Markus Persson

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Markus Persson

Name: Markus Persson

Born: June 1, 1979, in Ystad, Sweden

Computer-related contributions

  • Swedish video game programmer, designer, and owner of Mojang, the video game company he founded alongside Carl Manneh and Jakob Porser in late 2010.
  • The principle venture for Mojang was Minecraft, a first-person sandbox video game. Since the release of Minecraft, Persson has gained notability within the video game industry, having won multiple awards.
  • Persson retained his position as the lead designer of Minecraft until the game's official launch in 2011, after which he transferred creative authority to Jens Bergensten.