U.S. National Debt Clock July 2020



An Overview of the United States National Debt

The Current Outstanding Public Debt of the United States is:

$24,974,171,868,164.35

Last Updated: Friday, July 10th, 2020


Every man, woman and child in the United States currently owes $82,199 for their share of the U.S. public debt






Public Debt: $19,053,618,801,919
Intragovernmental Holdings: $5,920,553,066,244

Total U.S. National Debt: $24,974,171,868,164.35


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 Sep/2019)

1. Japan, $1145.8 billion dollars
2. China, Mainland, $1102.4 billion dollars
3. All Other, $484.8 billion dollars
4. United Kingdom, $346.2 billion dollars
5. Brazil, $301.2 billion dollars
6. Ireland, $274.1 billion dollars
7. Luxembourg, $252.5 billion dollars
8. Cayman Islands, $238.7 billion dollars
9. Switzerland, $231.3 billion dollars
10. Hong Kong, $224.2 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:




Growth of US Debt Over Past 50 Years

Current: $24,974,171,868,164.35
2010: $13,178,317,356,215.73
2004: $7,379,052,696,330.32
1999: $5,656,270,901,615.43
1994: $4,692,749,910,013.32
1989: $2,857,430,960,187.32
1984: $1,572,266,000,000.00
1979: $826,519,000,000.00
1974: $475,059,815,731.55
1969: $353,720,253,841.41
1964: $311,712,899,257.30
1959: $284,705,907,078.22






Commonly Asked Questions:

How much Money does the United States Owe China?

A: $1.1 Trillion (Sep/2019)

How much Money does the United States Owe Japan?

A: $1.15 Trillion (Sep/2019)

How much Money does the United States Owe Russia?

A: $0 Billion (Sep/2019)

How much Money does the United States Owe the United Kingdom?

A: $346.2 Billion (Sep/2019)

How much Money does the United States Owe Germany?

A: $84.9 Billion (Sep/2019)

How much Money does the United States Owe Canada?

A: $119.1 Billion (Sep/2019)