January 14, 2022

Viswanathan Anand Net Worth 2022

Viswanathan Anand Net Worth 2022

Viswanathan Anand Net Worth of 2022 is approximately $3M, which means his net worth is 3 Million US Doller approximately. His net worth accumulated from various sources includes everything like cash, bonds, jewelry, house, car, belongings, etc.

Viswanathan Anand Net Worth

TitleGrandmaster (1988)
World Champion2000–2002
FIDE rating 2751 (February 2022)
Peak rating2817 (March 2011)
RankingNo. 16 (February 2022)
Peak rankingNo. 1 (April 2007)

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Who Is Viswanathan Anand?

Viswanathan Anand is the first Indian chess Grandmaster and a five-time former World Chess Champion. He was born on 11 December 1969 in a South Indian family in the city of Mayiladuthurai in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. Anand grew up in Madras (present-day Chennai). He did his early schooling at Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School Chennai, then went on to graduate from college from Loyola College, Chennai.

who is Viswanathan Anand

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Anand became the first chess grandmaster of India in the year 1988. He is considered one of the best chess players ever in the chess world. In 2006, he achieved the first time he surpassed the Elo rating of 2800 points, he became the fourth player in world chess history to do so.

To increase India’s pride in the world in the field of chess, he was awarded Arjuna Award for Sports in 1985, Padma Shri in 1987, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1992, Padma Bhushan in 2000, and Padma Vibhushan in 2007.

Quick Info 0f Viswanathan Anand

Full NameViswanathan Anand
Nick NamesVishy Anand, Lightning Kid, Tiger of Madras.
Parent’s NameKrishnamurthy & Sushila Viswanathan.
Father’s NameKrishnamurthy Viswanathan
Mother’s NameSushila Viswanathan
Birth PlaceMayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu,  India
Date Of Birth11 December 1969
Age53 years old
SiblingsAnuradha (Elder Sister) & Shiva Kumar (Elder Brother).
Marital StatusMarried
WifeAruna Anand
Akhil Anand (Single Son)
Ethnicity South-East Asian
Sexual OrientationStraight
Personality TypeINTJ
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Height5’9” (1.75 m)
Skin ColorDark
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
High SchoolDon Bosco Higher Secondary School, Chennai
IntermediateSame School.
Name of College
  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • University of Hyderabad
ProfessionChess Player
Active from1984–present
Awards Chess Oscar, Padma Shri, Padma Vibhushan, etc.
IQ180-190 (Estimated)
Net WorthUSD 3 Million Dollars.
SalaryUp to $1.5 Million (Prize money)
EndorsementsNIIT, AMD, TVH, Parle-G & Vidyasagar.
WebsiteViswanathan Anand
Social MediaTwitter, Facebook
BooksMind Master, My Best Games, My Life in Chess.
Last UpdateFebruary 2022

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Viswanathan Anand Net Worth By Chess

He has mostly increased his net worth as a chess player. Anand has made most of the wealth from his chess career while being at his peak. He participates in the big chess tournaments held at the international level, after winning the tournament, he is given a huge amount as a prize.

On the basis of great research, we are sharing some stats here, on the basis of which you can get an idea of ​​the net worth of Viswanathan Anand.

Prize Money Won As World Champion

Viswanathan Anand is a five-time world champion. He won the world chess championship in the years 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2012. Along with the title of world champion every time, he had also received huge prize money. The details are given below –

World Chess Championship 2000, Anand defeated Alexei Shirov to become World Champion and received a cash prize of 528,000 dollars.

World Chess Championship 2007, Anand became the undisputed World Champion, winning a tournament title without playing a single match, and received a cash prize of 390,000 dollars.

This time he had no rivals, so obviously it must have been a great feeling for him. This was the second time in chess history after Mikhail Botvinnik, Grandmaster of the Soviet Union in 1948.

Chess World Championship 2008, Viswanathan Anand defeated Russian grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik, become World Champion, and received a cash prize of 1.2 million Euros.

World Chess Championship 2010, Viswanathan Anand defeated Bulgarian grandmaster Veselin Topalov, become World Champion, and received a cash prize of 1.68 million dollars.

World Chess Championship 2012, Viswanathan Anand defeated Israeli grandmaster Boris Gelfand, become World Champion, and received a cash prize of  1.53 million dollars.

Government Price Money

$400k has also been given to him by the central and state governments of India each time he wins the World Chess Championship. This amount received also increases the net worth of Viswanathan Anand.

Prize Money Received as Runner-up

Anand has been participating in the World Chess Championship since 1995. Apart from being a five-time world champion,  he has also been a five-time runner-up  (1995, 1998, 2005, 2013, 2014). Anand is expected to win around 1 million dollars as runner-up.

