When we talk about the richest men in the world, what comes into our minds are the likes of Bill Gates, Jim Bezoz, Warren Buffet, Prince Al-Asad, etc. In the religious setting, we also have pastors who are wealthy and are popular.
If you were asked who is the richest pastor in the world? You might say Joel Osteen because his net worth is valued between $40 to 60 million, but there are other rich preachers you should know that are wealthy.
These popular men of God have the luxury of traveling through their personal or private jets, or even driving fancy cars, some go about building empires that cost millions of dollars which ranks them among the richest pastors in the world.
One thing that caught my attention as I compiled this list of the 10 richest pastors in the world was the presence of some five notable Nigerian pastors who made the list.
Well, one cannot deny that these preachers are very popular all over the world and have built a reputation for themselves.
Top 10 Richest Pastors in the World & Their Net Worth 2019
1. Bishop T. D Jakes Net Worth $150.2Million
Bishop T D Jakes lives in a $1.7 million mansion, he has been called America’s best preacher and has featured on the cover of TIME Magazine.
He is a writer, preacher and a movie producer. He is the undisputed richest pastor in the world this 2023.
2. Bishop David Oyedepo Net Worth $150Million
Bishop David Oyedepo is a Nigerian preacher, founder and presiding pastor of The Living Faith Church Worldwide also known as Winners Chapel and also the highest share holder in Covenant University.
He has been labelled as Nigeria’s wealthiest pastor and got lots of properties. He is also a leading investor in education as the Covenant University and Landmark University belongs to him also.
3. Enoch Adeboye Net Worth $55Million
He is listed as one of the most powerful men in Africa. Pastor Adeboye heads the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), something he has been doing for the past 28 years. Among his possession are a private jet.
4. Benny Hinn Net Worth $52Million
Israeli televangelist, Benny Hinn is best known for his regular “Miracle Crusades”, revivals meeting and faith healing summit that are usually held in large stadiums in major cities, seen by millions on various Christian television networks.
He is a very popular man of God with books to his credit. Benny Hinn is among the richest preachers in the world.
5. Chris Oyakhilome Net Worth $50 Million
Pastor Chris is the man behind Believer’s Love World Ministries, aka Christ Embassy.
The charismatic preacher and his wife Anita are currently divorced, but with more than 50,000 members, he has newspapers, magazines, a local television station, a record label, satellite TV, hotels and is into real estate.
Pastor Chris is one of the richest preachers who uses a tablet to teach the word of God.
6. Creflo Dollar Net Worth $27Million
He is an American Bible teacher, pastor, and the founder of World Changers Church International, located in Fluton, Georgia.
As his name suggest preachers “Manna” comes in the form of green back. His success is from his ministerial establishment around the United States.
He is a founder of the non-denominational World Changers Church International. He has built a multimillion dollar ministry on the message “It is the will of God for you to prosper in every way.”
Over the years the ministry of this wealthy pastor has grown rapidly and the church formerly called International Covenant Ministries was renamed. Arrow Records are jointly overseen by the TV evangelist and his wife, Taffi Dollar.
7. Kenneth Copeland Net Worth $26.5Milllion
According to an article by the Associated Press that ran in 2008, the ministry of Kenneth Copeland is 1500-acre campus, behind an iron gate a half-hour drive from forth worth includes a church, a private airstrip, a hangar for the ministries $17.5million jet and other aircraft, and a $6million church owned take-mansion.
8. Late Billy Graham Net Worth $25 Million
He was ordained a Southern Baptist minister and rose to fame as his sermon started getting broadcasted on radio and television.
He has conducted many evangelistic crusades since 1948. Until his death this 2018, Billy was known as one of the a world richest pastors and a renowned televangelist racking millions of dollars.
He founded the Billy Graham Evangelist Association in 1950, operating a variety of media and publishing outlets.
9. Matthew Ashimolowo Net Worth $16million
Mathew Ashimolowo is among the richest pastors in Africa and Nigeria. He is the founder of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC).
He first began at the Four Square Gospel Church. Today in the world, KICC is the largest Pentecostal Church in the United Kingdom.
He has other business alongside his media company which focuses on Christian literature and documentaries.
10. T. B. Joshua Net Worth $15 Million
He is one of Nigeria’s most controversial pastors. His full name is Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua but known as T.B Joshua.
