The creative mind behind one of the most popular video games in history, Markus Persson goes by just his first name. A Swedish game designer and developer are known for creating Minecraft when he was only 22-years old with his friend Jens Holmhildt who is also a founder at Mojang (the company that created it). In 2014 this small startup became a billionaire after Microsoft purchased rights to make all future updates on their platform while still retaining control over what they could do themselves if necessary – netting them $2 billion dollars!
June 1, 1979
42 years old
He was born with an insatiable passion for video games, and he hasn’t stopped creating them since his first crude program at age seven.
He was one of the most famous indie game developers in recent history, founded his own company Mojang Studios and made three popular video games that were all created during a 48-hour competition.
He was previously married to Elin Zetterstrand, a well-known Minecraft player.
His work on Minecraft not only brought him romantic relationships, but also many prominent fans. One of these supporters is electronic DJ Joel Zimmerman who goes by the stage name deadmau5 and identifies himself as such on all social media platforms imaginable!