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AT&T's (NYSE:T) long history of success, coupled with its sizable dividend yield, has made the telecommunications company a favorite among leading investors and money managers. Its top five institutional shareholders own $36 billion worth of AT&T's outstanding common stock, equating to an ownership interest of 18%.

So, who are AT&T's five biggest shareholders? You can find the answer to this question in the brief slideshow below.


Slideshow data sourced from Yahoo! Finance and YCharts.com on December 10, 2015. Slideshow image credit: AT&T.