Magnus Carlsen Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Magnus Carlsen

Biography / Wiki

Becoming the second-youngest world chess champion at age 22, Norwegian chess player who won the World Chess Championship in 2013, Magnus Carlsen is one of the biggest names in the games of Chess. A chess prodigy, he became a Grandmaster in 2004 at the age of 13 and was ranked No. 1 worldwide in2010, when he was just 19.

He was the youngest chess player in history to be ranked world No. 1 at the time. When he was eight, he began competing in prestigious chess tournaments, winning many of them. Following his success in the C category at the Corus chess tournament, in Wijk aan Zee, in 2004, he achieved international prominence.

After finishing second at the Dubai Open Chess Championship in April the same year, he went on to become a grandmaster. Over the next few years, his career hit new heights and, in 2010, the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) announced that Carlsen was the world’s top player.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 30 November 1990 Magnus Carlsen turned 30 years old in the year 2020. Magnus is quite tall and is it measures 5 feet 7 inches while his way to 68 kg approximately.

He appears to be in a good shape and keeps himself healthy, he has a body figure measurement of 39-32-35, and his biceps measure 12 inches. Carlsen has brown-colored hair and the color of his eyes is brown as well.

Net Worth

As one of the youngest champions, he received widespread fame and later became the topmost player of chess in the world. He has earned most of his wealth from his expertise in chess and has won many titles and championships as well.

Carlsen is also an actor and has modeled as well. The total net worth estimated for Magnus Carlsen is $12.5 million US dollars as of now.

Education / Family

Magnus Carlsen was born and raised in Tønsberg, Norway. He is the son of Henrik Albert Carlsen and Sigrun Øen and grew up along with his three sisters. Magnus studied at a sports School in Norway very he learned the basics of chess.


Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen

NicknameMagnus Carlsen
Birth PlaceTønsberg, Norway
Date Of BirthNovember 30, 1990
Age30 Years
HeightIn Centimetres – 170 cm

In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″

WeightIn Kilograms – 68 Kg
In Pounds – 150 lbs
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBrown
ProfessionModel, Actor, Social Media Sensation, and Chess Player
Sexual OrientationStraight
SchoolSports School in Norway
CollegeNot Known
Home TownTønsberg, Norway
Fathers NameHenrik Albert Carlsen (IT Consultant)
Mothers NameSigrun Øen (Chemical Engineer)

Magnus Carlsen with his parents
Magnus Carlsen with his parents
SisterEllen Øen Carlsen, Signe Carlsen, Ingrid Carlsen (born 5 May 1994),


Magnus Carlsen with his sister
Magnus Carlsen with his sister

Career / Fashion And Style

Carlsen was just a young teenager and his victory at the Corus chess tournament in the C category led Grandmaster Lubomir Kavalek to award him the title of ‘Chess Mozart.’ In April 2004, he finished in the second position at the Dubai Open Chess Championship, becoming a Grandmaster.

He was the youngest Grandmaster in the world at the time and the third youngest person ever to hold GM rank. Carlsen played against top-ranking players such as Veselin Topalov, Anand Viswanathan, Peter Svidler, Morozevich Alexander, and Aronian Levon, and finished second.

When he won the International Chess Festival Biel Grandmaster Tournament, he became the youngest person ever to win a Category 18 tournament in August 2007. He won the Moscow World Blitz Championship in 2009, then joined the London Chess Classic as the top seed. FIDE announced in January 2010 that Carlsen was the world’s best player.

In 2013, in Chennai, India, Magnus Carlsen met world chess champion Viswanathan Anand at the World Chess Championship. In a match for the World Chess Champion title in November 2014, he again faced Anand and successfully defended his World Champion title.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More

Magnus is currently dating his girlfriend Synne Cristian Larsen and the couple has been together since the year 2017.

GirlfriendSynne Cristian Larsen


Magnus Carlsen with his girlfriend
Magnus Carlsen with his girlfriend
Marital StatusUnmarried

Favorite Things

Here we provide you the list of Magnus Carlsen’s favorite things.

Favorite ActorsAksel Hennie
Favorite ActressIngrid Bolsø Berdal
Favorite ColourWhite and Black
Favorite Holiday DestinationsSwitzerland
Favorite FoodItalian Food
Favorite Things To DoPlaying Chess & other Sports, Solving Puzzle, Swimming,

Magnus Carlsen

Some Interesting Facts About Magnus Carlsen

  • He has played in the Norwegian Chess Championship in 1999, which was his chess tournament debut.
  • His dad, Henrik Carlsen, taught him to play chess properly during his childhood when he was a 5-year-old boy.
  • His first professional chess training was conducted by his coach, “Simen Agdestein.”
  • Geography, regions, flags, the capital, and the population of a place can be easily remembered by Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen.
  • After graduating from primary school, he took a year off to fly across Europe and take part in a huge chess tournament.
  • He mastered the main skills of the game of Chess by the age of 10.
  • In 2004, Magnus became the youngest grandmaster in the world at the age of 13 years.