Markus Persson | Innovators Under 35 | MIT Technology Review “O que você faz no Minecraft é inventar o mundo, construir com os materiais que você encontra. Minecraft hoje está na escola, está no celular, está nos tablets” – Ronaldo Lemos
With Minecraft, Markus Persson became a deity to millions in his virtual world. Then he abruptly took $2.5 billion and walked away. A look inside the deal of the year--and the confused, indulgent life of a fallen idol.
In the latest installment of "money can't buy you happiness," Minecraft founder Markus Persson says he's "never felt more isolated" despite becoming a billionaire after selling his company to Microsoft last year. The Swedish creator of the massively popular game laid bare some of his thoughts on billionaire life in a series of melancholic tweets early Saturday morning.
Markus Persson (born June 1, 1979), aka Notch is a Swedish video game programmer and designer and the lead designer and creative force of Minecraft from it's creation till 2011. He started programming with a Commodore 128, at the age of seven and produced his first game, which was a text-adventure game, at the age of eight.