Meet Markus Räikkönen – Sanna Marin’s Husband

Markus Räikkönen (born on 16th September 1985; Age: 37 years old) is a Finnish former soccer player, innovator, and entrepreneur best known as the husband of Sanna Marin, the Prime Minister of Finland.

Markus Räikkönen is one of the celebrity spouses that owes his public and media popularity to his union with his wife, Sanna Marin. Sanna has been serving as the 46th Prime Minister of Finland since 2019. Nevertheless, Markus is also successful in his own career, well-known for his impressive skills in playing football. He and Marin tied the knot in 2020 and has remained together to date.

Summary of Markus Räikkönen’s Bio

  • Full name: Markus Räikkönen
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 16th September 1985
  • Markus Räikkönen’s Age: 37 years old
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Nationality: Finnish
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Markus Räikkönen’s Wife: Sanna Marin
  • Markus Räikkönen’s Children: A daughter; Emma Amalia Marin
  • Markus Räikkönen’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 7 inches
  • Markus Räikkönen’s Height in Centimetres: 176 cm
  • Markus Räikkönen’s Weight: 75 kg
  • Body measurements in inches: 40-34-16 inches (chest-waist- bicep)
  • Markus Räikkönen’s Net worth: $1 million-$3 million
  • Famous for: Being Sanna Marin’s Husband
  • Markus Räikkönen’s Instagram: @markus.raikkonen
  • Twitter: @MarkusRaikkonen

Markus Räikkönen was Born 37 Years Ago

Markus Räikkönen was born on 16th September 1985 and is presently 37 years old. He was born and raised in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Born under the Virgo zodiac sign, Räikkönen is of Finnish nationality and has a white caucasian ethnic background. Interestingly, Markus and his wife Sanna share the same birth date and year but different months. Sanna was born on 16th November 1985.

Nothing much is known about Markus’ early life and family background including details of his parents and siblings if any, and the kind of childhood he had. However, it is recorded that he was a shy kid while growing up and never liked to talk much or relate with other people. Markus only came to the limelight following his marriage to Sanna.

Judging from the career path he had chosen, it is believed that Markus Räikkönen is well-educated. But, there is no information about the names of schools and colleges he attended or the qualifications he obtained. Markus Räikkönen is definitely one that does not like to share his personal information in the public space.

He and Sanna Marin Began Dating in High School 

There are widespread speculations that Markus Räikkönen met his wife many years before they tied the knot. Although the exact date of their meeting and how they met cannot be ascertained, the couple is reported to have been together for 16 years before exchanging marital vows. That means they met sometime in 2004.

According to different sources, Markus Räikkönen and Sanna Marin met for the first time during their high school days but decided to keep their relationship under wraps. They maintained a good relationship throughout the time they were dating and today have officially become a couple and are building a home together.

However, the timeline of their early relationship is not public knowledge but it is seen that their love has blossomed through the years. According to Markus, Sanna is his strong support system. She stood by him during his active football years and was always present to cheer him on in every game he played.

The Couple Had Their Daughter Before They Got Married

Markus Räikkönen and Sanna Marin welcomed their first and yet only child; a daughter named Emma Amalia Marin on 28th January 2018, two years before they got married and a year before Sanna became the 46th prime minister of Finland. Sanna took to her Instagram to announce the birth of Emma Amalia with some of her adorable photos.

Emma Amalia Marin is now 5 years old and the much we can say about her is that she is growing under the loving care of her parents. The proud parents always make out time to spend with their daughter and according to them, her birth brought a sense of fulfillment in their lives.

They Tied the Knot in 2020

Two years after the arrival of their daughter, Markus Räikkönen and Sanna Marin decided to seal their love with a marital bond. They walked down the aisle on the 1st day of August 2020 in a private wedding ceremony at Sanna’s official residence in Kesäranta, Helsinki. Their wedding was attended by only forty guests which are their close friends and family including their daughter Emma.

For the wedding, the Finnish Prime Minister wore a satin gown made by Anniruth, a notable Finnish fashion company while Markus was gorgeously dressed in a black tux. The event was quite a colorful and memorable one and was well captured by Mint Saarn, a professional Finnish photographer based in Helsinki.

After the wedding, Sanna Marin took to social media and shared their wedding pictures, and their friends and well-wishers poured in their good wishes and congratulatory messages. The couple and their daughter are living happily together at their home in the Kaleva, district of Tampele.

What Does Sanna Marin’s Husband Do For a Living?

Markus Räikkönen developed an interest in playing football from an early age. So, he consistently followed his passion and later became a professional soccer player as an adult. He completed his amateur football career at the Finnish U19 club side, Tampereen Ilves.

However, Räikkönen turned pro in 2004 after he joined Tampereen Ilves’ senior team and competed in the Ykkönen league which is the second-highest football league in Finland. There, he played the attacker/center-forward position. In 2006, he joined the Tampereen Pallo-Veikot (TPV), another club in Finland. Markus played three seasons with the club and left at the end of the 2008/2009 season, hanging his boots at the same time.

Markus Räikkönen is now an entrepreneur and innovator who has made use of his talents to create business opportunities and platforms for young people and other entrepreneurs. After his retirement, he decided to venture into business. He currently works in communications and is an investor at Global VC firm, a venture capital firm that globally invests in almost all industries in the world as long as it is profitable.

Meanwhile, Markus had previously worked with talent scaling at Henrico StaffPoint, one of the largest personnel service firms in Finland. He cofounded Prezella Limited and Nordic Spark Oy. Although his contract details during his football career as well as the amounts he makes from his diverse business ventures are not stated, Markus Räikkönen has made a decent fortune.

Various sources report that he has a net worth of $5 million. While his wife Sanna has more fame than him, Markus has more money. Sanna Marin’s net worth is estimated at $4 million and her salary is said to be about $350,000. In all, the adorable couple is living their best life together and is very supportive of each other.


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