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Markus "Notch" Persson has made a lot of money from Minecraft, but it doesn't seem like it has changed him very much. Persson made $101 million in 2012 and his big expenditure might be a car. He's still thinking about it.
Persson spoke about his wealth on Reddit, responding to a post about the money Minecraft earned last year. Here's his post below:
It's weird as f***. I grew up in a relatively poor family, but once I got a decent job, I never really had to worry about money. My hobbies were playing games and programming, so there wasn't any real drain. I could eat out when I wanted to, and go to the movies without having to save up for it. I still had to save up for trips and to be able to buy computers or consoles, but that just felt normal.Now, all of the sudden, as a result of how modern society works, I managed to somehow earn a s***-ton of money. 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.I think the right way to use money like this is to set a decent portion aside to make sure my family is comfortable, spend some on living out your dreams, and then try to put the rest towards making society a better place. For me, this includes charities that help children, and charities that help promote freedoms I think are vital in the coming dozens of years, such as the EFF.
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That's really great of him. Sounds like a pretty decent guy.
Yo, this dude seems like he deserves to have a bunch of money. Minecraft is pretty brilliant and this guy doesn't seem like a jerk.
A practical millionaire. Makes sense to me.
Notch doesn't have a driver's license?
Good man. Very good man. He has his head on right. Thanks for being a model citizen Mr. Persson. Game on.
remember seeing this on reddit. it's good to see someone not let money get to their head.
I've never really been a fan of this guy. Don't really know why. I feel like he's just really arrogant.
He sounds fine right he though.
Just a great think to read. Thank you.
101 million off Minecraft? DAMN!
Ok not like I had no respect for Notch (I REALLY enjoy his creation of MineCraft), but I have a lot more respect for the dude. THe face behind the brilliance and uniqueness. I mean he seems to be living like any other normal dude, helping his family live, saving up and stuff.
THAT RIGHT THERE! It shows high humility. He is a great guy! NOTCH! I take my hat off to you. :)
Notch is a pretty cool guy
At least he's a good guy that sets aside a portion of his wealth in order to help the rest of society.
I didn't know Notch cussed...
Perhaps he'll dress like Peter Jackson. Oh, wait...:)
I like this guy.