Did You Know?
Everyday, more money is printed for Monopoly sets than for the U.S. Treasury.
Most of us strive to obtain more and more of it, yet we can't deny we love spending it — money makes the world go round (it's also the subject of many clichés, how many money clichés can you locate throughout this text?). Sometimes referred to as the root of all evil, money can be used to make wonderful things happen, and it can also destroy people.
Were you the player who always bought Boardwalk and Park Place? Although this Monopoly money theory was thought to be a rumor, it is actually true. Parker Brothers reports that it is rolling in the fictional pink, blue, and yellow dough, printing around $30 billion each year. The U.S. government generally only prints money to replace old, or worn-out bills, which results in the annual printing of roughly $974 million, according to estimates published on CNBC's website.
Monopoly is therefore not only out-printing the U.S., the cash-cow is printing over 30 times what the U.S. is.