Viswanathan Anand Net Worth 2022, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Family

Viswanathan Anand is one of the most talented people in India. He won the hearts of millions of people with his marvelous skills towards chess. He is the best-prepared chess champion who is still in lead and going strong with his focus and hard work.

Though there are many chess players available in India but the craze for Viswanathan Anand is so high. He is proven as India’s greatest ever player and has a great fan following where many are impressed with his tricky way of playing chess.

Viswanathan Anand Net Worth 2022

As per various online resources, the net worth of Viswanathan Anand is $3 million. Though his main source of earning is through playing chess however he also earns through many other sources like promotional work, sponsorships, etc.

Not only cash but Viswanathan Anand also earned many honors like GM with a type – A flat at the SAF Games Village gifted by Tamilnadu Government in the year 2001.

Viswanathan Anand Biography

Full NameViswanathan Anand
Birth Date11th December 1969
Place of BirthMayiladuthurai, India
Current ResidenceMayiladuthurai, India
Age (as of 2022)53 Years
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Zodiac SignSagittarius
OccupationChess Player
Marital StatusMarried
WifeAruna Anand

Early Life and Family

Viswanathan Anand was born on 11th December 1969 in Tamilnadu, India. His father Krishnamurthy Viswanathan was a retired general manager of South Railway and mother Sushila was a housewife.

He has two siblings one sister Anuradha (professor in the United States) and brother Shiva Kumar (Manager of Crompton Greaves).

In the year 1996, he married Aruna and has one son Akhil. Viswanathan Anand turned his focus towards Chess since he was 6 years old.


Viswanathan Anand was educated at Don Bosco Matriculation High School and completed his graduation from Loyola College, Chennai.

Chess Career

Viswanathan Anand became India’s first GM in the year 1988 when he was just 18 years old and won the first tournament (Reggio Emilia Tournament) in the year 1991.

He also made his 1st attempt to win FIDE’s World Chess championship however he couldn’t win quarterfinals. In the year 1998, he faced Karpov in the world-class championship by clearing the candidates round where he defeated Michael Adams. After great hard work, this top player won his 1st title in the World Chess Championship in 2000. In 2003 he won World Rapid Championship.

In the history of crossing 2000-mark in ELO ratings, Viswanathan Anand is a fourth player. He won many other championships and made India feel proud of his talent and focus.

The Honor of Doctorate

By seeing Viswanathan Anand’s marvelous playing skills and success record the University of Hyderabad honored him with a doctorate. Though there were certain controversies about his nationality stemmed from his Spanish Citizenship but later all the controversies ended in Anand’s favor and received an honor of doctorate.

Unknown Facts About Anand

His mother was no other than his mother who Viswanathan Anand to the world of chess. This legendry player always wanted to spread his talent to others. He invites India’s youngest talents to train with him. He is a role model and a great inspiration to millions of people. This leading chess player has contributed so much to the country and is still trying his best to get a good name and fame with his best skills.

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