Magnus Carlsen Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Career, Lifestyle & Net Worth

Biography

Magnus Carlsen is known as the grandmaster in Chess. He was born on 30 November 1990. His nationality is Norwegian.  His height is His chess career started in 2004 to till now. Talking about his family, Carlsen was born to Sigrun Øen who is a Chemical Engineer, and Henrik Albert Carlsen who is an IT Consultant. He has three sisters: Ingrid Carlsen, Signe Carlsen Ellen Oen Carlsen.

Magnus Carlsen
Magnus Carlsen

Career

At the age of 13, Carlsen earned the title of Grandmaster in Chess. Carlsen was introduced to chess at the age of five and played in his first tournament at the age of eight. He earned his Grandmaster title in 2004 and was competing successfully against the world’s strongest grandmasters by 2007.

Carlsen became the World Champion in the year 2013 by defeating Viswanathan Anand. In the subsequent year, he retained his title against Anand and won both the 2014 WOrld Rapid Championship and World Blitz Championship. In 2016, he defended his title against Sergey Karjakin.

Magnus Carlsen
Magnus Carlsen

At the young age of two, Carlsen showed a great interest in intellectual challenges, he could solve 50-piece jigsaw puzzles. Carlsen played Chess with Anand in the World Chess Championship 2013, at Hyatt Regency in Chennai, India which was started from 9th to 22nd November.

Carlsen won the Chess Oscars for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Simen Agdestein has told that his play was characterized by “a fearless readiness to offer material for activity”. He had an aggressive style of play at a young age.

Net Worth

Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian chess player who has a net worth of $12 million.

Magnus Carlsen Overview

  • Date of Birth: November 30, 1990
  • Birthplace: Tønsberg Municipality, Norway
  • Nationality: Norwegian
  • Age: 30 years
  • Height: 1.78 m
  • Peak rating: 2882 (May 2014)
  • Net Worth: $12 million