Sven Magnus Oen Carlsen is mostly known for his celebrated name, Magnus Carlsen who is the chess grandmaster and richest chess player of current.
Carlsen is a brilliant man who could remember a huge amount of information. He even won his first world championship only when he was 13 years old.
Today, this chess player has achieved a great position for himself and is multiple times world champion in a chess game.
Well, without further ado, let us be a brief biography of this chess champion, Magnus Carlsen starting with his quick facts.
Quick Facts: Magnus Carlsen
|Celebrated Name||Magnus Carlsen|
|Age||30 Years Old|
|Birth Name||Sven Magnus Oen Carlsen|
|Date of Birth||November 30, 1990|
|Place of Birth||Tonsberg, Norway|
|Marital Status||Not Married|
|Father||Henrik Albert Carlse|
|Height||5 Feet 8 inches, i.e., 178cm|
|Weight||68kg, i.e., 150 pounds|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
|Education||Tartu State University|
|Social Media of Carlsen||Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook|
Early Life and Family of Magnus Carlsen
Sven Magnus Oen Carlsen, aka, Magnus Carlsen was born on November 30, 1990, in a beautiful location of Tonsberg, Norway.
Carlsen was born to Henrik Albert Carlsen (Father) and Sigrun Oen (Mother) who belong to the Caucasian ethnic group and holds the nationality of Norway.
His father was an IT consultant while his mother was a chemical engineer. During his childhood, he moved to a different location for a short period of time and finally came back to Norway permanently in 1998.
Since his childhood, Magnus was one step ahead of other kids and was brilliant with the use of his I.Q.
Magnus used to construct lego sets and memories the area, population, flags, and capital city of every country in the world while he was only five years old.
How old is Magnus Carlsen? Age and Body Measurements
A brilliant mind, Magnus Carlsen is currently living in his milestone of 30 years old as a single and independent man.
Carlsen celebrates his annual birthday on the 30th of November and falls under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius which represents his personality as open-handed, talented, and a person with incredible humor.
Looking towards his physical appearance, Magnus is a normal guy with a normal slim body who stands tall with an average body height of 5 Feet 8 inches, i.e., 178cm.
Similarly, he weighs around 68kg, i.e., 150 pounds. Furthermore, this talented chess grandmaster is blessed with a pair of brown eyes and light brown hair.
Early Chess Career of Magnus Carlsen
Magnus is a self-chess learner who used to play by himself for hours trying to learn combinations and moves. He was also taught by his father who used to play chess in his days.
He participated in his first-ever tournament in the 1999 Norwegian Chess Championship at the age of 8 years and 7 months where Carlsen scored 6½/11.
Later, he was professionally coached by the country’s top player, Simen Agdestein at the Norwegian College of Elite Sport.
Simen introduced Magnus to Torbjorn Ringdal Hansen, International Master (IM) and Grandmaster (GM). In 2000, he scored 3½/5 against the top player of the country which was his breakthrough performance.
Similarly, in 2002, Carlsen placed at the sixth position in the European Under-12 Championship held in Peniscola.
However, in the same year, in the World Under-12 Championship, Carlsen got first place with a tie against Ian Nepomniachtchi.
The following year in 2003, Magnus was officially awarded the IM title.
Personal Life of Magnus Carlsen
Magnus Carlsen, a world champion chess Grandmaster is currently living single life. However, this brilliant guy has dated two beautiful girls in his past life.
Initially, he was in a relationship with Synn Christin Larsen for a year. Due to their personal matter, the couple got split silently.
After Synn, Magnus dated Elisabet Lorentzen Djonne who was a criminology student.
They were in a relationship in 2019 but we are not certain regarding their current relationship. Magnus is also interested in football and is a die-hard fan of Real Madrid FC.
In 2019, playing fantasy football, Carlsen became the top player reaching the number one position in the Fantasy Premier League.
Also, he has appeared in many documentaries and short film-like, The Prince of Chess, Magnus, etc.
How much is Magnus Carlsen’s Net Worth?
Achieving such a huge reward and recognition at an early age, Carlsen is currently having a fantastic career as a brilliant chess grandmaster.
Playing chess in his entire professional career and winning several world championships, Carlsen has surely gathered a huge amount of net worth.
Well, as of 2021, the total estimated net worth of Magnus Carlsen is around $8 Million which is an impressive amount for a chess player.
With that net worth, Carlsen became the richest chess player in the world. He makes an average of $1 Million after winning tournaments.
Furthermore, he is the co-founder of Play Magnus AS which is a chess app that is compatible both on IOS and Andriod devices.
Similarly, this grandmaster is the founder of the video game, Play Magnus – Train and Play Chess with Magnus.
Social Media Presence
30-year-old chess grandmaster, Magnus Carlsen is an active social media user who is available on multiple platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
This chess player is equally active on his social platforms as he has got a massive number of 616K followers on Instagram, 542K followers on Twitter, and 655K followers on Facebook.
Instagram: 616K Followers
Twitter: 542K Followers
Facebook: 655K Followers