International immigrants all over the world sent a total of $529 billion in remittances back to their home countries in 2012, according to the World Bank.
More than 20 percent of all the money sent home by immigrants globally originated in the United States, more than any other country in the world. People living in the U.S. sent a total $123 billion to friends and family living in other countries in 2012. That’s 0.75 percent of the United States’ GDP in 2012.
Click here to see how remittance outflows in the U.S. have changed over the years and which countries received the most in remittances from the U.S.