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Commodity subsidies in the United States totaled $6.2 billion in 2008

In 2008, the top 10 percent of commodity payment recipients were paid 63 percent of commodity payments.
Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 2008 Payment per Recipient
Top 1%21%10,898$1,275,281,386$117,020
Top 2%29%21,797$1,796,756,677$82,431
Top 3%36%32,696$2,212,451,927$67,667
Top 4%41%43,595$2,564,813,961$58,833
Top 5%46%54,494$2,867,616,951$52,623
Top 6%50%65,393$3,132,819,903$47,908
Top 7%54%76,292$3,368,082,830$44,147
Top 8%58%87,191$3,578,705,611$41,044
Top 9%61%98,090$3,768,563,125$38,419
Top 10%63%108,988$3,940,296,631$36,153
Top 11%66%119,887$4,096,303,485$34,168
Top 12%68%130,786$4,238,580,746$32,409
Top 13%70%141,685$4,368,664,105$30,834
Top 14%72%152,584$4,488,088,927$29,414
Top 15%74%163,483$4,597,784,752$28,124
Top 16%76%174,382$4,698,834,641$26,946
Top 17%77%185,281$4,792,087,806$25,864
Top 18%79%196,180$4,878,313,775$24,867
Top 19%80%207,078$4,958,168,105$23,943
Top 20%81%217,977$5,032,298,474$23,086
Remaining 80% of recips.19%871,912$1,177,153,653$1,350