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These 10 US Companies Have The Largest Cash Stockpiles

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

  1. Microsoft: $136.6 billion
  2. Berkshire Hathaway: $128.2 billion
  3. Alphabet: $121.2 billion
  4. Apple: $100.6 billion
  5. Facebook: $52.3 billion
  6. Amazon: $43.7 billion
  7. Ford: $37.3 billion
  8. Oracle: $35.7 billion
  9. Cisco: $33.4 billion
  10. Bristol-Myers: $32.5 billion

The top 10 US companies with the most cash on hand


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Mindy Wright is CEOWORLD magazine's Deputy Commissioning Editor, and leads global newsroom coverage and management. She oversees and coordinates coverage of the news and ideas in partnership with writers across the continent. She has reported from more than 15 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. She has advised CEOs, investors, boards, and high-profile industry leaders on a wide range of issues impacting the global business landscape. She can be reached on email mindy-wright@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.