Top 5 richest pastors in Nigeria

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Are you aware that pastors, alongside politicians, musicians, and businessmen, are among the highest earners in Nigeria? If you’re still skeptical, consider the following official list of Nigeria’s wealthiest pastors and their net worths:

1. Bishop David Oyedepo is the richest pastor in Nigeria with his Networth of $150m ~ ₦54b

David Oyedepo was born in Otta, Ogun State, Nigeria on September 27, 1954. He is a Nigerian pastor, author, business mogul, architect, and founder of the megachurch Faith Tabernacle, or Winners of Chapel.

His church network now spans over 300 cities in Nigeria, 45 African nations, Dubai, the United States of America, and the United Kingdom.

With a seating capacity of 50,000, the Faith Tabernacle is one of Africa’s largest worship centres. He is the proprietor of Dominion Publishing House, a thriving press that publishes his works.

With a net worth of 54 billion dollars, David Oyedepo is Nigeria’s wealthiest preacher.

He recently acquired a $30 million Gulfstream V jet. He now owns four aircraft, including a Bombardier Challenger and two Gulfstreams. He owns a fleet of high-end automobiles, including Mercedes Benz and BMW.

2. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (Networth: $50m ~ ₦18b)

On December 7, 1963, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome was born. He founded Love World Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy, which has grown to over 40,000 members on five continents.

As a university student, he founded Love World. The central aspect of Oyakhilome’s praying style is that each of his disciples should contribute a portion of their earnings to the church, a practice he refers to as “sowing the seed.” If individuals lack sufficient funds, they are encouraged to donate their valuable possessions, such as jewelry, watches, mobile phones, and vehicles. To increase the number of “seeds,” the church approached hundreds of young businesses and invited them to become adherents. Pastor Oyakhilome receives millions of naira per month from “seed sowing.”

Additionally, he is renowned for his ability to heal a variety of diseases and illnesses. A South African member publicly accused Oyakhilome of hiring him to pose as disabled and be healed by the preacher on his television show.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is the owner of a private jet, extensive real estate throughout Nigeria, and approximately 30 SUVs, including a powerful Range Rover.

3. Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye (Networth: $39m ~ ₦14.1b)

Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye was born in 1942 in Ifewara, Osun State. He was appointed General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in 1981 and grew the congregation into a global force. The church now has branches in 192 countries, including over 14,000 in Nigeria. Pastor Enoch Adeboye once took the world by storm with his declaration that he would build a church within a five-minute drive of every home on the planet!

Pastor Enoch is blamed for failed prophecies despite the success of his network of churches. He also sparked outrage when he advised his adepts against marrying women who were not members of the church and were unable to cook!

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Nigeria’s third wealthiest pastor, is the proud owner of a $65 million Gulfstream G550 luxury jet. He is chauffeured around in a bulletproof Rolls-Royce Phantom ($400,000), Land Rover Discovery ($80,000), and Mercedes-Benz Gelandewagen ($100,000).

4. Prophet Temitope Babatunde Joshua (Networth: $25m ~ ₦9b)

T.B Joshua was born on June 12, 1963, and is the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN). Founded in 1987, the church has expanded into many countries worldwide, including Ghana, South Africa, Israel, Greece, and the United Kingdom. T.B Joshua is the owner of a million-follower YouTube channel and Emmanuel TV, one of the most popular Christian television channels in Africa.

T.B Joshua’s ministry is described by testimonies of healings ranging from HIV/AIDS to cancer and paralysis that are broadcast on Emmanuel TV. T.B.Joshua’s YouTube channel, and T.B.Joshua’s Facebook page. However, there are counter-arguments that the footages were not given by any official body and that no competent healthcare practitioner was present during his payment rituals.

Ad income from YouTube, a private TV channel, and a donation from his supporters contribute to his $9 billion net worth. He owns a $60 million private jet as well as a fleet of luxury automobiles, including Range Rovers and Mercedes-Benzes.

5. Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo (Networth: $20m ~ ₦7.2b)

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo is the Lead Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre in Lagos, Nigeria (KICC). Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo converted to Christianity at the age of twenty after growing up as a practicing Muslim. After 25 years, the church currently has £16.4 million (N7.26 billion) in assets and generates more than £8 million (N3.5 billion) in sales per year.

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo was once embroiled in a financial scandal, and was asked to repay the Kingsway International Christian Centre £200,000. His bank account transaction history revealed that the Church’s credit card was used to pay for the whopping expense of over £120,000 (N53 million) for his birthday celebration.

Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo’s wealth is evident in the form of a private plane, a stylish fleet of cars, and real estate investments. He owns a Porsche Cayenne, a Range Rover Vogue Sport, a bulletproof Hummer Jeep, a Mercedes (N35.4 million), and several other luxurious automobiles. In response to the charge that the majority of men of God siphon tithes from their congregations to fund their private luxurious lifestyles while abandoning the poor, he claims to have distributed 37 cars as part of his philanthropic activities.

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