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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.

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 :)