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Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by pipeewa(m): 2:20am On Jul 01, 2013
1.Bishop T. D Jakes

Bishop Jakes lives in a $1,700,000 mansion, he has been called America's best preacher and has been featured on the cover of TIME magazine. He is a writer, preacher and movie producer. Thomas Dexter "T. D." Jakes, Sr. is the bishop/chief pastor of The Potter's House, a non-denominational American mega church, with 30,000 members, located in Dallas, Texas. T.D Jakes wears custom made suits and sports a diamond ring the size of a coin. This man of God has been endowed with a $150 million net worth.

2.Bishop David Oyedepo

Bishop David Oyedepo is a Nigerian Preacher, Christian Author, Founder and Presiding Bishop of Winners Chapel known as Living Faith Church World Wide. Has been hailed as the wealthiest preacher in Nigeria with a total net worth of $150 million and properties like 4 private jets and homes in the United States and England. After the foundation of the Living Faith Outreach Ministry in 1981, it has evolved to be one of the largest congregations in Africa and has a flourishing mission in Nairobi.

3.E A Adeboye
This messenger of God was listed in an African magazine, NEWSWEEK, as the most powerful man in Africa and one of the top 50 global power elites in 2008/2009, among others such as President Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy. Pastor Adeboye heads the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), something he has done for the last 28years.Amongst his posessions are private jets.

4.Benny Hinn

Israeli televangelist,Toufik Benedictus “Benny” Hinn has an estimated net worth of $42 million. He is best known for his regular “Miracle Crusades” – revival meeting/faith healing summits that are usually held in large stadiums in major cities, which are later broadcast worldwide on his television program, “This Is Your Day”. Hinn was born on December 3, 1952

5.Chris Oyakhilome

This is the man behind Believers’ Loveworld Ministries, a.k.a Christ Embassy.His church has an estimated net worth of $30 million – $50 million last year, the charismatic preacher was at the center of a $35 million money laundering case in which he was accused of siphoning funds from his church to foreign banks.

6.Creflo Dollar

American Bible teacher, pastor, and the founder of World Changers Church International, Creflo Dollar, has an estimated net worth of $27 million. As his name suggests, this preacher’s “manna” comes in form of the green buck.

7.Kenneth Copeland

He runs Kenneth Copeland Ministries, was one of several televangelists whose finances were investigated from 2007 to 2011 by Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa.

According to an article by the Associated Press that ran in 2008, "His ministry's 1,500-acre campus, behind an iron gate a half-hour drive from Fort Worth includes a church, a private airstrip, a hangar for the ministry's $17.5 million jet and other aircraft, and a $6 million church owned lakefront mansion.

The article later added that while Copeland has not released up-to-date salary statements, "the church disclosed in a property-tax exemption application that his wages were $364,577 in 1995; Copeland's wife, Gloria, earned $292,593. It's not clear whether those figures include other earnings, such as special offerings for guest preaching or book royalties.”

8.Billy Graham

American evangelical Christian evangelist, William Franklin “Billy” Graham, Jr., has a net worth of $25 million. The Southern Baptist evangelist rose to celebrity status as his sermons started getting broadcast on radio and television. Graham was born on a dairy farm near Charlotte, North Carolina in 1918, he has conducted many evangelistic crusades since 1948 . He is now a world renowned televangelist raking in millions of dollars.

9.Matthew Ashimolowo

Ashimolowo, the owner of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) gets an annual income of $200,000. Having his humble beginnings as a priest in Foursquare Gospel Church, a Nigerian church that sent Ashimolowo to open a satellite branch in London. Pastor Matthew had other ideas and decided to set up his own church instead. Today, his Kingsway International Christian Center is reportedly the largest Pentecostal church in the whole of the United Kingdom

10.Temitope Joshua

Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) has an estimated net worth: $10 million – $15 million Nigeria’s most controversial clergyman is also one of its richest and most philanthropic. T.B Joshua heads the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), a congregation he founded in 1987, which accommodates over 15,000 worshippers on Sundays.


http://vibeweekly.com/old-site/home/features/2893-top-10-richest-pastors-in-the-world.html

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by nedu2000(m): 6:30am On Jul 01, 2013
I see this as a very unfortunate development for 'men of God' who should be more concerned with issues of spirituality and not material possessions. Such acquisition of wealth is baffling whereby a new testament reading says "its easier for a camel to squeeze through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God"

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by Vansnickers: 6:39am On Jul 01, 2013
Too much Money! cool cool cool

Pastors- sucking resources from the poor since the 1400s.

