With several churches around the world and the flourishing Christian culture, pastors are becoming super-rich over the years with some of them even becoming billionaires. Currently, a good number of them are “millionaire men of God” and, are famous across the globe.
From building multi-million empires around the world to driving fancy cars, flying private jets and owning big mansions, Pastors have been able to garner a lot of their fortune through their service while also involving in business. Let’s take a look at the top 10 richest pastors in the world.
10. Joseph Prince (Singapore)
1963 born Joseph Prince is the senior pastor of New Creation Church in Singapore and also one of its founders in 1983. The senior pastor of one of the biggest churches in Asia has an annual salary of $550,000 while the financial reports of the church bill to $50 million per year. Having addressed several congregations all around the world, Prince also hosts a religious program Destined to Reign.
9. Chris Okotie (Nigeria)
Christopher Okotie is a Nigerian pop musician and the pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries. He has one of the most flamboyant congregations in the nation and, is one of richest pastors in Nigeria.
A man with great fortunes, Okotie has several posh cars like Porsche, Hummer, Mercedes S600, Rolls-Royce, etc.
8. Matthew Ashimolowo (Nigeria)
Nigerian clergyman Matthew Ashimolowo is the senior pastor of Kingsway International Christian Center in London. He is also the fourth richest pastor in Nigeria. With assets of over $40 million, Matthew Ashimolowo’s asset is valued at $10 million.
One of the most popular pastors in Africa, his programs are aired almost daily on several radio and television programs in Europe and Africa.
7. T.B Joshua (Nigeria)
The third richest pastor in Nigeria, T.B Joshua is Nigeria’s most powerful preacher. The senior pastor of the Synagogue Church of All nations which he found in 1987 is also considered to be the most controversial pastor in the world. A televangelist and Christian minister, Joshua has been involved in several humanitarian activities related to health, education and rehabilitation.
T.B Joshua also makes his fortunes through his own Christian television network, Emmanuel TV. His asset is estimated to be $15 million.
6. T.D Jakes (United States)
The third richest pastor in the United States, T.D Jakes is the Apostle/Bishop of The Potter’s House, one of the largest denominational Church in the USA with over 30,000 members. An evangelist, TD Jakes features at The Potter’s Touch and his annual revival MegaFest cites around 100,000 people.
He also has several gospel music recordings and runs an annual women’s conference called Woman Thou Art Loosed. T.D Jakes’s asset is estimated to be $18 million.
5. Billy Graham (United States)
Billy Graham, an American evangelist, is the oldest pastor in the United States. He is best known for several outdoor and indoor rallies and sermons that made headlines in newspapers and television.
As the founder of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Billy Graham’s asset is estimated to be $25 million as of today. He is also considered to be one of the most powerful pastors in the world with reach in several nations.
4. Creflo Dollar (United States)
The second richest pastor in the USA, Creflo Dollar is an American televangelist and the pastor of World Changers Church International. A Word of Faith teacher, Creflo Dollar’s real name is Michael Smith. He also owns the Creflo Dollar Ministries and Arrow Records. As one of the richest pastors in the world today,
3. Benny Hinn (United States)
The richest pastor in the USA, Benny Hinn makes his fortunes through his ministry and evangelical programs. An Israeli-American televangelist, Benny Hinn is best known for his healing crusades that he organizes in large stadiums of major cities around the world.
A master of revival meetings and faith healing, Benny Hinn is also an author and is considered to be one of the best preachers in the world today.
2. Chris Oyakhilome (Nigeria)
A senior pastor of his own ministry, The Christ Embassy Church, Chris Oyakhilome is the second richest pastor in the world and guides over 40,000 members. Best known as a preacher to guide entrepreneurs and politicians around the world, he is also a businessman and has involved in real estate, hotels, TV stations, magazines, etc.
The Nigerian minister is the founder of the Believer’s Love World Incorporated.
1. David Oyedepo (Nigeria)
The richest pastor in Africa and the world, Bishop David Oyedepo is the founder of the Living Faith World Outreach Ministry which was launched in 1981. A senior pastor of one of Africa’s largest congregations, seeing over 50,000 members, hosts several services and speaks all around the world.
He is also the senior pastor of Faith Tabernacle, the largest church auditorium in the world. David owns private jets and expensive cars. His asset is valued at $150 million.
Beyond their churches, pastors bank from their business ventures. While most of the richest pastors in the world have been accused of acquiring their wealth from poor congregations, it has been argued that they provide job opportunities and contribute to poverty alleviation programs.
Whatever it be, these top 10 richest pastors in the world surely know how to turn their words from God to dollar bills.