The 21 richest pastors in the world
When we were still very young, there is this common saying used to described poor people, and it goes thus: “he is as poor as the rat of the church.” The belief then was that the Christian could not get rich, and it is the religion of the poor. But that proverb is no longer valid because today, the church can boost of people who are not just wealthy but are ranking among the world richest.
That’s why this article is written to show you the 21 world richest pastors and their net worth.
There is much talk about the prosperity gospel and the riches that some preachers amass. Most of us have thought that the United States is the country where the wealthiest shepherds in the world reside, but this is not true, most of them are from Africa.
Richest Pastors in the world and their net worth
- Pastor Steven Furtick
Larry Stevens “Steven” Furtick Jr. was born on February 19, 1980. Steven is one of the youngest shepherds with a fast-growing church at Moncks Corner, South Carolina. He is the main leader of the Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Larry Stevens has a net worth of $55 million
- Toufik Benny Hinn
Toufik Benny Hinn was born on December 3, 1952. Benny Hinn he is a teacher, pastor, author, writer, and evangelical Christian Protestant televangelist.
He founded Orlando Christian Center in 1983. In 1999, he passed the Clint Brown church and moved to Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of Fort Worth. His old church was renamed the World Faith Church. He is the author of 250 songs of praise and 14 albums.
His net worth was estimated to be $60 million
- Pastor Guillermo Maldonado
Guillermo Maldonado was born on January 10, 1965. He is the co-founder and senior pastor of the King Jesus Ministry. Which is an apostolic and prophetic Christian church located in Miami, Florida.
As of May 22, 2013, your ministry, along with other affiliated affiliate churches, have a combined membership of 20,000 congregated
Guillermo Maldonado net worth: $121 Million
- Pastor María Piraquive
María Luisa Piraquive was born on February 10, 1949. She is a Christian neo-Pentecostal leader. Co-founder and 2nd Leader of the Church of God Ministerial of Jesus Christ International, which is active in over 50 countries.
Also, she is the founder of the Bible Institute Ministries and Gifts. Also, the creator and president of the María Luisa de Moreno International Foundation. Pastor Luisa is a writer, philanthropist, and educator.
- Pastor Paul Crouch
Paul Franklin Crouch was born on March 30, 1938, and died on November 30, 2013. He was an American religious journalist at 75 years old. Together with his wife Jan, he co-founded the television network Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).
TBN has grown to become the most significant Christian television network and the third largest group of TV stations in the United States.
- Pastor Kenneth Copeland
Kenneth Copeland, a famous American evangelist, and the author was born on December 6, 1936. Copeland is a teacher, preacher, singer, televangelist, actor, and author.
He is a prominent and very controversial television evangelist and the founder of a Christian organization called Kenneth Copeland Ministries. The diffuser of the well-known Theology of Prosperity
His net worth is $760 million
- Pastor Creflo Dollar
Creflo Augustus Dollar, Jr. is a world-renown preacher born on January 28, 1962. Pastor Creflo is a televangelist, pastor, and founder of the World Changers Church International, based in College Park, Atlanta.
Pastor Dollar also heads the Creflo Dollar Ministerial Association, the Creflo Dollar Ministries, and the Arrow Registries.
His net worth is $27 million
- Pastor Joyce Meyer
Pauline Hutchison Joyce Meyer was born on June 4, 1943. She is a Christian author, pastor, and speaker. Her radio and television programs are broadcast in 25 languages, in 200 countries.
In 2004 the Christian television station KNLC canceled the broadcast of the Meyer program. Rice, who for a long time was Meyer’s advocate, said that her “excessive lifestyle” and her teachings that often “go beyond the Scriptures” convinced him to cancel the program’s broadcast.
In 2005 Joyce Meyer was ranked number 17 in the ranking of the “25 Most Influential Evangelicals in the United States” of Time magazine.
