Updated:The Daily Digit is $11.5 billion. That's how much Apple is giving back to shareholders in dividend over 12 months. Basically, it comes down to $12.20 per share. And we have three things to say about it: The $11.5 billion payout makes Apple the highest dividend-paying company in history, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. And exceeds the market value of 200 other corporations in the S&P 500.