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by Symphony007: 7:20am On Jul 01, 2013
We have list of richest actors,musicians,royals,buisnessmen,etc....but there is something deeply troubling about pastors having a rich list. What will christ who had to bless five loaves of bread and two fishes to feed thousands say?

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by pheyikemi: 7:25am On Jul 01, 2013
@ Op, can't find ur name on the list.

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by AbuMikey(m): 7:40am On Jul 01, 2013
Top 5 as expected!,but why is Billy Graham,Mattew Ashimilowo,Temitope Balogun rated down there

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by viyon02: 8:34am On Jul 01, 2013
Are these men of god truly innocent?

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by Oladef2(m): 8:58am On Jul 01, 2013
But why Rev.pastor Chris oyakhilome quoted/painted in such manner ? I'm just wondering....
Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by mko2005: 9:05am On Jul 01, 2013
nedu2000: I see this as a very unfortunate development for 'men of God' who should be more concerned with issues of spirituality and not material possessions. Such acquisition of wealth is baffling whereby a new testament reading says "its easier for a camel to squeeze through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God"
Did the scripture says it's not possible ? It only said it is difficult but with God all things are possible ! Don't be surprise that by the time u die wretched (not ur potion though)you will meet these men there in heaven becos i pray u make it to heaven !
God help us

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by Suretrends: 9:16am On Jul 01, 2013
Where did your metrics come from, Op

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by cashflowpc(m): 10:31am On Jul 01, 2013
m.k.o2005:

Did the scripture says it's not possible ? It only said it is difficult but with God all things are possible ! Don't be surprise that by the time u die wretched (not ur potion though)you will meet these men there in heaven becos i pray u make it to heaven !
God help us


The kingdom of God is never a geographical place! It's right there within you!

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by oiseworld: 11:49am On Jul 01, 2013
These men of God should try harder, they're still way behind Solomon.

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by PastorKun(m): 12:11pm On Jul 01, 2013
Real hall of shame sad

PS: meanwhile most of the wealth estimates are grossly underestimated.

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by Nobody: 12:26pm On Jul 01, 2013
5 nigerian pastors out of 10

you now wonder who the most gullible people are in africa

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by nedu2000(m): 4:06pm On Jul 01, 2013
m.k.o2005:

Did the scripture says it's not possible ? It only said it is difficult but with God all things are possible ! Don't be surprise that by the time u die wretched (not ur potion though)you will meet these men there in heaven becos i pray u make it to heaven !
God help us
thanks for the wishes,but there's something between rich & poor....the middle class,leaving extravagant lives in the mist of scarcity,the life of mother Theresa will always be exemplary

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by mazaje(m): 5:30pm On Jul 01, 2013
Pastor Kun: Real hall of shame sad

PS: meanwhile most of the wealth estimates are grossly underestimated.

True, the wealth of most of the Nigerian pastors on the list is grossly underestimated. . . How can they say that Oyedepo is worth only 150 million usd?. . . Pastor Chris Oyaks 50 million usd?. . .
Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by Joshuaforever: 3:56pm On Aug 14, 2013
Most people don't know the scriptures. The bible says that He(Jesus) was made poor so that through his poverty, we might be made rich. When worldly people(sinners) get rich, no one complains but when men of God get rich people are upset. The bible says it is God that gives power to get wealth.

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by nora544: 4:46pm On Aug 14, 2013
Why most of this rich pastors come from nigeria, a country where 60% of the people are poor, but this pastors are rich.

There is no pastor from europa.

The other pastors come from america.

I feel that nigerian Pastors learn from there pastors in america and they learn there business very good.

