U.S. National Debt Clock April 2019



An Overview of the United States National Debt

The Current Outstanding Public Debt of the United States is:

$22,027,026,475,248.40

Last Updated: Saturday, April 20th, 2019


Every man, woman and child in the United States currently owes $72,499 for their share of the U.S. public debt






Public Debt: $16,194,644,834,727.50
Intragovernmental Holdings: $5,832,381,640,520.90

Total U.S. National Debt: $22,027,026,475,248.40


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 May/2018)

1. China, Mainland, $1151.4 billion dollars
2. Japan, $1028.0 billion dollars
3. All Other, $549.3 billion dollars
4. Brazil, $317.0 billion dollars
5. Ireland, $290.4 billion dollars
6. United Kingdom, $276.3 billion dollars
7. Luxembourg, $227.2 billion dollars
8. Switzerland, $226.9 billion dollars
9. Cayman Islands, $199.4 billion dollars
10. Hong Kong, $192.3 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: $22,027,026,475,248.40
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: $1.15 Trillion (May/2018)

How much Money does the United States Owe Japan?

A: $1.03 Trillion (May/2018)

How much Money does the United States Owe Russia?

A: $0 Billion (May/2018)

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

A: $276.3 Billion (May/2018)

How much Money does the United States Owe Germany?

A: $68.3 Billion (May/2018)

How much Money does the United States Owe Canada?

A: $94 Billion (May/2018)