Cotton Subsidies in the United States totaled $37.7 billion from 1995-2016.

From 1995 to 2016, the top 10 percent of cotton subsidy recipients were paid 82 percent of cotton subsidies.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 1995-2016 Payment per Recipient
Top 1%29%3,051$9,133,142,814$2,993,492
Top 2%42%6,102$13,154,587,851$2,155,783
Top 3%52%9,154$16,110,581,051$1,759,950
Top 4%59%12,205$18,432,087,246$1,510,208
Top 5%65%15,257$20,284,048,327$1,329,491
Top 6%70%18,308$21,778,732,075$1,189,575
Top 7%74%21,360$23,001,269,962$1,076,838
Top 8%77%24,411$24,007,067,665$983,453
Top 9%80%27,463$24,838,685,532$904,442
Top 10%82%30,514$25,533,433,954$836,778
Top 11%84%33,566$26,120,826,771$778,193
Top 12%86%36,617$26,619,761,271$726,978
Top 13%87%39,669$27,049,167,258$681,872
Top 14%88%42,720$27,421,754,439$641,895
Top 15%89%45,772$27,746,694,451$606,194
Top 16%90%48,823$28,032,162,318$574,159
Top 17%91%51,875$28,284,407,753$545,242
Top 18%92%54,926$28,508,776,112$519,040
Top 19%93%57,978$28,709,288,100$495,176
Top 20%93%61,029$28,889,455,562$473,373
Remaining 80% of recips.7%244,120$2,142,771,707$8,778
 

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