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    BNY Mellon Worldwide Growth Fund, Inc.

    Why invest in this Fund?

    The fund seeks long-term capital growth consistent with the preservation of capital; current income is a secondary goal. To pursue its goals, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in the common stock of U.S. and foreign companies. The fund focuses on "blue chip" multinational companies with total market values of more than $5 billion. These are large, established, globally managed companies that manufacture and distribute their products and services throughout the world.
    Min. class investment
    $1,000
    Class Inception Date
    07/15/93
    Fund Assets
    $957,593,612  As of  02/03/23
    Class Assets
    $582,254,677  As of  02/03/23
    Portfolio Turnover Rate
    10.38% As of fiscal year end  10/31/22
    Morningstar Category
    Global Large-Stock Growth
    Benchmark
    MSCI World Index
    Morningstar Overall Rating
    Fund Holdings
    47 As of 12/31/22

    Morningstar Rating™ as of December 31, 2022 for the Class A class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Global Large-Stock Growth category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 5 Stars (309 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 5 Stars (309 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 5 Stars (272 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 5 Stars (179 funds rated). The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products with at least a 3-year history. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance (not including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees if applicable), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Managed products; including open-end mutual funds, closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds; are considered a single population for comparative purposes. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. © Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete, or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The fund represents a single portfolio with multiple share classes that have different expense structures. Other share classes may have achieved different results.

     

    Portfolio Managers

    • Alan R.  Christensen

      Alan R. Christensen, CFA

      Portfolio Manager,

      2 yr(s). on fund

    • Catherine Crain

      Catherine Crain, CFA

      22 yr(s). on fund

    • Gentry  Lee

      Gentry Lee, CFA

      12 yr(s). on fund

    • Christopher  Sarofim

      Christopher Sarofim

      Portfolio Manager,

      25 yr(s). on fund

    • Charles E. Sheedy

      Charles E. Sheedy, CFA

      Portfolio Manager,

      22 yr(s). on fund


    Total Returns

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    Average Annual
    As of 01/31/23
    Name 3 MO
    01/31/23
    YTD
    01/31/23
    1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
    BNY Mellon Worldwide Growth Fund, Inc.
    PGROX
    4.76 0.60 -12.86 8.50 8.54 9.53 8.83
    Average Annual
    As of 12/31/22
    Name 3 MO
    12/31/22
    YTD
    12/31/22
    1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
    BNY Mellon Worldwide Growth Fund, Inc.
    PGROX
    5.43 -22.46 -22.46 6.06 8.00 9.29 8.62
    MSCI World Index
    9.77 -18.14 -18.14 4.94 6.14 8.85 -

    The MSCI World Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets. Investors cannot invest directly in any index.


    Investors should consider, when deciding whether to purchase a particular class of shares, the investment amount, anticipated holding period and other relevant factors.

    Growth of $10,000 Investment

    Investors should consider, when deciding whether to purchase a particular class of shares, the investment amount, anticipated holding period and other relevant factors.

    Historical Performance

      These figures do not reflect the maximum sales charge which, if included, would reduce return.

      Investors should consider, when deciding whether to purchase a particular class of shares, the investment amount, anticipated holding period and other relevant factors.

      Yearly Total Return

      Investment return fluctuates and past performance is no guarantee of future results.


      Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

      As of  03/01/22 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
      Management Fee 0.75%
      Service Fee 0.25%
      Other Expenses 0.14%
      Total Expenses 1.14%
      Total Expenses is the total annual operating expense ratio for the fund, before any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. Net Expenses is the total annual operating expense ratio for the fund, after any applicable fee waivers or expense reimbursements. The Total Expenses, or Net Expenses (if including fee waivers or expense reimbursements) is the actual fund expense ratio applicable to investors.

      Sales Charge

      There is a 1% CDSC for purchases of $1,000,000 and over if redeemed within one year of purchase.


      Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Adviser

      The fund's investment adviser is BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., and the fund's sub-investment adviser is Fayez Sarofim & Co. (Sarofim & Co.). The fund is managed by a team of portfolio managers employed by Sarofim & Co., consisting of Alan R. Christensen, Catherine Crain, Gentry Lee, Christopher Sarofim and Charles Sheedy. The team is supported by Sarofim & Co.'s Investment Committee, all the members of which are senior investment professionals at Sarofim & Co. The team members hold the following positions at Sarofim & Co.: Mr. Christensen is the President and Head of Investment Risk, Ms. Crain is a Vice President and Director of Marketing and Client Services, Mr. Lee is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Sarofim is Chairman, and Mr. Sheedy is a Senior Vice President. Mr. Sarofim has been a portfolio manager of the fund since April 1997. Ms. Crain and Mr. Sheedy have been portfolio managers of the fund since October 2000. Mr. Lee has been a portfolio manager of the fund since November 2010. Mr. Christensen has been a portfolio manager of the fund since March 2020.

