Apparently, Swedish Minecraft inventor Markus Persson claims he's 'never felt more isolated' since selling his company Mojang AB to Microsoft for £1.5billion. He launched the computer game Minecraft in 2009 that allows players to build an entire world using retro-looking blocks. According to Forbes, he has a personal fortune of around £1billion.
I guess he means that his friends can't afford to do the things he takes as normal.
The 35-year-old, now one of the richest people in the world, has spent lavishly and partied extravagantly, leading to fears that he'll buckle under the pressure. Source: Daily Mail.
None of us know how too much wealth would affect us—not until we're thrown into the enviable position. Will the scales tip one way or the other? Some people support charities, or involve themselves in worthwhile causes. But, left floundering, others fall prey to indulging themselves in temptations that lie in wait behind boulders along the path of life.
All I can say is: why is life so unbalanced? Why do some people live in poverty while others get fat?
Let's say my bank account suddenly took an upturn. What would I do with the funds? I long to be relieved of debt. Surely solvency would satisfy me. Or … maybe I'd buy myself some new clothes to replace those I bought at least ten years ago, and take on a maintenance team to tidy up my neglected garden, and employ a housekeeper to do the jobs I can no longer tackle. Now I think of it, the list goes on and on.
If you suddenly acquired more money than you could handle, what would you do with it?