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Örebro, Sweden
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Örebro, Sweden

Jens Bergensten

Jens Bergensten is a famous Swedish video game designer and programmer. Jens Bergensten is most popular for being the lead designer of Minecraft alongside Markus Persson.

Early Life

Jens Bergensten was born on 18 May 1979 and he is currently 44 years old. He hails from Örebro, Sweden, and his zodiac sign is Taurus. Likewise, his full name is Jens Peder Bergensten. Also, he is known as Jeb or Jeb_ too.

At the young age of 11 years old, this personality first designed video games by using BASIC and Turbo Pascal. Later, Jens received a graduate degree in computer science.

Jens Bergensten

Caption: Jens Bergensten posing for a photo. Source: Reddit

Jens Bergensten – Net Worth 2023

Jens Bergensten has a net worth of approximately $5 million US dollars. Being the lead designer of one of the most popular video games Minecraft heavily contributes to his earnings and net worth.


Professionally, Jens Bergensten is a famous video game programmer and designer. As such, people recognize him best as the lead designer of Minecraft. Likewise, this personality was a mapper and modder for the first-person shooter game Quake III Arena by the young age of 21 years.

Also, this personality worked as a C++ and Java programmer for the game developer Korkeken Interactive Studio. Similarly, Jens also founded the Oxeye Game Studio. It developed games like Cobalt and Harvest: Massive Encounter.

In 2013, this personality as well as his fellow Minecraft creator Markus Persson was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world.

Similarly, this personality co-developed Minecraft with Persson in 2010 as an employee of Mojang Studios. He then became the lead designer of the game in the year 2011. This personality then assumed full control in 2014 after Persson left the company after its acquisition.

He initially joined Mojang Studios in November 2010 as a back-end developer for Scrolls aka Caller’s Bane. Additionally, this personality was part of the team that developed Catacomb Snatch as part of Humble Bundle Mojam. Likewise, in recent years, this personality has appeared in the teaser videos for Minecraft Live along with Agnes Larsson.

Jens Bergensten

Caption: Jens posing for a photo with fellow Minecraft creator Markus Persson. Source: TIME 100

Brand Endorsements

As a video game programmer and designer, Jens must have collaborated with numerous companies, personalities, and brands. However, Jens Bergensten has yet to mention who he has worked with so far in terms of brand endorsement and advertisements of their products and services.

Relationship Status

Jens is a happily married lad. His wife is Jenny Bergensten (née Thornell) and she is a photographer. Jenny and Jens tied the knot on 11 May 2013. Likewise, this lovely couple welcomed their son Björn on 10 December 2015.

Jens Bergensten

Caption: Jens Bergensten posing for a Christmas photo with his family in 2019. Source: Twitter

Body Measurements

Jens stands tall at an approximate height of 1.85 meters or 6 feet 1 inch and his weight is around 76 kg. Likewise, Jens has ginger hair and brown eyes.

Jens Bergensten – Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, this personality joined Twitter in March 2009. So far, his @jeb_ account has earned over 1.4 million followers. Likewise, he joined Facebook on 11 February 2012 and is available as “Jens Bergensten” and has over 9.2k followers.

Moreover, he created his self-titled Youtube channel in October 2006. As of December 2022, this channel has over 1.86 million views and 9.41K subscribers.