Intel's booth at the 2015 Mobile World Congress. Image credit: Intel.

Just because Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) missed the boat on the mobile computing revolution doesn't mean its stock is unpopular among the nation's biggest and most sophisticated investors. Its top five shareholders control $25.3 billion worth of its outstanding common stock, equating to an ownership interest of 16.7%.

This is a meaningful stake, but it's roughly in line with other large publicly traded companies, such as Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) and Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC):

  • Wal-Mart's five biggest shareholders control 9.4% of the retailer's outstanding stock. That equates to $20.3 billion worth of Wal-Mart's shares.
  • Wells Fargo's five biggest stockholders own 24.2% of its stock. The total dollar value of their stakes translates into $67.5 billion worth of Wells Fargo's shares.

Thus, while Intel's leading shareholders control a larger stake in the chipmaker than their counterparts at Wal-Mart do, their combined holdings are still smaller than the top five holdings of Wells Fargo stock.

To discover the identity of Intel's five biggest shareholders, simply scroll through the brief slideshow below.

Data in the slideshow above, as well as the ownership data about Wal-Mart and Wells Fargo, was sourced from Yahoo! Finance on Nov. 16, 2015.

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