Markus Persson
Markus Persson
Real Name/Full Name Markus Alexej Persson
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Markus Persson
Birth Place: Stockholm, Sweden
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 1 June 1979
Age/How Old: 45 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 77 Kg
In Pounds – 170 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –Rivta Persson
Mother –Birger Persson
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: Atheist
Nationality: Swedish
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: Elin Zetterstrand
Wife/Spouse Name: Elin Zettterstrand (m. 2011, d. 2012)
Kids/Children Name: Minna Almina Zelda Zetterstrand
Profession: Designer, Video Game Programmer
Net Worth: $2 billion
Last Updated: June 2024

Markus Persson is among the best video game programmers in the world. In fact, Markus Persson is the designer of the popular Minecraft video game program, including the video games programs launched in the X-Box series and Nintendo. Markus Persson is a heavy investor in computer gear as he continues to enhance his career. He is married but later got a divorce. However, he has one child.

Well, how well do you know about Markus Persson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Markus Persson’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Markus Persson to date.

Biography and Early Life

Markus was born on 1 June 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden. His parents were Rivta Persson and Birger Persson. Unlike his peers who were outgoing and loved playing, Markus Persson’s early life was less social as he spent most of his time with his computers. Markus Persson developed an interest in the programming language.

With his eyes glued on the screen for many hours, Markus Persson was busy testing and coding various video games programs. In fact, at only age seven, he drafted his own video program that worked as intended. His first game focused on children. Later, he started programming video games for adults.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Markus Persson in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Markus Persson’s age is 45 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 1 June 1979. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 170 lbs in Pound and 77kg in Kilograms.


Prior to joining high school, Markus was already an expert in video game programming. In fact, he was offered a lucrative video programming job while in high school. Markus Persson chose his passion over to academics, and that is how he dropped out of school.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Markus entered in a love relationship with Elin Zetterstrand. The two lovers ended up in marriage in 2011. However, their marriage was short-lived as the couples divorced in 2012. However, the couple got a child named Minna Almina Zelda Zetterstrand. Markus Persson is currently living in Beverly Hills in California.

In his social media platforms such as Reddit, Markus Persson expresses his loneliness. Since he spends more time programming, Markus has minimal to no time forming friendships. After the divorce, Markus Persson’s loneliness increased. However, Markus Persson loves traveling as part of his leisure activity.

Is Markus Persson  Gay?

Markus is neither gay nor bisexual. In fact, Markus Persson is straight. Markus has successfully entered a love relationship leading to marriage with the opposite gender. In fact, Markus Persson married Elin Zetterstrand, with whom they had a child of their own. Despite the couple’s divorce, it is evident that Markus Persson is not gay.

Professional Career

Markus Persson’s professional career began at age 18 when he was in high school. Markus was hired as a video programmer to work with the Midasplayer Company. The company is still a popular video game programmer. In fact, Midasplayer Company owns the popular Candy Crush game.

The company exposure made him meet several video game programmers, such as Jackob Porter, who later became his work partner. Markus Persson became popular after deploying the ‘Minecraft’ video game. It was after Minecraft’s popularity that Markus Persson got more opportunities to form his own company purposefully for producing video games.

Markus Persson’s company later produced the video games that are now currently run in the X-Box that was a hit. Also, the Minecraft program runs in the Nintendo. In fact, most of Markus Persson’s awards can be linked to his Minecraft video game program. It was in 2014, Markus Persson left his company for Microsoft, which took over since it was interested in getting the programs and having full control of them. Thus, Microsoft bought Markus Persson’s company for $2.5 billion.

A few of the popular video games programming coded by Markus Persson include but are not limited to; ‘Hunters4k’, ‘Infinite Mario Bros’, ‘Bunny Press’, ‘Sonic Racer’, ‘I4kritis’, ‘Breaking Tower’, and ‘Blast Passage’ among others.


  • Satellite Awards
  • ‘Kids’ Choice Awards, USA
  • BAFTA Awards
  • VGX Awards
  • Spike Video Game Awards
  • Game Developers Choice Awards

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Markus Persson  in 2024

Markus Persson Net Worth
Markus Persson Net Worth

As of 2024, Persson’s net worth is $2 billion. His main source of income is video programming. Video programming is a lucrative job, and companies are willing to pay millions of dollars to own the program. His Minecraft video game sold over 15 million copies in a span of 2 years after it was released. In fact, prior to Microsoft taking over Markus Persson’s company, he had made over $230 million in a period of two years from his program the Minecraft. Later, Microsoft bought Markus Persson’s company at the cost of $2.5 billion. Markus Persson owns a home in Beverly Hills that is worth $70 million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Most of Markus Persson’s earnings are spent on travel and computer gear.

Markus Persson is a hardworking person. He is a popular video game programmer whose talent has been felt across the globe. Popular Candy Crush game, X-box series video game, and Nintendo video games have been largely contributed by Markus Persson. He has one child.


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