Markus Persson net worth Markus "Notch" Persson is a Swedish game developer who has a net worth of $150 million dollars. Markus Persson was born in Stockholm, Sweden on June 1, 1979. Persson began programming while still in elementary school, using a Commodore computer. He began developing his own games soon after, and created his first complete game when he was just 8 years old. After finishing school, he worked for King.com from 2005-2009. In 2010, he formed Mojang, a game developing company with Carl Manneh and Jakob Porser. The first release from Mojang was "Minecraft", a sandbox, open world game that debuted to widespread acclaim and popularity. Markus Persson served as lead designer until 2011. In 2012, Persson earned $100 million off licensing fees from Minecraft. In addition to "Minecraft", he has also worked on the photo-sharing service, "Jalbum", as well as the games, "Scrolls" and "0x10c". He has also entered a number of successful games in the Ludum Dare 48-hour game competition. When not programming, he also records and releases electronic music under the name, Markus Alexei.