What is Magnus Carlsen’s Net Worth?


Magnus Carlsen has a net worth of approximately $8 million as of July 2022.

Magnus Carlsen, a Norwegian chess grandmaster, is the current World Chess Champion from Vestfold, Norway.

He is a two-time World Rapid Chess Champion, and he is also a four-time World Blitz Chess Champion.

Early Life

Sven Magnus Oen Carlsen was born on 30 November 1990 in Tonsberg Vestfold, Norway. Henrik Albert Carlsen and Sigrun Oen are engineers by profession.

When he was a toddler, he began to show his intellectual abilities. He was able to solve 50-piece jigsaw problems by himself at two years old. At four, he began assembling Lego sets for older children.


He won the C group in the Corus chess tourney in Wijk aan Zee, in 2004. This brought him international attention. Carlsen was just 14 years old when he won in the C-group at Corus. This win earned him the title of “Mozart Of Chess” by Grandmaster Lubomirkavalek.

In the same year, he beat Anatoly Karpov, former world champion. He then drew with Garry Kasparov (then the best-rated player of all time) in a blitz tournament.

He was awarded second place in the Dubai Open Chess Championship, in April 2004, and was made a Grandmaster. He was the world’s youngest Grandmaster and the third-youngest person to have GM status at that time.

He was up against some formidable opponents during the Linares 2007 chess tournament. Many consider it to be “the Wimbledon of Chess”.

Carlsen defeated top-rated players such Veselin Topalov, Viswanathan Aand, Peter Svidler, Alexander Morozevich, Peter Svidler, and Levon Aronian to take second place.

Magnus Carlsen was challenged by Viswanathan, the world’s chess champ, at the 2013 World Chess Championship held in Chennai (India).

Carlsen won 6 1/2 -3 1/2 games by winning five, six and nine of the nine games while drawing the remainder. Carlsen became the new world champion of chess and was the second-youngest person (after Kasparov), who won the title.


These are the top highlights of Magnus Carlsen’s career:

  • Carlsen is the current World Chess Champion
  • He is also a two-time World Rapid Chess Champion

Three Most Important Lessons About Chess From Magnus Carlsen

We now know all about Magnus Carlsen and his success. Let’s look at the most important lessons we can learn about chess from him.

1. Enjoy playing chess

Have fun learning chess. Enjoy what you do and that will motivate you to improve your chess skills.

2. You can learn from almost every game

Every game, and every person you meet, will teach you chess. Keep your eyes on the prize.

3. Enjoy regular breaks from chess

It takes a lot to focus on chess. Regular breaks are important. Training your mind and body is important.

Favorite Quotes From Magnus Carlsen 

While the analysis may sometimes be more accurate than intuition, it’s usually just as difficult. I follow my intuition and do what it tells me. It is not necessary to think twice.

One of the reasons I was first attracted to chess was its ability to bring you into contact with intelligent, civilized persons – men of the same stature as Garry Kasparov (the former world champion) who was my coach part-time.