Billionaire Sad He’s Mega-Rich [VIDEO]
The computer programmer who created "Minecraft," the most popular video game in the world, is sad and lonely and whining about his outrageous wealth on Twitter.
Markus Persson is the 36-year-old who founded Mojang, created Minecraft and sold it to Microsoft for $2.5 billion. He wanted a new life so he bought a $70 Million mansion and revealed "The problem with getting everything is you run out of reasons to keep trying, and human interaction becomes impossible due to imbalance."
"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."
When he sold his company, he made sure the employees were taken care of, but "they all hate me now." Persson says "In Sweden, I will sit around and wait for my friends with jobs and families to have time to do shit, watching my reflection in the monitor."
Markus has been airing his misery on Twitter, which is how his riches started. He tweeted that he wanted to "move on with his life" when Microsoft spotted his tweet and called to ask if he was serious. $2.5 Billion later he had a new life and a new wife, who bailed with their daughter and over $6,000 a month maintenance. He blames the pressures of wealth.
Forbes reports that now he spends a lot of time running up huge tabs in Swedish bars. Making new friends is difficult and raises serious trust issues.
Boo-hoo, being super rich has made him miserable. I have found some of my greatest joy comes from helping others. Just sayin’.