Mojang founder Markus Persson buys house for $70m, outbids Beyoncé and Jay Z

Check out Notch’s new digs: Minecraft creator buys Beverly Hills mansion

If there were any doubt selling your company to Microsoft has its benefits, they’re gone now.

Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, founder of Mojang and creator of Minecraft, has purchased a mansion in Beverly Hills for $70m. It is the highest price ever paid for a property in the notoriously expensive neighbourhood.

His new home covers 23,000 square feet and has eight bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a 24-seat cinema, wine cellar and a 16-car garage.

Best of all, Notch outbid the previous frontrunners for the property: popstars Beyoncé and Jay Z, according to the Daily Mail.

Back in September, Persson sold his company Mojang to Microsoft for an impressive $2.5bn, so there’s still plenty left for more lavish purchases.

Image: Splash News via Daily Mail

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