A world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen has cemented his name as one of the greatest chess players in history. He is a model, an ambassador, a celebrity and an entrepreneur. With an IQ over 190, Carlsen is the youngest person to become an International Grandmaster, which he accomplished at the tender age of 13. He is also the youngest chess player to be ranked World Number One.
Magnus Carlsen first got introduced to chess at the age of 5 through his father. However, it wasn’t until he was seven years of age, he showed interest in the game. A will and determination to beat his sister and father in the game brought out the best of him. From then onwards, it was an uphill of tournament success which brought along fame, fortune, and global recognition.
Magnus Carlsen Wiki, Bio, Age, Parents
Magnus Carlsen was born in Tønsberg, Norway on the 30th of November, 1990 to parents, Henrik Albert Carlsen and Sigrun Øen. Currently, of age 28, Magnus stands at the height of around 1.60 M. His weight seems to be unknown as of present.
Carlsen cannot be labeled as an average person. An average person has an IQ of around 120, an average joe type of person. Carlsen’s IQ is at an astounding level of 190. He has an IQ higher than most world-class scientists. His incredible IQ range is one of many factors that has enabled him to become the World Number One chess player.
Magnus Carlsen Career in Chess
With over 300 rated tournament games, several blitz tournaments, Magnus Carlsen has undoubtedly proven time and again that he is the greatest chess player there is.
He first made headlines in 2004, after his victory in the C group at the Corus Chess Tournament in Wijk Aan Zee. In March of the same year, he defeated former world champion Anatoly Karpov at a blitz chess tournament. He became the youngest person ever to win the category 18 tournament in August 2007, when he won the International Chess Festival Biel Grandmaster Tournament.
In 2010, FIDE announced that Carlsen was the top chess player in the world.
Magnus Carlsen worth? Net worth revealed.
Being the world number one chess player comes with its large sum of advantage. As of 2019, Magnus reportedly has a net worth of $8 million. He has various sponsorships and endorsements to his name. He also runs his venture which primarily focuses on developing chess related apps for kids of ages 5 to above. His tournament win payouts along with various sponsorships, endorsements, and his majority owned company have helped boost the 28-year-olds’ net worth.
In a game often seen as being difficult to make a living out of, Magnus Carlsen has shown that chess does not need to different from any other high paying sports.
Magnus Carlsen and his girlfriend
Magnus Carlsen and his former girlfriend Synne Christin Larsen have called it quits on their one-year relationship. The exact details to why the pair broke up is still a mystery. Magnus has not yet revealed the story on the breakup but has only confirmed that the relationship is now over. Same goes for Larsen who has also refused to comment on the reason for the breakup.
Magnus first met Synne on the Isle of man where he was playing a tournament. It was on the 14th of February,2017 when Magnus changed his status from Single to In a relationship. The couple seemed to have enjoyed each other’s company as several tweets from 2017 show Magnus accompanied by Synne at various events.
Since the split, Marcus has decided to give more effort to his chess career and has got back to winning ways. He won the Tata Steel Chess Competition held in Wijk Aan Zee. It was his first win in over 18 months. It seems the break up did have its advantage.