Guy Who Sold Minecraft For $2.5 Billion Says Being Rich Made Him Bored And ‘Isolated’ From His Friends

Almost every entrepreneur dreams of what Swedish billionaire Markus “Notch” Persson accomplished: Build an amazing product like the video game Minecraft,  build a loyal audience, sell it to a massive company like Microsoft for billions, retire at 36 and live out your years on a European beach surrounded by hot chicks, expensive cars, and unlimited possibilities.

Back in December, Notch sold Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5 billion dollars. This made him an instant billionaire and he opted to not work for Microsoft after the acquisition. He then started doing what any new rich guy would do: He spent $70 million on an incredible new house in Beverly Hills and threw a decadent housewarming party with Zedd and Selena Gomez. He started traveling on private jets. He bought a dope new pad in Sweden. He bought unnecessary toys. He partied at EDC in Vegas. He partied at Ultra in Miami. He hung out by yachts. You know, the usual billionaire stuff.

But the problem? It left him feeling bored, isolated from his friends, and depressed. Over the weekend, he opened up with a series of candid tweets. The most illuminating? The second one:

“Hanging out in ibiza with a bunch of friends and partying with famous people, able to do whatever I want, and I’ve never felt more isolated.”

Persson then took to twitter:

You’d think he’d be living the dream, but apparently it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. So I guess the old saying about money not buying happiness really is true after all?

Hell, what am I saying, if I was a Billionaire I would be very, very, very, very happy. TRUST ME.

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