The 7 Richest Pastors in the Nigeria
The American magazine Forbes released a list of 20 world richest pastors with a range between 10 million USD to less than one Billion dollars. These pastors have built real empires whose influence has reached beyond the religious sphere. In this list, Africa the poorest continent in the world is well represented. Infact, seven Nigerian pastors have become national celebrities. While their followers hope for financial miracles or to be cured of an incurable diseases, these Nigerians pastors have seen their fortune reach new heights. They travel by private jets, drive luxury cars and have impressive homes all around the world.
Bishop David Oyedepo, 150 Million USD
Bishop David Oyedepo is a pastor in Nigeria and he’s the leader of the most powerful congregation in Africa. His church has three services, and can hold up to 50,000 congregations. With a fortune of $150 Million, he is the richest pastor in Nigeria and Africa. He has four private jets and houses in London and the United States. He also has his own publishing company that publishes his book. Lastly, he is the founder of Covenant University, Landmark University and Faith Academy, an elitist secondary school.
Pastor Enoch A. Adeboye, 130 Million USD
Pastor Enoch Adeboye, a Nigerian Pastor, is the leader of Redeemed Christian Church of God. He had fortune that is estimated at $130 Million USD
Pastor Ayodele Oritsejafor, 120 Million USD
Pastor Ayodele Oritsejafor, he’s one of the richest pastor in Nigeria. He has invested in banking, real estate, transportation and the media. Pastor Ayodele Oritsejafor created ABN, a Christian channel which is broadcast via satellite in 75 countries.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, 50 Million USD
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, he is the founder of Christ Embassy Church, his church has 40,000 members which includes many entrepreneurs and politicians. Particularly active on the internet, this Nigerian pastor has more than 3 million followers on twitter and facebook. His sermon are available in 143 languages. The book, lover world publication that he co-wrote with his wife has sold more than two million copies at $1/book. Apart from these activities, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has television channels, Newspaper, magazine, a hotel and a fast food chain.
Prophet T. B. Joshua, 15 Million USD
Prophet T. B. Joshua, is one of the most controversial pastors in Nigeria. Indeed, he owes his success to the ability to cure diseases said to be incurable such as HIV/AIDS, paralysis or certain cancer. His church called “The Synagogue” – Church of all nations bring together 15,000 worshipers every Sunday and also has bases located in Nigeria, Ghana, United Kingdom and Greece. T. B. Joshua also has his own TV channels called “Emmanuel TV”, which is also the largest Christian TV channels in Africa. Extremely popular on the internet. T. B. Joshua has more than 2.5 million fans on facebook, more than 500,000 on youtube, and his videos have been viewed more than 240 million times.
Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, 10 Million USD
Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, a Nigerian pastor is the founder of “Kings International Christian Center” (KICC) based in the United Kingdom. At the age of 20, he converted to Christianity and enrolled in a Christian school. Sent to United Kingdom to develop the antenna for a Nigerian congregation. He decided to create his own church. Today, he is the head of the largest Pentecostal congregation in the United Kingdom. His two favorite topics are health and money. His predominantly black audience spend millions of dollars a year to attend his shows.
Pastor Chris Okotie, 10 Million USD
Pastor Chirs Okotie before becoming a pastor was a famous singer known for his hits 80s song. “Show me your backside”. His church among the more flamboyant church in Nigeria, has about 5,000 followers including many local stars. He even ran in the Nigerian presidential elections three times in vain. A big fan of luxury cars, he possess among others, a Mercedes S600, a hummer, a Rolls Royce Phantom and a Porsche.
culled from Afrizap News