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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

FORBES STAFF

Staff writer covering technology and e-commerce









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








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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…