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Is there any information on the Nobel Prize amount?

Where does the Nobel Prize money come from?

How much money do the Nobel Laureates get?


Is there any information on the Nobel Prize amount?

Here you can see a table of the Nobel Prize amount in Swedish kronor (SEK).


Where does the Nobel Prize money come from?

When Alfred Nobel died in 1896, he stipulated in his will that most of his estate should be converted into a fund and invested in "safe securities." The income from the investments was to be "distributed annually in the form of prizes to those who during the preceding year have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind."

Read Alfred Nobel's will


How much money do the Nobel Laureates get?

The Nobel Prize amount for 2012 is set at Swedish kronor (SEK) 8.0 million per full Nobel Prize (1.2 million USD at the time of the 2012 Nobel Prize Announcement).


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