Magnus Carlsen Height Age Wife Net Worth Biography Family Pics


  • Magnus Carlsen was born on November 13, 1990. Thus as in 2018, his age is 28 years.

  • He is a social media icon from Tonsberg, Norway, a chess prodigy, grandmaster and model for G-star Raw.

  • His born name is Swen Magnus Oen Carlsen.


  • Height: He stands 5 ft 7 in tall (170 cm or 1.7 m) and weighs around 143 pounds (65 kg).

  • He is also the founder and CEO ‘Play Magnus As’ which primarily works for the development of games like chess and has also developed various kinds of mobile apps like ‘Play Magnus’ and ‘Magnus Kingdom’.

  • His family frequently relocated in his childhood. Perhaps, his family moved to Belgium from Finland before finally shifting to Norway when Magnus was only 8 years old. Thus, he Was brought in the Haslum city of Norway.

  • Father: His father’s name as Henrik Albert Carlsen who works for a private information technology company, and is an engineering graduate.


  • Mother: His mother Sigrun Oen is also an engineer. She completed her graduation in chemical engineering.

  • Siblings: Magnus has three sisters, namely Ingrid Carlsen, Ellen Oen Carlsen, and Signe Carlsen.


  • Did you know? While being a toddler he started solving jigsaw puzzles Which eventually lead to augmentation of his memory and intellect.

  • His inclination towards the game of chess began when he saw his father and sister playing chess frequently at home.

  • Girlfriend: Currently Magnus Carlsen is dating a beautiful woman named Synne Christin Larsen. She is 5 years younger to him (23 years of age).
  • People have been searching for her Instagram profile. However, we could not find any social media account of Synne Christin which could be called ‘official’.


  • The couple has no plans to get married any soon and does not have kids.

  • His ethnicity is White Caucasian and has Norwegian citizenship.

  • He is globally known as the youngest world chess champion, interestingly Magnus likes to include this title in his signature.

  • In the game of chess, he has incessantly been bagging a lot of awards including Chess Oscar and Peer Gynt Prize.

  • Did you know? he was recognized as the ‘sexiest man’ of the year 2013 by Cosmopolitan magazine.

  • Did you know? Magnus Carlsen became The worlds youngest grandmaster When he had just entered his teenage i.e. at the age of 13.


  • His biceps size is around 13 inches, while he wears shoe of size 7 (US)

  • Both his eye color and hair color are brown.

  • He completed his schooling and college from Norway itself.

  • Did you know? Magnus is a complete foodie and does not care much about his health. He feels that being happy from within is all that is required at his age. Thus, he does not follow any strict workout or diet regimen. It is astonishing that he somehow takes care of his powerful intellect.

  • Since childhood, his hobbies have been playing chess, solving puzzle and swimming.

  • His estimated net worth is $13 million.

  • For all his fans, he has an official website

  • His dad played a major role in teaching him the game of chess ever since he was a kid.

  • His intellect and memory are so powerful that he can easily beat anyone in any kind of memory game. He even has all flags, geography details etc. of all the countries of the world memorised.

  • He made his debut in chess championship via Norwegian Chess Championship in the year 1999.

  • His talent was soon recognized by various people. But, it was coach Simen Agdesein who first came forward to take the initiative of professionally teaching and honing up his skills of chess.

  • This enabled him to master the art of chess by the age of 10.

  • His frequent chess championship used to clash with his school days. Thus, Magnus frequently took a break from school to manage them. Perhaps, he even took a year off for his Europe tournament trip.

  • It’s been said that all records are meant to be broken. This is true even in the case of Magnus Carlsen as Sergey Karjakin, a Russian chess player, broke his record of being the youngest chess master as he was only 12 years old to achieve the same feat.