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MOST SUCCESSFUL GAMER EVER : Inside The Post-Minecraft Life Of Billionaire Gamer God Markus Persson

MAR 3, 2015 @ 06:59 AM 

Markus "Notch" Persson on why he sold Minecraft to Microsoft: "Art is never finished, only abandoned." (Photo: Jamel Toppin for Forbes)

Ryan Mac


Staff writer covering technology and e-commerce

This story appeared in the March 23, 2015 issue of Forbes. 


The word “Minecraft” is Googled more often than the Bible, Harry Potter and Justin Bieber.

By Ryan Mac, David M. Ewalt and Max Jedeur-Palmgren

It’s 7 p.m. on a Monday in Stockholm, and Markus Persson sits on the terrace of his ninth-story office, sipping the speedball of alcoholic beverages, a vodka Red Bull. 

Three hours ago he committed to not drinking today, still in recovery from a 12-drink Thursday bender while nursing an ear infection.

 Yet here we are, embracing heavy-handed pours of Belvedere while surveying the workers in adjacent high-rises hacking away at their keyboards.

“He looks worried,”says Persson, pointing to a man in a building across the street rubbing his face…