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by blink182(m): 5:50pm On Aug 14, 2013
50% from Nigeria, religion is big business in this country.

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by solomon111(m): 6:04pm On Aug 14, 2013
Chai.
This country is a disgrace.

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by potentpraise: 7:04pm On Aug 14, 2013
The list is not complete: Where is Joel Osteen

"Joel Osteen was born in Texas and has an estimated net worth of $40 million dollars. A pastor, author, and televangelist, Joel Osteen is the pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. He took over his father's role as a pastor and televangelist, despite having very little formal religious training, in 1999. Since then, the Lakewood Church broadcast has grown exponentially and can be seen in 100 different countries."

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/joel-osteen-net-worth/

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by Goshen360(m): 7:47pm On Aug 14, 2013
^ where you go hide this I.D for ages? Abi antivirus catch you ni? How you doing my fewd, long time no see. grin
Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by bishopjoe02(m): 7:59pm On Aug 14, 2013
oiseworld: These men of God should try harder, they're still way behind Solomon.
solomon was a king nt a prophet/pastor

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by careytommy: 8:31pm On Aug 14, 2013
Nice list!
@Goshen, hope you will be in this list by 2020. grin
Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by Afrobasic(m): 9:22pm On Aug 14, 2013
50% from Africa Nigeria where >50% of their congregation are still below the poverty line grin

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by RINE1: 9:50pm On Aug 14, 2013
Please click ' like' if you knows that vanity upon vanity ...all is vanity!

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by potentpraise: 10:33pm On Aug 14, 2013
Goshen360: ^ where you go hide this I.D for ages? Abi antivirus catch you ni? How you doing my fewd, long time no see. grin

A wise man talk when its noble... How are you doing?
I can see you are trying endlessly to make sure that the churches dont collect tithes and offering. Like you and i know, you can only try, you will not and can not stop it.

Its like asking baba-alawo and ifa priests to stop giving sacrifices to their gods.

Anyways.. back to you.. i am doing alright and you.. I am starting a church o and i need your tithes and offering. lol

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by Rhemar(m): 2:43am On Aug 15, 2013
I find dis hard 2 believe o, 5 of 10 being Nigerians and wt so much destitutes nd less-priviledged pple in all our churches. May God help

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by Rukemi291(f): 3:26am On Aug 15, 2013
Joshuaforever: Most people don't know the scriptures. The bible says that He(Jesus) was made poor so that through his poverty, we might be made rich. When worldly people(sinners) get rich, no one complains but when men of God get rich people are upset. The bible says it is God that gives power to get wealth.

People read and use part of the Holy Books that suit them accordingly....just like Boko Haram. Smh

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by k2039(m): 7:30am On Aug 15, 2013
nedu2000: I see this as a very unfortunate development for 'men of God' who should be more concerned with issues of spirituality and not material possessions. Such acquisition of wealth is baffling whereby a new testament reading says "its easier for a camel to squeeze through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God"
What's your definition of materialism?.
Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by k2039(m): 7:33am On Aug 15, 2013
m.k.o2005:

Did the scripture says it's not possible ? It only said it is difficult but with God all things are possible ! Don't be surprise that by the time u die wretched (not ur potion though)you will meet these men there in heaven becos i pray u make it to heaven !
God help us
I will only have been suprised if they weren't rich.

Even if you explain to them, they won't understand, We speak wisdom among those that are matured, yet not the wisdom of this age. Materialism has been preached to most of this fellows in a faulty way and that's why most will remain poor. There faith can't grasp what God has in stock for them even if God decides to bless them.

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Re: Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World by k2039(m): 7:38am On Aug 15, 2013
potentpraise: The list is not complete: Where is Joel Osteen

"Joel Osteen was born in Texas and has an estimated net worth of $40 million dollars. A pastor, author, and televangelist, Joel Osteen is the pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. He took over his father's role as a pastor and televangelist, despite having very little formal religious training, in 1999. Since then, the Lakewood Church broadcast has grown exponentially and can be seen in 100 different countries."

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/joel-osteen-net-worth/
That's just to show you that the list was cooked up.

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