This is a page based on the Mojang founder. If you are looking for his Minecraft equivalent, see here.

Markus Persson
Artwork of Persson

Full Name

Markus Alexej Persson

Date of Birth

June 1, 1979


Game Developer

Known for

Creating Minecraft

Minecraft Name

Notch (Golden Text)


Elin Zetterstrand (ez)
Kristoffer Zetterstrand (Kristoffer)

Markus Persson, more commonly known as Notch, is the creator of Minecraft, and an owner/founder of Mojang AB.


Persson started programming at the age of seven, using his dad's Commodore 128. He produced his first game (a text-adventure) at the age of eight, with the help of type-in programs. In 2005 he started working as a game developer for, which he left in 2009 to work as a programmer at Jalbum. After Minecraft sales grew he moved from full time to part time at Jalbum and then eventually left to focus full time on Minecraft in June 2010, many of the Mojang employees (including CEO Carl Manneh) are also ex-Jalbum employees. Outside of work he frequently takes part in competitions, including Ludum Dare, LD12 and the Java 4K Game Programming Contest. He lived in Denmark before he moved to Sweden with his parents and went to school there.
Taken from the Minecraft Wiki.

Current Work

Persson is currently creating an alternate-reality space game, currently released as 0x10c. It has not even entered Alpha, but will most likely not resemble Minecraft in the slightest.