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$37,680,000,000: That's How Much the U.S. Spent on Foreign Aid in 2012 -- Here's a Chart That Helps Explain It

Is it worth it?

The United States spends billion of dollars each year on foreign aid .

In fact, the U.S. sent approximately $37,680,000,000 overseas in 2012 for foreign aid, according to Finance Degree Center, a website dedicated to finance education.

The total amount, which includes investments in national security concerns, counterterrorism efforts and commercial and humanitarian interests, is really rather impressive when you think about it. Indeed, no other country comes even close in terms of providing other countries with monetary aid.

Here to help you visualize just how much the U.S. spends every year is a chart from the folks at Finance Degree Center. Enjoy:

Click here for more data on the chart’s numbers.

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This post has been updated.


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