10 RICHEST PASTORS IN THE WORLD & NET WORTH 2021 [Forbes Ranking]

Gone are the days when Christianity is tagged with poverty, church rats were regarded the poorest among the poor, and pastors are known with rags and miserable lifestyle, because of the way they wallow in poverty. 

The new dispensation has generated caucus for richest pastors worth millions of dollars, operating a multinational organization, driving expensive cars, flying first-class, owing to personal private jets, and building a multi-million cathedral of worship globally.

The new century pastors were known to be not to be rich in words, but also money. Truth to be told, churches are the new evolutional industries among the fortune-500 industry by Forbes 2021 rating because of the position they command in the community. Because millions of foreign currencies are being raised from their services, and most of these revenues are untaxed and are in credit to the visionary.

Although there are different pastors with diverse uncensored inspirational messages, making it practically impossible to identify the good and the bad from the crowd, for there are no procedural means of out-screening them, whereby made a necessity for worshippers not to be a prey in the quest for being under a shepherd. 

The main reason why we need to talk about the Forbes richest pastors in the world and also highlight details about them.

This article aimed at educating you about the top ten richest pastors in the world according to Forbes 2021, we will update you soon about the top 20 richest pastors in the world. Check out the list of the top 10 richest pastors in the world.

TOP 10 RICHEST PASTORS IN THE WORLD FORBES

If you have been asking who the worlds richest pastors are, then we have the list here for you. Below is the list of the top ten wealthiest pastors in the world and their Net Worth. Forbes richest pastors in the world are;

  • David Oyedepo ($200 Million)
  • T.D Jakes ($147 Million)
  • Chris Oyakhilome ($50 Million)
  • Joel Osteen ($40 Million)
  • Enoch Adeboye ($39 Million)
  • Creflo Dollar ($27 Million)
  • Kenneth Copeland ($25 Million)
  • Benny Hinn ($25 Million)
  • T.B. Joshua ($10 Million)
  • Joseph Prince ($5 Million)

To buttress more on this, we have listed the wealthiest pastors in the world, their net worth, ministry name and country which they are from. Read along for full details about the richest pastors in the world.

1. Bishop David Oyedepo – (Net Worth $200 Million)

David Oyedepo - Richest Pastor In The World
General Overseer of Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winner’s Chapel International)

Date of Birth: 27th Of September, 1954
Net Worth: $200 Million
Ministry Name: Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winner’s Chapel International)
Ministry’s Country: Nigeria

Bishop David Oyedepo Net worth 2021

Undisputedly, Papa Oyedepo as popularly nicked is the richest Pastor in the world with a Net worth of about $200 million. He is the founder and the presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, popularly known as Winners Chapel International, with a leading congregational member in the Africa continent, with the church headquarter located in Ota, Ogun state.

Bishop David Oyedepo is Forbes richest pastor in the world and the margin is just too high compared to the others which implies that he is the most successful pastor in the world.

The Faith tabernacle main bow – Living Faith Church Headquarter Megachurch – accommodates over 50,000 worshippers per services – awarded Guinness Book Of Records as the largest church auditorium in the world in the early 21st century, but now the second-largest church capacity in Nigeria – with branches over 300 cities in the whole world, not excluding the entire African continent, and developed countries of the world.

Bishop David Oyedepo, born on 27th Of September, 1954 in Osogbo, is one of the most influential, witty and powerful pastors in Nigeria and the globe at large, not because he tops the list of Forbes 2021 richest Pastors in the world, but because he is in commands of one of the biggest churches in Nigeria, and also a successful businessman.

Being the chancellor of two flourishing private universities in Nigeria – The Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara state and Covenant University in Ota, Ogun state – the managing director of the Dominion Publisher, the author of bestselling Christian books around the globe, the CEO of Dominion Air among many other businesses throughout the world that he manages.

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Bishop David Oyedepo net worth includes many landed properties and buildings, and fancy cars are labelled in this great Man of God’s name, being the only Pastor in the 2021 Forbes list to own and manage 4 private jets.

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

TD Jakes - One of the wealthiest pastors in the world
Bishop T.D Jakes is rated as the richest pastor in the United States.

Date of Birth: 9th Of June 1957
Net Worth: $147 Million
Ministry Name: The Potter’s House 
Ministry’s Country the United States 

Bishop T.D. Jakes Net worth 2021

The Bishop of the Potter’s House is incredible, the riches Pastor in the United States and the second richest Pastor in the world, with a Net worth of about $147 million.