Prize Money Won As Rapid World Champion

Anand is known for his quick pace of playing chess and stormy moves. Due to this style of playing chess during his early career (1980), Anand was also known as “Lightning Kid”. Even today, many people in the world consider him the best fast chess player of his generation.

Due to this ability, Anand finished first in the FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship in 2003 and 2017, the World Blitz Cup 2000, as well as many other top-level chess events. From such events, Anand won an estimated amount of around 1 Million Dollars.

Viswanathan Anand Net Worth By Other Sources

Apart from the money earned by Chess, Anand has many other sources of earning which are described below

Vishy Anand

Brand Ambassador Income

In the year 2012, Anand signed a contract as the brand ambassador of TVH, a real estate development company that is still ongoing. The amount to be received from this deal has not been disclosed. If sources are to be believed, this is a huge amount.

He is also working as a brand ambassador for an IT company named NIIT. The signing amount for this contract is not disclosed. This money received increases the net worth of Viswanathan Anand.

Advertisement Support Income

Apart from this, Anand also supports AMD processors company, Children with Disabilities Association (Vidyasagar), and biscuit company Parle-G Milk Shakti.

Thus, through all these prizes and deals, it can be estimated that the total amount this chess legend has earned is well over $3 million. After deducting all the living expenses, it can be said that Anand’s total net worth is around 3 million dollars.

Net Worth in Other Currencies

For your convenience, a table is given below in which Viswanathan Anand’s net worth is shown in different currencies.

   Currency   Net Worth 
  Indian Rupee  22,34,31,450
  Canadian Dollar  38,33,250
  Australian Dollar  41,36,250
  Pound Sterling  22,23,075
  Euro  26,43,600
  BitCoin  87.29665

Viswanathan Anand Net Worth Endorsements

In this paragraph of this article, we will talk about his house, car, lifestyle, and interview-

Viswanathan Anand Home

Viswanathan Anand has an ancestral home, which is located in his birthplace Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu, India. He lives in this house with his mother, wife, and only son.

Viswanathan Anand Home

Anand’s house is modernly designed. Expensive stones have been used on the floor and expensive tiles have been used in special places. With exquisite wooden interiors throughout the house, this spacious home is well decorated with luxurious curtains and stunning furniture.

All the trophies won by Viswanathan Anand are displayed near his table, where he practices chess and makes a great effort to train the youth for free.

By the way, Anand’s family travels abroad several times a year, as he has to go abroad to play tournaments and participate in international chess events.

Viswanathan Anand Car

According to a report published in 2019, although Anand has many vehicles, a BMW and a Range Rover are prominent among them. All these cars are included in the Net Worth of Viswanathan Anand.

Viswanathan Anand Car

Viswanathan Anand Lifestyle

Anand prefers to stay at home during his holidays. He spends most of his time with his family and mother. He enjoys engaging in his favorite hobbies while at home. Listening to music, reading books, talking to family members and swimming are Anand’s favorite hobbies.

Viswanathan Anand Wife and Son

Viswanathan Anand Wife and Son

He likes to attend family occasions but avoids going to social party functions. He does reserve a few days out of his holidays to guide the budding young chess players.

Anand completely stays away from all the things that pollute his mind and character, the prominent ones being alcoholism, tobacco, smoking addiction, and political issues.

Viswanathan Anand Interview

In an interview, Anand said, he does at least three holidays every year, with two short holidays and one big holiday.
During these holidays, he spends time abroad with his wife.

When asked the name of his favorite place, he said, “He likes to do adventures like safaris in Kenya and South Africa. He also loves enjoying the food and culture of Mexico.

Viswanathan Anand Charity

He keeps on contributing from time to time to benefit the poor and needy. Everyone should appreciate such a great person.

Anand Donated Gold Medal

At the 2008 World Chess Championship, Anand defended the title by winning the tournament against Kramnik. Along with the prize money, he also received a gold medal, which he donated to a charitable organization in 2010. By auctioning this gold medal, the money received was used for the benefit of underprivileged children.

Online Matches With Teammates

During the 2020 global pandemic, Anand participated in an online chess match with his compatriot chess teammates Koneru Humpy, Harika Dronavalli, Nihal Sarin, and Pragyanand Rameshbabu to raise funds for the needy.

Chess For Charity

Anand played online matches called ‘Chess for Charity’ against 100 opponents on the Chess.com platform. The time control for the game was 30 minutes. The event raised over $50,000, which was donated to two charitable organizations, Red Cross India and the All India Chess Federation (AICF).

Anand Vs Yuzvendra Chahal

Viswanathan Anand participated in a friendly chess match against cricket team India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Singh Chahal on 13 June 2021, aimed at raising relief funds for people suffering from the second wave of the global pandemic in India. Chahal’s wife Dhanashree Verma shared a story on Instagram, where she updated her fans about the news.

