Monday, January 20, 2014

Top 10 richest pastors in the world

Apparently Kenyan rich Pastors don’t make the cut among the top ten richest pastors in the world. Here is a list of the richest pastors according to list compiled by

Bishop T. D. Jakes is a leader of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, USA which was founded in 1996. According to Outreach Magazine, the church which has about 30,000 members, is ranked the 10th largest in the country. The major cash sources for the Pastor are an annual event called "MegaFest”, an annual women's conference called "Woman Thou Art Loosed" plus gospel music/movie recordings, books as well as having his sermons broadcast on TV. He is said to be worth $150 million.

David O. Oyedepo is said to be the richest pastor in Nigeria. He is the leader of Living Faith Church World Wide, also known as Winners Chapel. The church has branches in about 300 cities around the world. According to Wikipedia, in 2011 he was named by Forbes magazine as being the richest pastor in Nigeria, worth around $150 million.
Enoch Adejare Adeboye took over leader of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 1981 following the death of its founder. The church has branches in African nations including C’ote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Gambia, Cameroon, and South Africa. In Europe the church is spread in England, Germany, and France. In the United States there are parishes in Dallas, Tallahassee, Houston, New York, Washington, and Chicago and also in the Caribbean states of Haiti and Jamaica according to its website. Adeboye is also an educated man with a PhD in applied mathematics.
Israeli Benny Hinn is best known as a televangelist. His TV show ‘This Is Your Day’ is broadcast around the world. He hosts well attended regular events known as ‘Miracle Crusades’ in major cities. He is said to be worth $42 million.
Christian Oyakhilome 'Pastor Chris' is the leader of the Christ Embassy church. He is said to be one of the most influential preachers in Africa. He runs the Healing School, Rhapsody of Realities which has attracted a lot of controversies in South Africa.
Creflo Dollar is an American pastor who is the founder of the World Changers Church International as well as Creflo Dollar Ministerial Association, Creflo Dollar Ministries and Arrow Records. Dollar reportedly has an estimated net worth of $27 million.
Kenneth Copeland runs the Kenneth Copeland Ministries and he is also an author, musician, public speaker and televangelist.
Billy Graham is a Southern Baptist minister who has served as a spiritual adviser to several US Presidents including Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. He is now a well known TV evangelist with a net worth of $25 million.
Nigerian born Matthew Ashimolowo is the leader of the Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) in London. His Winning Ways TV show is broadcast in TV channels around the world including the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and the God channel. He reportedly earns about $200,000 a year.
Temitope Joshua (TB Joshua) is a spiritual leader who is also the founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN). Joshua’s ministry has earned numerous awards over the years and earned him the title of one of Africa's 50 most influential people. Many African leaders/politicians have looked to him for spiritual guidance including our very own Julius Malema. He and his church have an estimated net worth of about $10 million – $15 million.

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