A few days ago, on the 21st Sept, HSBC Holdings PLC, the UK’s largest banking group, and one of the world’s banking groups, paid out its September dividend.
$0.1 = 7.978p a share
the total number of voting rights in HSBC Holdings plc is 19,657,404,802
19,657,404,802 x £0.07978 = £1,568,267,755.10356
£1,568,267,755.10356= £1.568 Billion paid to shareholders