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Magnus Carlsen Net Worth 2023

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“Chess is a world full of possibilities. It is an interesting game that brings you in contact with intelligent and civilized people’’-this is the thinking of the world’s chess grandmaster Magnus Carslen.

Magnus Carlen’s net worth is estimated to be almost $15 million. He is a World Champion from 2013 till present and ranked first in ‘FIDE Top Players lists’ (August 2021).

Let’s briefly get to know everything about this young, successful and intellectual person.

Early Life and Education

Magnus was born in Tønsberg, Norway on 30 November 1990. He was born to Henrik Albert Carlsen and Sigrun Øenz. His father was an IT specialist and his mother was a chemical engineer. He has three older sisters.

When he was five, his father first taught him how to play chess. Initially, he was not much interested in this game. But later, the urge to win against his sister made him engrossed in it.

After completing primary education, Magnus competed in an international chess tournament in Europe. Then, he attended a sports school. When he was in high school, he also participated in a lot of competitions and gained many awards at under-14 championships.


At the age of fourteen, Magnus participated in the ‘Wijk aan Zee chess tournament’ in C group and astonished everyone with a score of 10.5 out of 13. This win brought him the title of young grandmaster in chess that remained unchanged all the years of his career.

After a lot of hard work and rejection, finally Mangus was able to secure a first position in the B group of ‘Wijk aan Zee’ in 2006, which brought him the chance to play in A group in the very next year. In the year of 2006, he also received his first championship winning title in the Norwegian Chess Championship.

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After that, he never had to look back. By the year 2010, he was almost a renowned name in chess history.

Award and Recognition 

From a very young age, Magnus started to play chess which brought him worldwide fame and recognition. His peak rating (as of May 2014) is 2882 and FIDE rating (as of August 2021) is 2847.

He won ‘Banza Kings tournament’ and ‘ Grand Slam Chess Final’ and ‘ the Tal Memorial’ in 2011. Later in 2015, he also won the World Chess Championship and Tata Steel Chess Tournament, and many more. 

Asset, House and Car

Magnus bought a lavish home in Holmenkollen in 2015. This house has six bedrooms with exquisite wood and marble finishes and is located in West Oslo, Norway. 

It has a view of the Nordmarka woods, Bogstadvannet Lake and Oslofjord Lake. In an interview Magnus stated that his favourite thing in the house is the hammock on the balcony on the side facing the forests.

Carlsen also has several apartments in the city. Sometimes he is seen using his Lamborghini. He also owns some other luxury cars including a BMW and some sports cars.

Income Detail and Net Worth

Magnus Carlsen is mostly famous for his amazing chess playing skills and achievements in this sector. It is reported that he receives almost $1.5 million per year from his chess sources.

Being a child of an IT personal, Mangus also has a great fascination for technologies. He founded the IT company named ‘Play Magnus AS,’ which created a mobile-based software for playing chess online.

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Again, he is a successful sports model, actor and influencer. He earns a decent amount of money from social media postings, sponsorships and from other miscellaneous sources.

Magnus Carlsen: At A glance

Real NameSven Magnus Øen Carlsen
Popular NameMagnus Carlsen
Date of Birth30 November 1990
Birth PlaceTønsberg, Norway
Height178 cm
Weight68 kg
GirlfriendElisabet Lorentzen Djønne
Professionchess grandmaster 
Zodiac signSagittarius
Net worth15 million

Social Media Popularity

Magnus received a lot of recognition from his fans all over the world. He is quite a well-known figure in the social media platforms such as facebook, twitter, instagram and many more. His facebook followers are almost 65 million. 

Again, he had a fan following of almost 588.5K on twitter. He tweets about many tips and tricks, enjoying and exploring the world of chess and many more. 

He is also active on instagram and has 612K followers on it. There, he shares his day to day life with fans and admirers. 


Is Magnus Carlsen married ?

Ans. Magnus Carlsen is unmarried, but he has a girlfriend named Elisabet Lorentzen Djønne, who is a law student in Oslo University. 

What was Magnus’s highest classical rating?

Ans. With a top classical rating of 2882, he holds the record for the highest classical rating ever. 

When Magnus Carlsen became a grandmaster, how old was he?

Ans. Magnus Carlsen won the Corus chess tournament in the C category in 2002. Shortly after turning 13, he was given the title of a grandmaster.


Magnus Carlsen is now a very well known name among the chess lovers. He once said in an interview that he likes to sit by the chessboard and explore new possibilities and that makes him extremely happy.

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Magnus Carlsen’s net worth is mainly accumulated from his chess competitions and winning achievements. He started from a young age and has indeed come a very long way in his career.

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