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 chess player to be ranked World Number One.

Moreover, the chess champion first got introduced to chess at the age of 5 through his father. However, it wasn’t until he was 7 years of age, he showed interest in the game. The will and determination to beat his sister and father in the game brought out the best of him.

From then onwards, it was an uphill of tournament success that brought along fame, fortune, and global recognition.

Get along to learn more about Carlsen, including his bio, personal life, and net worth!

Carlsen's Current Love Life

In January 2020, Carlsen was known to have been dating the University of Oslo alum Elisabet Lorentzen Djønne for a year.

The chess champion even took to Instagram on New Year Day that year, where he posted a series of pictures, and one included a picture with Djønne.

Magnus Carlsen with girlfriend Elisabet Lorentzen Djønne

Magnus Carlsen with girlfriend Elisabet Lorentzen Djønne (Photo: Instagram)

In the post's caption, he wrote, "Been a great year on and off the board, on to the next one!"

According to Chess Base, Carlsen's partner Djønne hails from Hardanger in Western Norway. Going by age, she is five years younger than Carlsen.

However, the two have not been seen together lately in public. The pair confirmed they were separated in late March 2021.  

Separated with Girlfriend Synne Christin Larsen

Carlsen and his former girlfriend Synne Christin Larsen ended their relationship after dating for a year in 2018.

The chess champion has not yet revealed the story on their breakup but has only confirmed that the relationship is now over. The same goes for Larsen, who has also refused to comment on the reason for the breakup.

While everyone had expected that Larsen would be the one Carlsen would declare his wife-to-be, it just didn’t happen.

World Chess Champion Magnus is seen with his former girlfriend Synne at a prizegiving

World Chess Champion Magnus is seen with his former girlfriend Synne at a prizegiving. (Photo: John Saunders' Twitter)

Carlsen and Larsen were first spotted together at the 'Isle of Man International' in 2017, where he played the tournament. The same year on Valentine’s day, the Norwegian player also changed his status from single to in a relationship.

But unfortunately, it was checkmate for Magnus.

Carlsen's IQ is Beyond Expectations

Carlsen was born in Tønsberg, Norway on November 30, 1990, to parents, Henrik Albert Carlsen and Sigrun Øen. He stands at the height of around 1.78 meters. His weight seems to be unknown as of the present.

When it comes to his IQ, the Norway native cannot be labeled as an average person. An average person has an IQ of around 120, while Carlsen's IQ is at an astounding level of 190.

He has an IQ higher than most world-class scientists. His incredible IQ range is one of many factors that has enabled him to become the World Number One chess player.

His Career in Chess & His Rise to the Top

With over 300 rated tournament chess games and several blitz tournaments, Carlsen has undoubtedly proven time and again that he is the greatest chess player.

He first made headlines in 2004, after his victory in 'Group C' at the Corus Chess Tournament in Wijk Aan Zee. In March of the same year, he defeated former world champion, Anatoly Karpov, at a blitz chess tournament.

He became the youngest person ever to win the category 18 tournament in August 2007, when he won the 'International Chess Festival Biel Grandmaster Tournament.'

In 2010, FIDE announced that Carlsen was the top chess player in the world.

This is How Much Carlsen is Worth — Net Worth Revealed

Being the world's number one chess player comes with its large sum of advantages. According to Celerity Net Worth, Carlsen has a net worth of $8 million, as of 2021.

His massive net worth comes from his various sources of income. He has various sponsorships and endorsements to his name, and runs his own venture, which primarily focuses on developing chess-related apps for kids aged 5 to above.

His tournament win payouts, along with various sponsorships, endorsements, and his majority-owned company, have also helped boost his net worth.

In a game often seen as difficult to make a living out of, Carlsen has shown that chess does not need to different from any other high-paying sports.