Score one for gamers over players.
The creator of Minecraft, Markus “Notch” Persson just outbid musicians Jay Z and Beyoncé for a $70 million Beverly Hills manse.
(Every parent out there probably owns at least part of a pillow in that house now, given how much money seeps out from player accounts.)
The Verge has the story.
Back in September, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson became ludicrously wealthy after Microsoft bought the game for $2.5 billion. And as of this week, he's now the owner of a $70 million megamansion in Beverly Hills, California. According to Curbed, it was all but expected that Beyoncé and Jay Z would win the bid, but alas, Beyoncé and Jay Z didn't make Minecraft.
I'm just going to paste Curbed's description of the megamansion, because there's no better way to say it:
"It's outfitted with a candy room, a car showroom, vodka and tequila bars, a 54-foot curved glass door that opens onto the pool, eight bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, apartment-sized closets, and a movie theater, and even the listing called it 'an overwhelming sensory experience.'"
That $70 million includes everything currently in the house from furniture to artwork to an 18-foot onyx dining room — "cases of Dom Perignon were part of the deal." It's apparently the highest price ever paid for a house in Beverly Hills, which isn't exactly known for frugal living. It's also less than 3 percent of Minecraft's price tag.