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 and for founding the video game company Mojang in 2009.Wikipedia
BornJune 1, 1979
HometownStockholm, Sweden
Height5'9" (1.75m)
SpouseElin Zetterstrand (m 2011 - 2012)

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Minecraft passes one trillion views on YouTube

  • Minecraft passes one trillion views on YouTube. Block building sim is the most watched video game ever on the platform, with 35,000 active creator channels based in 150 different countries


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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