Cotton Subsidies in the United States totaled $38.3 billion from 1995-2017.

From 1995 to 2017, 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 1995-2017 Payment per Recipient
Top 1%29%3,052$9,135,728,072$2,993,358
Top 2%42%6,105$13,159,251,679$2,155,488
Top 3%52%9,158$16,115,492,633$1,759,717
Top 4%59%12,210$18,437,296,688$1,510,016
Top 5%65%15,263$20,289,330,041$1,329,315
Top 6%70%18,316$21,784,594,830$1,189,375
Top 7%74%21,368$23,006,642,632$1,076,687
Top 8%77%24,421$24,012,713,115$983,281
Top 9%80%27,474$24,844,130,362$904,278
Top 10%82%30,527$25,538,900,439$836,600
Top 11%84%33,579$26,125,920,561$778,043
Top 12%86%36,632$26,624,885,736$726,820
Top 13%87%39,685$27,054,198,678$681,724
Top 14%88%42,737$27,426,755,979$641,757
Top 15%89%45,790$27,751,621,632$606,063
Top 16%90%48,843$28,037,084,484$574,025
Top 17%91%51,896$28,289,264,004$545,115
Top 18%92%54,948$28,513,565,298$518,919
Top 19%93%58,001$28,714,055,181$495,061
Top 20%93%61,054$28,894,246,701$473,257
Remaining 80% of recips.7%244,217$2,142,535,418$8,773
 

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