Top 20 Most Richest Pastors in the World

There is a statement that says many are called but few are chosen. They are thousands of pastors and men of God all over the world but it is only few of them that have achieved great success and accumulated so many wealth in life. In this article I will be sharing with you the top 20 most richest pastors in the world and their net worth. You will be surprised to see who is number one on this list and why. Some of these pastors even own private jets.

They have managed to attract a large congregation to their churches and have built a great income generating assets. Before we proceed, I want to make it clear that this list is just an estimated value of their respective net worth. It is the most accurate and most credible net worth of the richest pastors in the world you can find anywhere on the internet. This list of top 20 most richest pastors in the world is highly competitive and however changes every year, because overtaking is allowed.

Owning a church has become a serious business in Nigeria. As you can see Nigerians dominated on this list. Nigerians value religion more than anything that is why pastors in Nigeria are becoming rich every seconds due to the heavy tithes imposed on it members to pay. Some of this Nigerian pastors own private jets, big universities and other conglomerates. Some of this Nigerian pastors are even moving out with escorts and enjoying an extravagant and flamboyant lifestyle.

So therefore, we present to you the top 20 most richest pastors in the world.

20. Joyce Meyer

Joyce Meyer is one of the richest pastors in the world. She was born on 4th June 1943 in St Louis Missouri in the United States of America. She is currently 75 years old. She is married to Dave Meyer and they both have four grown up children together.

Pastor Joyce is a charismatic Christian author, bible teacher, speaker and the founder of Joyce Meyer ministries. She is also the presiding pastor and the president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. She broadcasts on a radio show and airs her sermons on television and the internet.

According to Forbes List of 2019 richest pastors, Joyce Meyer is worth $8 million. She is also one of the most popular female preachers in the world. Joyce Meyer is very wealthy and currently number 20 on our lists of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world with an estimated net worth of $8 million.

19. Juanita Bynum

Juanita Bynum is an American singer, author, actress and a televangelist. She was born on 16th June 1959 in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America. She is currently 49 years old. She builds her wealth from ticket sales of her sermons, DVD and her books.

She organized an annual event called women weapons of power conference up until 2006, she airs her sermons regularly on trinity broadcasting network and has released a lot of audio books and recordings of her sermons.

She also made it to the list of top 20 richest pastors in the world with a net worth of $10 million according to Forbes magazine. Juanita Bynum is very wealthy and currently number 19 on our lists of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world with an estimated net worth of $10 million.

18. Pastor Chris Okotie

Pastor Chris Okotie is a famous Nigerian pastor, Christian author, bible teacher, public speaker and the founder of the household of God church international ministries. Pastor Chris Okotie is also on my list of the richest pastor in the world. He is popularly known for his use of vocabulary and heavy grammatical words while preaching or speaking to his congregation.

He is a televangelist and the pastor of the household of God church international ministries, a Lagos Pentecostal congregation. He was born on the 16th June 1958 in Abraka, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. He is currently 60 years old. He is a politician, an author and a businessman and also a pastor with a net worth of over $12 million according to Forbes magazine, making him one of the richest pastors in the world. Pastor Chris Okotie is very wealthy and currently number 18 on our lists of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world with an estimated net worth of $12 million.

17. Matthew Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo is a famous Nigerian pastor, Christian author, bible teacher and a public speaker. He was born on the 17th March 1952 in Nigeria. He is currently 67 years old. We cannot talk about the richest pastors in the world and leave him out. His wealth is generated majorly from the sales of Christian literature and documentaries from his media company known as Matthew Ashimolowo Media. His net worth according to Forbes magazine is over $15 million which is the main reason he made it to this list. Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo is very wealthy and currently number 17 on our lists of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world with an estimated net worth of $15 million.

16. Ayodele Oritsejafor

Pastor Ayodele Oritsejafor is the senior pastor and the founder of the word of life Bible church located in Owerri, the capital city of Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He was the National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria for over five years. He was also elected as the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the apex body of all Christians’ community in the country.

Papa Ayo Oritsejafor as he is often called is married to Helen Oritsejafor and they both have three lovely children together. With a net worth of over $19 million you all will agree with me that he is among the richest pastor in the world. Pastor Ayodele Oritsejafor is very wealthy and currently number 16 on our lists of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world with an estimated net worth of $19 million.

15. Pastor T.B Joshua

Temitope Balogun Joshua popularly known as Pastor T.B Joshua is a famous Nigerian pastor, Christian author, bible teacher, televangelist and a public speaker. He has being described by the majority as one of the richest pastors in the world. He is a minister, a televangelist and also a philanthropist. He was born on 12th June 1963 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is currently 55 years old. He is currently married to Evelyn Joshua. He is the founder and senior pastor of the synagogue church of all nations. According to Forbes magazine he is worth $25 million, making him one of the richest pastors in the world. Pastor T.B Joshua is very wealthy and currently number 15 on our lists of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world with an estimated net worth of $25 million.

