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Notch earned $101M in 2012, may buy car
Posted: 03.02.2013 06:53 by Comments: 4
Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson revealed in a Reddit interview that he made around $101M, and he may buy a car with some of the money. Trick is, he has no driver's license yet.


He wrote in Reddit:

It's weird as f***. I grew up in a relatively poor family, but once I got a decent job, I never really had to worry about money. My hobbies were playing games and programming, so there wasn't any real drain. I could eat out when I wanted to, and go to the movies without having to save up for it. I still had to save up for trips and to be able to buy computers or consoles, but that just felt normal.

Now, all of the sudden, as a result of how modern society works, I managed to somehow earn a s***-ton of money. I still like playing games and programming, and once I had the latest computer and consoles, there really isn't much more to spend the money on than traveling. I might eventually get a driver's license so I can buy a car.

I think the right way to use money like this is to set a decent portion aside to make sure my family is comfortable, spend some on living out your dreams, and then try to put the rest towards making society a better place. For me, this includes charities that help children, and charities that help promote freedoms I think are vital in the coming dozens of years, such as the EFF.


The Minecraft franchise sold over 15M units in 2012.
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Comments

By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Feb 03, 2013
SirRoderick
Can't help but approve of that mindset, give some of that minecraft cash back to society ^_^
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Feb 03, 2013
nocutius
He will if he buys the car :)
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 03, 2013
herodotus
Better to buy a few sessions with a Personal Trainer and lay off the chips, then go Mine some Manboobs out of existence.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Feb 03, 2013
nocutius
lol @ mining the manboobs :)