The ministerial office is fast becoming a popular and profitable business, with many pastors and evangelists becoming millionaires and successful business people. Most earn their money from selling their sermons, merchandise, books, tax free contributions and other business ventures such as real estate, TV stations and so on. Here are some of the world’s richest preachers.
Joseph Prince is a Malaysian preacher who runs a popular programme titled Destined to Reign, which features heavily on TBN. He has an estimated net worth that exceeds $5 million dollars and this is from things such as books, sermons, offerings and so on.
Matthew Ashimolowo is a Ghanaian preacher that leads the Kingsway International Christian Centre which is based in the United Kingdom, and is reported to have an estimated net worth that exceeds $10 million dollars.
TB Joshua is a Nigerian preacher and prophet who leads the Synagogue Church of All Nations, and is Africa’s most popular prophet. He is known for his charity work, popular prophecies and miracles, and has his own 24 hour television network called the Emmanuel TV. His estimated net worth is reported to be over the $15 million dollar mark.
TD Jakes is probably America’s most popular black preacher who has a non-denominational church called The Potter’s House with an a membership that exceeds 30 000 people. He is estimated to have an net worth that is over the $18 million dollar mark.
Benny Hinn is an Israeli born American preacher who is among the most popular and recognised preachers in the Christian world. He regularly fills out stadiums where ever he goes, and has an estimated net worth that is in excess of $40 million dollar mark.
Chris Oyakhilome is a Nigerian preacher that heads the Christ Embassy church and Love World TV network with multiple branches in various countries. He has a popular monthly rhapsody of realities book, and also sells sermons in the form of cd’s and dvd’s. He has an estimated net worth that exceeds $50 million dollars.
David Oyedepo is a Nigerian preacher who probably is Africa’s richest preacher with a reported net worth that exceeds $150 million dollars. He owns multiple private jets and has one of the biggest churches on the African continent.
There are other preachers who are equally in the millionaire ranks but whose net worth is not yet determined and this include the likes of Shepherd Bushiri, Uerbert Angel, Emmanuel Makandiwa, Ray Maccauley and others.