Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World and Their Net Worth 2022 (Photos)
Christianity, as we all know, is an Abrahamic Monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Jesus, a Jewish teacher and healer, was the first preacher, and Christianity has since spread to become the world’s largest religion.
A pastor is defined as a minister or priest in charge of a church by the dictionary. Pastors and Priests in the twenty-first century are known to run multinational organizations, fly first-class, and own personal private jets, among other things. Many people have become wealthy as a result of the church, which has evolved into evolutionary industries. This article will provide you with information on the top ten pastors who are considered extremely wealthy around the world.
Top 10 World’s Richest Pastors
10.Bishop TD Jake’s
Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr. is an American Bishop, author, and filmmaker who was born on June 9, 1957 in South Charleston, West Virginia. He is the Bishop of The Potter’s House, a non-denominational American megachurch. PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly named him one of America’s “Top 10 Religious Leaders.”
He is the world’s tenth richest pastor, with an estimated net worth of $20 million.
9. Jesse Duplantis
Jesse Duplantis, born on July 9, 1949 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, is a Christian Evangelical Charismatic Movement preacher. Jesse Duplantis Ministries is his creation.
He is estimated to be worth $20 million dollars.
8. Rick Warren
Richard Duane Warren is an American Southern Baptist evangelical Christian pastor and author who was born on January 28, 1954 in San Jose, California, United States. He founded and serves as the senior pastor of Saddleback Church. Warren was chosen by President-elect Obama to deliver the invocation at his inauguration ceremony in December 2018. Warren announced his retirement from the position of senior pastor at Saddleback in 2021.
With a net worth of $25 million, he is the eighth richest pastor in the world.
7. Creflo Dollar
Creflo Augustus Dollar Jr. was born on January 28, 1962 in College Park, Georgia, USA and is the founder of the non-denominational Christian World Changers Church International. He is also the president of the Creflo Dollar Ministerial Associations, the Creflo Dollar Ministries, and the Arrow Records.
Dollar is married to Taffi and they have five children. He is estimated to be worth $30 million dollars.
6. Joel Osteen
Joel Scott Osteen is an American pastor, televangelist, and author who was born on March 5, 1963 in Houston, Texas, United States. In 2006, he was named one of Barbara Walters’ ten most fascinating people of the year. Joel’s father, a former Southern Baptist pastor, founded Lakewood Church, where he currently serves as senior pastor.
He has two children with his wife, Victoria Osteen (née IIoff). He is estimated to be worth $50 million dollars.
5. Chris Oyakhilome
Christian Oyakhilome (also known as Pastor Chris) is a Nigerian Pastor and the founder of Love World Incorporated. He was born on December 7, 1963 in Edo, Nigeria.
The Christ Embassy Church is located in Lagos, Nigeria. Pastor Chris is the author of Rapsody of Realities, the world’s number one daily devotional.
With a net worth of $62.9 million dollars, he is the fifth richest pastor.
4. Benny Hinn
Toufik Benedictus “Benny” Hinn is an Israeli Christian televangelist who was born on December 3, 1952 in Jaffa, Israel. He is best known for his regular “miracle crusades,” which are broadcast on his television show, This Is Your Day, around the world. This is one of the most popular Christian programs in the world. His ministries gave $100,000 to Hurricane Katrina victims in 2005 and $250,000 to the Tsunami relief effort in 2007.
In 1983, Benny established the Orlando Christian Center. He is the fourth wealthiest pastor, with a net worth of $70 million.
3. Pat Robertson
Marion Gordon “Pat” Robertson, born March 22, 1930 in Lexington, Virginia, United States, is an American media mogul, political commentator, religious broadcaster, former Republican presidential candidate, and former Southern Baptist minister. He is Regent University’s Chancellor and CEO, as well as the Chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). Pat belongs to the charismatic movement within Protestant evangelicalism.
He is the world’s third richest pastor, with an estimated net worth of $100 million.
2. David Oyedepo
David Olaniyi Oyedepo, born in Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria on September 27, 1954, is a Nigerian preacher, Christian author, businessman, and architect. He founded the Living Faith Church Worldwide and serves as the Presiding Bishop of The Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. The Church, also known as Winners’ Chapel, has over 300 locations in Nigeria and 45 African countries, among others.
Covenant University and Landmark University are both led by Oyedepo. He built Canaan Land, a 50,000-seat auditorium that was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.
He has four children with his wife, Florence Abiola Akano. With a net worth of $150 million, Oyedepo is the second richest person.
1. Kenneth Copeland
Kenneth Max Copeland, born on December 6, 1936 in Lubbock, Texas, USA, is a charismatic televangelist and author. Eagle Mountain International Church Inc. (EMIC), based in Tarrant County, Texas, was founded by him in 1967. Copeland’s ministry claims to have “brought over 122 million people to the Lord Jesus Christ” since 1967.
Kenneth has been married to Gloria Copeland for over 59 years, but he was previously married twice.
With an estimated net worth of $760 million, he is the world’s richest pastor.
Many wealthy pastors in the twenty-first century are being chastised for living affluent lives while their congregations live in abject poverty. They are funded by collections, tithe offerings, government grants, cash gifts, and other items donated by congregations. Also, keep in mind that this list of the top ten richest pastors changes every year due to the high level of competition.
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