Despite being five years old, Minecraft broke a new financial record in 2013 as revenue soared 38 percent to $325.3 million and profit hit a record $128 million!
"Usually with games, you would start to expect a decline after the first year since launch," said Mojang Chief Executive Carl Manneh in an interview. "That's never really happened for us."
Markus Persson, a burly and bearded former King developer, created "Minecraft" in 2009. He formed Mojang a year later with his friend and one-time King colleague Jakob Porsér. The two own the company with Mr. Manneh, the CEO. It offers no stock options for employees, and Mojang executives have repeatedly said they don't need to list shares. They have turned down several acquisition offers and funding overtures.