Forbes Richest Pastors in the World: Top 10 (2022)

Forbes Richest Pastors in the World
Have you ever imagined a list of the world’s wealthiest people that included ministers of God, pastors? Over the years, these well-known preachers have developed mega-churches and ministries worth millions of dollars in the Christian community. Some may claim that these pastors, who are supposed to be stewards of God’s message and offer healing and redemption to their congregations, have strayed and are now preaching financial prosperity and seed sowing.


You have to ask if these wealthy pastors realize what it takes to mimic Jesus Christ, the God they claim to adore, because they own luxury aircraft, live in multi-million dollar mansions, and have assets both abroad and at home. Forbes magazine just published a list of ten of the world’s wealthiest and most prominent pastors. Please keep in mind that the majority of these wealthy preachers hail from various countries, particularly the United States.

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Forbes Richest Pastors in the World: Top 10 (2021)

Here are Forbes’s top 10 richest preachers in the world & their net worth 2021.

1. Bishop David Oyedepo – Net Worth $150 million

With a net worth of $150 million, David Oyedepo is the wealthiest pastor in the United States. According to Forbes, he has surpassed Bishop T.D Jakes at this position due to his numerous investments.

Winners Chapel, also known as Living Faith Church Worldwide, was founded by David Oyedepo, a Nigerian. The church has many locations around the world, including one of the country’s largest auditoriums, which seats over 50,000 people.

He is also the wealthiest preacher in Africa and Nigeria, because to his numerous savings. The country’s two private institutions, Covenant and Landmark University, a pricey private jet, and a slew of smaller schools are among them.

His ministry, which began in 1981, has grown to over 350 locations in Nigeria, as well as other countries like as the United States, Dubai, and the United Kingdom.

2. Bishop T. D Jakes – Net Worth $147 Million

Thomas Dexter Jakes is the second-wealthiest Forbes priest in the world, with a net worth of $147 million. Aside from being a powerful pastor, he is also an author, actress, musician, and even director. T. D. Jakes was born in the state of West Virginia in the United States in 1957. Sources suggest he traced his ancestors to Nigeria in one of the Yoruba-speaking nations.

He is the founder of a potters’ home. His ministry in Dallas, Texas, was once one of America’s most recognized churches, having a capacity of over 30,000 people. Bishop Jakes is a well-known American preacher whose sermons are broadcast on several television networks throughout the world.

Woman You Are Loose and The Lady, Her Lover, and Her God are two of his best-selling books as a novelist. These novels have sold millions of copies and have inspired countless people. Bishop T. D. Jakes also lives a wealthy lifestyle. He owns a $1.8 million mansion and is one of the pastors with a private plane that flies around the world.

3. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – Net Worth $50 Million

Chris Oyakhilome is a powerful Nigerian preacher and pastor who works miracles. He is one of the wealthiest preachers in the world, with a net worth of $50 million. He is also the founder of LoveWorld Believers, better known as the Christ Embassy, which is one of Nigeria’s largest Pentecostal congregations. Pastor Chris began his ministry at Ambrose Ali University.

The majority of his lectures on the Bible are broadcast on various Christian outlets. Even though his healing miracles are no longer broadcast on television, he continues to do so, earning him fame, respect, and even criticism. The reason for the increase in attendance at Pastor Chris’ church service is that all of the country’s most famous gospel performers, such as Frank Edwards, Sinach, and others, were trained in his church.

His LoveWorld Ministry transmitted live church service streaming to many countries throughout the world, preaching the gospel of the risen Christ to the entire world from Africa, Asia, and even Europe and the United States.

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4. Joel Osteen – Net Worth $40 million

Joel Scott Osteen is one of the wealthiest American television translators, according to Forbes, with a net worth of $40 to $60 million. Joel Osteen is the senior pastor of Lakewood Church, a non-denominational church in Houston, Texas, where he was born on December 5, 1963. This church, which had a 5000-member congregation, was founded by Osteen’s father.

After his father’s death, Joel Osteen took over the church, which had grown to over 40,000 Lakewood churchgoers. Every week, more than 7 million people watch his sermons on television, with a monthly audience of 20 million in only 100 countries. Osteen is also a published author who has written books on prayer, healing, anointing, overcoming temptations, and other topics. His first novel, Your Best Life Now, remained on The New York Times Best Seller List for weeks.

He apparently lives in a $10 million mansion with his wife, Victoria Osteen, and their children, in addition to having a private jet.

5. Pastor Enoch Adeboye Net Worth $39 Million

Pastor E.A Adeboye leads the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the world’s largest Pentecostal congregations with multiple branches. He is Nigeria’s most respected preacher because of his humility and impartiality. His edifying teaching has earned him a spot among the world’s most well-known preachers.

Prior to his appointment as the General Overseer of the RCCG, he was a Professor of Mathematics. When it comes to meditation and spirituality, Pastor E.A Adeboye excels in these areas. He is one of the few Nigerian pastors who has a private plane, not to mention his own Redeemers University, which is run by his church. Adeboye is worth $39 million dollars, according to Forbes.


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