      Top Holdings

      As of 12/31/22

      Asset Allocation


          Daily Statistics

          As of 02/03/23 Name NAV Change 03/29/22  12 Month 
          High Nav
          09/30/22  12 Month 
          Low Nav
          YTD Return
          PGROX
          $60.72
          -$0.40
          -0.65%
          $70.14 $54.16 7.30%

          Performance Metrics

          Overall Morningstar Rating


          MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY Global Large-Stock Growth


          Morningstar Rating™ as of 12/31/22 for the Class A shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Global Large-Stock Growth. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 5 Stars (309 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 5 Stars (309 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 5 Stars (272 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 5 Stars (179 funds rated).
          The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products with at least a 3-year history. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance (not including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees if applicable), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Managed products; including open-end mutual funds, closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds; are considered a single population for comparative purposes. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-,and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. © Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete, or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The fund represents a single portfolio with multiple share classes that have different expense structures. Other share classes may have achieved different results.

          Lipper Rankings

          • 1 Year
            6 out of 206
          • 3 Year
            6 out of 197
          • 5 Year
            4 out of 180
          • 10 Year
            17 out of 124

          LIPPER CLASSIFICATION Global Large-Cap Growth


          Lipper Category returns and rankings are calculated by Lipper Inc., a Reuters Company, which is a nationally recognized organization that compares the performance of mutual funds with similar investment objectives. The Category returns represent the average performance of included funds, while rankings compare an individual fund's returns to those of the other funds in its category. Both are based on total return performance, with capital gains and dividends reinvested, with annual operating expenses deducted, but without including front or back-end sales charges. Rankings begin with the actual share class inception. Rankings are relative to a peer group and do not necessarily mean that the fund had high total returns. Rankings do not reflect sales loads

          Main Risks

          Equities are subject to market, market sector, market liquidity, issuer, and investment style risks to varying degrees.
          Small and midsized company stocks tend to be more volatile and less liquid than larger company stocks as these companies are less established and have more volatile earnings histories.
          Investing in foreign denominated and/or domiciled securities involves special risks, including changes in currency exchange rates, political, economic, and social instability, limited company information, differing auditing and legal standards, and less market liquidity. These risks generally are greater with emerging market countries.
          A concentration of companies in a narrow sector could cause performance tobe more volatile than funds invested in a broader range of industries.
          Recent market risks include pandemic risks related to COVID-19. The effects of COVID-19 have contributed to increased volatility in global markets and will likely affect certain countries, companies, industries and market sectors more dramatically than others. To the extent the fund may overweight its investments in certain countries, companies, industries or market sectors, such positions will increase the fund's exposure to risk of loss from adverse developments affecting those countries, companies, industries or sectors.

          Risk Metrics

          As of  12/31/22  3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
          PGROX
          20.26 4.07 0.98 94.40 0.45

          All risk metrics are provided by Morningstar. The index used in the calculations are determined by Morningstar which may not be the funds primary benchmark. The index Morningstar used for this analysis is MSCI ACWI Index.


          Dividend Schedule

          Declared
          Qtry (May, Aug, Nov, Dec)
          Distributed
          Qtry (May, Aug, Nov, Dec)
          Paid
          Qtry (May, Aug, Nov, Dec)
          Fiscal Year End
          Oct 31
          Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
          2022 0.2322 4.0756
          2021 0.1506 5.8424
          2020 0.3009 2.3141
          2019 0.3975 3.6272
          2018 0.5547 5.4716
          2017 0.6817 6.5189
          2016 0.6451 3.2729
          2015 0.7399 3.3480
          2014 0.8910 1.1753
          2013 0.7649 0.0000

          There is no guarantee that the fund will distribute any level annually. Capital gains may be short-term, long-term, or both.

