15 Dividend Kings for Decades of Dividend Growth

Dividend Kings are the crème de la crème of dividend growers, and should be top of mind for any investor who puts income stability above all else.

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Dividend Kings are a unique class of stock that offers investors a phenomenal track record of annual dividend increases.

These elite members of the Dividend Aristocrats, which are companies in the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index that have raised payouts once a year for 25 years running, have far more extensive track records. Specifically, Dividend Kings must have a minimum of 50 consecutive years of uninterrupted annual dividend hikes.


Data is as of December 27. The list of Dividend Aristocrats is maintained by S&P Dow Jones Indices. Dividend yields are calculated by annualizing the most recent payout and dividing by the share price. Dividend history based on company information and S&P data. Dividend-growth streaks include the current year if the company has announced a dividend hike in 2023.

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Jeff Reeves
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Jeff Reeves writes about equity markets and exchange-traded funds for Kiplinger. A veteran journalist with extensive capital markets experience, Jeff has written about Wall Street and investing since 2008. His work has appeared in numerous respected finance outlets, including CNBC, the Fox Business Network, the Wall Street Journal digital network, USA Today and CNN Money.