He is the leader and founder of The Synagogue Church of all Nations, SCOAN, a church he founded in 1987. He also owns a Christian television station called Emmanuel TV.
Due to his healing powers, T.B. Joshua has remained controversial for several years and a safe haven for miracle seeking worshipers. With branches scattered all over the world, he runs humanitarian works on education, healthcare and charity.
These are richest pastor in the world today. Joel Osteen is also among this list of world richest preachers as he owns a 17,000 square-foot mansion worth $10.5 million where he lives with his family.
Forbes Richest Preachers in the World: Top 10 (2023)
There are rich pastors living exotic lifestyles who have been ranked by Forbes due to their wealth. These preachers have also built ministries and churches worth millions of dollars.
It is worthy of note that most of these rich preachers in the world as listed by Forbes come from Nigeria or the United States. Their messages are mostly centered around prosperity, inspiration and less of salvation.
Forbes Top 10 Richest Preachers in the World 2023
#1. Bishop T.D Jakes
Bishop T. D Jakes is one of the best preachers in America living a luxurious lifestyle. He is also the richest pastor in the world with a net worth of $152 million.
Aside from his mega million church, “The House of Potter” where he is the General Overseer, He lives in a big dollar mansion worth $1.7 million. His messages are mostly centred around success, motivation and sometimes salvation.
He is a preacher, a writer and a movie producer, he produces mostly Christian movies. His church auditorium can contain 30,000 persons and he usually dresses in custom made suits and diamond ring at the size of a coin.
#2. Bishop David Oyedepo
David Oyedepo is a Nigerian Preacher and the richest pastor in Africa and Nigeria with a net worth estimated at $150 million.
He is the founder of Winners Chapel also known as the Living Faith Church World Wide. He is one of Forbes richest preachers who own lots of properties like; four private jets, two universities and several houses located in the United States and England.
His church is among the largest churches in Africa and also has missions in Nairobi, Ghana.
#3. Enoch Adeboye
Enoch Adejayan Adeboye popularly known as E.A Adeboye is one of the most respected men of God in Nigeria. He is the most powerful man of God in Africa and he is one of the top 50 global power elite in 2008/2009.
Enoch Adeboye is the head of The Redeemed Christian Church, he has several ministries across the world and he is worth an estimated $55 million dollars according to Forbes.
#4. Benny Hinn
Benny Linn is also among Forbes richest pastors worth $52 million dollars and he is mostly recognised due to his yearly Miracle Crusades.
The Miracle Crusade is a revival meeting, in which healings are usually performed and are usually held in a very large stadium in important/great cities.
#5. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is a pastor who is the founder and presiding of The Believers Loveworld Incorporated, also recognised as The Christ Embassy.
Its headquarter is in Lagos state, Nigeria. Pastor Chris estimated worth is around $50 million dollars and his preaching is televised in several african countries and even in various continents in the world.
#6. Creflo Dollar
He is the world best American Bible teacher, pastor and founder of The World Changers Church International, which is located in Futon, Georgia.
Most of his successes are from his ministerial establishment around United States. According to reports, Creflo is worth an estimated $27 million.
#7. Kenneth Copeland
He is a popular preacher in United States and founder of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries.
Kenneth Copeland is one of the many televangelists whose finances were made from 2007- 2011 by The Republican Sen. Grassley of Lowa. He is worth about $26.5 million dollars.
#8. Late Billy Graham
He was a popular American evangelist who spread the Christian gospel to other continents in the world.
The late Billy Graham started as a southern Baptist evangelist and rose to celebrity status as his preaching of sermons began to get broadcast on radio and television.
Forbes rated Billy Graham as one of the most respected preachers in the world and he was worth $25 million.
#9. Mattew Ashimolowo
Mattew Ashimolo is a Nigerian pastor and the founder of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC). He started his humble beginning at The Four Square Gospel Church, a Nigerian pentecostal church that sent him to be very popular in London. He is worth around $16 million dollars.
#10. T.B Joshua
T.B JOSHUA is a pastor, prophet and philanthropist. He is Nigeria’s most controversial clergyman.
He heads the Synagogue Church of all Nations which accommodates more than 15,000 worshipers every Sundays. T.B Joshua’s Forbes net worth is currently put at $15 million dollars.
The above are Forbes current richest preachers in the world this 2023.