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Minecraft creator Notch and Valve chief Gabe Newell make 2015 Forbes Rich List

The creator of Minecraft and the head of Valve now rank among the world’s most wealthy individuals. That’s according to Forbes’ 2015 list of the world’s billionaries. Microsoft founder Bill Gates is back at the top of the list, his pockets lined with a plush net worth of $79.2 billion. …

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Minecraft creator drops $70m on Beverly Hills’ most expensive house

Notch – the man behind indie juggarnaut Minecraft – has purchased the most expensive house ever in Beverly Hills. 35-year-old Markus ‘Notch’ Persson dropped $70 million on the mansion, which includes a 54-foot glass door (that opens automatically), infinity pool, multiple bars, screening room and water fountains controlled via iPad. …

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Newman on Mojang sale: ‘I’d have done the same thing’

Garry’s Mod and Rust developer Garry Newman has defended Markus ‘Notch’ Persson from the criticism he has faced following his sale of Mojang to Microsoft. Specifically, Newman thinks that an employer’s obligations to staff outrank any other concern and would much rather see a studio’s workers receive a bumper pay …

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Notch: "Mojang sale is not about the money, it’s about my sanity"

Markus ‘Notch’ Persson has said that the growth of Minecraft and the influence the game now exerts are the reasons behind his decision to sell Mojang. The $2.5bn acquisition at the hands of Microsoft was confirmed today, with a statement from Mojang saying that Persson doesn’t want the responsibility of …

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