In case you needed a material transaction to show you just how much money Markus Persson, aka Notch, has having sold Mojang (and Minecraft) to Microsoft, take a look at this: the dude just paid $US70 million (and maybe beat out Beyonce & Jay-Z) to buy the most expensive house in Beverly Hills.
The John Aaroe Group just announced the sale, at a record (for Beverly Hills) $US70 million. If you want to know what kind of a business deal that is, read this, from the agent's press release:
Persson's purchase included everything in the house from luxury furnishings to exotic electronics such as the automated 54 -- foot curved glass door in the living room that opens onto an infinity pool with iPad-controlled fountains and spectacular views. Cases of Dom Perignon were part of the deal.
The house is 23,000 square-feet, and features:
...vodka and tequila bars, a candy room, an 18-seat tiered screening room, a state-of-the-art kitchen and an exquisite 18-foot onyx dining room table for 24 that includes place settings by Roberto Cavalli at a cost of $US3,700 each. Three high-definition 90-inch television screens bring panoramic views of Los Angeles from the roof into the down stairs lounge -- especially breathtaking at night, says De Los Reyes. Art pieces include a replica of James Dean's motorcycle and a chromed Ma Deuce machine gun. On a conventional note, the home has eight bedrooms and 15 bathrooms all equipped with Toto Neorest toilets at a price of $US5,600 each.
It's unclear yet whether Persson intends to demolish the house and turn it into a bunch of giant cubes.
Here's a tweet Persson sent out earlier today, showing him chillin' in his new digs. http://twitter.com/notch/status/545729155359207426/photo/1