Minecraft Nets Mojang And Markus Persson A Kajillion Dollars In 2012




You may have heard of Minecraft, a little indie game where you get to dig and build things.  And punch trees.  Now Swedish news site it24 (as translated here) is reporting that Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, made 1.5 billion Swedish kronor last year (approximately $237 million US).  Of that, 640 million kronor – just over $100 million – came from licensing fees, and that’s how much Minecraft‘s creator and Mojang head-honcho, Markus “Notch” Persson, took home last year.

Notch is now rather publicly wrestling with what to do with suddenly being a kajillionaire, including learning how to drive and buying a car, helping his family, donating like mad, and playing Nino No Kuni:

I think the right way to use money like this is to set a decent portion aside to make sure my family is comfortable, spend some on living out your dreams, and then try to put the rest towards making society a better place. For me, this includes charities that help children, and charities that help promote freedoms I think are vital in the coming dozens of years, such as the EFF.

[image via: wallpapersrus]

(Writer) is GayGamer.net’s resident Canadian and a life-long photographer. He likes to spend time in the woods, in the water, and in hammocks, and has read the Iliad in the original Greek.

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