Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Net Worth

You cannot mention top French chess players and forget about Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Maxime came to the public eye in 2009 when FIDE awarded him the title of Grandmaster. He was just 14 by then. Popularly known as MVL, he is the seventh highest-rated chess player of all time with a 2819 Elo rating. Playing chess from the age of 14 (now 30), you can guess how much wealth he has amassed over this period.

Net Worth

Although there is very little information about his net worth, salary, and lifestyle, MVL’s net worth is between $1 million and $5 million. He makes much of his income by playing chess. His net worth is based on numerous awards he’s won as a chess player. 

The Heightweight records his 2019 earnings, assets, and expenses, breaking it down to these figures:

  • 2019 Annual earnings $23 million
  • Monthly earnings $1.8 million
  • Monthly expenses $0.24 million
  • Net Worth $168 Million.

Achievements and Awards

  • Maxime won the Grandmaster title in 2005, just at the age of 15.
  • The star was the world junior champion and French champion three times. He won the French title in 2007, 2011 and shared the slot in 2012.
  • He has won the Biel Grandmaster Tournament five times in 2009 and 2013-2016 consecutively.
  • In 2016, he also won the Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting.
  • In 2017, he was the winner of the Sinquefield Cup.
  • The star also participated in seven Chess Olympiads between 2006 and 2018 and four European Chess Championships representing Team France. During this time, he was also a member of the winning team in the French Team Championship multiple times.

Interesting Facts About His Career

  • From the age of six, MVL competed in several sections of youth tournaments. He won the French U-8 in 1997. In 1999, he won the under 10s and won the under 12 championships the following year. MVL was also the winner of the 2002 French U-16s Championship. In 2003, he was the runner-up in the U-18s tournament and went ahead to win the U-20s in 2004.
  • He participated in the World Youth Chess Championship in 2000, 2001, 2003,  and 2005. He was third in 2000, 2001, and 2005 and second in 2003.
  • His FIDE ratings increased steadily from 2198 in 2001 to 2700 in 2008. His ratings currently stand at 2819, making him the 7th highest-rated Chess player of all time.
  • He became an International Master in 2004 and won the Grand title in 2005 at 14.
  • Away from Chess, MVL holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics he won in 2010.
  • MVL is highly skilled at rapid and Blitz chess. As of 2019, he was ranked fourth on the rapid and Blitz chess by FIDE.

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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Personal Life

MVL was born in a French family on October 21, 1990. At a young age, he was highly motivated about chess and told his parents about it. His parents supported his dream from this early age, which has paid off.

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