Notch is a well-known video game programmer who is the co-founder of Mojang, which was established in 2010. He is also known as xNotch. He is best known for developing a game called ‘Minecraft’. In 2014, Microsoft acquired Mojang and Notch decided to leave the company. Let’s find out more about how much is Markus Persson’s net worth in 2018.
Markus Persson Early Life
Notch was born as Markus Alexej Persson on 1st June 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden to Ritva Persson and Birger Persson. He was born and raised in Sweden. Notch didn’t complete his high school, as he was offered a better job without obtaining any degree than most people in the world. He has been programming since the age of 7. He produced his first text-based adventure game when he was only 8 years old.
Notch married Elin Zetterstrand in 2011. But the couple separated after one year. Since he has been rumored to be dated a couple of people but nothing has been confirmed. He currently resides in Beverly Hills, California.
Markus Persson Career, Awards & Achievement
Notch landed his first official job as a programming job when he was only 18. In 2004 he worked with Midasplayer (aka King.com) the company who is popular for developing its addictive game Candy Crush. Here he worked on several games. Here he also befriended his future partner Jakob Porser.
Notch gained most recognition in video game industry because of ‘Minecraft’, which is a sandbox based first-person game. The game was out for a demo in 2009 and it has been getting great reviews ever since then. In 2010, he co-founded a Video programming company called Mojang with Jakob Porser and Carl Manneh and launched the game under its production.
In 2012, this game’s Xbox edition was launched, which sold over 1 million units within just one week. Mojang made $230 million in just two years with this game. The widespread popularity of Minecraft motivated Microsoft to take over the company in 2014, which didn’t go well with Notch, so he left the company.
Some of Notch’s other games also include ‘Blast Passage’, ‘MEG4kMAN’, ‘Miners4k’, ‘Hunters4k’, ‘Breaking the Tower’, ‘Infinite Mario Bros’, ‘Metagun’ , ‘Prelude of the Chambered’, ‘MiniCraft’, ‘Bunny Press’, ‘Infinite Mario Bros’, ‘Legend of the Chambered’, ‘Metagun’, ‘The Europe Arcology Incident’, ‘Sonic Racer’, and ‘I4krits’. Notch also featured in a movie adaptation of ‘Minecraft: The Story of Mojang’. In 2014 he also featured in a video song ‘Minecraft is for Everyone’which was made by Starbomb, which is a musical-comedy group.
Awards & Achievements
Notch has received most of his awards for his international hit Minecraft. Some of the awards that he has won for the game include ‘BAFTA Awards’, ‘Game Developers Choice Awards’, ‘Kids’ Choice Awards, USA’, ‘VGX Award for Best Independent Game’, and ‘Satellite Awards’. The game has also been nominated for awards like ‘BAFTA Awards’, ‘Kids’ Choice Awards, USA’, and ‘Spike Video Game Awards’.
Net Worth of Markus Persson
Notch has an estimated net worth of more than $1.5 billion. He has made most of his net worth through his global smash Minecraft. Microsoft bought the company for over $2.5 billion in 2014. He also makes millions through his other business and gaming ventures.
Notch is one of the most popular programmers in the world, who has blessed the world with a legendary game like ‘Minecraft’. Being a gamer he also understands his users and builds games that are loved by users of all age groups. Now that the game is also available on Xbox and Nintendo, it has been making some new sales records. We just hope that he keeps on developing more games for us to explore.