Minecraft Creator Outbids Jay-Z For $70 Million Home

This isn't the first massive dream home Markus "Notch" Persson has built. But it's the first time the Minecraft creator outbid American royalty.

Persson, the creator of the world's best-selling video game, is the proud new owner of a $70 million Beverly Hills mansion, according to reports in Curbed.

Persson, more-commonly known as "Notch," is the 35-year-old Swedish creator of Minecraft, which has sold 17 million copies worldwide. Although of late, he's moved onto other pursuits: in September, he sold the game and its company to Microsoft for $2.5 billion.

The home, the most expensive single-family home ever sold in the exclusive LA enclave, has eight bedrooms and 15 bathrooms with a long list of outrageous additional opulence, from a "candy room with M&M tower" to the "54-foot glass door" through which you access the "dramatic cliff's edge pool."

The agent who closed the sale noted that Persson may have picked himself up a bargain: "trophy properties" in LA are "underpriced," according to a report on SFGate.com's real estate blog.

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