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(game programmer and designer)

Known as Notch and has created Minecraft.

Relationship Facts of Markus Persson (Notch)

Markus Persson (Notch) is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Markus Persson (Notch)?

Markus Persson’s current relationship status is possibly single.

Previously he was married to Elin Zetterstrand. They exchanged vows on 13 Aug 2011. But later on 15 Aug 2012, he declared himself as single.

Who is Markus Persson?

Markus Persson is a Swedish video game programmer and designer. He is also known as Notch and has created Minecraft.

Markus is also the founder of the video game company Mojang.

Markus Persson- Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Education

He was born Markus Alexej Persson on June 1, 1979, in  Stockholm, Sweden. His father, Birger, was a Swedish railway employee, and his mother, Ritva was a Finnish nurse.

His ethnicity is mixed with Finnish and Swedish.

Talking about his education, he attended the Tumba gymnasium from 1995 to 1998. He then joined Säbyskolan in the year 1995 and then enrolled in Rotebergs Skola.

He also did an online programming course.

Markus Persson- Professional Life, Career

Markus Persson from the age of 7 started to do programming. He did this on his father’s Commodore 128 home computer. He then along with other game developers Carl Manneh and Jakob Porser, founded a video game company Mojang in the year 2010.

Then his survival sandbox game named Minecraft was released on 18 Nov 2011. It has sold about one-millionth copies. This made Markus get recognition in the video game world. But later Majong was brought by Microsoft for $2.5 billion.

Markus’s other free game titled Caller’s Bane was released in 2012 after making a lawsuit settlement with  ZeniMax Media.

He also worked with an alternate reality space game in March 2012 known as 0x10c. However, its production was halted in Aug 2013.

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Caption: Markus Persson (Notch) professional life (Source: Terrius )

Is Markus Persson involved in any rumors and controversies?

This popular video game developer has been criticized many times. He has tweeted several controversial tweets. He offended females by saying feminism a social disease and is overtly sexist against men.

His homophobic and racist tweets of June 2017 and Nov 2017 respectively were also highly backlashed. In March 2019, his comment on a transgender woman calling her mentally ill grabbed lots of criticism.

All these views that he expressed on social media resulted in his dissociation with Microsoft.

Markus Persson: Net worth, Earnings

As of 2022, the estimated net worth of this musician is $1.5 Billion US. He bought a home on tony Hillcrest Drive in Beverly Hills in Dec 2014 which costs $70 million.

The house is around 23,000-square-foot and has a contemporary design. Its glass wall provides a 280-degree view of the City of Angels and the Pacific Ocean.

According to sources, the average salary of a video game designer is between $39k-$100k US per year.

How tall is Markus Persson?

Markus Persson has light hair with brown eyes. He has an average height of 5 ft 9 inches and a body weight is 77kg.

Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

Markus Persson has around 3.72 million followers on his Twitter account which was created in Aug 2009. He has tweeted around 74k times.

His Facebook account has more than 9k followers. He is also active on Instagram and has around 48.9k followers.


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