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Hikaru Nakamura Net Worth

Hikaru Nakamura Net Worth

Hikaru Nakamura net worth is around $50 Million, as of 2023.

Hikaru is one of the most famous Chess grandmasters. He is Japanese-American. It is interesting to know that Namakura is a five-time US Chess Champion. Furthermore, he won the 2011 edition of the “TaTA Steel” group.

An amazing thing about Hikaru Nakamura is that he is the writer of a book about bullet chess entitled “One Minute to Mate”.

Early Life and Biography

Quick Info 
Real NameHikaru Nakamura
Nick NameHikaru
Age35 years old
Date of BirthDecember 9, 1987
Family NameNakamura
Place of OriginHirakata, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Birth SignSagittarius
Current ResidenceUnited States
Fluently SpeaksEnglish, Japanese
Profession(s)Chess Player
Award(s)Several Chess Championships
Family Details 
DadShuichi Nakamura
MomCarolyn Merrow Nakamura
Brother(s)Asuka Nakamura
Sister(s)No Sister
High SchoolLocal High School
UniversityNot Known
Academic QualificationCollege Graduate
Physical Stats 
Height in Feet5 feet 5 inches
Weight in Kg75 kg
Height in Meter1.67 m
Weight in Lbs165 lbs
Shoe Size (US)6
MeasurementNot Available
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
GirlfriendMaria De Rosa
Marital StatusUnmarried
Son(s)Not Relevant

Hikaru Nakamura lahir di Hirakata, Prefektur Osaka, Jepang, pada tanggal 9 Desember 1987. The names of his parents are Shuichi Nakamura, a Japanese father; and Carolyn Merrow Nakamura, an American mother.

As per the information, his father had been a public school teacher. His mother was a classical musician. When he turned two his family moved to the United States.  It wasn’t until he was seven years old that he started showing an interest, in playing chess. In 1990 at the tender age of three his parents went through a divorce. He didn’t develop an interest, in playing chess until he turned seven years old.

 It is known that his coach was his Sri Lankan stepfather Sunil Weeramantry. He wrote chess books and was a FIDE Master.

Hikaru Nakamura Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurements

Hikaru Nakamura is around 35 years old as of March 2023. He is 1.5 m tall and his weight is around 75 kg. No information is known about his body measurements.


In 2004, Hikaru became at #4 in the “B” group at the Corus tournament at Wijk aan Zee. In the same year, he qualified for the FIDE World Chess Championship 2004. On June 20, 2005, he was able to be selected as the 19th Frank Stamford Chess Fellow.

He also got a donation of, around $32,000, which allowed him to keep on teaching chess. In 2005, Hikaru won the US Chess Championship. There he scored 7 points in nine rounds. In May 2009, he won the US Chess championship.

Later in the July Donostia-San Sebastian Chess festival, he was the 960 World Chess Champion in Germany.

Later in 2010, Nakamura started playing for the USA at the World Team Chess Championship in Bursa, Turkey. There he became a Gold medallist and top-ten player. In the Tala Steel Group A Victory, he had training with Garry Kasparov. The training ended in December 2011.

In 2012, he was part of the third US Championship. He took part in the Reggio Emilia Tournament and tied for second. He also triumphed in the May US Championship. He also played at the Biel chess festival and took third place in the Tal Memorial tournament in Moscow.

Hikaru Nakamura was at the Top Fide Blitz rating in 2014 at No.3 and Zurich Chess Challenge. Later, in the 2015 2800 rating, he got the Grand Prix 2nd place, in the fourth US Championship. In 2016, Nakamura triumphed at the Gibraltar Chess Festival for the second consecutive year.

Awards and Achievements

Although Hikaru Nakamura is a very famous chess player, till now he has not received any official award. His popularity is influenced by his skill as a chess master, which is intriguing and interesting.

How much is Hikaru Nakamura Net Worth?

Hikaru Nakamura net worth is estimated to be around $50 million as of 2023. The monthly income has crossed $1 million. Due, to his earnings and total assets Hikaru has emerged as one of the chess players, in the area.

The major source of his income comes from his chess tournaments. He has also played in a lot of chess tournaments, won lots of awards and money.

Hikaru Nakamura Earning Sources

  • Chess Tournaments Earning
  • Chess Analyser Earning
  • Online Coaching Income
  • U.S Governmental Salary
  • Events & Shows Earning
  • Sponsorship Income
  • Brand Ambassador Income
  • Advertisement Earning
  • Chess Book Royalty
  • T.V Show & Movies Earning
  • YouTube Earning
  • Twitch Streaming Earning
  • Investment In the Real Estate

Personal Life

As per the information, Hikaru Nakamura is dating Maria De Rosa, who is a very talented woman. In addition, Maria is a an avid chess player too.

From an age she has had a fondness, for this game. She began playing it when she was just 6 years old. Till now, she has taken part in several chess tournaments throughout Italy.


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