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Markus Persson

Markus Persson

Swedish video game programmer and founder of Mojang
Markus Alexej Persson, also known as "Notch", is a Swedish video game programmer and designer. He is best known for creating the sandbox video game Minecraft, which has since become the best-selling video game in history; and for founding the video game development company Mojang Studios in 2009.Wikipedia
BornJune 1, 1979
HometownStockholm, Sweden
Net worth$1 billion
Height5'9" (1.75m)
SpouseElin Zetterstrand
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Minecraft Creator Says He's Really Rich But Very Lonely

36-year-old Markus Persson made himself one and a half billion pounds when he sold his hit computer game "Minecraft". But now he says he's never been more lonely, bored or unmotivated. Now another billionaire has offered to help - as Sky's Senior Correspondent David Bowden reports.
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