- February 25, 2016
PASTOR DAVID OYEDEPO PASTOR DAVID OYEDEPO IS THE RICHEST PASTOR IN THE WORLD! NET WORTH = $150 MILLION Nigerian pastor David Oyedepo, who is also known as Papa, is the founder of Living Faith Church World Wide, which goes as far back as 1981. The international figure owns a Rolls-Royce Phantom, homes in the U.S. and U.K., as well as an array of private jets. PASTOR #2 – BENNY HINN, NET WORTH = $42 MILLION BENNY HINN The Israeli-American Evangelist established the Orlando Christian Center in 1983. Broadcasting healing crusades held in stadiums, his ability to ‘cure’ terminal illnesses such as cancer has, however, been a source of controversy, impacting the rise of his name, ministry, and finances simultaneously. PASTOR #3 – JOEL OSTEEN, NET WORTH = $40 MILLION JOEL OSTEEN Joel Osteen is the senior pastor of Lakewood Church, Texas, which was founded by his late father, John Osteen. Lakewood stands today as the largest and fastest growing church in America with over 38,000 attendees every week. The charismatic preacher is also a best-selling author of over 15 notable titles. PASTOR #4 – CHRIS OYAKHILOME, NET WORTH = $30-50 MILLION CHRIS OYAKHILOME Nigerian Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, better known as ‘Pastor Chris,’ is the man behind Christ Embassy, a church and mission organization with offices in United Kingdom, USA, and South Africa. His other endeavors include magazines, newspapers, a TV station, a record label, hotels, satellite TV and real estate. PASTOR #5 – CREFLO DOLLAR, NET WORTH = $27 MILLION CREFLO DOLLAR Pastor Dollar’s World Changers International ministry in Georgia commands a huge following with 30,000 followers. He says, “It is the will of God for you to prosper in every way.” That message is of course very hard to ignore with a bank account such as his. PASTOR #6 – BILLY GRAHAM, NET WORTH = $25 MILLION BILLY GRAHAM The ministry of 95-year-old revered cleric, Billy Graham, dates back to the 1940s, an era that witnessed him serve as advisor to several presidents, including Lyndon Johnson. PASTOR #7 – RICK WARREN, NET WORTH = $25 MILLION RICK WARREN Rick Warren is the pastor of America’s eight largest church, Saddleback Church. He admittedly gives away 90% of his income and lives off 10%. PASTOR #8 – T.D. JAKES, NET WORTH = $18 MILLION T.D. JAKES Charismatic Bishop, author, producer, and actor, T.D. Jakes is the founder and chief pastor of The Potter’s House in Texas. His ministry’s annual revival MegaFest draws more than 100,000 people from all parts of the world. PASTOR #9 – TEMITOPE BALOGUN (T.B) JOSHUA, NET WORTH = $10- $15 MILLION TEMITOPE BALOGUN (T.B) JOSHUA Pastor T.B Joshua founded The Synagogue Church Of All Nations in 1987. He is also the owner of Emmanuel TV, a Christian television network. Making a name for himself as one of the more charitable Nigerian Evangelists, Joshua is consistent in his humanitarian works in education, healthcare and rehabilitation programs. PASTOR #10 – MATTHEW ASHIMOLOWO, NET WORTH = $6 – $10 MILLION MATTHEW ASHIMOLOWO A Muslim until the age of 22, Pastor Ashimolowo converted to Christianity following his father’s death. Aside from producing a media company as well as Christian literature, Ashimolowo is now also the senior pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre.