With research carried out,here are the top 10 richest pastors in the world.
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3. Pat Robertson’s
(born March 22, 1930) is an American media mogul, executive chairman, and former Southern Baptist minister who advocates conservative Christian ideals.Net worth is $500 million.He presently serves as chancellor and CEO of Regent University and chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network.
Spanning over five decades, Robertson has a career as the founder of several major organizations and corporations as well as a university: The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), the International Family Entertainment Inc. (ABC Family Channel), Regent University, the American Center for Law & Justice(ACLJ), the Founders Inn and Conference Center, the Christian Coalition, an L-1011 Flying Hospital, Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation, and CBN Asia. He is a best-selling author and the host of The 700 Club, a Christian News and TV program broadcast live weekdays on Freeform (formerly ABC Family) via satellite from CBN studios, as well as on channels throughout the United States, and on CBN network affiliates worldwide.
4. George Foreman
(born January 10, 1949) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1969 to 1977, and from 1987 to 1997. Nicknamed “Big George“, he is a two-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympic gold medalist. Outside the sport he is an ordained minister, author, and entrepreneur.
1977 proved to be a life changing year for Foreman. After knocking out Pedro Agosto in four rounds at Pensacola, Florida
Foreman became ill in his dressing room after the fight. He was suffering from exhaustion and heatstroke and stated he had a near death experience. He spoke of being in a hellish, frightening place of nothingness and despair, and realized that he was in the midst of death. Though not yet religious, he began to plead with God to help him. He explained that he sensed God asking him to change his life and ways. When he said, “I don’t care if this is death – I still believe there is a God”, he felt a hand pull him out and sensed that he was also suffering stigmata.After this experience, Foreman became a born-again Christian, dedicating his life for the next decade to God. Although he did not formally retire from boxing, Foreman stopped fighting and became an ordained minister, initially preaching on street corners before becoming the reverend at the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Houston. and devoting himself to his family and his congregation. He also opened a youth center that bears his name. Foreman continues to share his conversion experience on Christian television broadcasts such as The 700 Club and the Trinity Broadcasting Network and later joked that Young had knocked the devil out of him.His net worth is $250 million.
5. Bishop David Oyedepo
(born September 27, 1954) is a Nigerian Christian author, architect, preacher, the founder and presiding Bishop of the megachurch Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, and Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel. Oyedepo is the senior pastor of Faith Tabernacle, a 50,000-seat church auditorium, reported to be the largest church auditorium in the world by the Guinness Book of Records.
The Winners’ Chapel network of churches is located in over 300 cities, in all states of Nigeria, as well as, in several cities in 45 African nations, Dubai, the United Kingdom and the United States. Oyedepo has been seen as one of the pioneers of the Christian charismatic movement in Africa and has been referred to as one of the most powerful preachers in Nigeria. He is the Chancellor of Covenant University and Landmark University. He was named in 2011 by Forbes magazine as being the richest pastor in Nigeria.He is worth $150 million. He is the richest pastor in Nigeria and Africa.
6. Pastor E.A Adeboye
(Born 2 March 1942 in Ifewara, Osun State, Nigeria) is a Nigerian pastor. He was ordained General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in 1981, taking over from Papa Akindayomi. Pastor Adeboye had a strong desire to attend school in spite of his poor background. He was admitted to Ilesha Grammar School, Osun State, Nigeria in 1956. Young Adeboye had an aptitude for science, particularly mathematics, which he chose to pursue at the university level. He was admitted to a leading Nigerian university, The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, to study mathematics. He was there a while but had to move to the University of Ibadan, Nigeria to continue his education, due to the ongoing Nigerian civil war at that time. He obtained his B.Sc. in Mathematics from the university of Ibadan between 1964-1967 and subsequently got his PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Lagos, and worked as a lecturer in mathematics at the universities of Lagos and Ilorin; After joining the RCCG in 1973, he began working to translate the sermons of its founder and then Pastor, Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi, from Yoruba into English.
