It Pays to Be a Nerd -- Gamer Beats Out Beyonce, Jay Z for Epic L.A. House

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It Pays to Be a Nerd -- Gamer Beats Out Beyonce, Jay Z for Epic L.A. House

A 35-year-old Swedish video game programmer just got the prized house that Jay Z and Beyonce also wanted ... TMZ has learned.Our real estate sources tell

also wanted ... TMZ has learned. Our real estate sources tell us ... Markus Persson plunked down $70 million cash for a 23,000 square foot palace in Bev Hills. Markus can afford it ... he sold his company, Mojang -- which created the video game Minecraft -- to Microsoft for $2.5 BILLION. As we reported, multiple times and made an offer but Markus beat them out at 70. The other winners ... realtors Branden Williams and Ben Bacal who get a big fat commission check.

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