Markus Persson Shares $3 Million in Minecraft Dividends with Co-Workers

March 2, 2012 -

Mojang front man and Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson announced via Twitter that he has shared $3 million dollars in dividends with the rest of his team at the company. The money comes from sales of Minecraft in the last fiscal year.

"Before tax, my dividends from Mojang for 2011 was about three million dollars. I chose to distribute that to the other employees," he tweeted.

He also said that he released this information publicly to quash rumors that were beginning to make the rounds, though what these rumors were he did not say.

"Every single Mojangsta is a massive part of the reason Mojang is the best place on earth to work at right now," he added.

Source: GI.biz


Comments

Re: Markus Persson Shares $3 Million in Minecraft Dividends ...

It's like Notch is the exact polar opposite of the CEOs we typically hear about.

Re: Markus Persson Shares $3 Million in Minecraft Dividends ...

It probably helps that he's not influenced by any of the big-name brands out there. Hopefully Mojang will stay independent for a while, at least.

What I'm wondering is: Do I have to be or speak Swedish to work there? :P

Re: Markus Persson Shares $3 Million in Minecraft Dividends ...

Anybody have the creativity to make lyrics for "Mojangsta's Paradise"?

 
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