The World’s Biggest Dividend Payers 2020

The world’s 1,200 largest firms by market capitalization paid out $1.26 Trillion in 2020 according to the Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index report recently. In the best case scenario Janus Henderson forecasts an increase of 5% in dividends this year. For the first time since 2015, the world’s top dividend payer was not a oil major but a tech company Microsoft(MSFT). Oil major fell from 1st in 2019 to 18th rank last year.

The World’s Biggest 20 Dividend Payers in 2020 is shown in the table below. Just these firms paid out a total nearly $199 billion in dividends.

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Source: Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index, Janus Henderson Investors

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