14. Kenneth Copeland

Kenneth Max Copeland popularly known as Kenneth Copeland is a famous American pastor, Christian author, musician, public speaker and televangelist associated with charismatic movement. He was born on 6th December 1936 in Lubbock, Texas in the United States of America. He is married to Gloria Neece. Kenneth Copeland has been listed as one of the richest pastors in the world according to Forbes magazine. He is the founder and owner of Kenneth Copeland ministries and his church is located on an estate of more than 600 hectares of land.

Pastor Kenneth Copeland specializes in Biblical teaching that focuses on faith, love, healing, prosperity and restoration through diverse media such as television, internet, books, CD and DVD. Kenneth Copeland is very wealthy and currently number 14 on our lists of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world with an estimated net worth of $26 million.

13. Rick Warren

Pastor Rick Warren is another preacher on the list of the richest pastors in the world. He is a pastor and also a Christian author. He was born on 28th January 1954 in San Jose, California in the United States of America. He is currently 65 years old. He is married to Kay Warren.

Rick Warren is the founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church, an evangelical mega church in Lake Forest, California. Pastor Rick Warren has written a lot of Christian books, he is the writer of the well known book “The Purpose Driven Life” which has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. According to Forbes magazine he is worth $27 million. Pastor Rick Warren is very wealthy and currently number 13 on our lists of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world with an estimated net worth of $27 million.

12. Billy Graham

Billy Graham is a famous American pastor and an evangelist who became well known internationally in the 1940’s. He was born on 7th November 1918 in Charlotte North Carolina in the United States of America and died on 21st February 2018 in Montreal, California in the United States of America. He was 99 years old before his call to glory. Pastor Billy Graham is among the most influential Christian leaders of the 20th century. He held large indoor and outdoor rallies and his sermons are broadcasted on radio and television. Pastor Billy Graham was the spiritual adviser to the United States Presidents and provided spiritual counsel for every president from 33rd US President Harry S Truman to the 44th US President Barack Obama.

He operated a variety of media and publishing outlets. Sadly he died on 21st February 2018 in Montreal California but with a net worth of $28 million according to Forbes magazine making him to appear on the list of the richest pastors in the world. Pastor Billy Graham is very wealthy and currently number 12 on our lists of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world with an estimated net worth of $28 million.

11. Ray Macaulay

Pastor Ray Macaulay is amongst the richest pastor in the world according to Forbes magazine. He is a famous South African pastor, religious leader and the senior pastor of Rhema Bible Church. He is an author, televangelist and a former bodybuilder champion. He is also the president of the International Federation of Christian Churches and the chairman of the national interfaith council of South Africa. He has written many books in his name and also has a television broadcast called a new day with Pastor Ray. With a net worth of $30 million according to Forbes magazine he can’t be left out on this list of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world. Pastor Ray Macaulay is very wealthy and currently number 11 on our lists of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world with an estimated net worth of $30 million.

10. Creflo Dollar

Creflo Dollar is a famous American pastor, televangelist and the founder of non- denominational World Changers Church International based in Georgia in the United States of America. He was born on 28th January 1962 in College Park, Georgia in the United States of America. He is currently 59 years old. He is married to Taffi Dollar. He is the head of Creflo Dollar Ministerial Association, Creflo Dollar Ministries and Arrow Records. His net worth is over $32 million making him one of the richest pastors in the world according to Forbes magazine. Pastor Creflo Dollar is very wealthy and currently number 10 on our lists of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world with an estimated net worth of $32 million.

9. Tshifhiwa Irene

Pastor Tshifhiwa Irene is also on my list of the richest pastors in the world. She is a famous South African pastor and the leader of divine health world restoration services. She was born in Venda in Limpopo province of South Africa. Her net worth according to Forbes magazine is $35 million making her one of the richest pastors in the world. She is a senior pastor, a Christian author and a televangelist. She broadcast her church programme on television and attracts millions of people who tune in to watch her messages and sermons. Pastor Tshifhiwa Irene is very wealthy and currently number 9 on our lists of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world with an estimated net worth of $35 million.

8. Pastor Enoch Adeboye

Pastor Enoch Adeboye has a net worth of over $39 million according to Forbes magazine making him one of the richest pastors in the world. He is a famous Nigerian pastor, Christian author, televangelist, public speaker and the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. He is a pastor and also a professor of mathematics. He was born on 2nd March 1942 in Ifewara, Osun State in the south western part of Nigeria. He is currently 67 years old. He is married to Pastor Foluke Adenike Adeboye.

He is one of the most popular pastors in Nigeria with churches in Nigeria and Abroad. He also owns a gospel television station named Dove TV which airs his sermons and other church programmes. He also own one of the most expensive university in Nigeria known as Redeemer’s University. Pastor Enoch Adeboye is very wealthy and currently number 8 on our lists of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world with an estimated net worth of $39 million.

7. Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen is a famous American pastor, motivational speaker, christian author, televangelist and the founder of Lakewood Church. He was born on 5th March 1963 in Houston, Texas in the United States of America. He is currently 56 years old. He is married to Victoria Osteen and they both have two children.

