Minecraft Creator Plunks Down $70 Million For A Mansion
All for a more complex digital version of LEGO?
According to a Polygon report, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson just bought a house. ...and that's the understatement of the year.
To be specific, he purchased a Beverly Hills mansion for a ridiculous $70 million. To get it, he outbid the likes of Jay-Z and Beyonce and if the deal goes through, it will be the highest price ever paid for a home in Beverly Hills. The property includes "luxury furnishings" (well, duh), a 54-foot automated glass door that opens into an infinity pool with iPad-controlled fountains, and other insane amenities.
Persson owned 70 percent of Mojang when they sold to Microsoft for $2.5 billion September, which means he would've made about $1.75 billion. So yeah, he'd have more than enough for this house and Jay-Z and Beyonce would've had no hope.
12/18/2014 9:29:44 PM Ben Dutka