January 18, 2021
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The Downside of Selling Your Software for $2.5 Billion

  • By Developer.com Staff

Over the weekend, Mojang founder Markus "Notch" Persson posted a series a tweets that revealed he isn't completely happy with his life after selling Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5 billion. "The problem with getting everything is you run out of reasons to keep trying, and human interaction becomes impossible due to imbalance," he wrote.

He added, "Hanging out in ibiza with a bunch of friends and partying with famous people, able to do whatever I want, and I've never felt more isolated."

Apparently, some people reached out to the billionaire developer after his tweets, because he later posted, "I really appreciate all the offers to hang and talk and all. As an introvert, new friends is hard to do even when fine, but it means a lot!"

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This article was originally published on August 31, 2015

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