Minecraft Net Worth 2023; Founder, History, Stats (Updated)

After their release a decade ago, Minecraft stands out among the games that have experienced continued growth in popularity. The average video game has a lifespan of two years or less, but Minecraft has attracted millions of new players each year, and it has also re-engaged older players.

Game Name Minecraft 
Date of launch 17 May 2009 (PC alpha); 18 November 2011 (General release)
Headquarters Stockholm, Sweden
CEO Jonas Mårtensson (CEO), Jens Bergensten (CCO), Phil Spencer (Executive VP of Gaming, Microsoft)
Founder  Markus ‘Notch’ Persson
Current Owner Microsoft
Industry Video games
Minecraft Net Worth 1.7 billion dollars (Last Updated 2023)


Minecraft Net Worth

The value of the game will be over a billion dollars in the year 2023. It has a net worth of approximately 1.7 billion dollars.


How it all Started?

Markus 'Notch' Persson was the creator of the game. He was previously employed by King and works as a game developer. Before it was officially launched, Minecraft received a lot of attention. Jens Bergensten has held the position of creative control of the game for over a decade and he was given that position when the game was officially launched. The creative direction of the bedrock edition is still in the hands of him. New features made it possible for players to create more advanced creations as a result of the hundreds of thousands of people who have played the game.


About the Founder

Microsoft acquired the rights to the game, which resulted in Persson becoming wealthy. Following 15 million sales across all consoles, Microsoft purchased Persson's company, Persson, at a cost of $2.5 billion. Persson, who is an active user of social media, has spoken openly about his feelings of solitude after his sudden success. According to reports, Persson spends most of his money on technology and travel, although in December of last year he purchased a $70 million mansion in Beverly Hills.

Minecraft Stats

  • Minecraft brought in $380 million in revenue last year, with $110 million coming from mobile devices
  • Minecraft is a game that is played once or twice a month by more than 130 million people 
  • Over 200 million copies of Minecraft have been sold in all formats
  • There have been over 400 million downloads of the free Chinese edition of Minecraft

The World’s Wealthiest Minecraft Player?

The richest Minecrafter is Preston Arsement. As one of the world’s top video gamers, he has a 14 million dollar net worth. In addition to streaming his videos, he sells his own software.

Who is the Minecraft’s CEO?

As of 2023, Jonas Mrtensson is the Chief Executive Officer at Minecraft.