Bishop David Oyedepo Net worth $150 million is the richest pastor in the world.
Not quite long I gave information about the richest pastors in Nigeria and today, I’m here with a list of top 20 richest pastors in the world.
Did you know that pastors are among the richest people in the world?
In this article, I would be telling you about the top 20 richest pastors in the world, facts you don’t know about some of them and their net worth.
You should also check the top 10 richest musicians in the world.
What Is The Name of The Top 20 Richest Pastor In The World Forbes
Forbes richest pastor in the world is based information, not on speculations. Though some people say setting up a Christian ministry today, is for nothing but financial gain.
Well, I’m not here to argue about that, let me just go straight to my list of the top 20 richest pastors in the world.
Bishop David Oyedepo Net worth $150 million
David Oyedepo born on 27th September 1954 is the top on my list of richest pastor in the world. He is a Christian author, preacher, architect, founder and the presiding bishop of the living faith church worldwide popularly know as winner’s chapel.
He was given birth to at Omuaran in kwara state Nigeria, married to pastor Faith Abiola Oyedepo and they have four children together.
According to Forbes, he is also the richest pastor in Africa, his wealth is generated from his assets which includes two universities, several Christian books he has written, a water producing company called hebron etc to mention but a few. He’s the first on the list of top 10 richest pastor in Nigeria.
His net worth according to Forbes list in is $150 million which makes him the richest pastor in the world, well you all will agree with me that no one more deserves to be number one on this list.
Bishop T.D. Jakes Net Worth $147 million
Thomas Dexter Jakes is the second on my list of top 20 richest pastor in the world. He was born on the 9th of June 1957 in South Charleston, West Virginia, USA.
He is married to Serita Jakes and they have children together. He is a pastor, author, singer and filmmaker.
T.D Jakes is the presiding pastor of the potter’s house, a nondenominational American megachurch. He has written a lot of books to his name, some of which are best sellers.
He organizes an annual festival mega fest which attracts more than 300,000 people and also the annual women’s conference.
His net worth is $147 million. This clergyman has spread the gospel to a lot of people and people are even saying he is the next Billy Graham.
Pat Robertson Net Worth $100 million
Marion Gordon ‘Pat’ Robertson is another man of God on my list of top 20 richest pastor in the world. He is a televangelist, media mogul, executive chairman and politician.
He was born march 22nd 1930 in Lexington Virginia. This pastor owes his fortune to his numerous participants in companies and organizations, Pastor Pat has a private university called Regent University created in 1977.
He is presently the chancellor and CEO of Regent University and also, he is the chairman of Christian Broadcasting network.
According to Forbes his net worth is $100 million and that place him on number three of my list of richest pastor in the world.
Uebert Angel Net Worth $60 million
With a net worth of $60 million, Uebert Angel is another clergyman on my list of top 20 richest pastor in the world. He is the founder of Spirit Embassy which was renamed to Good News Church in October 2015.
He was born on September 6th 1978 in Masvingo Zimbabwe and he has British nationality. He is married to Berverly Angel. He is a ministry founder, televangelist and a businessman altogether.
Pastor Angel is the founder and CEO of the Angel Organization, he is also the founder of the Free Earth Humanitarian Organisation which works to ensure that less privileged people have their basic need to meet a living.
He is the second Zimbabwe man in history to be featured on Forbes. Isn’t that interesting?
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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Net Worth $50 million
Chris Oyakhilome is the founding president of Believers Love World Incorporated popularly known as Christ Embassy.
He is a pastor, television host and an author, was married to Reverend Anita Ebhodagbe and they have two children together. He is also among the richest pastor in the world; he was born 7th December 1963 in Edo state Nigeria.
Chris Oyakhilome is worth $50 million according to Forbes ranking.
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Benny Hinn Net Worth $42 million
Tourik Benedictus ‘Benny’ Hinn was born December 3rd 1952 in Jaffa Isreal. According to Forbes he is among the top 20 richest pastor in the world with a net worth of $42 million.
He is an Israeli televangelist, an author and a speaker. He is known worldwide for his miracle crusades, revival meetings and faith healing summits that are usually held in stadiums in major cities and rebroadcasted to everyone.
He runs a television programme called ‘this is your day’ which is broadcasted to the world.
