Minecraft was released publically in 2009, it was made by a small team of developers from sweden, named Mojang, with around 70 developers.

This is a photo of the creator of Minecraft, Markus Persson, AKA Notch. He was the lead developer of Minecraft and the founder of Mojang in 2010. In 2012-13 he sold Minecraft to Microsoft for $3.2 Billion