Jens Bergensten
Jens Bergensten
Real Name/Full Name Jens Peder Bergensten
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Jens Bergensten
Birth Place: Orebro, Sweden
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 18 May 1979
Age/How Old: 45 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′5″
Weight: In Kilograms – 76 Kg
In Pounds – 168 lbs
Eye Color: Unknown
Hair Color: Unknown
Parents Name: Father –unknown
Mother –unknown
Siblings: Unknown
School: Unknown
College: Lund University
Religion: Unknown
Nationality: Swedish
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Jenny Thornell
Kids/Children Name: Bjorn
Profession: Video game programmer
Net Worth: $12 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Jens Peder Bergensten, also Jeb, is a well-known Swedish video game programmer best known for designing Minecraft. He had been working for Majong Studio, and together with the game creator, Markus Persson, and Times Magazine, named them among the 100 most influential people. In 2011, he became the lead designer and resumed full control after Person left the company after its acquisition in 2014. Keep reading this article to know more about the net worth of Jens Bergensten in 2021.

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Biography and Early Life

Jens Bergensten was born in Örebro, Sweden, on 18 May 1979, where he also grew up. He has not disclosed much information concerning his family background as to who were his parents and his siblings. Growing up, he was slightly different from other children as he began developing and programming games at the age of eleven. He learned the skills slowly by using basic tools to create games.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jens Bergensten in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jens Bergensten’s age is 45 years old as of today’s date 12th July 2024 having been born on 18 May 1979. Though, he is 5’5″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 168 lbs in Pound and 76kg in Kilograms.


Just like any other child, Jens attended school with other children and continued to learn how to create video games. He started working immediately after completing his education before he could think to further it. He worked for a number of companies before moving to Malmo. It while here that he decided to enroll at Lund University and earned his master’s degree in Computer Science in 2008.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Though Jens has tried to keep his personal information away from the public, we cannot forget to note that he is a married man. He married Jenny Thornell in 2013, and his wedding was attended by all his family members. The couple is blessed with one son, Bjorn, who was born in 2015.

Is Jens Bergensten Gay?

Bergensten is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has never had such rumors in the past years. In fact, he is married to his beautiful wife, Jenny Thornell. They are living a happy life together with their son, without fighting or planning to separate.

Professional Career

Bergensten began his career as a game programmer at the age of eleven using basic and Turbo Pascal. At 21, he was already working for Quake III Arena as a mapper and modder. After a short while, he started working for Korkeken Interactive Studio as C+++ and Java programmer. After becoming bankrupt, the name of the company changed to Oblivion Entertainment. He also led the development of Whispers in Ankara, an online role-playing game, which was also discontinued.

He was still in University when he founded the game development company Oxeye Game Studio together with two of his friends, Pontus Hammarberg and Daniel Brynolf. This studio became popular with the platform game cobalt ad also real-time strategy game called Harvest: Massive Encounter. He also worked for the online knowledge community, planeto, until 24 November 2010.

Mojang hired him in November 2010 as a back-end developer for scrolls. He started programming major parts of Minecraft, and by December 2011, he became the lead designer. He took over after Markus Persson resigned from the company.


As an individual, he has not received any notable award, but the game, Minecraft, has received multiple of them. They were named among the Times 100 most influential people in the world, together with the game creator, Markus Persson, in 2013. The game received VGX Award for the best independent game in 2011. In 2012, it received BAFTA Special Games Award. It received the same award in 2015 and also Kid’s Choice Award as the favorite game.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jens Bergensten in 2024

Jens Bergensten Net Worth
Jens Bergensten Net Worth

Jens has made a great fortune from his career as he has accumulated an estimated net worth of $12 million as of 2024. He has acquired this amount from his career as a video game designer, developer, and programmer. He has worked with various video game companies, which has helped him acquire his wealth.

Apart from working for other companies, he founded his own video game company, Oxeye Game Studio, alongside two others. It is guaranteed that his wealth will continue to increase as he is very active.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He has developed three major games, namely, Harvest Massive Encounter in 2008, Minecraft in 2011, and Cobalt in 2016.
  • He started his programming career at the age of eleven.

Jens has become one of the best video game developers in the world. He started putting his skills to work from a very young age, and because he had coding skills, it became easier for him. He knew what he wanted to become from a young age, a programmer, and worked very hard to achieve it. Better things and innovations are expected to come out of him in the future as he continues to be innovative.


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