Hikaru Nakamura
Hikaru Nakamura
Celebrated Name: Hikaru Nakamura
Real Name/Full Name: Hikaru Namakura
Gender: Male
Age: 36 years old
Birth Date: December 9, 1987
Birth Place: Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Nationality: Japanese-American
Height: 1.5m
Weight: 75kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: N/A
Wife/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): N/A
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Hikaru Nakamura Gay?: N/A
Profession: Chess Grandmaster
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $50 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

Hikaru Namakura is a well- known Chess Grandmaster, and he is Japanese-American. He is a five-time US Chess Champion; he has won on the 2011 edition of Tala Steel group. He has written a book as well about bullet chess called “One Minute to Mate.”

Maybe you know about Hikaru Nakamura very well, but do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Hikaru Nakamura’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

On December 9, 1968, Hikaru Nakamura was born to a Japanese father, Shuichi Nakamura, and an American mother, Carolyn Merrow Nakamura, in the city of Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. His father was a former public school teacher, and his mother was a classically trained musician.

When he was two years old, his family moved to the United States of America. Unfortunately, his parents went their separate ways when he was just three years old in 1990.

Nakamura started playing chess at around the age of seven; he was coached by his Sri-Lankan step-father Sunil Weeramantry, a FIDE Master and Chess author.

Personal Life

Hikaru Nakamura is a quiet and reserved man, I must say, and this is because there is no information given on whether he is married or not or whether he is dating or not. No information on his personal life has been given.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on December 9, 1987, Hikaru Nakamura is 36 years old as of today’s date 15th April 2024. His height is 1. 5 m tall, and his weight is 75 kg.


Nakamura has gone up in his career from day one, in 2004, he achieved fourth place in the “B” group at the Corus tournament at Wijk aan Zee. He qualified too for the FIDE World Chess Championship 2004. On June 20, 2005, he was selected as the 19th Frank Stamford Chess Fellow receiving a grant of $32,000 to further his chess education and competition.

In the same year of 2005, he won the U.S chess Championship, where he scored seven points over nine rounds to tie grandmaster Alex Stripunsky for first place. He has had so many successes, and I will list some of them as follows:

In May 2009, he won the U.S Chess championship. In July Donostia-San Sebastian Chess festival, in August, he became the 960 World Chess Champion in Germany. In 2010 the following year, he began playing for the United States at the World Team Chess Championship in Bursa, Turkey becoming a Gold medallist and top-ten player.

In 2011, in the Tala Steel Group A Victory, he also began training with former world champion Garry Kasparov, their first training was held in New York beginning January, but the training ended in December 2011.

The year 2012 is where he had third U.S Championship which brought him a lot of victories as well, he participated in the Reggio Emilia Tournament where he tied second, he won the US Championship in May, he also played in the Tal Memorial in Moscow, participated in the Biel Chess Festival and finished third. At the Chess Olympiad in August of the same year, he led the Us team to a fifth place. In 2013 he was at the Top Fide Blitz rating in 2014 at No.3 ranking and Zurich Chess Challenge, in 2015 2800 rating, fourth U.S Championship, and Grand Prix 2nd place.

Nakamura in 2016 won the Gibraltar Chess Festival for the second year in a row, where he beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave on tiebreaks. In the same year [he won the Zurich chess challenge for the second year in a row. The year 2017 favored him as well when he won the Gibraltar chess festival.

Awards & Achievements

On Awards and Achievements so far, he has not been awarded any official award, but one of his best achievements is that Hikaru Nakamura has become a big name out of his career of playing chess and winning several championships attracting a big fan base and making a living out of it.

Net Worth & Salary of Hikaru Nakamura in 2024

Hikaru Nakamura Net Worth
Hikaru Nakamura Net Worth

As of April 2024, He has an estimated net worth of more than $50 million. He has made this wealth by being a chess player over the years.

In addition to his strength in classical time controls, Nakamura is very skilled at rapid and blitz chess. He has been named one of the best Blitz players in the world. At the moment, he is ranked 4th on the FIDE rapid and No.1 on the blitz list.

Some of the other chess players he has had a chance to compete with since his career began are: Sergey Volkov Aleksej, Alexander Lastin, Gregory Kaidanov, Surya? Ganguly, World No.3 Lenov Aronian, No.4 Vladimir Kramnik, No.6 Alexander Grischuk No.8 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, No.9 Sergey Karjakin, among many others.

When the English man said everything happens for a reason, they really meant it because Nakamura`s destiny was shaped when his parents got a divorce when he was just three years of age, and when his mother got married to the next man, he trained him to play chess not knowing that one day he will be called the grandmaster of chess. Always appreciate what happens to your life; it could be a blessing in disguise.


  1. Very surprised to read that Chess player Nakamura is so wealthy. He has left Magnus Carlsen far behind in terms of money.


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