Top 10 Richest Pastors in The World Right Now
David Oyedepo – Net worth: $150 Million (Nigeria)
Bishop David is the richest priest in Nigeria and the world. He is the founder of World Outreach’s Living Faith Ministry. In 2011, a Nigerian priest named David Oyedepo was estimated to have a net worth of $150 million. He is now regarded as Nigeria’s richest preacher.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – Net worth: $50 Million (Nigeria)
Christ Embassy, the church founded by Chris Oyakhilome, has over 40,000 members, including many prominent entrepreneurs and politicians. This pastor’s diverse interests include magazines, newspapers, a television station, a record label, hotels, satellite television, and real estate. Last year, the charismatic preacher was charged with $35 million in money laundering for allegedly funneling funds from his church to foreign banks. Pastor Chris maintained his innocence, and the lawsuit was ultimately dismissed.
Benny Hinn – Net worth: $42 Million (United States).
The Tel Aviv-based televangelist amassed wealth through his ministry and evangelical program. He is well known for his regular “Miracle Crusades” – revival meetings/faith healing summits held in large stadiums throughout the country.
Creflo Dollar – Net worth: $27 Million (United States)
Creflo Augustus Dollar, Jr. is a televangelist, pastor, and the founder of the nondenominational World Changers Church International in Fulton County, Georgia. This televangelist and minister from the United States of America is also a Word of Faith instructor. Creflo Dollar has founded a multimillion-dollar ministry on the message that “prosperity in every way is God’s will for you.” He preaches that Christian conversion and diligent Bible study, prayer, tithing, and other acts will lead believers to spiritual blessings and the expected “total-life prosperity.”
Billy Graham – Net worth: $25 Million (United States)
Graham spent over 40 years as an evangelist at revival meetings, on radio, and on television. Graham is credited with preaching to more people than any other figure in history, not including the millions he addressed through radio, television, and the written word. In 1950, he founded the Billy Graham Evangelist Association. He was assassinated on February 21, 2018.
T. D. Jakes – Net worth: $18 Million (United States)
Bishop T. D. Jakes is the apostle and bishop of The Potter’s House in the United States, a nondenominational megachurch of over 30,000 members. For the PBS program African-American Lives, Jakes had his DNA checked, and his Y chromosome indicated that he descended from the Igbo people of Nigeria. T.D Jakes has received several honorary degrees and awards, including thirteen honorary doctorates. For his gospel album “Live at The Potter’s House,” he was also nominated for a Grammy and a Dove Award. PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly named Jakes one of America’s “Top Ten Religious Leaders.”
T.B. Joshua – Net worth: $15 Million (Nigeria)
Apart from religious considerations, TB Joshua is not a small man in society, as shown by the positive effect he has had on people’s lives worldwide. Temitope Balogun, Prophet Joshua is Nigeria’s most influential, divisive, and charitable preacher. He is the founder and leader of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (Synagogue Church of All Nations) (SCOAN). With charitable activities spanning education, healthcare, and recovery, the Christian priest, televangelist, and faith healer is a generous giver. Prophet TB Joshua has received numerous honors, most notably the Nigerian government’s National Honour of OFR in 2008. He has been named one of Africa’s 50 most influential people. Joshua is well-known across Africa for his success and online presence, with over one million Facebook fans and hundreds of YouTube videos that have created controversy and amassed hundreds of thousands of views. Joshua was Nigeria’s third wealthiest pastor in 2011, according to Forbes.
Matthew Ashimolowo – Net worth: $10 Million (Nigeria)
It started in 1992 when Ashimolowo was assigned to open a satellite branch in London by Foursquare Gospel Church, a Nigerian church. However, Pastor Matthew had other plans and wanted to build his own church. Kingsway International Christian Center, founded by Matthew Ashimolowo, is the largest Pentecostal church in the United Kingdom. The church has a market capitalization of more than $40 million and a profit margin of more than $10 million. Although Ashimolowo receives a $200,000 annual salary, he derives his true wealth from a variety of business ventures, including his media company, Matthew Ashimolowo media, which produces Christian literature and documentaries.
Chris Okotie – Net worth: $10 Million (Nigeria)
Prior to becoming a priest, Chris Okotie was a pop musician in the 1980s. He converted to Christianity and founded the Household of God Church, one of Nigeria’s most flamboyant congregations. He is an automotive enthusiast and owns a Mercedes S600, a Rolls-Royce, a Hummer, and a Porsche. Okotie first ran for President in the May 2003 elections as a member of the National Democratic Party (NDP); Olusegun Obasanjo defeated him. Again in the year 2007, as a member of the Justice Party, and was defeated in the May 2007 elections by Umaru Yar’Adua. Then, in 2011, he ran for President on the platform of the Fresh Democratic Party, which he created, and lost to President Goodluck Jonathan. Since then, he has not contested again.
Joseph Prince – Net worth: $5 Million (Singapore)