Who Is the Richest Pastor in the World? (See the Top 10)

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Even though setting up a Christian ministry can be for anything but financial gain, the question, “Who is the richest pastor in the world?” can’t but arise once in a while, especially these days where pastors are undertaking million-dollar projects, engaging in super philanthropic activities and commanding a whole lot of material acquisitions and properties.

Pastors are most times the head of a group of Christian congregation with the function of providing spiritual, physical, financial (when/if necessary), and emotional assistance to members of their ministries or their church.

Gone are the days when pastors were known for poor appearance and obsessive trekking. These days, some of the richest and most influential people in the world are Pastors. So who is the richest pastor in the world? Which church does he pastor? How many members are in his congregation? What is his net worth? Which country is he from? All these questions can be inevitable when the spirit of curiosity starts moving amidst ever-curios minds.

Let’s quickly have an up-close-and personal with Thomas Dexter Jakes aka T.D Jakes, the richest pastor in the world.

No. 1 Richest pastor in the world: T.D Jakes

Thomas Dexter Jakes was born on June 9, 1957. He is an American pastor and the founder and head pastor of The Potter’s House, which is one of the most popular churches in the United States. The Potter’s House is an American non-denominational mega church and T.D Jakes has done a commendable of expanding the church that large without any other branch in the United States, outside the United States, or anywhere in the world. His broadcasts are aired on various television stations across the globe from the United States, Canada, Australia, to various countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.

He is a ‘bestselling’ author with books like ‘Your Instincts in Action’, ‘Reposition Yourself’, ‘HE-Motions’, ‘The T.D Jakes Relationship Bible’, and ‘Woman, Thou Art Loosed’; amongst various others titles. He is a motivational speaker, and a movie producer. The Potter’s House is located in Dallas, Texas and has over 30,000 worshippers. He is married to Pastor Serita Ann Jakes. T.D Jakes’ million dollar residential mansion is valued at around $1.7 million, and he is known to wear a diamond ring the size of a coin which is valued at $20,000. T.D. Jakes started his ministry with just 100 members and currently, he is yet to be overtaken as the wealthiest pastor on earth.

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Net Worth: $154 Million

2. David Oyedepo

David Oyedepo is the founder of the Living Faith Church World Wide ministries, also known as the Winners Chapel. He is an Architect by profession and a very accommodating but a no-nonsense clergyman. He is a very tactical investor who is said to have a very intelligent team of advisors. He has two universities – Covenant University and Landmark University. With four private jets, homes in a few countries around the world, he’s arguably the wealthiest clergyman from Africa.

Net Worth: $150 Million

3. Enoch Adeboye

Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye or ‘Daddy G.O’ as he’s popularly called has to be said to be one of the most influential and most popular clergyman in the world. Pastor Adeboye is one of the most humble and most approachable clergies in Nigeria and he been overseeing the world famous Redeem Christian Church of God (RCCG) for 30 years. He has one of the biggest churches in Nigeria and owns a private jet.

Net Worth: $55 Million

4. Benny Hinn

For over 40 years, evangelist Toufik Benedictus “Benny” Hinn has been in the ministerial field, making him one of the longest serving evangelists in the world. He has carried the gospel to many countries and he holds various mega crusades that are always ground breaking and impactful. His TV broadcasts and teaching sessions reaches out to over 18 million subscribers worldwide.

Net Worth: $52 Million

5. Chris Oyakhilome

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is the founder of the Believers’ Love World Ministries, aka Christ Embassy. The different controversies surrounding the pastor and his church haven’t affected his congregation, as his church is currently attended by over 40,000 worshippers worldwide. He is a writer, an OTA preacher and a good businessman with investments in Real Estate and Music Production.

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Net Worth: $50 Million

6. Creflo Dollar

He is the founder of World Changers Church International, located in Futon, Georgia. Evangelist Creflo Dollar’s success sure comes from his establishments across the US. He runs Creflo Dollar International Convention Association, his music record label – Arrow Records, and some other businesses.

Net Worth: $27 Million

7. Kenneth Copeland

Kenneth Copeland is the founder of Kenneth Copeland Ministries and he has been in the center of controversy for being more of a businessman for a while. He acquired a land measuring 1500 acre for establishing his church and the piece of land contains a private airstrip. The ministry’s lake-side mansion is valued at $6 million, and the ministry’s private jet and other aircrafts are valued at $26 million.

Net Worth: $27 Million

8. Billy Graham

William Franklin (Billy) Graham is an American televangelist who has been in the ministry for over 30 years. He has an evangelical mission network that reaches out to over thirty countries and he has been to more countries than almost any other evangelist. He makes a lot of cash in millions of dollars from his Television and radio broadcast.

Net Worth: $25 Million

9. T.B Joshua

According to Pastor T.B Joshua’s followers, he’s the richest pastor in Africa if philanthropic works are to be calculated together with current net worth. Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) has branches all over Asia, Africa, UK, and Greece. The church is located in Lagos, and it is the place of worship to over 15,000 worshippers worldwide.

Net Worth: $18 Million

10. Matthew Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo didn’t become popular until he founded his King’s Way International Christian Centre (KICC). He was formerly a pastor at Foursquare Gospel Church and it was on a mission to head a church branch in London that he decided to start his own church. Pastor Ashimolowo owns a media company, and he has investments in real estate. KICC is reported to be the largest Pentecostal church in the United Kingdom.

