Top 15 Richest Pastors in The World And Their Net Worth
No popular pastor or church suddenly appeared in the limelight. Most of them started little, and today they have been so great. Today, we bring you the Top 15 Richest Pastors In The World And Their Net Worth.
Who Are The Richest Pastors in The World And Their Net Worth
Some of these churches started at school, in small classrooms and halls with only a few people. However, they are celebrated today for their large buildings and ability to attract millions of people around the world through their televised services.
Here is the list of the top 15 richest pastors in the world and their estimated net worth:
1. Kenneth Copeland – $300 million
Kenneth Copeland is an American preacher born in Lubbock, Texas in December 1936.
He founded the Kenneth Copeland Ministries, which is located in Tarrant County in Texas.
Aside being a pastor, he is an author, a musician, and a public speaker. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he is worth $300 million. Although he is said to be richer than that, he tops the chart as the richest of the 15 pastors.
The man of God broadcasts the gospel through television, books, DVDs and CDs.
He is known for a prominent lifestyle. He owns three private jets which he uses for trips to resorts and personal vacations.
2. David Oyedepo – $150 million
David Oyedepo, founder and presiding bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winners Chapel), is the richest pastor in Nigeria and follows Kenneth Copeland as the world’s second-richest man of God with an estimated net worth of $150 million.
Pastor David Oyedepo is the senior pastor at Faith Tabernacle, a church auditorium with 50,000 seat capacity. According to reparts, he owns various properties including private jets and homes in the USA and UK.
3. Pat Robertson – $100 million
Also known as Marion Gordon Robertson, the American preacher and thriving businessman was born in Lexington, Virginia. He has an estimated net worth of $100 million, which makes him the third richest pastor on the list.
Records have it that he once served in the United States Marine Corps before going to law school.
Having failed to pass the bar exam, he enrolled in the New York Theological Seminary. After his graduation, he established the Christian Broadcasting Network in Virginia which has grown to broadcast in 180 countries.
Pat Robertson is the founder and CEO of the Christian Coalition, a Christian Right organisation that raises funds and public support for conservative political candidates.
4. Benny Hinn – $60 million
Benny Hinn is a televangelist born in Israel on December 3, 1952.
He is famous for his recurrent miracle healing crusades, which is mostly held in big spaces like stadiums in big cities and broadcast live on television.
He is estimated to be worth $60 million.
He is the founder of the Orlando Christian Center, which was founded in 1983.
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5. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – $50 million
Nigerian Pastor Chris Oyakhilome popularly known as Pastor Chris has an estimated net worth of $50 million. He is the founder of Believers’ LoveWorld Incorporated, Christ Embassy.
He is a televangelist whose church has spread across Africa.
The church runs an NGO called the Innercity Missions and also has three Christian television channels that include LoveWorld Plus, LoveWorld TV and LoveWorld SAT.
6. Joel Osteen – $40 million
Joel Osteen is an American preacher, televangelist and author. He was born on March 5, 1963 and named Joel Scott Osteen. He is believed to be worth about $40 million.
He is the pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.
He inherited the church and its television ministry from his father, late John Osteen. After taking over in 1999, he has notably taken the church to a higher height.
7. Creflo Dollar – $27 million
Creflo Dollar is an American pastor, word-of-faith teacher, and the founder of the nondenominational World Changers Church International. He is based in Fulton County, Georgia.
The pastor has an estimated net worth o $27 million. He has a quarterly international magazine named CHANGE with over 100,000 subscribers.
As an author, some of his books include Understanding God’s Purpose for the Anointing (1992), Claim Your Victory Today (2006) and 8 Steps to Create the Life You Want (2008).
Reports say Creflo has two Rolls-Royces, a million-dollar house, a private jet and several other assets in the US.
7. Rick Warren – $25 million
Rick Warren is the founder of the Saddleback Church located in Lake Forest, California.
His church, with an average weekly attendance of 20,000 people, is believed to be one of the largest in America. Reports say that this, in a way, has resulted in the pastor’s enrichment through church donations.
He is estimated to be worth $25 million. Rick is a pastor and an author who is enthusiastic about religion, uplifting the poor and promoting of education.
9. Jesse Duplantis – $20 million
Jesse Duplantis is an American Evangelical Charismatic Christian minister who was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in July 1949. He is the founder of the Jesse Duplantis Ministries, founded in 1976 and has been preaching the gospel since.
He is known for his use of comic and musical talents to preach to his congregation and followers.
He serves on the Board of Oral Roberts University.
He is also a writer. Some of his books are;
- Ministry of Cheerfulness,
- Heaven: Close Encounters of the God Kind,
- Breaking the Power of Natural Law: 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,
- One More Night with the Frogs,
- What in Hell Do You Want,
- The Battle of Life,
- The Everyday Visionary, and
- Why Isn’t My Giving Working?: The Four Types of Giving.
He has been estimated to be worth $20 million.
Based on records he once asked his followers to contribute to buying a private jet valued at $54 million.
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10. Bishop TD Jakes – $18 million
Bishop TD Jakes was one of the people that spoke at the inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009. He was born on June 9, 1957 in South Charleston, West Virginia.
Jakes is the founder of the nondenominational megachurch, Potter’s House. Aside earning money from his church, Jakes is also a writer and movie producer.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Bishop T.D. Jakes is worth $18 million.
11. T.B. Joshua – $10 million
TB Joshua was the founder of the Synagogue Church of all Nations, established in 1987 with branches across Africa. He was a Nigerian pastor.
TB Joshua made headlines for his controversial healing and prophecies. He was one of the wealthiest pastors in Nigeria.
He claimed to have the ability to heal all sorts of diseases, including HIV/AIDS.
He died on June 5, 2021 at the age of 57. He was estimated to be worth $10 million.
12. Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams – $6.9m
Ghanian pastor and the General Overseer of the Christian Action Faith Ministries, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, is the richest pastor in Ghana and one of the 15 richest pastors in the world with an estimated net worth of $6.9m.
He has over 100 affiliates and church brances in Ghana, Africa, North America, Europe, Asia.
The highly respected man of God owns many business organisations which include the Dominion University College. He owns a private jet, luxurious cars, expensive jewels and more.
13. Apostle Kwadwo Safo – $6.5m
Apostle Kwadwo Safo is the founder and leader of Kristo Asafo Church and the automobile company, Kantanka Automobile.
The apostle made his wealth from his automobile company, farming and his educational institutions. He owns the Great KOSA network of companies. He is estimated to be worth $6.5m
14. Pastor Dr. Mensah Otabil – $6.3m
Pastor Dr. Mensah Otabil is the founder and overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC).
The pastor owns various businesses across the country and abroad. Otabil is the chancellor of Central University.
He is the third richest pastor in Ghana with an estimated worth of $6.3m.
He uses humour, motivation and practical life experiences to preach the word of God which is almost always greeted with applause and cheers. This has made him people’s favourite preacher.
15. Reverend Obofour – $6.1m
Reverend Kwaku Agyei Antwi, also known as Reverend Obofour, is the founder and leader of the Anointed Palace Chapel. He is believed to have one of the biggest churches in Ghana.
He is reported to have has over 15 companies from which he makes money aside the ministry.
The man of God sells what is described as a miraculous witch cream at his church. According to reports, he could buy as many as 20 cars in a week just from the sale of the cream.