Minecraft Creator Buys a Beverly Hills Mansion

Who wouldn’t love to build a ginormous business out of a hobby? It’s what many who create video games wish for, and it’s been a dream come true for Markus Persson, the creator of Minecraft. Minecraft was a simple game Persson put together in his free time, and Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for the rights.

Now Variety tells us that Persson has bought a big mansion in Beverly Hills for the price of $70 million. According to Kotaku, this is the most expensive home in Beverly Hills, and Persson outbid Beyonce on it.

The home is 23,000 square feet, and it has a screening room, fountains that are controlled by iPads, eight bedrooms, and fifteen bathrooms with state of the art toilet seats that cost $5,600 a piece.

So Persson is living the geek dream of having a huge mansion he bought with his video game money, although we often wonder how many geeks would really live like this if they had the resources. Frankly, we imagine a lot of geeks would probably have state of the art basements in their mansions where they can continue to play video games, watch Star Trek, and troll on their internet to their hearts content. Who would need a sweeping view of L.A. from the top of the hill?

David Konow

David Konow has been a writer for far too long. He has written for Deadline, Indiewire, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, The Wrap, Tom's Games, and many others. He has also authored three books: Bang Your Head (Three Rivers Press), and Reel Terror (St Martins).


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