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How rich is Magnus Carlsen?

Magnus Carlsen net worth
$8 Million

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Magnus Carlsen Biography, Wiki 2017

Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen was born on the 30th November, 1990 in Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway. He is a chess grandmaster, which holds the highest ranking in the world, and he has been the World Chess Champion since 2013, plus he owns the highest peak rating in chess history which is 2882. Magnus Carlsen has been playing chess professionally since 2004.

How much is the net worth of Magnus Carlsen? Reportedly, his wealth stands at $8 million, laregely earned through his proficiency in chess.

Magnus Carlsen Net Worth $8 Million

To begin with, Magnus learned to play chess surprisingly late, being eight years old. However, he obviusly learned quickly, and became the silver medallist under the age of 12 in the World Championship 2002, behind the Russian Jan Nepomniacsij on a tie-break. He was taught by his coach and role model of Simon Agdesteintől (Simon Edelstein). Dazzling memory, great combinations, enjoyable game, humble attitude, and ever-smiling face has seen him become extremely popular among competitors and organizers. Garry Kasparov praised his playing as great, and called him the greatest talent. On the 26th April 2004 Carlsen became a grandmaster at 13 years and 148 days, which made him the second youngest Grandmaster of all time. His performance in September-October 2009 in the Tournament Pearl Spring in Nanjing was described as one of the best of all time and took him to increase his Elo to 2801 points, the second in the world at the time. He is the fifth player who has achieved a score above 2800, and at the age of 18 by far the youngest person to get it. He was also titled as the World Champion in 2009, the youngest in history. In the list of FIDE Elo according to the data of the 1st January 2010, at the age of 19 years and 32 days, he became the youngest player in history to be the world number 1, breaking the record previously set by Vladimir Kramnik. In a list of FIDE Elo made in January, 2013 he gathered in total 2,861 points, surpassing the record of 2,851 which was set by Garry Kasparov in July 1999. Carlsen qualified for the Tournament candidates that took place in March-April 2013, and won. He has also won the right to challenge the world champion reigning Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship 2013, in a game that he won in the end of 2013 and became the 16th World Champion. In the end of 2014 he revalidated the title by beating Anand again.

To cut the long story short, according to the list Rating of FIDE (March 2016) Magnus had an Elo of 2851 points, making Carlsen the number one player (in assets) in Norway and the world number one player; in fact he has been classified as world number one since July 2011. His highest Elo was 2882 points in the list as of May, 2014 (1st world ranking position). He is the winner of five Chess Oscars (2009 – 2013) and many other awards.

Finally, in the personal life of the chess master, Magnus keeps it private and does not reveal any facts about his private life.

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Metaphysical Milkshake2012TV SeriesGuest



Nytt på nytt2014TV SeriesHimself
Skavlan2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Charlie Rose2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Colbert Report2012TV SeriesHimself - Norwegian Chess Grand Master
60 Minutes2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Chess Grandmaster (segment "The Mozart of Chess")
Pauw & Witteman2010TV SeriesHimself - Schaakgrootmeester / Nr. 1 van de Wereld
The Prince of Chess2005Documentary

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60 Minutes2012-2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Chess Grandmaster (segment "The Mozart of Chess") / Himself - Chess Grandmaster (segment "Bob Simon")

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