Enter the total equity ($) and the retained earnings ($) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Contributed Capital. 

Contributed Capital Formula

CC = TE - RE


  • CC is the Contributed Capital ($)
  • TE is the total equity ($)
  • RE is the retained earnings ($)

To calculate Contributed Capital, subtract the retained earning from the total equity.

How to Calculate Contributed Capital?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Contributed Capital.

  1. First, determine the total equity ($). 
  2. Next, determine the retained earnings ($). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = CC = TE – RE.
  4. Finally, calculate the Contributed Capital.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

total equity ($) = 79

retained earnings ($) = 23