Global media company, focusing on business, investment, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle, Forbes in a recent rating revealed pastors from Nigeria topping the World’s Richest Pastors list.
Founder and General Overseer of the Living Faith Church also referred to as “Winners Chapel,” Bishop David Oyedepo tops the list. Others in the list includes Pastor E.A Adeboye, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
Here are the top ten richest pastors in the world:
- Bishop David Oyedepo Net Worth 2018 – $150 Million
Living Faith Church can be referred to the largest church in Nigeria with a sitting capacity of almost 50,000. The church has branches in other African countries and also internationally, in Dubai, UK and the US.
- Bishop T.D. Jakes Net Worth 2018 – $147 Million
Bishop Jakes is the Head of the Potter’s House Megachurch and Potter’s Touch television program. T.D. Jakes is a common face on many national broadcast stations. Most of his wealth originated from sales of his music, films and books.
- Chris Oyakhilome Net Worth 2018 – $50 Million
Head pastor of the Christ Embassy also known as Believers LoveWorld, is popular for his programme “Atmosphere of Miracles,” a faith healing programme. His church has got branches for humanitarian aid and education.
- Benny Hinn Net Worth 2018 – $42 Million
Regardless of his controversial financial situation with the US he continues to have a solid fellowship in both Canada and the United States. Followers of his teachings believe that if they are prayed over, they can be healed of any malady. Among his many luxury possessions is a Gulfstream G4 jet.
- E. A. Adeboye Net Worth 2018 – $39 Million
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) began his career in preaching while still maintaining a professorship at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Adeboye goal is to put a church “within 5 minutes” of every home in the world. With branches all over in Nigeria alone, he has done so well in increasing his membership.
- Creflo Dollar Net Worth 2018 – $27 Million
It’s no doubt the pastor with the dollar in his name made the list. Creflo is an American televangelist, pastor, and the founder of the non-denominational World Changers Church International based in College Park, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Creflo is referred to as one of the flamboyant pastors in America.
- Kenneth Copeland Net Worth 2018 – $25 Million
Before his conversion to Christianity he had commercial success as a recording artist, releasing 1957’s “Pledge of Love” which made it to #17 of the top 40 billboard hits of the year. He is best known for his messages on prosperity and abundance.
- Billy Graham Net Worth 2018 – $25 Million
Referred by many as “America’s Pastor”, Billy Graham is among the most well-known and long-lived pastors on the planet. With an estimated audience of around 2.2 Billion individuals, Graham has made a name for himself.
- T.B. Joshua Net Worth 2018 – $10 Million
Considered a Prophet by most of his congregation, Joshua has a unique and notable influence in his native country of Nigeria from his home city of Lagos. While primarily preaching from Lagos, Nigeria, Joshua has over 1.5 million Facebook fans.
- Joseph Prince Net Worth 2018 – $5 Million
All the way from Asia. Joseph Prince is the head of the New Creation Church and he nets a salary of $550,000 a year. He is one of the most internet savvy pastors as he has an online video and podcast with a following from over 150 countries.
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