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Minecraft’s Notch Rakes In $101.4 Million


Mojang, developers of Minecraft, have earned $240 million in 2012. Markus “Notch” Persson, the owner of the company and Minecraft’s former lead designer, made $101.4 million. And now he wants to buy a car.

VG247 reports on Mojang’s earnings and a few of Notch’s comments on a Reddit thread discussing the company’s report. In the thread, Notch speaks about his experience being nouveau riche, saying that he grew up in a relatively poor family, but didn’t want for much when he started working since his hobbies were playing games and programming.

“I still like playing games and programming, and once I had the latest computer and consoles, there really isn’t much more to spend the money on than traveling. I might eventually get a driver’s license so I can buy a car.”

It’s refreshing to see how someone like Notch, now a prolific figure in the video game industry, can still have down-to-earth views and goals, despite the fact that he now has the money to build a miniature moon base or something (we’re hoping they’re relatively cheap).

Click here to read more about the financial report and for comments from some other members of Mojang.

Did you buy Minecraft and contribute to Mojang’s earnings? Let us know in the comments!

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