Joel Osteen Net Worth $40 million
Another pastor on my list is Joel Osteen born on March 5th 1963 in Houston Texas. He is married to Victoria Osteen and they have two children.
He is an American televangelist whose sermons are televised and seen by over 7 million viewers weekly and over 20 million monthly in over 100 countries. This man of God is also an author and the senior pastor of Lakewood Church Services
Well, he made it to our list of top 20 richest pastor in the world with a net worth of $40 million according to Forbes.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye Net worth $39 million
Enoch Adejare Adeboye with a net worth of $39 million is also one of the richest pastor in the world. He is the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, he is a pastor and a professor of mathematics.
Pastor Adeboye popularly called Daddy G.O was born on the 2nd of March 1942 in Ifewara, osun state and he is married to pastor Foluke Adenike Adeboye.
He is one of the most popular pastor in Nigeria with churches in Nigeria and Abroad. He also owns a gospel television station named Dove TV which airs his sermons and other church programmes.
Also on my list of richest pastor in the world is Pastor Irene. She is the leader of divine health world restoration services.
She was born in Venda in Limpopo province, South Africa. Her net worth according to Forbes is $35 million.
Creflo Dollar Net Worth of $27 million
He was born January 28th 1962 in college park, Georgia and he is married to Taffi Dollar.
He is an American televangelist, pastor and the founder of non- denominational world changers church international based in Georgia.
He is the head of creflo dollar ministerial association, crefflo dollar ministries and arrow records. His net worth of $27 million makes him one of the richest pastors in the world.
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Ray Macaulay Net Worth $25 million
Amongst the richest pastor in the world we also have Pastor Ray, he is a South African religious leader and the senior pastor of Rhema Bible Church.
He is an author, televangelist and a former body builder champion. He is also the president of the International Federation of Christian Churches (IFCC) and the co-chair of the national interfaith council of South Africa (NICSA).
He has written many books in his name and also has a television broadcast called a new day with Pastor Ray.
With a net worth of $25 million according to Forbes he can’t be left out on this list of top 20 richest pastors in the world.
Billy Graham Net Worth $25 million
Billy Graham was born November 7th 1918 in Charlotte North Carolina USA. He is an American evangelist who became well known internationally in the 1940’s.
Pastor Billy is among the most influential Christian leaders of the 20th century. He held large indoor and outdoor rallies and his sermons are broadcasted on radio and television.
Pastor Billy was the spiritual adviser to U.S Presidents and provided spiritual counsel for every president from 33rd Harry S Truman to the 44th Barack Obama.
He operated a variety of media and publishing outlets sadly he died on 21st of February 2019 in Montreal California but with a net worth of $25 million still made it to Forbes list of richest pastor in the world.
Rick Warren Net Worth $25 million
Another preacher on the list of richest pastors in the world is Rick Warren. He was born on the 28th of January 1954 in San Jose California and married to Kay warren.
He is a pastor and an author, he is also the founder of and senior pastor of saddle back church an evangelical mega church in Lake Forest California.
Pastor rick has written a lot of Christian books, he is the writer of the well known the Purpose Driven Life which has sold more than 30 million copies.
Keneth Copeland Net Worth $25 million
I also have Kenneth Max Copeland on my list of richest pastor in the world. He was born on 6th of December 1936 in Lubbock Texas USA. He is married to Gloria Neece.
He is an American author, musician, public speaker and televangelist associated with the charismatic movement.
He is the founder and owner of Kenneth Copeland Ministries and his church is located on an estate of more than 600 hectares.
Pastor Kenneth specializes in Biblical teaching that focuses on faith, love, healing, prosperity and restoration through diverse media such as television, internet, books, CD and DVD. He is worth $25 million according to Forbes.
Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua Net Worth $25 million
Pastor T.B Joshua has being called by the majority is one of the richest pastor in the world, he is a minister, Televangelist and also a philanthropist.
He was born in Arigidi Nigeria on the 12th of june 1963, he is married to Evelyn Joshua and the founder and pastor of the synagogue church of all nations. According to Forbes he is worth $25 million.
Ayodele Joseph Ortisejafor Net Worth $15 million
He is the senior pastor and the founder of the word of life Bible church located in Owerri. He was the national president of the Pentecostal fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) for five years.