          Distributions History

          Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date Ordinary 
          Non-Qualified 
          Dividends
          Qualified 
          Dividends
          Non-Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Long-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Total 
          Distribution
          Reinvest 
          NAV
          12/13/22 12/14/22 12/14/22 0.0000 0.0442 0.0000 0.0000 4.0756 4.1198 58.89
          Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date Ordinary 
          Non-Qualified 
          Dividends
          Qualified 
          Dividends
          Non-Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Long-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Total 
          Distribution
          Reinvest 
          NAV
          11/01/22 11/02/22 11/02/22 - 0.0300 - 0.0000 0.0000 0.0300 -
          08/01/22 08/02/22 08/02/22 - 0.1086 - 0.0000 0.0000 0.1086 -
          05/02/22 05/03/22 05/03/22 - 0.0494 - 0.0000 0.0000 0.0494 -
          12/14/21 12/15/21 12/15/21 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0102 5.8322 5.8424 -
          08/02/21 08/03/21 08/03/21 - 0.0966 - 0.0000 0.0000 0.0966 -
          05/03/21 05/04/21 05/04/21 - 0.0540 - 0.0000 0.0000 0.0540 -
          12/14/20 12/15/20 12/15/20 0.0000 0.0194 0.0000 0.0000 2.3141 2.3335 -
          11/02/20 11/03/20 11/03/20 - 0.0697 - 0.0000 0.0000 0.0697 -
          08/03/20 08/04/20 08/04/20 0.0000 0.0927 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0927 -
          05/01/20 05/04/20 05/04/20 0.0000 0.1191 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1191 -
          12/12/19 12/13/19 12/13/19 0.0000 0.0630 0.0000 0.0000 3.6272 3.6902 -
          11/01/19 11/04/19 11/04/19 0.0000 0.0572 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0572 -
          08/01/19 08/02/19 08/02/19 0.0000 0.1732 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1732 -
          05/01/19 05/02/19 05/02/19 0.0000 0.1041 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1041 -
          12/12/18 12/13/18 12/13/18 0.0000 0.1281 0.0000 0.0096 5.4620 5.5997 -
          11/01/18 11/02/18 11/02/18 0.0000 0.0987 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0987 -
          08/01/18 08/02/18 08/02/18 0.0000 0.2393 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2393 -
          05/01/18 05/02/18 05/02/18 0.0000 0.0886 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0886 -
          12/27/17 12/28/17 12/28/17 0.0000 0.1950 0.0000 0.0027 6.5162 6.7139 -
          11/01/17 11/02/17 11/02/17 0.0000 0.1047 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1047 -
          08/01/17 08/02/17 08/02/17 0.0000 0.2140 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2140 -
          05/01/17 05/02/17 05/02/17 0.0000 0.1680 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1680 -
          12/28/16 12/29/16 12/29/16 0.0000 0.1208 0.0000 0.0219 3.2510 3.3937 -
          11/01/16 11/02/16 11/02/16 0.0000 0.0853 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0853 -
          08/01/16 08/02/16 08/02/16 0.0000 0.2343 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2343 -
          05/02/16 05/03/16 05/03/16 0.0000 0.2047 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2047 -
          12/29/15 12/30/15 12/30/15 0.0000 0.1309 0.0000 0.0000 3.3480 3.4789 -
          11/02/15 11/03/15 11/03/15 0.0000 0.1080 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1080 -
          08/03/15 08/04/15 08/04/15 0.0000 0.2588 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2588 -
          05/01/15 05/04/15 05/04/15 0.0000 0.2422 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2422 -
          12/29/14 12/30/14 12/30/14 0.0000 0.1335 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1335 -
          12/15/14 12/16/14 12/16/14 0.0000 0.1226 0.0000 0.0000 1.1753 1.2979 -
          11/03/14 11/04/14 11/04/14 0.0000 0.1290 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1290 -
          08/01/14 08/04/14 08/04/14 0.0000 0.2700 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2700 -
          05/01/14 05/02/14 05/02/14 0.0000 0.2359 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2359 -
          12/16/13 12/17/13 12/17/13 0.0000 0.1750 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1750 -
          11/01/13 11/04/13 11/04/13 0.0000 0.1350 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1350 -
          08/01/13 08/02/13 08/02/13 0.0000 0.2880 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2880 -
          05/01/13 05/02/13 05/02/13 0.0000 0.1669 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1669 -
          12/17/12 12/18/12 12/18/12 0.0000 0.1150 0.0000 0.0000 0.2000 0.3150 -
          11/01/12 11/02/12 11/02/12 0.0000 0.1270 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1270 -
          08/01/12 08/02/12 08/02/12 0.0000 0.2530 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2530 -
          05/01/12 05/02/12 05/02/12 0.0000 0.1750 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1750 -
          12/15/11 12/16/11 12/16/11 0.0000 0.4280 0.0000 0.0083 1.0808 1.5171 -
          12/17/10 12/20/10 12/20/10 0.0000 0.7890 0.0000 0.0056 0.8688 1.6634 -
          12/21/09 12/22/09 12/22/09 0.0000 0.7120 0.0000 0.0000 0.7480 1.4600 -
          12/19/08 12/22/08 12/22/08 0.0000 0.1940 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1940 -
          12/19/07 12/20/07 12/20/07 0.0000 0.6950 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.6950 -
          12/15/06 12/18/06 12/18/06 0.0000 0.3590 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.3590 -
          12/15/05 12/16/05 12/16/05 0.0000 0.5730 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.5730 -
          12/02/04 12/03/04 12/03/04 0.0000 0.4800 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.4800 -
          12/02/03 12/03/03 12/03/03 0.0000 0.3950 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.3950 -
          11/29/99 11/30/99 11/30/99 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1110 -
          12/04/98 12/07/98 12/07/98 0.1020 0.0000 0.0850 0.0000 0.0000 0.2080 -
          12/10/97 12/11/97 12/11/97 0.0150 0.0000 0.0010 0.0000 0.0000 0.0250 -
          12/11/96 12/12/96 12/12/96 0.1500 0.0000 0.0710 0.0000 0.0000 0.2330 -
          06/19/96 06/20/96 06/20/96 0.0000 0.0000 0.0050 0.0000 0.0000 0.0050 -
          12/13/95 12/14/95 12/14/95 0.1420 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1420 -
          12/08/94 12/09/94 12/09/94 0.2050 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2050 -
          See all rows...

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