Top 20 richest Pastors in the world 2021 Update
Meet the top richest pastors in the world 2021 update:
Christianity which started in Antioch when the followers of Jesus Christ were called “Christian” that period had gone ahead to spread wide and far.
When speaking of the most popular religions in the world, Christianity will be among the top five and also has one of the highest worshipers.
Due to the increasing growth in Christianity, it has seen the continual rise of the new generation of pastors.
While those of old didn’t bother themselves with the gathering of earthly wealth but focused themselves on spreading the gospel, the benefit of which most Christians of today now enjoy.
However, the modern-day Christian leaders popularly referred to as pastors have included the gathering of earthly possessions to their primary assignment.
While this is not bad, it has grown to become the foremost area critics hold on to when criticising the church.
Critics are usually of the notions that pastors are living comfortable and luxurious lifestyles at the expense of their church members.
There are cases where some pastors possess private jets as well as luxurious homes in a different part of the world.
Another area has shown that Pastors have been able to gather massive wealth outside the church through their books, televangelism and their personal areas of expertise.
In order to boost your knowledge of the happenings in the church, we have come with a list of the 20 richest pastors in the world. They were selected based on their reported estimated worth value.
Below is the list of the 20 richest pastors in the world;
20. Joyce Meyer at $8 million
The pastor is one of the most popular female pastors in the world. Meyer is known for her teaching and books.
She was born on the 4th June 1943 in St Louis, Missouri, in the United States of America and currently 78 years old. She is married to Dave Meyer, and they both have four grown-up children together.
Pastor Joyce, founder of Joyce Meyer ministries.
19. Juanita Bynum at $10 million
She was born on the 16th June 1959 in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America. Bynum is currently 52 years old.
She has been able to gather her wealth from ticket sales of her sermons, DVD and her books.
Bynum airs her sermons regularly on trinity broadcasting network.
18. Pastor Chris Okotie at $12 million
He is considered to be one of the most richest Nigerian pastors on the list.
Chris Okotie is known for his heavy usage of English language. In fact that there is a claim that an average Nigerian will need to get a dictionary to understand his sermon.
He is a televangelist and the senior pastor of the household of God church international ministries, a Lagos Pentecostal congregation. He was born on the 16th June 1958 and is currently 53.
17. Matthew Ashimolowo at $15 million
This another popular Nigerian pastor based im the UK.
He was born on the 17th March 1952 in Nigeria is currently 69 years old.
He makes his money majorly from the sales of Christian literature and documentaries from his media company known as Matthew Ashimolowo Media.
16. Pastor Ayodele Oritsejafor $19 million
Pastor Ayodele Oritsejafor, a former president of two Nigerian Christian bodies, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria PFN and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
He is the senior pastor and the founder of the word of life Bible church located in Owerri, Imo State, in the southeastern part of Nigeria.
15. TB Joshua at $20 million
The late pastor was popular for his act of benevolent giving in the world and would be remembered for his service.
Before his death, Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua was the general overseer of Synagogue Church of All Nations SCOAN.
He was a Christian author, bible teacher, televangelist and public speaker. He was born on 12th June 1963 in Lagos. He dies at the age of 58 years old.
14. Rick Warren at $27 million
The author of the popular book “A Purpose-driven life’ is another preacher on the list of the richest pastors in the world. He was born on 28th January 1954 in San Jose, California, in the United States of America. He is currently 67 years old. He is married to Kay Warren.
13. Billy Graham at $28 million
The late Billy Graham was the spiritual leader to a number of the US President ending at the tenure of Barrack Obama.
He was a famous American pastor and an evangelist who became well known internationally in the 1940s. He was born on 7th November 1918 in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the United States of America and died on 21st February 2018 in Montreal, California in the United States of America. He died at 99 years old.
12. Ray Macaulay at $30 million
Pastor Ray Macaulay is amongst the richest pastor in the world, according to Forbes magazine. He is the senior pastor of Rhema Bible Church. He is an author, televangelist and former bodybuilder champion.
11. Jesse Duplantis at $33 million
Jesse Duplantis is an American Evangelical Charismatic Christian minister born in New Orleans, Louisiana in July of 1949.
He is the founder of the Jesse Duplantis Ministries in 1976 and has been preaching the word of God since.
He is popular for using comic and musical talent to preach the gospel.1111
10. Creflo Dollar at $35 million
Creflo Dollar is an American pastor, televangelist and the founder of non- denominational World Changers Church International based in Georgia in the United States of America. He was born on 28th January 1962 in College Park, Georgia in the United States of America.
9. Pastor E.A Adeboye at $39 million
Pastor E.A Adeboye is one of the most respected pastors in Nigeria and the world at large. He is a Christian author, televangelist, public speaker and the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG. He is also a professor of mathematics. He was born on 2nd March 1942 in Ifewara, Osun State, in the southwestern part of Nigeria. RCCG is the owner of Redeemers University and Dove TV.
8. Joel Osteen at $40 million
Joel Osteen is an American pastor, motivational speaker, Christian author, televangelist and the founder of Lakewood Church. He was born on 5th March 1963 in Houston, Texas, in the United States of America.
7. Benny Inn at $42 million
Tourik Benedictus popularly known as Benny Hinn, is a popular Israeli pastor, Christian author, televangelist and public speaker.
He has a list of books to his name.
6. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome at $50 million
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is one of the richest Nigerian pastors in the world.
He is a Christian author, televangelist, public speaker, television host.
He is the founding pastor of Believers Love World Incorporated, popularly known as Christ Embassy.
5. Uebert Angel at $60 million
Uebert Angel is a famous Zimbabwe pastor, Christian author, televangelist, public speaker, businessman and the founder of Spirit Embassy, which was later renamed to Good News Church in October 2015.
4. Pat Robertson at $100 million
Pat Robertson is an American pastor, Christian author, televangelist, media mogul, executive chairman and politician. He was born on 22nd March 1930 in Lexington, Virginia, in the United States of America.
3. Bishop TD Jakes at $147 million
Thomas Dexter Jakes, popularly known as Bishop T.D Jakes, is an American pastor, Christian author, televangelist, singer and filmmaker. He was born on 9th June 1957 in South Charleston, West Virginia, in the United States of America.
2. Bishop David Oyedepo at $150 million
Bishop David Oyedepo is the founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners Chapel and is one of the biggest churches in the world.
He is the owner of Covenant University and Landmark University.
1. Kenneth Copeland at $300 million
According to the latest reports, Pastor Kenneth Copeland is currently the richest pastors in the world.
Copeland is an American preacher born in Lubbock, Texas, in December 1936 and the founder of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries located in Tarrant County in Texas.
He is an author, a public speaker, and a musician, which are the areas where he makes his money.