Mojang founder and Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson has made an unusual decision about what to do with the dividends from his wildly successful game studio: give it to his employees.
Last week, Persson announced on Twitter that he was giving the money to his co-workers, who according to him are more than worth it. The full message stretched over three tweets and contained little information about how or when this will take place. It did, however, contain a Harry Potter joke.
The full announcement read as follows: “Before tax, my dividends from Mojang for 2011 was about three million dollars. I chose to distribute that to the other employees. Every single Mojangsta is a massive part of the reason Mojang is the best place on earth to work at right now. Especially @mollstam. By the way, he totally looks like Harry Potter.”
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