The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. Image credit: Chevrolet.

While the financial crisis may have been a major bump in General Motors(NYSE:GM) road, so to speak, the nation's leading investors and money managers continue to hold substantial positions in the automaker. Its top five institutional shareholders control $11.6 billion worth of its outstanding common stock, equating to an ownership interest of 20.4%.

This is a sizable stake, to be sure, but it's nevertheless consistent with other large publicly traded companies, such as General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Intel (NASDAQ:INTC):

  • General Electric's five biggest shareholders control 15.8% of the industrial conglomerate's outstanding stock. That equates to $40.4 billion worth of its shares at today's price -- click here to see the five biggest owners of General Electric's stock.
  • Intel's five biggest stockholders own 17.5% of its stock. The total dollar value of their combined stake translates into $25.1 billion worth of shares in the chipmaker -- click here to see the five biggest owners of Intel's stock.

So, who are General Motors' 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 for General Electric and Intel -- was sourced from Yahoo! Finance on Dec. 1, 2015. Slideshow image credit: General Motors.

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