Congrats, Mojang AB!
In the 15 months since the first alpha build back in October of 2010, Notch’s child and Mojang AB’s best game to date, Minecraft, has made a gross profit of $80 million. That report comes from the Financial Times, which noticed Mojang had filed finances in Sweden (their home turf). After interest, taxation and depreciation deducted, that’s $13.5 million in the pocket, with Notch as the main shareholder and a dividend of $3.7 million, which is shared with the rest of the company. In the meantime, Mojang is working on two new games: Cobalt and Scrolls, both of which may strike rich if they really are as seductive as Minecraft has been.