Magnus Carlsen

Chess Player

Birthday November 30, 1990

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Tonsberg, Norway

Age 33 years old

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Chess prodigy who was ranked the top player in the world, with a rating of 2872, in February of 2013, which was the highest rating in the history of the game.

Before Fame

He could assemble jigsaw puzzles at age 2, and was taught chess at age of 5; by 13 he had become the world's youngest grandmaster.


Not limited to chess, he also took on a modeling job for G-Star Raw's 2010 campaign and was voted among the 'sexiest men of 2013' by Cosmopolitan.

Family Life

His father taught him the basics of the game, including various chess positions, and then became his manager.

Associated With

Director J.J. Abrams reportedly offered him a part in his new Star Trek movie, as a chess player from the future, but Carlsen could not obtain the work visa to take the part.