Net Worth: $16.5 Million

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  1. Oscar solomon

    Someone bought four private jets…common the money for a private jet can change thousands of life,while not use it on things like that. That a pastor is using four functioning jets is not a good record ✌

  2. Natasha Emmanuel

    Concerning TB Joshua….
    T.B. Joshua church don’t have branches in Asia. He only do Humanitarian,.
    Even in Africa it’s in Ghana & S.A only. So I don’t know why you’re lying.
    The main church is located in Lagos.

  3. Star Chigozie

    Thank you Jesus for blessing this our fathers. I’m the next on the list in Jesus name Name

  4. Moses Chigozie Moyor.

    This is Amazing!

  5. Michael Smith

    God’s anointed are those who teach what 2 of the 7 churches taught..in rev. 2 an 3.. the key of David.. If any do not,as 5 didnt,Christ found fault with them.
    Key of David is to know the ancestry, line that Christ came through.. of course in his mother’s side.. if they teach this, then you can say they are annointed.. not, they are not.. period..

  6. Deji Oyedokun

    How I wish all this Nigerian Pastors use the money on job creation and even employe their own followers, Nigerian youth wiould have been grateful. Unemployment would have decrease to what we have today, May God help us.

  7. Sharon

    Scripture tells us not to touch God’s anointed. These are anointed men of God who reach thousands of people for the gospel of Christ. They help many countries financially. How dare that some people would come against God’s anointed. Touch not HIS anointed! In Jesus Christ’s Name!

    1. Heaven Sent

      Rightfully so. God help those who proudly and ignorantly lift their voices up against these men and women raised by the Hand of God Almighty to do His work for such a time as this. I was THRILLED and grateful to see WHO THEY were! Through much blood, sweat AND tears, FALSE accusations, UNBELIEVABLE assaults from the Devil to hinder the work of the Lord! God bless each and every one of them! AND those who support the Work of the Lord!💗👆🙏💪 Lord have Mercy!

    2. cynthia scott

      Stop using this scripture to scare people., Jesus rode a donkey to teach GOD word! Also the disciple didnt travel by Jets. They were humble and not full of pride

      1. DuWanna Anderson

        Amen…Arecjob is to e full of love and help people
        .we are suppose to be humble. What bothers me is how dome pastors talk about their riches and jets. I see nothing wring with them making money and needing a jet to go to and frow and have a nice home but then use the rest to help others instead of seeing how rich you can get. God forgive me if I’m wrong but we have so many people here in the US that need help. I’m not against helping others t all but let’s not ignore our own.

        1. Say Hey

          I got no problem with their “worldly treasures” although I do recall a scripture saying that we should build up our treasures in heaven rather than on Earth. I just wonder if any of them would mind my humble self coming and living with them?

  8. Ajalode

    I need your prayers.

  9. Gail

    They are good speakers, God tells us to teach God’s word not mans! Shame on these so called preachers ripping the people off, by spreading there own words not teaching chapter by chapter and verse by verse, in God’s word Christ said in my fathers home are many mansions…which means a resting place! They rob the people of TRUTH! God’s word goes deep and most just scratch the serface!
    Ask any preacher…
    Who the antichrist is?
    Who are God’s elect?
    What does the 666 really mean?
    What is the key of David?
    What is the gospel armour?
    Who are the 144,000?
    If any can’t answer then they are a thief and a robber!

    1. moonovation

      Amen!

      Although, at the same time…if these guys were to bring somebody to the body of Christ, then their work may be better than many other people on this earth – In the eyes of the Lord. However, we should pray to Him to help give us the ability to discern those who are false prophets.

      With that said, I’m not familiar enough with any of those listed here to comment specifically to whether they are genuine or not. I should hope so, ’cause the wrath of God is not something you would wish on your worst enemy (say as being a false prophet; misleading others using the Word as a guise, for personal gain/intentions, etc.)

    2. munezuelo

      Amen!

      Although, at the same time…if these guys were to bring somebody to the body of Christ, then their work may be better than many other people on this earth – In the eyes of the Lord. However, we should pray to Him to help give us the ability to discern those who are false prophets.

      With that said, I’m not familiar enough with any of those listed here to comment specifically to whether they are genuine or not. I should hope so, ’cause the wrath of God is not something you would wish on your worst enemy (say as being a false prophet; misleading others using the Word as a guise, for personal gain/intentions, etc.)

    3. Michael Smith

      God’s anointed are those who teach what 2 of the 7 churches taught..in rev. 2 an 3.. the key of David.. If any do not,as 5 didnt,Christ found fault with them.
      Key of David is to know the ancestry, line that Christ came through.. of course in his mother’s side.. if they teach this, then you can say they are annointed.. not, they are not.. period.. amen to that person gail, for her remarks.

  10. OGBULAJI Sunday

    I thank God for His blessing upon humanity

  11. sunday odubanjo

    by God grace I shall make records as my fathers in the lord had make

  12. sunday odubanjo

    by God grace I shall make record as my fathers in lord had made

  13. bamidele

    Really bless God over their lives…….

  14. Boima H Jones

    By the grace of God of my father David oyedepo I shall make record in the world, in the name of the God my father David oyedepo

  15. Bright

    I’ll soon get there too, by the grace of God.

  16. Hellen Nachiongo

    I need your prayers

  17. Idajili Nathaniel Ajeka

    I really appreciate God there life, by God mercy one day I will reach this level.

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