Procter & Gamble headquarters in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Image source: Procter & Gamble.

With a full stable of billion-dollar brands, it makes sense that the nation's leading investors and money managers have a penchant for shares of Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG). Its top five shareholders control $34.3 billion worth of its outstanding common stock, equating to an ownership interest of 16.8%.

The concentration of ownership atop Procter & Gamble is significant, but it still pales in comparison to other large publicly traded companies, such as Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) and Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE:DOW):

  • Colgate-Palmolive's five biggest shareholders control 25.2% of the consumer products company's outstanding stock. That equates to $14.5 billion worth of Colgate-Palmolive shares.
  • Dow Chemical's five biggest stockholders own 19.8% of its stock. The total dollar value of their combined stake translates into $10.1 billion worth of Dow Chemical shares.

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

Data in the slideshow, as well as the ownership data about Colgate-Palmolive and Dow Chemical, was sourced from Yahoo! Finance on Nov. 16, 2015. Slideshow image source: Procter & Gamble.

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