for five consecutive years from 2009 to 2013. The Chess Oscar, conducted by the Russian chess magazine ‘64’, is awarded to the year's best player according to a worldwide poll of leading chess critics, writers, and journalists.
  • The Norwegian tabloid ‘Verdens Gang’ (VG) named him "Sportsman of the year" in 2009.
  • In 2011, he was given the Peer Gynt Prize, a Norwegian honor prize awarded annually to "a person or institution that has achieved distinction in society".
  • His peak Elo rating is 2882, the highest in history.


Father: Henrik Albert Carlsen

Mother: Sigrun Øen

Siblings: Ellen Øen Carlsen, Ingrid Carlsen, Signe Carlsen


Not limited to chess, he also took on a modeling job for G-Star Raw's 2010 campaign and was voted among the 'sexiest men of 2013' by Cosmopolitan

Magnus Carlsen - Net Worth

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According to Forbes, Wikipedia, IMDB, and other reputable online sources, Magnus Carlsen has an estimated net worth of $8 Million at the age of 31 years old in the year 2022. He has earned most of his wealth from his thriving career as a Professional Chess Player, Model from Norway. It is possible that He makes money from other undiscovered sources