Minecraft creator made over $100 million in 2012

Minecraft creator made over $100 million in 2012
According to a new article in the Swedish financial press, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson made $101 million in licensing fees in 2012.

When asked on Reddit what plans he had for the money, Notch responded: "It's weird as f**k. I grew up in a relatively poor family, but once I got a decent job, I never really had to worry about money. My hobbies were playing games and programming, so there wasn't any real drain. I could eat out when I wanted to, and go to the movies without having to save up for it. I still had to save up for trips and to be able to buy computers or consoles, but that just felt normal.



"Now, all of the sudden, as a result of how modern society works, I managed to somehow earn a sh**-ton of money. I still like playing games and programming, and once I had the latest computer and consoles, there really isn't much more to spend the money on than traveling. I might eventually get a driver's license so I can buy a car."


Additionally, the programmer plans to make charitable donations to children's causes and information freedom groups.

Notch already gave his $3 million in dividends for the year back to his 29 employees at Mojang as a bonus.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 3 Feb 2013 14:24
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  • 4 comments
  • megadunderhead

    holy #$%%$%$


    4.2.2013 02:41 #1

  • dEwMe

    Wow sounds like a decent guy.

    Just my $0.02,

    dEwMe

    4.2.2013 13:57 #2

  • Kannz

    only gave 3 mil to employees? maybe he'll give a bit more to charity..heh...

    4.2.2013 13:57 #3

  • gamemods

    Originally posted by Kannz: only gave 3 mil to employees? maybe he'll give a bit more to charity..heh... Dude 3million to 29 employees is a $103,448.27 bonus to EACH employee. Did you ever get that kind of bonus at work.

    http://www.sudburymods.com

    8.2.2013 15:29 #4

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