US Debt Visualized In $100

The current debt of The US stands at $16,701,250,641,109.68 (1o March 2013).

US is a rich Country.


The current debt of The US stands at $16,701,250,641,109.68 (1o March 2013).

US is a rich Country.

Here is some more information.

“Every man, woman and child in the United States currently owes$54,970 for their share of the U.S. public debt

Public Debt: $11,855,868,140,512.04
Intragovernmental Holdings$4,845,382,500,597.64

Total U.S. National Debt$16,701,250,641,109.68

Question: Who owns the public debt?

Answer: Mutual funds, pension funds, foreign governments, foreign investors, American investors, etc.

Which Foreign governments own the most U.S. debt?

Answer: Here is the Top 10 (as of Dec/2012)

1. China, Mainland, $1202.8 billion dollars
2. Japan, $1120.2 billion dollars
3. Oil Exporters*, $262.5 billion dollars
4. Brazil, $251.5 billion dollars
5. Carib Bnkng Ctrs**, $250.0 billion dollars
6. All Other, $240.3 billion dollars
7. Taiwan, $198.8 billion dollars
8. Switzerland, $193.9 billion dollars
9. Russia, $157.6 billion dollars
10. Luxembourg, $150.5 billion dollars

*Includes oil exporting countries such as Saudi Arabia and Iran

**includes countries such as Bermuda and the Cayman Islands

Of the $5.1 trillion dollars of US debt that is owned by foreign governments, China and Japan own nearly half, as evidenced by this chart:


Now how would it look if this debt is visualized in $100 Bills.

For 16.394 Trillion Dollars.

US Debt in US $ 100
US Debt in US $ 100


Author: ramanan50

Retired Senior Management Professional. Lectures on Indian Philosophy,Hinduism, Comparative Religions. Researching Philosophy, Religion. Free lance Writer.Blogger

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