Both development figureheads hold around $1.3bn each

Gabe Newell and Markus ‘Notch’ Persson make Forbes’ 2015 Rich List

The creator of Minecraft and the head of Valve now rank among the world’s most wealthy individuals.

That’s according to Forbes’ 2015 list of the world’s billionaries.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is back at the top of the list, his pockets lined with a plush net worth of $79.2 billion.

Meanwhile, further down the rankings, US Valve chief Gabe Newell and Swedish Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson are new additions.

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