Minecraft Creator Markus 'Notch' Persson Buys Record-Setting $70 Million Beverly Hills Home, Out-Bids Jay Z And Beyonce
Markus 'Notch' Persson, the creator of indie sensation Minecraft, has just purchased a Beverly Hills home for a record-setting $70 million.
The John Aaroe Group, which sold the home, released a statement saying that the 35 year-old Swede closed on the deal last night, beating out such competition as little-known couple Jay-Z and Beyonce according to Curbed LA. This is the most someone has ever paid for a home in the California neighborhood, and Aaroe Group says it closed in just six days.
"Persson's purchase included everything in the house from luxury furnishings to exotic electronics such as the automated 54-foot curved glass door in the living room that opens onto an infinity pool with iPad-controlled fountains and spectacular views. Cases of Dom Perignon were part of the deal," the statement explains.
"Located on a promontory in the high-end Trousdale Estates neighborhood, the 23,000 square-foot home was built on spec and left nothing to be desired. Entertaining will be a snap with vodka and tequila bars, a candy room, an 18-seat tiered screening room, a state-of-the-art kitchen and an exquisite 18-foot onyx dining room table for 24 that includes place settings by Roberto Cavalli at a cost of $3,700 each."
The home includes views of downtown LA and the Pacific Ocean, and totals eight bedrooms and 15 bathrooms. Persson made millions from selling copies of Minecraft, which has moved roughly 60 million units on all platforms. His latest influx of wealth, however, came from Microsoft purchasing Minecraft and its development studio, Mojang, for $2.5 billion. Persson sold all of his stake, and left the company to pursue his own, less public interests. You can check out more of the home on its website.