Joel Osteen is an American televangelist whose sermons are televised and seen by over 50 million viewers in over 100 countries. This man of God is also an author and the senior pastor of Lakewood Church which happens to be the largest church in the United States of America with over 70,000 members.

Joel Osteen according to Forbes magazine has a net worth of over $40 million making him one of the richest pastors in the world. Pastor Joel Osteen is very wealthy and currently number 7 on our lists of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world with an estimated net worth of $40 million.

6. Benny Hinn

Tourik Benedictus popularly known as Benny Hinn is a famous Israeli pastor, Christian author, televangelist and a public speaker. He was born on 3rd December 1952 in Jaffa, Israel. He is currently 66 years old. He has a net worth of over $42 million according to Forbes magazine making him one of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world. He is an Israeli televangelist, an author and a public speaker. He is known worldwide for his miracle crusades, revival meetings and faith healing summits that are usually held in stadiums in major cities around the world and broadcasted to everyone. He runs a television programme called “This is Your Day” which is broadcasted to the world. Pastor Benny Hinn is very wealthy and currently number 6 on our lists of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world with an estimated net worth of $42 million.

5. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is a famous Nigerian pastor, Christian author, televangelist, public speaker, television host and the founding president of Believers Love World Incorporated popularly known as Christ Embassy. He was born 7th December 1963 in Edo State in the south southern part of Nigeria. He is currently 55 years old. He was married to Reverend Anita and they have two children together. Unfortunately, he later divorced his wife Anita due to misunderstanding which could not be resolved. He is worth over $50 million according to Forbes magazine making him one of the richest pastors in the world. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is very wealthy and currently number 5 on our lists of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world with an estimated net worth of $50 million.

4. Uebert Angel

Uebert Angel is another clergyman on my list of top 20 richest pastors in the world with a net worth of over $60 million according to Forbes magazine, making him one of the richest pastors in the world. He is a famous Zimbabwe pastor, Christian author, televangelist, public speaker, businessman and the founder of Spirit Embassy which was later renamed to Good News Church in October 2015.

He was born on 6th September 1978 in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. He is currently 40 years old. He has a British nationality. He is married to Beverly Angel. Pastor Uebert Angel is the founder and CEO of Angel Organization. He is also the founder of Free Earth Humanitarian Organization which works to ensure that less privileged people have their basic need to meet a living.

He is the second Zimbabwe man in history to be featured on Forbes magazine. Pastor Uebert Angel is very wealthy and currently number 4 on our lists of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world with an estimated net worth of $60 million.

3. Pat Robertson

Pat Robertson is a famous American pastor, Christian author, televangelist, media mogul, executive chairman and politician. He was born on 22nd March 1930 in Lexington Virginia in the United States of America. He is currently 89 years old. This pastor owes his fortune to his numerous participants in companies and organizations. Pastor Pat Robertson has a private university called Regent University in the United States of America which was created in 1977.

He is presently the chancellor and CEO of Regent University and also the chairman of Christian Broadcasting Network. Pastor Pat Robertson has a net worth of over $100 million according to Forbes magazine making him one of the richest pastors in the world. Pastor Pat Robertson is very wealthy and currently number 3 on our lists of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world with an estimated net worth of $100 million.

2. Bishop T.D Jakes

Thomas Dexter Jakes popularly known as Bishop T.D Jakes is a famous American pastor, Christian author, televangelist, singer and a filmmaker. He was born on 9th June 1957 in South Charleston, West Virginia in the United States of America. He is currently 61 years old. He is married to Serita Jakes and they both have beautiful children together. Bishop T.D Jakes is the presiding pastor of the Potter’s House, a nondenominational American mega church. He has written a lot of books to his name, some of which are best sellers.

He organizes an annual festival megafest which attracts more than 300,000 people and also the annual women’s conference. This clergyman has spread the gospel to a lot of people through his televangelism. Bishop T.D Jakes is very wealthy and currently number 2 on our lists of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world with an estimated net worth of $147 million.

1. Bishop David Oyedepo

Bishop David Oyedepo is a famous Nigerian pastor, Christian author, preacher, architect, televangelist, businessman and the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide popularly known as Winner’s Chapel. He was born on 27th September 1954 in Omuaran, a small town in Kwara State in the south western part of Nigeria. He is currently 64 years old. He is currently the richest pastor in the world according to Forbes magazine with a net worth of over $150 million. He is married to Pastor Faith Abiola Oyedepo and they both have four lovely children together.

According to Forbes magazine, he is also the richest pastor in Africa, his wealth is generated from his assets which includes two universities such as Covenant University and Babcock University, which is ranked as one of the most expensive universities in Nigeria. He also has several Christian books which are selling well on Amazon. He also has a water producing company called Hebron, amongst others. He has a private jet and also listed as the number 1 most richest pastor in Nigeria. Bishop David Oyedepo is very wealthy and currently number 1 on our lists of the top 20 most richest pastors in the world with an estimated net worth of $150 million.

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