Who Owns America's Debt?
U.S. debt comes up a lot on the campaign trail and in Congress. Here's a breakdown of who owns the country's treasury securities.By Kate Grumke | November 2, 2015
The U.S. has about $18 trillion in debt. You've probably heard that before.
The U.S. issues treasury securities to finance its own debt.
The majority of U.S. debt is owned by the U.S. itself, and the biggest owner is the Social Security trust fund.