3rd December 2019


Who holds the national debt?

As of September 2014, foreigners owned $6.06 trillion of U.S. debt, or approximately 47% of the debt held by the public of $12.8 trillion and 34% of the total debt of $17.8 trillion. The largest holders were China, Japan, Belgium, the Caribbean banking centers, and oil exporters.

Likewise, people ask, what country do we owe the most money to?

The U.S. debt to China is $1.0493 trillion, as of November 2016. That's 27.8 percent of the $3.7707 trillion in Treasury bills, notes, and bonds held by foreign countries. The rest of the $19.9 trillion debt is owned by either the American people or by the U.S. government itself.

How many countries are not in debt?

There are only 5 countries listed as debt free and they are: Macau, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Liechtenstein (neighboring country of Switzerland), Palau.
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