Minecraft creator outbids Jay-Z and Beyoncé on $70M Beverly Hills mansion

By Justin Kahn · 17 replies
Dec 19, 2014
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  1. Marcus "Notch" Persson, the creator of the wildly popular Minecraft, was already rich, but then he sold the game to Microsoft for $2.5 billion. And now he's outbidding some of the biggest celebrities on the planet for multi-million dollar mansions in...

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  2. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    Pretty ugly, IMO.
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  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    I'm all for multimillion-dollar homes, but, if you're going to out bid someone, out bid them on an abode aesthetically worth the minimum bid increase. As a Friday night multimillionaire, I can say with confidence I would have let Jay-Z have this one.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,726   +3,700

    Sheesh, get a piece of ground and have your own home built for 5 Million. It would be worth far more than this.
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Very antiseptic looking. Congratulations on the architect if they were going for the airport first-class lounge aesthetic.

    This house is only twice the price of a local 59 acre island. I guess infinity pool trumps three white sand beaches.
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  6. JohnCB

    JohnCB TS Booster Posts: 118   +63

    Very cold and empty feeling. Seems more appropriate as a business location than a "home"
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  7. I dunno it has its upsides, clearly he has thought its an easy wipe down with a mop after a night of cocaine and prostitutes.
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    It's far nicer than anything I could afford
  9. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    I do enjoy the candy room (or would).
  10. OmarV

    OmarV TS Rookie

    This guy could be broke in less than 5 years..that kind of home request too high maintenance fees, insurance, etc etc..
  11. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    He'll need a lot more than a $70mm home to blow $1b+. It can be done, but upkeep of that place alone won't do it.
  12. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Lets not forget his interest alone will make it so he can afford the upkeep and another $70+mill house each year.... I highly doubt he could blow even a billion in 5yrs... heck even if he tried it would take him more than 5+years to blow 3billion... which lets not forget he actually has 3+bill...
  13. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    You'd be surprised how quickly an impulsive and financially stupid individual can blow through a few billion dollars: http://www.businessinsider.com/prince-jefri-brunei-spending-habits-2011-6
  14. Matt12345170

    Matt12345170 TS Booster Posts: 106   +31

    Let's not forget that he actually earned his money. I highly doubt somebody that is smart enough to make that kind of money is stupid enough to waste is it all.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2014
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  15. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,681   +1,080

    I'm actually disappointed....
  16. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 813   +371

    Could be built for a couple hundred k, if owned the land and did the work yourself... but nice
  17. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,266   +436

    I know alot of people got their hands in on that deal and made money.

    But I seriously doubt you can do the same yourself for only a couple hundred k.

    If you minus the cost of the property which is most of the value that is still alteast 5 million dollar house if not more. You also have to add the cost of the items it came with. He didn't have to go to ikea to furnish the place.
  18. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Evangelist Posts: 574   +72

    He's notch ffs he could have just gone and punched a tree to bits or smashed a cliff up with his bare knuckles and built a house in an hour with the latest creeper conn 2014 security system ... and a pig.

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