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Markus Persson Net Worth

Markus Persson Net Worth

Net Worth: $1.34 Billion

Statistics
  • Source of Wealth Video Games Programming
  • Birth Place Stockholm, Sweden
  • Marital Status Divorced (Elin Zetterstrand)
  • Full Name Markus Alexej Persson
  • Nationality Swedish
  • Date of Birth June 1, 1979
  • Occupation Video Game Developer/Designer

About Markus Persson

Markus Persson is a Swedish video games programmer and designer who has an estimated net worth of $1.34 billion as of October 2015, according to Forbes.

Markus Persson began programming at the age of seven. At age of eight, he created a text-based adventure game using various text-in programs. He started worked for King.com in 2004. Afterwards, he also joined Jalbum, a photo gallery creation software company.

He was involved in developing popular video games such as Minecraft, Scrolls, and Breaking the Tower, among others. Persson was one of the Mojang founders which was formed in late 2010. He left the company in 2014 after Mojang acquired by Microsoft.

Markus Alexej Persson was born on June 1, 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Earnings & Financial Data

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  • Earnings 2012
Earnings 2012 N/A
Earning Turned Donation 2012

Funds raised for charity from developing Humble Bundle Mojam

$458,000
Earning Turned Donation 2012

Donated for EFF's Defend Innovation Project

$250,000