Viswanathan “Vishy” Anand is an Indian chess Grandmaster and former World Chess Champion. Anand has won the World Chess Championship five times, and was the undisputed World Champion from 2007 to 2013.
Viswanathan Anand Net Worth Forbes Total Income/Salary
Born: December 11, 1969 (age 43), Mayiladuthurai, India
Viswanathan Anand Net Worth Forbes Total Income/Salary Monthly Yearly & Earning Per Day Week:
Net Worth: 12.1 Crore As of Jan ’13
Source of earnings: Prize money, endorsements.
Marital Status: Married
Anand claimed his fifth Chess World Championship by defeating Israel’s Boris Gelfand in Moscow in May 2012. He won the eighth game of the final in just 17 moves-the shortest ever in World Championship history. The title was his fourth in a row and cemented his position as the world’s undisputed chess master.
Fast Facts : Many scoff at chess until they hear what the prize fund is: Anand took home a cool Rs 8.6 crore.