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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Microsoft Has a New Minecraft That Might Teach Your Kids Something

  • At a glance, one might wonder why the game inspires such rabid devotion among kids and adults alike, netting it the impressive title of the best-selling video game of all time. After all, it's blocky graphics hardly look to be of the award-winning variety that consoles like Sony's PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's Xbox Series X feature. Originally launched in 2009, the original version of the world-building simulator was built in a single weekend by Swedish developer Markus Persson and was released for people to download free.


Jay Z & Beyoncé Lost The Dream Mansion They Were Bidding On

Remember that $85 million dollar mansion that Jay Z and Beyoncé had their eyes on? Well, it looks like they're unlucky this time, because the two were outbid by the creator of Minecraft, Markus Persson.