Minecraft Inventor Markus Persson: Being a Billionaire Is Lonely
His melancholy tweets are raising eyebrows
Is it tough being a billionaire? Minecraft creator Markus Persson recently seemed to suggest he isn’t fully enjoying his financial freedom.
A series of Tweets that Persson sent out caught the attention of several members of the media, with Re/code and others claiming Persson seemed lonely and isolated while hanging out in glamorous Ibiza.
Persson, you may recall, scored a massive deal when the developer company he founded – Mojang – was acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 billion. He left the company to start his own projects, thus Persson is no longer associated with the game he created.
The deal is part of why his personal worth has been pegged at about $1.3 billion, according to Forbes.
Here’s an example of a tweet that caught the media’s attention:
After the tweets lead to national headlines, Persson on Monday chided the media, and said he’s doing just fine these days.