Also known as Notch, he is a Swedish video game designer known for his role in developing Minecraft, the hit PC game. In 2014, he became a billionaire when Microsoft purchased Minecraft for $2.5 billion.
He first began programming on a Commodore 128 at the age of three and made his first game at the age of eight.
His entries Breaking the Tower, Metagun, and Prelude of the Chambered all resulted from his participation in Ludum Dare's 48-hour game-making competition.
He was married to famous Minecraft player Elin Zetterstrand from 2011 to 2012.
His work on Minecraft not only brought him romantic relationships, but also many prominent fans, including electronic DJ Joel Zimmerman.