he religious industry is a very lucrative one looking at the list of the wealthiest pastors in the world and their net worth. The list goes from the least to the highest.
10. T.B Joshua (Net Worth:$15 million)
T. B Joshua is the head pastor of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), a church founded in 1987 with a lot of congregants. He has been quite misunderstood for his unexplained manner of healing all sorts of ailments ranging from deafness, blindness, age-long illnesses and chronic conditions, cancer and many others too numerous to mention. The church had just one branch in Nigeria, which is their headquarters but is spread all around Africa, The United Kingdom, Asia and Greece. The church has been been a stop spot for miracle seekers and people who revel in signs and wonders. The membership of the church had grown over the years, numbering about 20,000.
9. Mattew Ashimolowo (Net Worth: $16 million)
Pastor Matthew is the president of of Kingsway International Chirstain Centre (KICC). He started as a small pastor in Four Square Gospel Church, a Nigeria Church. He was sent to start up a satellite branch in London. The church has grown tremendously over several years with major branches in Lagos, Nigeria and United Kingdom. Presently, KICC is said to be the the biggest pentecostal Church in the whole of the United Kingdom. Pastor Matthew is also a writer of all sorts of Christian and motivational books and contents.
8. Billy Graham (Net Worth: $ 25 million)
Billy is an American Christian evangelist, was an American evangelist, a prominent evangelical Christian figure, and an ordained Southern Baptist minister who became well known internationally in the late 1940s. One of his biographers has placed him “among the most influential Christian leaders” of the 20th century. As a preacher, he held large indoor and outdoor rallies with sermons broadcast on radio and television; some were still being re-broadcast today.
7. Kenneth Copeland (Net worth: $26.5 million)
He runs Kenneth Copeland ministries, one of several televangelists whose finances were investigated from 2007 to 2011 by Republican Sen. Grassley of Lowa.
According to an article that run by the associated press that ran in 2008. ”His ministry is 1500-acre campus, behind an iron gate a half-hour drive from forth worth includes a church, a private airstrip, a hangar for the ministries $17.5 million jet and other aircraft, and a $ 6 million church owned lake-mansion
6. Creflo Dollar – Net Worth: $27 million
He is an American Bible teacher, pastor, and the founder of World Changers Church International, located in fluton, Georgia. As his name suggest preachers ”manna” comes in the form of green back.
His success is from his ministerial establishment around the United States. Creflo Dollar International Conventional Association, Arrow Records, and the Creflo Dollar ministries are jointly overseen by the TV envangelist and his wife.
5. Chris Oyakhilome – Net Worth: $50 million
This is the man behind Believer’s Love world Ministries, aka Christ Embassy. The charismatic preyacher was recently at the center of $35 million money laundering case in which he was accused but eventually cleared his siphoning funds from his church to foreign banks.
Christ Embassy, boasts over 40, 000 members, several whom are successful business executives and politicians. Oyakhilome diversified interest include newspapers, magazines, a local television station, a record label, satellite TV, hotels and real estate. His Loveworld TV Network is the first Christain Network to broadcast from Africa to the rest of the world on 24hrs basis.
4. Benny Hinn – Net Worth: $52 million
Israeli televangelist, Toufik Benedictus ”Benny” Hinn his best known for his regular ” Miracle Crusades”, revivals meeting/faith healing summit that are usually held in large stadiums in major cities, which are later broadcast worldwide on his T V programme. ”This Is Your Day”
3. Enoch Adeboye – Net Worth: $55 million
This messenger of God was listed in an African magazine, NEWSWEEK, as the most powerful man in Africa and one of the top 50 global power elite in 2008/2009, among others such as president Barrack Obama and Nicholas Sarkorzy. Pastor Adeboye heads the Redeemed Christain Church Of God(RCCG), something he has been doing for the past 28 years. Among his possession are private jets.
2. Bishop David Oyedepo – Net Worth: $150 million
He is a Nigerian preacher, founder and presiding pastor of Winner Chapel Known as Living Faith Church Worldwide. He has been hailed as Nigeria’s wealthiest pastor and got lots of properties like; four private jets and homes in the United State and in England. After the foundation of the Living Faith Outreach IN 1981, It has evolved to be one of the largest congregations in Africa and has a flourishing mission in Nairobi.
1. Bishop TD Jakes – Net Worth: $150.2 million
Bishop Jakes lives in a $1.7 million mansion, he has been called America’s best preacher and has featured on the cover of TIME Magazine. He is a writer, preacher and movie producer.
He is the pastor of the Potter’s House, a non-denominational American mega church with 30, 000 members located in Dallas, Texas. TD Jakes wear custom made suits and a diamond ring the size of a coin.