In spite of wider economic and political uncertainty, American companies are sitting on piles of cash. The world’s most cash-rich company, Microsoft currently has the largest cash pile at $136.6 billion as of last quarter. Microsoft’s mountain of money is greater than the foreign cash reserves of Indonesia ($128 billion) or Poland ($126 billion).
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, Google parent company Alphabet, Apple, and Facebook occupy the other top spots, with $128.2 billion, $121.2 billion, $100.6 billion, and $52.3 billion, respectively. The top five hold a collective $538.9 billion.
Facebook, Amazon, Ford, Oracle, Cisco, and Bristol-Myers round out the rest of the top 10 list. These figures include the company’s cash balance as well as its short-term investments such as bonds.
The top 10 US companies with the most cash on hand
- Microsoft: $136.6 billion
- Berkshire Hathaway: $128.2 billion
- Alphabet: $121.2 billion
- Apple: $100.6 billion
- Facebook: $52.3 billion
- Amazon: $43.7 billion
- Ford: $37.3 billion
- Oracle: $35.7 billion
- Cisco: $33.4 billion
- Bristol-Myers: $32.5 billion
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