Riches among pastors are no longer news, Pastors are expected to be wealthy these days. so the question is who are the richest Pastors in the world?
Scanning through different continents and countries, denominations, and beliefs, we have compiled the list of the top 10 richest pastors in the world.
This list was compiled using the 2020 net worth data of each of the pastors as provided by Forbes.
Let’s get into it – the richest pastors in the world, from bottom to top.
Pastor Joseph Prince Net worth $5 Million
Pastor Joseph Prince is a Malaysian preacher and currently runs the largest ministry in the Asian continent.
According to Forbes, the man of God is worth $5 million, making him one of the richest pastors in the world.
He broadcasts his message to his congregations worldwide via podcasts, online videos, and social media.
Prophet T.B. Joshua Net worth $10 Million
Late Prophet Temitope Babalola Joshua is not only one of the richest preachers in the world, he is also quite popular compared to others, especially in Africa.
He is a pastor, televangelist, and quite known for his philanthropic works.
T.B Joshua is the founder and general overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), located in Lagos, Nigeria. He is Nigerian.
Some of his prophecies have generated controversies, the most recent one being the prophecy that Coronavirus would be gone by the 27th of March which never happened.
As of the time of writing this, the world is still battling with the virus.
However, he has successfully predicted events and happenings in the past.
In 2009, the then Ghana President, Attah Mills said T.B Joshua predicted his victory in the 2008 Ghana presidential elections.
Attah Mills is not the only African president with a connection to the prophet.
He has connections with most past and present African leaders. His church has members from different parts of the world.
He is a very generous man of God and many have attested to his philanthropic acts to the less privileged widows and students who want to study but can’t afford it.
With his net worth standing at $10 Million, the Nigerian Prophet T.B Joshua is one of the richest men of God in the world.
Benny Hinn Net Worth $25 Million
The Evangelist, Benny Hinn is one of the most powerful and successful preachers in the world, performing miracles with signs and wonders. He is a very popular televangelist from Israel.
He is an author with quite some books to his name.
His books have over the years served as guides and inspiration to other preachers, with many of them quoting from it in their teachings.
His ministry is believed to focus predominantly on Hearing God and most of his books are on the topic.
He has done several miracle crusades and has been a guest at several others across different countries of the world.
Benny Hinn is Forbes 8th richest pastors, having a net worth of $25 million.
Kenneth Copeland Net Worth $25 Million
Kenneth’s net worth is a few thousand dollars richer than Benny Hinn making him, putting him in the 7th spot in the top 10 richest pastors in the world.
Kenneth Max Copeland is the founder of his ministry, Kenneth Copeland Ministries where he preaches the gospel, often hinged on prosperity.
He has often been criticized for his luxurious lifestyle as a pastor.
His church, Kenneth Copeland Ministries was built on 1500 acres of land. He also has a mini hanger and airstrip where he keeps all the ministry and personal jets and aircraft.
Pastor Creflo Dollar Net Worth $27 Million
You are definitely not surprised to see him on this list – he’s got Dollar as his surname so what do you expect?
Creflo Augustus Dollar is among the richest pastors in the world, in fact, he is 6th in the richest pastors in the world.
Creflo Dollar net worth is $27 million and it comes as no surprise that he lives an extravagant lifestyle.
His teachings are mostly on prosperity. He founded the World Changers Church International in Georgia, United States. His church is believed to have over 30,000 members.
He is the proud owner of a luxurious mansion, a private jet and two Rolls Royce.
Pastor E.A Adeboye Net Worth $39 Million
Pastor Adeboye is one of the most respected persons in Nigeria and entire Africa.
Before giving his life to Christ and taking up the leadership position he currently occupies, Pastor Adeboye was a Mathematics Professor.
Under his leadership, the Redeemed Church has grown tremendously and even has a University (Redeemers University) to its name.
The man of God has a private jet among other assets.
With a net worth of $39 million, the Nigerian pastor is one of the richest pastors in the world.
Joel Osteen Net Worth $40 million
Joel Scott Osteen is an American televangelist who is worth between $40 to $60 million according to Forbes.
He’s a leader, head pastor of Texas-based Lakewood Church, a non-denominational church which was founded by his father.
His father handed the church over to him with 5,000 members. However, Joel’s leadership,
the church has grown to over 40,000 attendants.
Joel Osteen is also a renowned author on topics such as anointing, healing, temptations and so on.
His first book which was titled Your Best Life Now was on New York Best Seller list for weeks.
A best-seller author of another bestseller, Become a Better You.
Apart from being the proud owner of a private jet, Joel currently lives in a $10 million mansion with his wife, Victoria Osteen, and their children.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Net Worth $50 Million
Pastor Chris is a highly influential pastor in Nigeria and most parts of Africa. His net worth of $50 million means he is one of the top three richest pastors in the world.
His theory on 5G technology being the cause of the Coronavirus recently put him in the news for the wrong reason.
Nevertheless, he remains a highly respected teacher and preacher with sound knowledge of the Bible.
Pastor Chris is the founder of Believers Love World, known widely as Christ Embassy and it’s one of the biggest Pentecostal movements in Nigeria.
He began his ministry as an undergraduate at the Ambrose Ali University.
Bishop TD Jakes Net Worth $147 Million
Bishop Thomas Dexter Jakes is a West Virginia-born preacher of the gospel. TD Jakes net worth of over $147 million makes him the second richest pastor in the world.
Jakes was born on June 9, 1957, in South Charleston, West Virginia, and grew up in Vandalia, West Virginia.
Aside from being an influential preacher, he is also an actor, singer, author, and movie producer.
Though born West Virginia, unconfirmed reports say he has traced his origin back to southwestern Nigeria.
He is the founder of the Potters House Church, one of the most popular churches in America, with a capacity of over 30,000.
T.D Jakes owns a luxurious $1.8 million mansion, a private jet, and other good things of life.
Bishop David Oyedepo Net Worth $150 Million – The richest Pastor in the World (Forbes)
Oyedepo is number one in our list of top 10 richest pastors in Nigeria, and here he is again taking the top spot among his contemporaries all over the world.
Bishop Oyedepo is the founder and General Overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winners Chapel).
The church has branches in most countries of the world. He is the richest pastor in Nigeria, Africa, and the world.
The man of God has a series of investments in the country including two private universities, a private among others.
Here you have it, the richest pastor in the world in 2021 is Bishop David Oyedepo.