Markus Persson
Markus Persson
Celebrated Name: Markus Persson
Real Name/Full Name: Markus Alexej Persson
Gender: Male
Age: 45 years old
Birth Date: 1 June 1979
Birth Place: Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality: Swedish
Height: 1.75 m
Weight: 77 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Elin Zetterstrand (m. 2011–2012)
Children: Yes (Minna Almina Zelda Zetterstrand)
Profession: Video game programmer and designer
Net Worth in 2024: $2 billion
Last Updated: June 2024

The notch is a well-known video game programmer who is the co-founder of Mojang, which was established in 2010. He is also known as xNotch. He is best known for developing a game called ‘Minecraft.’ In 2014, Microsoft acquired Mojang and Notch decided to leave the company.

Maybe you know about Markus Persson very well But do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Markus Persson’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

Notch was born as Markus Alexej Persson on 1st June 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden, to Ritva Persson and Birger Persson. He was born and raised in Sweden. Notch didn’t complete his high school, as he was offered a better job without obtaining any degree than most people in the world. He has been programming since the age of 7. He produced his first text-based adventure game when he was only eight years old.

Notch married Elin Zetterstrand in 2011. But the couple separated after one year. Since he has been rumored to be dated a couple of people but nothing has been confirmed. He currently resides in Beverly Hills, California.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 1 June 1979, Markus Persson is 45 years old as of today’s date 22nd June 2024. His height is 1.75 m tall, and his weight is 77 kg.


Notch landed his first official job as a programming job when he was only 18. In 2004 he worked with Midasplayer (aka, the company which is famous for developing its addictive game Candy Crush. Here he worked on several games. Here he also befriended his future partner Jakob Porter.

Notch gained most recognition in the video game industry because of ‘Minecraft,’ which is a sandbox based first-person game. The game was out for a demo in 2009, and it has been getting great reviews ever since then. In 2010, he co-founded a Video programming company called Mojang with Jakob Porter and Carl Manneh and launched the game under its production.

In 2012, this game’s Xbox edition was launched, which sold over 1 million units within just one week. Mojang made $230 million in only two years with this game. The widespread popularity of Minecraft motivated Microsoft to take over the company in 2014, which didn’t go well with Notch, so he left the company.

Some of Notch’s other games also include ‘Blast Passage’, ‘MEG4kMAN’, ‘Miners4k’, ‘Hunters4k’, ‘Breaking the Tower’, ‘Infinite Mario Bros’, ‘Meta gun’ , ‘Prelude of the Chambered’, ‘MiniCraft’, ‘Bunny Press’, ‘Infinite Mario Bros’, ‘Legend of the Chambered’, ‘Metagun’, ‘The Europe Arcology Incident’, ‘Sonic Racer’, and ‘I4krits’. Notch also featured in a movie adaptation of ‘Minecraft: The Story of Mojang.’ In 2014 he also featured in a video song ‘Minecraft is for Everyone,’ which was made by Starbomb, which is a musical-comedy group.

Awards & Achievements

Notch has received most of his awards for his international hit Minecraft. Some of the awards that he has won for the game include ‘BAFTA Awards,’ ‘Game Developers Choice Awards,’ ‘Kids’ Choice Awards, USA,’ ‘VGX Award for Best Independent Game,’ and ‘Satellite Awards.’ The game has also been nominated for awards like ‘BAFTA Awards,’ ‘Kids’ Choice Awards, USA,’ and ‘Spike Video Game Awards.’

Net Worth & Salary of Markus Persson in 2024

Markus Persson Net Worth 2019As of June 2024, Notch has an estimated net worth of more than $2 billion. He has made most of his net worth through his global smash Minecraft. Microsoft bought the company for over $2.5 billion in 2014. He also makes millions through his other business and gaming ventures.

The notch is one of the most famous programmers in the world who has blessed the world with a legendary game like ‘Minecraft.’ Being a gamer, he also understands his users and builds games that are loved by users of all age groups. Now that the game is also available on Xbox and Nintendo, it has been making some new sales records. We hope that he keeps on developing more games for us to explore.


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