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Who Is Magnus Carlsen? Learn About His Biography, Love Life, And Net Worth

Magnus Carlsen

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen has cemented his name as one of the greatest chess players in history. 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 World Number One chess player.

Furthermore, the chess champion was introduced to the game by his father when he was five years old. However, he did not become interested in the game until he was seven years old. The desire to defeat his sister and father in the game brought out the best in him.

Quick Facts

Full Name Magnus Carlsen
Date of Birth Nov 30, 1990
Age 30 Years, 10 Months
Height/How tall?
Sports Personality
Profession 5 feet 7 inches
Father Name Henrik Albert Carlsen
Mother Name Sigrun Øen
Gender Identity Male
Is Married? No
Is Gay?
No
Net Worth $8 million

From then on, it was an uphill battle to achieve tournament success, which brought fame, fortune, and global recognition. Join us to learn more about Carlsen, including his biography, personal life, and net worth!

Carlsen’s Current Relationship Situation

Carlsen was known to have been dating University of Oslo alum Elisabet Lorentzen Djnne for a year in January 2020. On New Year’s Day of that year, the chess champion took to Instagram and posted a series of photos, one of which included a photo with Djønne

“Been a great year on and off the board, on to the next one!” he wrote in the caption of the post. Carlsen’s partner Djnne is from Hardanger in Western Norway, according to Chess Base. She is five years younger than Carlsen in terms of age.

However, the two have not been seen together in public in a long time. The couple announced their split in late March 2021.

Synne Christin Larsen, his girlfriend, and he are no longer together

Carlsen and his ex-girlfriend Synne Christin Larsen ended their relationship in 2018 after a year of dating. The chess champion has not yet revealed the details of their breakup but has only confirmed that it is over. Larsen, likewise, has refused to comment on the reason for the breakup. While everyone expected Larsen to be the woman Carlsen would declare his wife-to-be to, it just didn’t happen.

Magnus Carlsen & Elisabet Lorentzen Djnne
Magnus Carlsen & Elisabet Lorentzen Djnne

Carlsen and Larsen were first seen together in 2017 at the ‘Isle of Man International,’ where he competed. On Valentine’s Day of the same year, the Norwegian player changed his status from single to in a relationship. Magnus, on the other hand, was checkmated.

Carlsen’s IQ exceeds expectations

Carlsen was born on November 30, 1990, in Tnsberg, Norway, to parents Henrik Albert Carlsen and Sigrun en. He is approximately 1.78 meters tall. As of now, his weight appears to be unknown. When it comes to intelligence, the Norwegian native cannot be classified as average. The average person has an IQ of around 120, whereas Carlsen has an astounding IQ of 190.

He has a higher IQ than the majority of world-class scientists. His incredible IQ range is just one of the many factors that have helped him become the World Number One chess player.

His Chess Career and Ascension to the Top

Carlsen has undoubtedly proven time and again that he is the greatest chess player, with over 300 rated tournament chess games and several blitz tournaments. He first made headlines in 2004 when he won the Corus Chess Tournament in Wijk Aan Zee in ‘Group C.’ He defeated former world champion Anatoly Karpov in a blitz chess tournament in March of the same year.

In August 2007, he became the youngest person ever to win a category 18 tournament when he won the ‘International Chess Festival Biel Grandmaster Tournament.’ Carlsen was named the world’s best chess player by FIDE in 2010.

Carlsen’s Net Worth Is Revealed

Being the world’s best chess player comes with a plethora of benefits. Carlsen has an estimated net worth of $8 million as of 2021, according to Celerity Net Worth. His enormous net worth stems from his numerous sources of income. He has received numerous sponsorships and endorsements and runs his own business, which primarily focuses on developing chess-related apps for children aged 5 and up.

His tournament winnings, as well as various sponsorships, endorsements, and his majority-owned company, have all contributed to his net worth. Carlsen has demonstrated that chess does not have to be any different from any other high-paying sport in terms of earning a living.