July 22, 2011

Who holds America's debt?


Percentage of total U.S. debt, according to Business Insider:
  • Hong Kong: $121.9 billion (0.9 percent)
  • Caribbean banking centers: $148.3 (1 percent)
  • Taiwan: $153.4 billion (1.1 percent)
  • Brazil: $211.4 billion (1.5 percent)
  • Oil exporting countries: $229.8 billion (1.6 percent)
  • Mutual funds: $300.5 billion (2 percent)
  • Commercial banks: $301.8 billion (2.1 percent)
  • State, local and federal retirement funds: $320.9 billion (2.2 percent)
  • Money market mutual funds: $337.7 billion (2.4 percent)
  • United Kingdom: $346.5 billion (2.4 percent)
  • Private pension funds: $504.7 billion (3.5 percent)
  • State and local governments: $506.1 billion (3.5 percent)
  • Japan: $912.4 billion (6.4 percent)
  • U.S. households: $959.4 billion (6.6 percent)
  • China: $1.16 trillion (8 percent)
  • The U.S. Treasury: $1.63 trillion (11.3 percent)
  • Social Security trust fund: $2.67 trillion (19 percent)
So America owes foreigners about $4.5 trillion in debt. But America owes America $9.8 trillion.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

One can not help wondering about the exact extent of commonality and overlap between those entities described as; 'Caribbean banking centers', 'Mutual funds', Commercial banks', 'Money market mutual funds', 'Private pension funds', and to some degree, 'U.S. households'---possibly the top 1% of households?
The cynical part of me suspects that this is mainly an issue of nomenclature, and, that the differences that might exist are few and far between. So, add the numbers, and depending how you want to break down U.S. households, about 2 trillion is going to the same small clutch.
No telling how much more comes back to the same cabal when one factors in their share of the various outstanding foreign banks.
No matter how you tally it, the figures are impressive, and for that matter, impressing.

jose jimminez said...

the next to last holder of debt should be the federal reserve...not the US Treasury

jose jimminez said...

the next to last holder of debt should be the Federal Reserve...not the US Treasury

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute. That only adds up to 75.6 % What about the other 24.4 %?

Anonymous said...

Where is the other 30%? The percentages don't add up to 100.

Anonymous said...

Ben Bernanke has already admitted that the federal reserve has loaned money to all the other countries including China, so We can shorten the list of debtors to about ONE....Just put the federal reserve up there. But I can tell you this, I wouldn't be quick at all to believe the figures on this site after they said that we owe our own treasury lol.

Clark C. McClelland said...

ONLY a BIG successful REVOLUTION can STOP the elitists, NWO and world Bank (Z) from this act of total GREED.
Wake UP USA.
It is already much to late, but, at least bloody their GD noses.

Anonymous said...

I dont owe shit, nor will I pay...

Anonymous said...

Excrement of bovine.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous in Granada Hills, California says.........

They better not try to skip out on the debt they all of us who have paid into social security.

Social security is not broke, it just invested its money into a high risk borrower who will try to default on its debt by saying the debt is a entitlement (I want to tell all my lenders that my debt is actually entitlements not payment on the money I owe them) or inflate to debasement on the debt that is owed

Jane said...

Good article but how are the comments arranged? Please have some order if you are going to point out our flaws to us.

Jane said...

Sorry, not comments but bulleted list of who America owes. This is good but I want to see some order as in who we owe most in US $$$$ or countries we owe in alphabetical order.

Anonymous said...

I think if all the politicians gave up 25% of their salaries, instead of taking raises, I think we would be in a better positions economically.

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never known to these figures before and thnks for updating. American economy effects the whole world.

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Yes you are right. American economy really effects whole world. But no one can give proper answer. Why?

Anonymous said...

Agree, thanks for the updating of the figures. Helps to know who owns me.