Anand Vs Yuzvendra Chahal

Photo Credit: Instagram

In this series of exhibition matches, Anand also played against Indian film celebrities Riteish Deshmukh, Aamir Khan, Arijit Singh, Ananya Birla, and Manu Kumar Jain.

Viswanathan Anand TV Shows &  Movies

Apart from many TV shows, Anand has also contributed to many documentary films. Viswanathan Anand Net Worth Increases The Money Received For Acting In TV Shows And Movies. Its description is given below–

Menschen der Woche

Viswanathan Anand first appeared as an actor in the 5 July 2008 episode of the TV show “Menschen der Woche” 

Anand has also appeared in a documentary film made by ‘Benjamin Ree’ about the early life of Norwegian Chess Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen. It was first released on January 11, 2016, at the ‘Les Arcs International Film Festival’.

Album 61

Anand has played a role in a documentary titled ‘Album 61’. This short film is based on the life of Israeli, Russian Grandmaster Boris Gelfand, how he has devoted his entire life to getting ready to win the 2009 World Chess Championships. It was released for the first time in July 2013 (Israel).

Closing Gambit

Vishy Anand has also made an appearance in a documentary film called Closing Gambit (1978 Korchnoi versus Karpov and the Kremlin), which has a duration of 1h 25m. The film follows the fascinating story of the 1978 World Chess Championship between Anatoly Karpov, a patron of the Soviet Communist Party, and Viktor Korchnoi, a harsh critic of the Soviet regime. It was first released in the United Kingdom (U.K) on October 26, 2018.

Viswanathan Anand Books

This Indian Grandmaster is also world-famous for writing wonderful books. He has written some great books about his style of playing chess, along with great chess lessons. Following is the information about all these books- The net worth of Viswanathan Anand also includes a contribution of loyalty gained by these books.

Vishy Anand Chess Books

Viswanathan Anand (1998)

This book of 16 pages is written by Shailesh. Anand’s Biography and Autobiography have been written in this book published by Prabhat Publications.

My Best Games of Chess

Vishy Anand. My Best Games of Chess. Gambit chess (Viswanathan Anand, 1998) is the first book written by Vishy Anand, in which he presents illustrated, detailed and entertaining commentaries for 40 of his best games. The first edition of this 273-page book was published on 2 January 1998.

My Life in Chess

My Life in Chess. Everyman Chess (Viswanathan Anand and Devangshu Datta, 2007), The real story behind Anand is told in this book. It also includes an analysis and recollection of his 50 greatest games. The first edition of this 320-page book was published on September 15, 2007, and is co-authored by Devangshu Datta.

Mind Master

Mind Master. (Winning Lessons from a Champion’s Life (Viswanathan Anand and Ninan, Susan, 2019), This book teaches every reader how to navigate life’s challenges. Like what role does strategy play in preparing to achieve a goal? What precautions should you take before leaving your comfort zone and taking a risk?
The first edition of this 273-page book was published on December 08, 2019, and is co-authored by Susan Ninan.

Viswanathan Anand Career

In 1983, at the age of 14, he won the Sub-Junior Championship with 9/9 points. He achieved his first International Master (IM) norm by winning the Asian Junior Championship in Coimbatore in 1984. In the same year 1984, he made his Indian national team debut by playing the 26th Chess Olympiad to be held in Thessaloniki and achieved his second IM norm by scoring 7½ points in 11 games.

By winning the Asian Junior Championships in Hong Kong in 1985 for the second time in a row, at the age of 15, he became the youngest Indian to hold the title of International Master. At the age of 16, Anand achieved the honor of becoming the national chess champion. Overall he won this title 3 times.

Viswanathan Anand became the first Indian to win the Under-18 World Junior Chess Championship title in 1987. In 1988, by winning the Shakti Finance International Chess Tournament in Coimbatore, India, Anand became India’s first Grandmaster at the age of 18 and was awarded the Padma Shri.

In 1995, Anand played the PCA World Chess Championship against Garry Kasparov. This tournament was played at the World Trade Center located in New York City, USA. Kasparov became the world champion while Anand finished runner-up with a 10½-7 score.

In 1998, he played in the FIDE World Chess Championship against Anatoly Karpov in Lausanne, Switzerland. Karpov became the world champion while Anand finished runner-up with a score of 5 -3.

Viswanathan Anand has won the World Chess Championship five times. He was the World Chess Champion in the years 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2012, see full details above in this post.