Her net worth is $8 million
- Pastor Joel Osteen
Joel Scott Osteen was born on March 5, 1963, is a Christian minister in Houston, Texas. Osteen’s televised sermons are seen by more than 7 million viewers weekly and more than 20 million monthly in more than 100 countries.
Osteen married the pastor of Lakewood Church Victoria Iloff on April 4, 1987. As of 2012, Osteen’s net worth is 50 million
10. Pastor David Oyedepo
David O. Oyedepo, a prominent faith and prosperity preacher, was born on September 27, 1954. he is a Nigerian Christian author, an architect, a preacher, the founder, and the presiding bishop of the tabernacle of faith, one of the megachurches in Ota, Nigeria.
Bishop Oyedepo’s source of wealth is not only tied around the church income because of his several establishments, which includes two universities, and several others.
Oyedepo is the MayAddor pastor of Faith Tabernacle, a 50,000-seat church auditorium.
His net worth is $150 million
- Chris Oyakhilome
The famous author, televangelist, orator of the word popularly known as Pastor Chris is the president of the Believers’ Loveworld Ministries or Christ Embassy.
He has a net worth of 30 and 50 million US dollars
- Temitope Joshua
Pastor Temitope Joshua is the president of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) is one of the most controversial pastors in Nigeria. Pastor T.B Joshua, as popularly called, is well known for his philanthropy gesture. His net worth is estimated to be $150 million
- Matthew Ashimolowo
Matthew Ashimolowo, whose church his Kingsway International Christian Center (KICC). It is estimated that Ashimolowo has equity of $15 million
- Chris Okotie
Chris Okotie is the founder of the Household of God Church. Pastor Okotie, a musician, turned pastor, has contested for the seat of Nigeria presidency, and lost several times. His heritage is valued at about $ 10 million.
- Pastor E.A Adeboye
Pastor Adeboye, a professor of Mathematics, turned pastor is the general overseer o the Redeem Christain Church of God, one of the fastest-growing churches in the world.
Pastor Adeboye succeeded the founder of the church, Pastor Akindayomi, to become the general overseer of the church. And through his unequal leadership, the church has grown to be what it is today.
Pastor Adeboye, popularly know as daddy G.O, is one of the most respected ministers of God not only in Nigeria but in different parts of the world.
His net worth is $65 million
- Pastor Paul Adefarasin
Pastor Paul Adefarasin is the president of House on the rock church, and the organizer of a yearly international musical concert tagged Xperience.
Before his salvation, he was a drug addict, an experience which God has used in the meantime to bring many to the saving grace of Christ.
- Pastor W.F Kumuyi
Pastor Kumuyi is the founder, and general superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church is a preacher, teacher, and revivalist with an undiluted message of the Gospel.
He is one of the most respected holiness preachers across the world.
- Pastor Paul Eneche
Dr. Paul Enenche is another Nigerian pastor that has enjoyed God’s divine blessing financially. Dr. Enenche, a medical doctor by training, is the senior pastor at Dunamis International Gospel Centre with the church headquarters in Abuja, the Federal capital territory of Nigeria
His net worth is $25 million
- Pastor Rick warren
Pastor Rick Warren, the author of Purpose driven life and purpose-driven church among several best selling books, is the pastor of the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Califonia. His church is said to be the 8th largest church in the United States of America. Pastor Warren is a prominent public speaker whose voice has been heard across nations of the world.
His net worth is $25 million.
- Pat Robertson
Pat Robertson is a world-acclaimed televangelist and one of the world’s richest pastors. His wealth is said to come from his several investments which include a private university (Regent University) he founded.
Pat Robertson net worth is $500 million
- Eric Macedo
Pastor Eric Macedo of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in Brazil is the richest pastor in the world with an estimated net worth of $1.1 billion.
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This list was compiled based on the information available on the internet about these 21 richest pastors in the world. The list is, of course, not exhausted. You may want to suggest to us any other rich pastors you think should make this list, and we will research the profile of such pastor and update the list
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