A pastor is an ordained leader of a Christian congregation. Many pastors worldwide are serving humanity by providing guidance to people belonging to the community. Some of them have become very rich through their churches and other investments. These millionaire men of God are known all over the world. This list is based on Celebrity Net Worth and Forbes‘ evaluation.
Here is the top 10 richest pastors in the world.
1. David Oyedepo, 60 years old, Nigeria
Net worth: US$150 Million
Bishop David Oyedepo has been billed the richest preacher in the world.
After he said he received a mandate from God in 1981 to “liberate the world from all oppressions of the devil through the preaching of the word of faith”, he founded the Living Faith Church Worldwide, which is also known as Winners Chapel.
According to the David Oyedepo Ministries website, the network of churches now spans over 300 cities and towns across the 36 states in Nigeria. His congregants affectionately call him “Papa”.
The pastor is said to own at least two private jets, as well as several luxury cars. His businesses include bakeries and petrol stations.
He has invested his money into improving the standard of education in Africa by establishing many primary and secondary schools, as well as universities. He also owns a publishing house, Dominion Publishing House.
He is married with four children.