Viswanathan Anand Awards

This great Indian Grandmaster has been honored with many prestigious national and international awards. These gold and silver awards are also included in the net worth of Viswanathan Anand. Details are given below–

Viswanathan Anand Awards

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Indian National Honors

  • Arjuna Award— In 1985, Outstanding Indian Player in Chess.
  • Padma Shri–  In 1987, the fourth highest civilian award was given by the central government of India.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna– In 1991, India’s highest sporting award.
  • Padma Bhushan– In 2000, the third-highest civilian award was given by the central government of India.
  • Padma Vibhushan– In 2007, the second-highest civilian award was given by the central government of India.
  • Cheque of Rs 2 crores— Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, for winning of World Chess Championship for the fifth time.
  • “Indian sportsperson of the year” award— He received it In 2012.
  • “Indian of the year” award– He received it In 2012.

International Honors

  • In 1987, Soviet Land Nehru Award.
  • In 1998, the “Book of the Year” Award for his book My Best Games of Chess by the ‘British Chess Federation’.
  • Chess Oscar in 1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007, and 2008.
  • In 1998, Sportstar Millennium Award.
  • Desirazu Excellence in Chess Award in 2004, 2007.
  • In 2011, “Global Strategist Award” by NASSCOM.
  • In 2014, the Russian Order of Friendship Award.
  • 2015, the top country award was given by the Spanish embassy.
  • In 2015, ‘Vishy Anand 4538’  by Kenzo Suzuki.

Untold Facts

  1. Anand’s first chess mentor is his mother Sushila Anand.
  2. He has an elder sister and an elder brother.
  3. Anand prays to God every morning.
  4. He loves going to the temple where he finds peace
  5. Anand loves watching cricket and is a big fan of Virat Kohli.


Q 1. What is Viswanathan Anand famous for?
Ans: Viswanathan Anand is the first Indian chess Grandmaster and a five-time former World Chess Champion (2000, 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2012). He was also awarded Arjuna Award, Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Padma Bhushan, etc.

Q 2. Where does Viswanathan Anand live?
Ans: Viswanathan Anand lives in Mayiladuthurai city in the state of Tamil Nadu India.

Q 3. How many times is Viswanathan Anand world champion?
Ans: Viswanathan Anand is a five-time former World Chess Champion (years 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2012).

Q 4. Who is the father of chess in India?
Ans: Viswanathan Anand is definitely the father of Indian chess. Because he is India’s first Chess Grandmaster as well as a five-time former World Champion. No one has been able to increase India’s respect in the world of chess as much as Anand has done. He has also been awarded many of India’s highest honors.

Q 5. What is the IQ of Anand?
Ans: Viswanathan Anand has never got his IQ test done. According to some sources his IQ score is giving 150, while many sources are claiming 180-190 (Estimated).

Q 6. Does Anand still play chess?
Ans: Yes, Anand still plays chess at the international level. His current FIDE rating is 2751 (January 2022).

Q 7. What is the salary of Viswanathan Anand?
Ans: The estimated Viswanathan Anand salary is around up to $1.5 million, which he receives as a brand ambassador of various companies, prize money for winning chess tournaments, selling books written by him.

Power Questions

Q 8. What is the net worth of Viswanathan Anand in 2021?

Ans: Approximate 3 Million Dollars.

Q 9. How many times has Anand become world champion?
Ans: 5 Times, years 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2012.

Q 10. Who is the son of Viswanathan Anand?
Ans: Viswanathan Anand’s son’s name is Akhil Anand. It was born on 9 April 2011, its age on January 2022 is 10 years, 9 months. Akhil’s mother’s name is Aruna Anand, who is the wife of Viswanathan Anand.

Q 11. Are Viswanathan and Magnus Carlsen friends?
Ans: Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen fans have always wanted to know the relationship between these two players, so for your information, let us tell you that Carlsen and Anand are very good friends. Carlson is 20 years younger than Anand and he respects Anand a lot.

Q 12. How old is Viswanathan Anand?
Ans: Viswanathan Anand was born on 11 December 1969. On this basis, in January 2022, Viswanathan Anand’s age is 52 years 1 month.

Q 13. What are Viswanathan’s current ratings and ranks?
Ans: FIDE rating is 2751 (January 2022), and Ranking No. is #16 (December 2021).

Q 14. What is Viswanathan Anand’s date of birth?

Ans: Viswanathan Anand’s date of birth is 11 December 1969.

Q 15. in which city does Viswanathan Anand live?

Ans: Mayiladuthurai city in the state of Tamil Nadu India.

Q 16. Viswanathan Anand is associated with which sport?

Ans: Chess.


By the way, Anand has earned a lot of money in his lifetime which is much more than 3 million dollars. He also spends thousands of dollars every year to maintain the lifestyle of himself and his family. Based on his earnings and expenses, the current net worth of Vishy Anand is estimated to be around $3 million.

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