Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian Chess Grandmaster and a World Chess Champion currently who has a net worth of million dollars in 2017-2018. He earned his grandmaster title at the age of 13 being a chess prodigy. He was introduced to chess at the age of 5 and played tournament at the age of 8.
Biography & Wiki:
He was born on November 30, 1990 in Tonsberg, Vestfold, Norway. Carlsen’s intellectual capacity was at the extreme that he was able to solve 50-piece jigsaw puzzles at the age two itself and he also enjoyed having fun in assembling Lego sets with instructions at four which intended for children 10+. Chess was initially thought to him by his father. However, his interest was very mild during the initial stages he started playing for hours later.
Carlsen’s interest and passion for chess made him come on the headlines after his victory in the C group at the 2004 Corus Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee. Carlsen obtained his second GM norm at the Moscow Aeroflot Open in February.In a Blitz Chess tournament on 17th March in Reykjavik, Iceland, Carlsen defeated the former World Champion Anatoly Karpov. The most noteworthy thing is that, he played Melody Amber blind and rapid chess tournament in Monte Carlo in March.
Carlsen is the youngest player ever to participate in FIDE World Chess Championship, but was knocked out by Levon Aronian in the first round. It is remarkable to note that Carlsen played against top-rated players Veselin Topalov, Viswanathan Anand, Peter Svidler, Alexander Morozevich, Levon Aronian, Peter Leko and Vassily Ivanchuk. Carlsen won the Biel Grandmaster Tournament In July and August with a 6/10 record and a PR of 2753.
Awards & Achievements:
Carlsen’s consistency throughout the year 2008 giving impressive results helped him to get the top ten rankings in the world. He won the London Chess Classic beating players like Vladimir Kramnik, Michael Adams, Hikaru Nakamura and others. These achievements of Carlsen made him reach the top 5 ranking in the world. In 2013 he defeated Viswanathan Anand for the World Championship Title. He is the recipient of Chess Oscars for four consecutive years.
Net worth of Magnus Carlsen
The estimated net worth of Magnus Carlsen is $1.5 million which was accumulated purely by his winnings and awards, his achievements where numerous being young. Carlsen started achieving and earning since his childhood by major winnings and awards with his extraordinary skills and talent in gaming especially chess. In November 2013, Carlsen defeated Anand by 6.5-3.5 points to become the undisputed world champion at the age of 22. His success story is greater than any person of his age.
Carlsen’s playing style and dominant attitude have made him recognized as one of the greatest chess players that the world has ever seen. Carlsen has achieved nearly every title at a young age with his best yet to come. He is the best inspiration for all the sportsperson with his overwhelming sportive attitude.