The Two Nigerian Pastors; David Oyedepo and Chris Oyakhilome were among the top 10 richest pastors in the world.
Churches around the world earn millions of dollars every week. This money comes from tithing, offerings and prophetic gifts and is used to pay the salaries of community workers.
In addition to church offerings, they also earn money on TV shows, special performances, books they write, and much more. The overseers of these churches are also workers
We have decided to give a deep insight into the lives of some of these spiritual leaders to bring you the 10 richest pastors in the world and their cars:
- Kenneth Copeland – worth 120 billion naira
The richest pastor in the world, Kenneth Copeland, became a Christian in the mid-1990s and founded the ministries of Kenneth Copeland in Texas. The church earns millions selling books, DVDs and more. The church has its own runway and it flies with a 6 billion Naira jet. Copeland lives in a 2 billion naira mansion and drives numerous cars such as an 88 million Naira Maserati, Range Rover, Audi and Bentley.
2. David Oyedepo – worth 54 billion naira
The founder of Living Faith Church, also known as the Winner Chapel, David Oyedepo, is the richest pastor in Africa and Nigeria. He preaches about prosperity and lives life to the fullest. He owns two universities in Nigeria – Covenant University in Ogun and Landmark University in Kwara. He has a lavish collection of cars, including a Range Rover Sport with 12 million Naira, a Bentley GTC, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and a Roll-Royce Phantom. Even more shocking was that this was just one of two private jets under his name.
3. Pat Robertson – worth 36 billion naira
If you know the Christian broadcasting network broadcasting the 700 Club, you must have wondered who owns such a mega-outfit. Well, he’s Pat Robertson. He is also the chancellor and founder of Regent University in the United States. 87-year-old Pat Robertson lives in an 11 million Naira mansion and owns a whole range of luxury automobiles, including the 41 million Naira Chevy Corvette. It is also rumored that he also has a jet.
4. Benny Hinn – worth 23 billion naira
In 1983, the Orlando Christian Center was founded by Benny Hinn. The Israeli-born evangelist is known for his miracle crucifixes, which recorded countless healings and people raised from the dead. He lives in a Texas mansion and drives a Rolls-Royce, a 72-million-naira Ferrari, an expensive Mercedes-Benz from McLaren and also had a jet.
5. Chris Oyakhilome – worth 18 billion Naira
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is the lead pastor and founder of the Believers Love World Church, popularly known in Nigeria as the Christian Embassy. The Edo-born spiritual leader also has many books under his name and a television station. He was once married to an Italian – Anita – and they have two daughters together.
All of his vehicles are among the most expensive and luxurious in the world, including a Mercedes-Benz 35 million Naira G-Wagon, a Range Rover Sport worth 18 million Naira and a Bentley GTC. The Nigerian is said to have his own jet called Sky power.
6. Joel Osteen – worth 14.5 billion naira
The well-known American pastor Joel Osteen inherited the largest Protestant church in the United States in 1999 from his father. With a weekly church visit of over 50,000 faithful, Lakewood Church also has a television station that broadcasts to more than a hundred countries.
Joel Osteen is married to Victoria Osteen. The husband and wife live with two children in their 3.6 billion naira villa in Houston. The Pastor, whose book, Your Best Life Now, has been on the New York Times bestseller list for four years. He drives a Mercedes-Benz G Wagon worth 35 million naira, a 72 million naira Ferrari, a jet of millions of naira, and a massive house.
7. Creflo Dollars – worth 10 billion naira
Popularly known as “It is God’s will to succeed in every way,” the American preacher Creflo Dollar literally has a constant “dollar flo”. He founded the World Changers Church in Georgia years ago and counts more than 30,000 dedicated parishioners. He owns 165 million naira Rolls Royce cars, expensive Manhattan and Atlanta villas, and a 700 million naira private jet.
8. Billy Graham – worth 9.5 billion Naira
One of the first pastors ever to be considered a celebrity is Billy Graham. The founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association gained popularity in the 1940s and was the spiritual leader of former US Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. It was also known that he was taught along with Martin Luther King Jr.
Billy Graham passed away in 2018 at the age of 99 and had reached over 2.2 billion listeners from around the world. Before his death he drove a 45 million Naira Rolls-Royce Cullinan and also had a jet.
9. Rick Warren – worth 9 billion naira
The Saddle back Church was founded in 1980 by Pastor Rick Warren in Lake Forest, California. The Evangelical Church is currently the fifth largest church in America and has at least 21,000 visitors a week. In 2006, Rick Warren once aroused media interest after inviting former Senator Barack Obama into his church, despite their opposing views on abortion.
Pastor Warren is now married to Kay Warren and currently lives with her children in California. The 63-year-old pastor is also known for his bestselling A Purpose Driven Life. With all the success and fame that the respected pastor has built in his life, he claims to have donated 90% of his income to charity and left him 10% for him and his family.
10. Franklin Graham – worth 7 billion naira
He is 65 years old and was converted to Christianity only 43 years ago. He took on the evangelism of his father and is currently President and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The younger Graham is also the author of many inspirational books and materials.
The pastor is now married and has children. He drives a Bentley Continental GT worth 35 million naira, inherited cars from his father and flies a 325-million-naira private jet.