Bishop Thomas Dexter Jakes, born on the 9th Of June 1957, with multi-faceted and multi-dimensional personality, being a clergyman and also an author, a filmmaker, an actor and a singer, where his megachurch has a capacity of 30,000 worshippers per service. 

Mostly Bishop T.D Jakes net worth streams from the annual mega-fest festival which gathered a congregation of over 300,000 around the globe for the mega festival, being aired over The Word Network, Lightsource.com with others service program from the Potter’s House. 

3. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – ($50 Million)

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome - One of the wealthiest pastors in the world
Pastor Oyakkilome is the Senior Pastor and the convener of Believers Loveworld International – Christ Embassy Church.

Date of Birth: 7th Of December, 1963 
Net Worth: $50 Million
Ministry Name: Believers Loveworld (The Christ Embassy Church)
Ministry’s Country Nigeria

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Net worth 2021

The Pastor Chris of the Christ Embassy makes the Forbes 2021 list of the richest Pastor in the world, being the third richest Pastor in the world, with a Net worth of is $50 million to secure his third position of the richest Pastor on earth.

Pastor Oyakkilome is the Senior Pastor and the convener of Believers Loveworld International nicked Christ Embassy Church.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome came into public knowledge after the nationwide broadcast of the popular program called Atmosphere for Miracle, where he performed live miracles, but was later got banned, which lead to the establishment of Healing School and the Loveworld Books in all his church branches, with over 400,000 members as active congregational members globally. 

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome was born on the 7th Of December, 1963 by Tim Oyakhilome’s Family. The charismatic televangelist miracle pastor, is a businessman with properties in real estate, having a hospitality business line, with T.V. stations, monthly magazine and author of many inspirational books. 

4. Pastor Joel Osteen – ($40 Million)

Pastor Joel Osteen

Date of Birth: 5th Of March, 1963
Net Worth: $40 Million
Ministry Name: Lakewood Church 
Ministry’s Country: United States

Pastor Joel Osteen Net worth 2021

Although there is a discord between what the actual worth of the televangelist, Pastor Joel Scott Osteen is, we believe it can’t be less than $40 million, and at most $60 million.

We concluded at the former, using the least expected scenario factor. Nevertheless, Pastor Joel Osteen makes the list of Forbes 2021 richest pastors in the world, being the fourth richest Pastor in the list.

The Present Presiding Pastor of the Lakewood Church, the megachurch located at Houston, Texas, which was founded by the televangelist father, John Osteen (of blessed memory) in 1959 Lakewood Church is renowned as the biggest Protestant Church in the United States of America.

Joel Osteen born on the 5th Of March, 1963 to the John Osteen’s family, is a seasoned author whose most of writings made the No 1 New York Times Best Seller List, with his televised sermons and evangelism broadcasted to over 8 million viewers in over 100 countries of the world. 

5. Pastor Enoch Adeboye – (Net Worth $39 Million)

Pastor Enoch Adeboye Net Worth
Pastor Enoch Adeboye – The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

Date of Birth: 2nd Of March, 1942
Net Worth: $39 Million
Ministry Name: The Redeemed Christian Church of God 
Ministry’s Country: Nigeria

Pastor Enoch Adeboye Net worth 2021

Daddy G.O. is indisputable the fifth richest pastor in the world, with a total Net worth of about $39 million in the Forbes 2021 listing of the richest Pastors in the world.

Pastor Adeboye was ordained as the General Overseer 1981 by the founder and Presiding Pastor of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pa Akindayomi after he was first confirmed as Pastor in 1977.

After the ordination as the new general overseer, he grew the church from few branches to over 18,000 branches only in Nigeria, and in over 196 other countries of the world.

Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye was given birth to the family of Adeboye of the Ilesha, on 2nd Of March, 1942, and grew into becoming a mathematics professor from the University of Lagos (Unilag), before resigning his position for the work of the ministry on full time.

He is among the richest pastors in the world with private jets and private University (The Redeemers University).

6. Pastor Creflo Dollar – (Net Worth $27 Million)

Pastor Creflo Dollar

Date of Birth: 28th Of January, 1962.
Net Worth: $27 Million
Ministry Name: World Changers Church International 
Ministry’s Country the United States 

Pastor Creflo Dollar Net worth 2021

Pastor Creflo Dollar of the World Changers Church International, a Non-Denominational church, located in Georgia, United States is the sixth richest Pastor in the world according to the Forbes 2021 listing of richest pastors in the world with Net Worth of about $27 million. 