He was also elected the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) the apex body of all Christians in the country.
Papa Ayo Ortisejafor as he is often called is married to Helen Ortisejafor and they have three children together, with a net worth of $15 million you all will agree with me that he is among the richest pastor in the world.
Pastor Mathew AshimolowoNet Worth $15 million
We cannot talk about richest pastor in the world and leave him out. He was born on the 17th of march 1952 In Nigeria.
His wealth is generated majorly from the sales of christian literature and documented from his media company Mathew Ashimolowo media. His net worth according to Forbes is $15 million reason he made it to this list.
Christopher Ogheneborie OkotieNet Worth $12 million
Also on my list of richest pastor in the world, I have Pastor Chris Okotie as he is popularly called.
He is a televangelist and the pastor of the household of God church international ministries a Lagos Pentecostal congregation.
He was born on the 16th of June 1958 in Abraka Delta state, he is a politician, an author and a businessman with a net worth of $12 million.
Juanita Bynum Net Worth $10 million
She is an American singer, author, actress and a televangelist. She was born on June 16th 1959 in Chicago Illinois. She builds her wealth from ticket sales for her sermons, DVD and her books.
She organized an annual event called women weapons of power conference up until 2006, she airs her sermons regularly on trinity broadcasting network and has released a lot of audio books and recording of her sermons.
She also made it to the list of top 20 richest pastor in the world with a net worth of $10 million according to Forbes.
Joyce Meyer Net Worth $8-10 million
Pauline Joyce Hutchison is also one of the richest pastors in the world; she was born June 4th 1943 in St Louis Missouri USA. She is married to Dave Meyer and they have four children together.
Pastor Joyce is a charismatic Christian author, bible teacher, speaker and the founder of Joyce Meyer ministries.
She is also the presiding pastor and the president of Joyce Meyer Ministries, she broadcasts on a radio show and airs her sermons on television and the internet.
According to Forbes List of richest pastors, Joyce is worth $8-$10 million. She is also one of the most popular female preachers in the world.
The Richest Pastor In Africa and In Nigeria
Forbes has released its lists of the world’s richest pastors and the pastor that tops that list is none other than Bishop David Oyedepo with a net worth of $150 million.
The founder and the presiding bishop of the living faith church worldwide exceeded every other pastor in Africa to be the richest pastor in Africa.
Still, his wealth hasn’t reached the net worth of Africa’s richest man – Aliko Dangote.
Putting his net worth aside, Bishop Oyedepo is the head of the single largest church in Nigeria which is Winners Chapel (The living faith church)
He is in control of churches in Dubai, United States, united kingdom and 45 African nations Nigeria included.
He owns two universities (Covenant University and Landmark University), two private jets and has written a lot of books also.
Which Is The Richest Church In The World
According to Reference.com, Religious organizations are not generally bound by the same financial reporting requirements as other entities, but the Catholic Church is very likely to be the wealthiest single religious organization on Earth.
The Economist estimates that annual expenditures of the Catholic Church in the United States alone exceed $170 billion.
In addition to the 12-figure annual expenditures in just one country, the Vatican operates as a sovereign state with the power to levy taxes and own property.
The Church’s holdings include real estate, a substantial investment portfolio and works of art so rare as to be essentially priceless. The Vatican also operates a bank that has unknown deposits and assets.
Interesting Facts About The Richest Pastors In The World
Here are some facts you might have missed when reading about the richest pastors in the world.
- Did you know that Pastor E.A Adeboye is a Professor of mathematics?
- Joyce Meyer received accreditation from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)….This is an award for financial transparency from ministry watch.
- Did you also know that Pastor Juanita Bynum was once a flight attendant and a hairdresser before she became a pastor?
- Pastor Uebert Angel is the second Zimbabwe born man in history to be featured on Forbes.
- Did you also know that Billy Graham was spiritual advisor to the United States president from the 33rd to the 44th
- Did you know prior to his conversion Kenneth Copeland was a recording artist with a song that stayed Top 40 on the billboard charts for over 15 weeks.
Top 20 Richest Pastor In The World (Summary)
And there you have my list of top 20 richest pastor in the world. I have also given their net worth from 2017 till date according to Forbes list.
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