Minecraft Creator Wins Bidding War Against Beyonce, Jay Z
Well, The Carters have lost the eight-bedroom, 15-bath house to Minecraft creator and Swedish billionaire Markus Persson. Persson, flush with Microsoft money from the $2.5 billion sale of his Mojang company, paid $70 million for the manse in the Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills, according to the John Aaroe Group, which listed the house.
Cases of Dom Perignon were part of the deal, but we don't know if Persson gave the sparkly to developer Bruce Makowsky to win the bidding war that erupted around the property, or if Makowsky presented the bubbly to Persson after he closed on the deal in just six days.
The 23,000 square-foot furnished house includes:
- Vodka and tequila bars.
- Candy room.
- An 18-seat tiered screening room.
- An 18-foot onyx dining room table for 24 including place settings by Roberto Cavalli at $3,700 each.
- A replica of James Dean's motorcycle and a chromed Ma Deuce machine gun.
Of course, all that Minecraft money can pay for a trainer and a few million nicotine pouches.
Minecraft, Notch's brainchild, enables gamers to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D-generated world. As of October, more than 60 million Minecraft games across all gaming platforms had been sold.