It’s been taking place since 1973, and champions from nearly 40 countries are competing for $20,580. (That happens to be the amount of Monopoly money that comes with the game.)
According to The Monopoly World Championship Twitter feed the winning player is from Norway. An American player came in third, a Russia fouth and a Kiwi was the runner-up.
Here is video of the finals:
Why Monopoly doesn’t get the same publicity as poker, scrabble, the spelling bee or other games is beyond me.