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Markus Persson

Biography

Also called Notch, he’s a Swedish gaming designer known for his role in developing Minecraft, the hit PC game. In 2014, he became a billionaire when Microsoft bought Minecraft for $2.5 billion. He 1st began programming on the Commodore 128 at age three and produced his first video game at age eight. His entries Breaking the Tower, Metagun, and Prelude from the Chambered all resulted from his involvement in Ludum Dare’s 48-hour game-making competition. He was wedded to popular Minecraft participant Elin Zetterstrand from 2011 to 2012. His focus on Minecraft not merely brought him passionate associations, but also many prominent followers, including digital DJ Joel Zimmerman.

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Full Name Markus Persson
Net Worth 1.4 billion USD
Date Of Birth June 1, 1979
Place Of Birth Stockholm, Sweden
Profession Game Designer
Nationality Swedish
Spouse Elin Zetterstrand
Children Minna Almina Zelda Zetterstrand
Parents Birger Persson, Ritva Persson
Awards BAFTA Games Special Award
Star Sign Gemini

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Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

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Minecraft2009Video Game game designer / programmer

Art Department

Art Department

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Minecraft2009Video Game graphics

Thanks

Thanks

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The Stanley Parable2013Video Game special thanks

Self

Self

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The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Minecraft: The Story of Mojang2012Documentary
Vlogbrothers2012TV Series documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

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2012BAFTA Games AwardBAFTA AwardsSpecial Award


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