Notch Net Worth: Markus “Notch” Persson is a Swedish video game developer. Markus Persson was born in Stockholm, Sweden on June 1, 1979. He formed Mojang, a game developing company with Carl Manneh and Jakob Porser. The first release from Mojang was “Minecraft“, a sandbox, open world game that debuted to widespread acclaim and popularity.’
Markus Persson was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 1, 1979. He grew up in the small town of Edsbyn, surrounded by forests that would influence his biggest game creation, Minecraft, decades later. Growing up, he was an obsessive Lego builder, until he was 7 and his father brought home a Commodore 128 computer. Persson latched right on, and he would fake stomachaches to stay home from school and write code. By the time he was 8, he had written his first computer program.
Persson never finished high school, but he had been teaching himself how to write code ever since his dad gave him the Commodore, and his mother made him take an online programming course to bolster his natural talent. This led to a programming job when he was 18, and after a few more gigs, in 2004 he landed with Midasplayer, later known as King.com, the company known for such hugely popular titles as Candy Crush. At Midasplayer, Persson befriended Jakob Porsér, a developer, and the friendship would redefine Persson’s life path.
Notch Net Worth: $1,3 Billion