The expression, “As poor as a church rat,” used to be associated with the pulpit but with Nigerian pastors making the list of richest pastors in the world, the story is now different.
Although many of these men on the list of richest pastors in the world have been under attack by several persons like a media personality Daddy Freeze, they keep shattering records.
Last year, Pastor Paul Enenche of Dunamis Ministries, erected a 100,000 church edifice, the largest thus far in the world.
List of Richest Pastors In The World
In this post, Concise News looks at the list of the richest pastors in the world with data gathered from several sources.
They are arranged from the bottom to the top for your reading pleasure as you can see below:
10. T.B Joshua
He is the leader of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (Scoan) with its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria.
T. B Joshua is estimated to worth $15 million in spite of his philanthropic leanings.
The Ondo-born cleric started the Scoan, which is a congregation that takes 15,000 worshippers, in 1987.
He is known for his acclaimed healings and prophecies about major international and local events.
9. Mattew Ashimolowo
Next on the list of the richest pastors in the world is Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) founder Matthew Ashimolowo.
Ashimolowo who started off with the Four Square Gospel Church in Nigeria has a net worth of $16 million.
The KICC is reportedly the largest church in the Pentecostal denomination in the United Kingdom.
Ashimolowo’s wealth can be traced to a whole lot of business interests notably his media empire and flourishing educational institutions.
8. Billy Graham
With a net worth of $25 million, William Graham fondly called Billy Graham is one of the top televangelists in the US and across the globe.
He has been conducting crusades since 1948 and began his journey from the Southern Baptist.
Billy Graham rose to prominence and thus among the top richest pastors in the world when his sermons began to gain airtime on TV and radio.
7. Kenneth Copeland
Kenneth Copeland has a ministry with a 1500-acre, a private airstrip, a hangar for the ministries and a $6 million church-owned lake-mansion.
He runs the Kenneth Copeland Ministries and reportedly has a net worth of $26 million with a private jet.
The cleric, from 2007 to 2011, was investigated by Republican Sen. Grassley of Lowa.
6. Creflo Dollar
Another American cleric on the list of the wealthiest pastors in the world is Creflo Dollar whose worth is pegged at $27 million.
Dollar, a Bible teacher, pastor and founder of the World Changers Church International in Fulton, Georgia, has his affluence rooted in his ministerial establishments scattered across the US.
In addition, Creflo Dollar has the International Conventional Association, Arrow Records, and the Creflo Dollar ministries which he jointly runs with his wife.
5. Chris Oyakhilome
The smooth-speaking founder of the Believer’s Love world Ministries, aka Christ Embassy, has a net worth of $50 million.
Pastor Chris as many of his admirers love to call him, has diverse business interests in newspapers, magazines, TV, and host of others.
He is also into real estate and hospitality with Christ Embassy boasting of several branches in Nigeria and across the globe.
Pastor Chris shattered the record books when his Loveworld TV network became the first Christian TV network to broadcast to a global audience on a 24-hour basis.
4. Benny Hinn
Another charismatic televangelist who is reputed to be one of the richest pastors in the world, Benny Hinn is worth $52 million.
The Israeli is known for his “Miracle Crusades,” revival meetings/faith healing summits which are held in major cities.
He has a TV broadcast programme known as “This is Your Day” which has a global viewing audience.
3. Enoch Adeboye
According to the Newsweek Magazine, Enoch Adeboye who is fondly called Daddy G.O by his teeming followers was named the most powerful man in Africa in 2008/2009.
Pastor Adeboye is the leader of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God(RCCG), and worth $55 million.
He has been leading the flourishing church for the past 28 years and has a private jet to his name.
2. Bishop David Oyedepo
Bishop Oyedepo, the fiery-preaching founder and head pastor of the Living Faith Church Worldwide also called Winners’ Chapel, has a total net worth of $150 million.
During the 2018 edition of his church’s Shiloh programme, Bishop David Oyedepo had boasted that he is “dangerously wealthy.”
“I don’t share any booty from any government,” the cleric noted. “I have a clear conscience; I am dangerously wealthy.
“I am rich, whatever I want, comes. That’s what they call wealth.”
He is estimated to be worth $150 million and hailed as Nigeria’s richest pastor.
Some of his investments are the Dominion Press, the Kingdom Heritage Model School, Faith Academy, Covenant University, and Landmark University among others.
He started Winners’ Chapel in 1981 and reportedly boasts of properties such as four private jets and homes in the United State and in England.
Canaanland, a 50,000-capacity church auditorium, is one of the largest in the world just as the church runs one of the biggest mission agency/activities.
1. Bishop TD Jakes
This American preacher has been featured on the cover of the TIME Magazine and lives in a $1.7 million mansion.
Bishop Jakes, reputed to be America’s best preacher, is a writer and a movie producer, also.
He pastors a 30,000-member non-denominational mega-church in Dallas, Texas, in the US called the Potter’s House with a
He is a writer, preacher, and movie producer and usually wears custom made suits and a diamond ring the size of a coin.
Bishop Jakes with a net worth of $150.2 million to his name, numerous published books in several areas, undoubtedly, should lead the pack as one of the richest pastors in the world