Ever wondered who the Richest Pastors in The World were? Or What the source of their wealth is? You have come to the right place. This article will throw a lot of light on the matter (Pun intended).
Many pastors have made a fortune going into full-time ministry and some have other works they do aside from preaching or pasturing churches. Some of them are authors of great publications; some are a host of some religious-based television shows/programs, while some also have other businesses or establishments that they run, which have made them attain their wealth.
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1. Kenneth Copeland:
On top of our list of Richest Pastors in The World is Kenneth Copeland. Kenneth Copeland is an American preacher and was born in Lubbock, Texas in December 1936. He is the founder of Kenneth Copeland Ministries which is located in Tarrant County in Texas. Kenneth Copeland is a very wealthy man. And his Net Worth is said to be $300 million.
Kenneth Copeland is not just a preacher; he is also an author, a public speaker, and a musician. He carries out his ministry activities majorly through television programs/shows, books, DVDs, and CDs. The preacher has three private jets which he makes use of for trips, resorts, and personal vacations.
2. David Oyedepo
Bishop David Oyedepo is a Nigerian Pastor and he is said to be the richest pastor in Nigeria. His Net worth is about $150 million. He is the founder of Living Faith Ministries which is also known as Winners Chapel. He is also the presiding pastor. Bishop David Oyedepo has many properties including private jets and houses in Nigeria and other countries.
3. Pat Robertson
Pat Robertson is the 3rd richest pastor in the world and he has a net worth of $100 million. He is an American preacher and also a successful businessman. He was born in Lexington, Virginia. He is also known as Marion Gordon Robertson.
He served as a Corps in the United States Marine Corps before he went to law school. He later joined the New York Theological Seminary. When he graduated from the seminary, he launched a Christian Broadcasting Network in Virginia which has now grown to broadcast in about 180 countries.
He is also the founder and CEO of the Christian Coalition, which is a Christian Right organization.
4. Benny Hinn
Benny Hinn is a televangelist who was born in Israel. He was born in December 1952. He has a net worth of $60 million. He founded the Orlando Christian Center in 1983 and proclaimed that he was only a conduit for Gods healing. Apart from being a faith healing minister, Benny Hinn is also a writer and a TV program host. He is the number four (4) richest pastor in the world.
5. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is a televangelist who hails from Nigeria. He has a net worth of about 50 million dollars making him one of the Richest Pastors in The World. He is a faith-healing minister and has a great number of members.
He founded a ministry which he named Believers’ Love World also known as “Christ Embassy”. The church is majorly based in Nigeria but has spread to many other countries in Africa, and has been said to be one of the richest churches in Africa.
The church runs an NGO which is called the Inner city Missions. It also has three (3) Christian television channels that “Love World Plus, Love World TV, and Love World SAT”.
6. Joel Osteen
Joel Osteen is an American preacher, televangelist, and author who have a net worth of about $40 million which makes him the fifth richest pastor in the world. Joel Osteen was born on the 5th of March 1963.
He is widely known as televangelism as the pastor of Lakewood Church which is located in Houston, Texas. He was said to have inherited the church and the television ministry from his late father named John Osteen. He took over in 1999 even though he had little religious training but has steered the church to unprecedented growth worldwide.
7. Creflo Dollar
Creflo Dollars is an American Word of Faith teacher, a pastor, and the founder of the non-denominational World Changers Church International. Creflo’s net worth is $27 million bringing him to number 7 on the list of the world richest pastors.
His message in his ministry is focused on The will of God for you to prosper” He owns a magazine named CHANGE Magazine” which is a quarterly international publication with more than 100,000 subscribers.
Apart from being a preacher, he is also an author and has written many books which; “Understanding God’s Purpose for the Anointing (which he published in 1992), Claim Your Victory Today (which was published in 2006), and “8 Steps to Create the Life You Want (which was published in 2008).
8. Rick Warren
Rick Warren is the founder of the “Saddleback Church” located in Lake Forest, in California. Saddleback Church is one of the largest churches in America with more than 22,000 people as attendees. The pastor is said to have made a fortune through church donations and gifts from members.
Rick Warren is also an author who is passionate about his religion, helping the poor and needy the promoting the need and relevance of education. Rick Warrens net worth is about $25 million and he is the 8th richest pastor in the world.
9. Jesse Duplantis
Jesse Duplantis is an American preacher who has a net worth of about $20 million. He is also an American Evangelical Charismatic Christian minister and was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in July 1949. He started his preaching ministry in 1976 and he founded the “Jesse Duplantis Ministries in 1976 as well.
The report has it that he has served in Oral Roberts Universitys board before. Jesse Duplantis is also an accomplished author and has successfully published many books such as “Breaking the Power of Natural Law, Ministry of Cheerfulness, Heaven: Close Encounters of the God Kind, Finding Freedom in the Presence of God, Jambalaya for the Soul, God Is Not Enough, He’s Too Much!, Wanting a God You Can Talk to, The Battle of Life, etc. He is number nine (9) on our Top 15 Richest pastor in the world.
10. Bishop TD Jakes
Bishop TD Jakes was born on the 9th of June 1957 in South Charleston, West Virginia. He was one of the people that spoke at the inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009. In 2005 he accompanied President George W. Bush to see victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Jakes is the founder of the Potter’s House, which is a non-denominational megachurch. Apart from earning money from his church, he is also a writer and movie producer. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Bishop T.D. Jakes is worth $20 million bringing him to number 8 on the list of richest pastors in the world.
11. T.B. Joshua
T.B. Joshua is a preacher and also one of the wealthiest pastors in the world. He is number eight (8) on our list of the top 15 richest pastors in the world. He is known for his healing by faith ministry.
T.B. Joshua is the head of the Synagogue Church of all Nations.
T.B. Joshua’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million bringing him to number 8 on the list of richest pastors in the world.
12. Rev. John Hagee
Reverend John Hagee is the founder and senior pastor of the Cornerstone Church, before he started his church, he was a leader in Trinity Church. He is also one of the richest pastors in the world and he is number eleven (11) on our list with a net worth of about $5 million.
Reverend John Hagee is also the CEO of John Hagee Ministries, which is a Christian multi-media empire. And he is also the CEO of Christian Evangelism Television and the National Chairman of Christians United for Israel.
13. Paula White
Paula White is an evangelist and also an author, On-Air Personality (OAP), and a teacher. She alongside her husband founded Without Walls International Church years ago (around the 1980s). The church had steady growth and with time grew to over 20,000 members.
Paula White is the host of the Paula White Today Show and has published about ten (10) books. She is number thirteen (13) on our list of the top 15 richest pastors in the world with her net worth estimating to about $5 million
14. Bishop Noel Jones
Bishop Noel Jones is a pastor in the Bethel Temple of Longview Texas church which has over 17,000 members. His net worth is about $5 million. The church has expanded with time, and the choirs have successfully released an album that made it to the top 200 music on the gospel chart.
15. Bishop Eddie Long
Bishop Eddie Long is an American preacher and also the senior pastor of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. The church is located in DeKalb County, Georgia. The church membership has grown to over 25,000 and it is recognized worldwide.
Bishop Eddie is also an author and his book includes; Reclaim Your Territory for the Kingdom, The Elect Lady, I Don’t Want Delilah, I Need You, What a Man Wants, What a Woman Needs, Called to Conquer, etc.
Bishop Eddie’s net worth is about $5 million and he is number fifteen (15) on our list of top 15 richest pastors in the world.