A recent regulation in Nigeria by the financial regulations council affecting all registered churches, mosques and Civil Society Organizations was put in place, placing a twenty-year cap on the leadership tenure of these organizations. Consequently, on January 7, 2017 Pastor J.O. Obayemi was appointed to head the church in Nigeria,while Pastor E. A. Adeboye still remains the General overseer of RCCG globally.His net worth is $130 million
7. Bishop Ayodele Oritsejafor
known as Papa Ayo Oritsejafor, is the founding and Senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, located in Warri, Nigeria. He became the National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) on February 7, 2005, a position he held for five years. In July 2010, Oritsejafor was elected as the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN),the apex body of all Christians in the country. In doing so he became the first Pentecostal leader to hold the position. Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor Ministries was the first to launch a Miracle crusade (Lagos Miracle Crusade) from Africa to world audience, via satellite, in 1987 with evangelist Joe Martins. He is also worth $120 million he has investment in banking, real estate, transportation and also media.He is also worth $120 million
8. Prophet Uebert Angel
(formerly known as Uebert Mudzanire,or Uebert Angel Mudzanire) is the founder of Spirit Embassy, a Pentecostal ministry in Zimbabwe.The church was founded in 2007 as “Spirit Embassy” and in October of 2015 it rebranded its name to “Good News Church”, retaining “Spirit Embassy” as a term for Angel’s overall ministry. He later moved to Manchester, England, where he founded the Spirit Embassy ministry in 2007.In October 2015 it re-branded its name to the “Good News Church” (sometimes referred to as “Spirit Embassy Good News Church”). The church ministry attracted numerous followers and there are currently 33 branches in 15 different countries in Europe and Africa. Angel has also launched Miracle TV and Good News TV where he carries out regular speaking engagements and broadcasts programs on behalf of the Good News Church. He is also the founder and president of Osborn Institute of Theology, an online Bible school which was launched in August 2012.
Interested in entrepreneurship from an early age, Angel started his career in 2005 as a businessman when he founded Club Millionaire Limited, providing concierge services in Britain. In 2006 Angel made his first property sale, and in 2008 he founded Sam Barkeley Construction and the Angel Organisation, the parent company for his business interests, where he currently serves as CEO. He initially entered into real estate business developing residential properties and later moved to commercial establishments, land and building acquisition, as well as buying and selling of properties. Apart from Sam Barkley, Angel also runs other business enterprises under the parent company, including Brits Bank and Atom Mobile. He is also the founder of The Millionaire Academy, where he teaches individuals how to become successful entrepreneurs and run businesses of their own.
In 2014, Angel was featured in Forbes Magazine Africa detailing his wealth. He is the second Zimbabwe-born man in history to be featured in Forbes magazine. He is rumored to be worth $60 million.
9. Chris Oyakhilome
Popularly known as “Pastor Chris is a Nigerian Christian minister who His ministry runs several arms including the Healing School, Rhapsody of Realities,Oyakhilome’s television programs feature what are claimed to be faith healing and miracles, in large meetings which his ministry organises in several countries, with gatherings of over 2.5 million people in a single night’s event. Oyakhilome runs an online prayer network using social media to send messages to Christians in several countries. He had over 1.2 million followers on Twitter in 2013, over 1.9 million followers on Facebook, over 30 million followers on his own social networking website called Yookos and operates a smartphone messenger called KingsChat. Oyakhilome is also the author of the daily devotional “Rhapsody of Realities”.On Rhapsody website the “Rhapsody of Realities” devotional is only available for download in over 143 languages either on Apple or Android. Oyakhilome also hosts Higher Life conferences in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, UK, US and Canada.He is worth up to $50 million.
10. Benny Hinn
(born 3 December 1952) is an Israeli televangelist, best known for his regular “Miracle Crusades
Benny Hinn is the author of a number of inspirational Christian books. His thirty-minute TV program This Is Your Day is among the world’s most-watched Christian programs, seen on various Christian television networks, including Trinity Broadcasting Network, Daystar Television Network, Revelation TV, Grace TV, Vision TV, INSP Networks, and The God Channel.
Hinn conducts regular “Miracle Crusades”—revival meeting / faith healing events held in sports stadiums in major cities throughout the world. Tens of millions attend his Holy Spirit Miracle Crusades each year. Hinn claims to have spoken to one billion people through his crusades, including memorable crusades with attendance of 7.3 million people (in three services) in India, the largest healing service in recorded history. Evander Holyfield, who was diagnosed with a non-compliant left ventricle, has credited his healing to Benny Hinn, stating that through God working through Hinn, he was healed as he had “a warm feeling” go through his chest as Hinn touched him. He is worth up to $42 million.