TThis list of richest pastors in the world 2019 is based on the latest Forbes list of worlds richest pastors.
Bishop David Oyedepo – Net Worth $150 million
Topping this list of richest pastors in the currently is David Oyedepo. According to Forbes, the net-worth of the Nigerian pastor is currently put at $150 million. His many investments puts him in this position. David Oyedepo is the founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners Chapel. The church has branches all over the world, including one of the largest auditoriums in Nigeria with over 50,000 capacity. Some of his investments include two highly rated private universities in Nigeria, Covenant and Landmark University. He also has other schools spread across the country as well as an expensive private jet. His ministry started in 1981 and today has spread globally with well over 350 church branches all over the world including counties like the US, Dubai and the United Kingdom.
Bishop T. D Jakes – Net Worth $147 Million
Born in 1957, influential pastor, actor, singer and film producer Thomas Dexter Jakes is Forbes second richest pastor in the world with a net-worth put at $147 million dollars. He was born in West Virginia, United States although sources say he has traced his ancestry lineage to Nigeria in one of the Yoruba speaking states. He is the founder of the Potters house and his ministry was at a time one of the most popular in Dallas, Texas with a capacity of over 30,000 worshipers. Bishop Jakes is a powerful American preacher whose messages enjoy global audience on various television outlets. As an author, he has published several books and some of his best selling books are: Woman thou art loosed, and The lady, her lover and her God. Bishop T. D Jakes lives a luxurious life style and owns a mansion valued at $1.8 million in addition to owing a private jet.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – Net Worth $50 Million
Next is popular Nigerian preacher and pastor, Chris Oyakhilome. His net worth of $50 million compared to that of the two above him is quite low but he raps up the top three on this list. He is the founder of Believers LoveWorld popularly known as Christ Embassy. His church is one of the biggest Pentecostal churches in Nigeria. He started his ministry while he was at Ambrose Ali University. His teachings are broadcast on various Christian channels. His church is also popular for grooming some of the best gospel artistes in Nigeria. Popular gospel artistes like Frank Edwards, Sinach, and other were groomed in his church.
Joel Osteen – Net Worth $40 million
Joel Scott Osteen is currently one of the richest American televangelist with a net worth estimated at $40 million dollars by Forbes. He was born on the 5th of March, 1963 and is the head pastor at Lakewood Church, a non-denominational church based in Houston, Texas. His father founded the church which had a congregation of 5000 members. After the death of his father, Joel Osteen took over the church and steadily grew the population of the church to over 40,000 attendants. His sermons are televised and are watched by well over 7 million viewers weekly in over 100 countries. Osteen is also an author who has written so many books about prayer, healing, anointing, fighting temptations, etc. His first book titled “Your Best Life Now” stayed on The New York Times Best Seller list for weeks. He lives in a $10 million dollar mansion with his wife, Victoria Osteen and their children. He also owns a private jet.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye Net Worth $39 Million
Pastor E.A Adeboye is the Head of the largest Pentecostal church in Nigeria with many branches spread all over the country. His church is known as the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Pastor Adeboye is one of the most respected pastors in Nigeria due to his humble and unbiased nature. His inspirational preaching enjoyed by millions worldwide has earned him a place among the top influential preachers in the world. He was a mathematics lecturer prior to being appointed General Overseer of RCCG. Pastor E.A Adeboye excels when it comes to prayer and spirituality. His church owns Redeemer’s University, a private university in Nigeria as well as some other schools. He is also a private jet owner. His net-worth is currently put at $39 million dollars according to Forbes.
Pastor Creflo Dollar – Net Worth $27 Million
Pastor Creflo Augustus Dollar is a wealthy American gospel preacher who lives an extravagant lifestyle. He is the founder of World Changers Church International, College Park located in Georgia, United States. The church has a congregation of a out 30,000. His preaching is based mostly on prosperity rather than salvation. Some of his known assets includes two Rolls Royce, a private jet and luxurious mansions. His net-worth is an estimated $27 million.
Kenneth Copeland – Net Worth $25 Million
Kenneth Max Copeland is an American author, public speaker and televangelist. His ministry is the Kenneth Copeland Ministries through which he has been able to preach his prosperity messages to his congregation. He was criticized for his lavish spending and luxurious life-style since he was a pastor. His church, Kenneth Copeland Ministries was built on 1500 acres of land. Aside the church auditorium built on the 1500 acres, there is also a mini airstrip and hanger used to keep all private jets and air crafts owned by himself and his ministry. His net worth is put at $25 million dollars.
Benny Hinn – Net Worth $25 Million
Evangelist Benny Hinn is one the most successful and powerful pastors in this modern era that heals and performs miracles. He hails from Israel and is a very popular televangelist. He is an author and with several published books to his name which other top preachers use as a guide in their various ministries, especially on How to hear God’s voice, etc. His miracle crusades are often held in large stadiums to accommodate huge crowd waiting to hear him preach or heal.
Prophet T.B Joshua – Net Worth $10 Million
One of the most popular and richest prophets in the Nigeria is Temitope Balogun Joshua. He is a well known televangelist, pastor and philanthropist. His is famous for his prophecies which are known to come to pass most of the time. He is the founder and Head of The Synagogue Church of All Nations located in Lagos, Nigeria. He became popular due to his healing and miracles performed in his church by himself and his wise men. He is well respected and known by virtually all African country leaders with people flocking to his church from all over the world. What sets him apart from other pastors in Nigeria is his philanthropic acts. He is always helping the less privileged, widows and awarding scholarships to students to study overseas. According to Forbes, Prophet T.B Joshua is currently worth $10 million.
Pastor Joseph Prince – Net Worth $5 Million
Completing this list of top ten richest pastors in the world 2019 is Pastor Joseph Prince. His net worth of $5 million according to Forbes puts him in 10th place on this list. He hails from Malaysia and runs the largest ministry on the Asian continent. His Gospel messages of Jesus Christ are broadcast over the Internet, through social media, podcast, online videos to over 100 countries.
These are the top ten richest pastors in the world 2019. These men of God head some of the largest ministries in the world.