An Apple store in Shanghai, China. Image credit: Apple.

Given that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is one of the most successful companies in history, it probably won't surprise you to hear that its stock is a favorite among money managers and investors. Its top five shareholders control $107.9 billion worth of its outstanding common stock, equating to an ownership interest of 16.9%.

That may seem like a substantial stake, and it is, but it's nevertheless meaningfully smaller on a percentage basis than other leading companies. JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) serve as cases in point:

  • JPMorgan Chase's five biggest shareholders control 19.1% of the bank's outstanding stock. That equates to $44.5 billion worth of JPMorgan Chase's shares.
  • Tesla's five biggest stockholders own 28.7% of its stock. The total dollar value of their stakes translates into $9.3 billion worth of Tesla's shares.

So, who are Apple's five biggest shareholders? You can find the answer to this question in the brief slideshow below.

Data in the slideshow above, as well as the ownership data about JPMorgan Chase and Tesla, was sourced from Yahoo! Finance on Nov. 16, 2015. Slideshow image credit: Apple.

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