Top 20 Chess Player celebrities in the world

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Chess Player celebrities [Updated January 28, 2023].

1. Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen net worth 2020
Magnus Carlsen was born on November 30, 1990 in Tonsberg, Norway.
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.

Net Worth 2020: $8 Million

2. Anatoly Karpov

Anatoly Karpov net worth 2020
Anatoly Karpov was born on May 23, 1951 in Russia.
He is known for his various humanitarian efforts, receiving the Order of Merit in 2006 for his assistance to the victims of the disaster in Chernobyl.

Net Worth 2020: $5 Million

3. Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov net worth 2020
Garry Kasparov was born on April 13, 1963 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
He became the youngest World Champion of Chess at 22 in 1985 and he was the highest ranked chess player in the world for 255 months.

Net Worth 2020: $5 Million

4. Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand net worth 2020
Viswanathan Anand was born on December 11, 1969 in Mayiladuthurai, India.
He has won many of India's highest civilian and sports honors, including the Padma Vibhushan and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

Net Worth 2020: $3 Million

5. Vassily Ivanchuk

Vassily Ivanchuk net worth 2020
Vassily Ivanchuk was born on March 18, 1969 in Ukraine.
At the peak of his career he was the number two ranked player in the world and he was the 2007–2008 World Blitz Chess champion.

6. Judit Polgar

Judit Polgar net worth 2020
Judit Polgar was born on July 23, 1976 in Budapest, Hungary.
She is the only female chess player to defeat a number one ranked player and she has done so more than ten times.

7. Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer net worth 2020
Bobby Fischer was born on March 9, 1943 in Chicago, United States.

Regarded by many as the greatest chess player of all time who, starting at age 14, played in and won eight US Chess Championships. He infamously disappeared from the spotlight only several years after winning the infamous Cold War confrontation against Boris Spassky from the USSR in 1972.

He won the 1963-64 U.S. Championship with the only perfect score in the history of the tournament and his 1969 book, My 60 Memorable Games, is a must-read for any aspiring chess player.

Salary 2020: $250,000

8. Anish Giri

Anish Giri net worth 2020
Anish Giri was born on June 28, 1994 in Russia.
He became a Grandmaster at the young age of 14 and in January 2011, he beat world number one Magnus Carlsen.

9. Nihal Sarin

Nihal Sarin net worth 2020
Nihal Sarin was born on July 13, 2004 in India.
Amazingly, he won the Under-10 World Chess Champion despite not having a regular coach.

10. Wesley So

Wesley So net worth 2020
Wesley So was born on October 9, 1993 in Philippines.
In May, 2013 he was the 40th ranked chess player in the world.

11. Zhao Zong-Yuan

Zhao Zong-Yuan net worth 2020
Zhao Zong-Yuan was born on June 26, 1986 in China.
He won the Australian Open in 2007.

12. Ray Robson

Ray Robson net worth 2020
Ray Robson was born on October 25, 1994 in Guam.
In 2004, when he was just nine years old, he defeated a National Master in tournament play.

13. Hikaru Nakamura

Hikaru Nakamura net worth 2020
Hikaru Nakamura was born on December 9, 1987 in Japan.
He is a three time winner of the United States Chess Championship and in 2013 he was ranked No. 4 in the world by FIDE.

14. Eric Hansen

Eric Hansen net worth 2020
Eric Hansen was born on May 24, 1992 in Irvine, United States.
He has taken first-place finishes at tournaments like the 2012 Canadian Open Chess Championship and the 2013 Cappelle-la-Grande Open.

15. Leonid Stein

Leonid Stein net worth 2020
Leonid Stein was born on November 12, 1934 in Ukraine.
He won the Soviet Championship in 1963, 1965 and 1966 and the Ukrainian Championship in 1960 and 1962.

16. Emil Sutovsky

Emil Sutovsky net worth 2020
Emil Sutovsky was born on September 19, 1977 in Azerbaijan.
Representing Israel, he won gold in the 2010 Chess Olympiad.

17. David Bronstein

David Bronstein net worth 2020
David Bronstein was born on February 19, 1924 in Ukraine.
He became a Soviet Master when he was only 16 years old.

18. Boris Spassky

Boris Spassky net worth 2020
Boris Spassky was born on January 30, 1937 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Russian chess champion who was famously the 1972 World Chess Championship Bobby Fischer in a match that has come to be known as the Cold War Confrontation.

He was chess champion from 1969 to 1972 and in 1992 he lost to Bobby Fischer again in an unofficial rematch in Yugoslavia.

19. Andrei Sokolov

Andrei Sokolov net worth 2020
Andrei Sokolov was born on March 20, 1963 in Russia.
A series of unexpected losses in the late 1980s led to lesser chess activity.

20. Alexandra Kosteniuk

Alexandra Kosteniuk net worth 2020
Alexandra Kosteniuk was born on April 23, 1984 in Russia.
She became a chess Grandmaster in 2004 and in 2011 she was ranked 44th in the FIDE women's Elo rating list with a rating of 2439.