Born on 28th Of January, 1962, with a congregation of about 30,000 per service, is a proud owner of a private jet, 2 Rolls Royce, with extraordinary Manson and properties to his Name.

7. Pastor Kenneth Copeland – (Net Worth $25 Million)

Pastor Kenneth Copeland 

Date of Birth: 3rd Of December, 1936.
Net Worth: $25 Million
Ministry Name: Kenneth Copeland Ministries 
Ministry’s Country: United States

Pastor Kenneth Copeland Net worth 2021

The founder of Kenneth Copeland Ministries, the owner of a private jet, mansion, real estates, properties and other expensive gadgets, Kenneth Max Copeland, is the seventh on the Forbes 2021 richest pastor in the world list, with a Net worth of about $25 million. 

The televangelist, author and speaker, Kenneth Copeland, was born on the 3rd Of December, 1936, and started ministry at an early age of 25 years old.

8. Evangelist Benny Hinn – (Net Worth $25 Million)

Evangelist Benny Hinn

Date of Birth: 3rd Of December, 1952 
Net Worth: $25 Million
Ministry Name: Orlando Christian Center
Ministry’s Country the United States

Pastor Benny Hinn Net worth 2021

The world-renowned evangelist and the prolific author, Evangelist Benny Hinn, is rich to be noticed by the Forbes to makes its listing for the 202 richest pastors in the world, being on the eight positions.

The Jew-American evangelist is the convener of Orlando Christian Center, founded in 1983, was born on the 3rd Of December, 1952.

As a world evangelist and prosperity driven preacher, he is known for its diverse healings and miracles he performed, who organize crusades at large stadiums and auditorium across all the state of America and other countries of the world.

9. T.B Joshua – (Net Worth $10 Million)

T.B Joshua - one of the richest pastors in the world

Date of Birth: 12th Of June, 1963.
Net Worth: $10 Million
Ministry Name: Synagogue Church of All Nations 
Ministry’s Country Nigeria

Pastor T.B. Joshua Net worth 2021

The controversial Pastor, and the visionary of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SoCAN) located in Lagos State, Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua, makes the list of the Forbes 2021 richest pastor in the world, with a Net worth $10 million, making it the fourth richest pastor in Nigeria and the Ninth on the global scene. 

Temitope Balogun Joshua was born on the 12th Of June, 1963, he is one of the Pastors with highest social media followers, with a Christian television Network called Emmanuel TV. He is a minister, a televangelist, and a philanthropist who gives back to his church members who are in dare need.

10. Pastor Joseph Prince – (Net Worth $5 Million)

Pastor Joseph Prince

Date of Birth: 15th of May, 1963 
Net Worth: $5 Million
Ministry Name: The New Creation Church 
Ministry’s Country: Singapore 

Pastor Joseph Prince Net worth 2021

The only Singaporean Pastor on the Forbes 2021 list, Joseph Prince, tops with a Net worth of $5 million. As the Senior Pastor of the New Creation Church, which is the largest congregation in Singapore, the Asian continent, running a T.V. church program Named “Destined to Reign.”

The prolific writer was former I.T. consultant was given birth by a Chinese on the 15th of May, 1963 for a Sikh priest and preached in over eight countries of the world. 

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Conclusion

The era is over when poverty is synonymous to Christianity. Nigeria and the United States of America flood the list of the richest Pastor in the globe, being the fact that they are the richest countries in their continent and the world at large.

At now, more pastors are struggling to make it on richest pastors in the world Forbes ratings, riches are being transferred from one hand to another, more ministries are evolving, and more names are being added to the list.

This I believe is in fulfilment of the scriptural reference in the book of Zac 1:17 … My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad, and the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.

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  1. Those pastors have rich men as their congregation do you expect them to be poor? we have listeners or members that are poor likewise we have those that are rich. We also have pastors that are poor but you didn’t talk about those ones. So to you, all pastors must be poor or what are you trying to make us understand?

  2. Let no one truble himself for the sake of this, the earth is the LORD’S. This is just the beginning. Glory be to GOD.

  3. Glory To God Saving God really Pays matt6:33 is the cold. then also try to be a giver, pay your tithe and offering and you shall be bless.