Magnus Carlsen on Forbes "30 under 30" list

by Arne Kaehler
3/18/2020 – The renowned American business magazine "Forbes" is famous for its lists and rankings. Recently, the magazine released its "30 under 30" list, naming 30 people under 30 years of age who have made a significant impact on modern life as entrepreneurs, sport stars, activists, artists or in other fields. Magnus Carlsen is one of them! | Photo: Magnus Carlsen by Alina L'Ami

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Scarcely any world champion has managed to captivate chess lovers to the extent Carlsen has. The enormously talented Norwegian hasn't been systematically trained within the structures of a major chess-playing nation such as Russia, the Ukraine or China.

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Forbes 30 under 30 list

Forbes fifth annual European list of 30 people under 30 years, covers young visionary leaders and impact makers in 13 different categories, such as Art & Culture, Finance, Entertainment or Sports & Games.

Some names might ring a bell:

However, Carlsen barely made it on the list – after all, he is is already 29 years old.

But for more than a decade Carlsen's constant power demonstration in chess has left a small dent in the universe. Back in 2013, when Carlsen became World Champion (and worked as a model G-Star Raw) TIME magazine already considered him to be one of the most influential people in the world.

There are plenty of reasons to have Carlsen on this list and there are hundreds of pages on the internet which confirm his impact.

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Arne Kaehler, a creative thinker who is passionate about board games in general was born in Hamburg and learned how to play chess at a very young age. Through teaching chess to youth teams and creating chess content on YouTube, Arne was able to extend this passion onto others and has even made an online chess course for anyone who wants to learn how to play this game. Currently, Arne blogs for the English news page of ChessBase and focuses on creating promotional and entertaining articles.