In one of those rare gestures of generosity, the creator of Minecraft and head of gaming company Mojang Markus Persson, better known as Notch decided to distribute entire company profits to his employees.
This surprising move saw the entrepreneur hand out $3 million to his 25 employees with each receiving slightly less than $120,000.
He announced his decision on Twitter:
An employee tweeting in response to the windfall responded in gratitude by posting the following tweet:
The company has had major success in the past and Markus Persson is by no means cash strapped, but the generous dividend has by far topped any other acts of generosity that we have heard coming out of any tech company. Minecraft has raked in over $100 million since its release and boasts a user base in excess of 23 million registered users.