It doesn’t matter whether there are a dozen people in the church on a Sunday or a hundred, churches have an innate ability to get money. Religion is one of the most profitable businesses in the world. While this statement might seem slightly offensive, pastors are earning billions these days just with their earning from churches.
To further clarify our point, we found 10 of the richest pastors in the world. The bank account of these guys will knock your socks off.
JOSEPH PRINCE – $5 MILLION
Joseph Prince wasn’t on the path of religion. He used to be an IT consultant but he had an awakening and devoted his life to religion. He founded the largest church in Asia, the New Creation Church.
T.B. JOSHUA – $10 MILLION
Joshua is a person that has seen his fair share of hardships in his life. Born in stricken poverty, Nigeria wasn’t too kind on this little kid. He did everything to get by and feed his family. Now, he’s a prophet in the eyes of the locals and runs the Synagogue, Church of All Nation.
FRANKLIN GRAHAM – $25 MILLION
Franklin comes from a family of pastors. His father, Billy Graham was is also a famous pastor. He went to a catholic school, but hit some speed bumps on the way and got expelled due to keeping a female in his room past curfew. Three years later, he devoted his life to Jesus and now is fully committed to being the president of the church named after his father.
BILLY GRAHAM – $25 MILLION
Like father like son, eh? Billy Graham is the most popular pastor in the States and was even nicknamed America’s Pastor. He was born back in 1918 and has seen his fair share of historical events. He even bailed Martin Luther King Jr. while he was jailed.
Kenneth is another pastor that wasn’t on the path to religion. He was an artist that even had a song make it to #17 on the Billboard hits of ’57. However, Copeland isn’t exactly the perfect pastor. The guy has a knack for flying and he bought five private jets with church donations.
CREFLO DOLLAR – $27 MILLION
This guy has dollar in his name and he managed to gather 27 million of it during his time as a minister. He’s the most flexing minister in America, he drives a Rolls Royce and owns multiple $2.5 Million estates. A pastor living the life of a billionaire, way to teach humility, father.
E.A. ADEBOYE – $39 MILLION
Adeboye is quite the modern pastor and holds a Ph. D in mathematics. He wasn’t into preaching directly and used to translate for pastor Josiah Olufemi. After the death of Olufemi, Adeboye took his spot as a full time preacher.
BENNY HINN – $42 MILLION
Benny Hinn is really well known for his faith healing beliefs. As ridiculous as his sermons are, people are actually head over heels for him and believe he can cure any ailment. His bank account shows that he’s doing a bit more than just healing.
CHRIS OYAKHILOME – $50 MILLION
Pastor Chris also focuses on faith healing and believes that faith can cure any disease, even AIDS. His business includes a Healing school, Rhapsody of Realities, LoveWorld Books and an NGO called the Inner City Missions for Children.
BISHOP JAKES – $147 MILLION
Ladies and gentlemen, behold, the richest pastor in the world. You may except him to be the worst on this list, but he’s actually one of the more acceptable pastors here. He’s accompanied President Bush and Obama on various occasions. Bush even described Jakes as a kind man who puts faith into action.