Bishop Oyedepo is World’s Richest Pastor, 4 Other Nigerian Pastors make the cut
Preacher and founder of Faith Ministries, otherwise known as Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, is the world’s richest pastor, according to richestlifestyle.com.
The influential Bishop, who was recently barred from entering the United Kingdom by the British Home Office, leads 9 other world’s mega-rich pastors that include four other Nigerian pastors with a staggering net worth of $150 million.
A long way down to the No. 2 spot is Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. The founder of Christ Embassy, whose wife is seeking divorce on the grounds of “unreasonable behaviour” and “adultery”, is worth $50 million.
Other Nigerian pastors who made the cut are Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua of the Synagogue Church of all Nations, who linked the collapse of an uncompleted Guest House owned by his church to a “strange aircraft”, at No. 7 with a net worth of $15 Million and Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo of Kingsway International Christian Center and Pastor Chris Okotie of Household of God Church, who tied at $10 million each, are No. 8 on the richlist.
Noticeable absentee on the list is Nigerian Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, whose private jet was used to launder $9.3m that was eventually seized by the South African authorities.
The full list of Top 10 Richest Pastors in the World 2014:
- 1) David Oyedepo – Net worth: $150 Million (Nigeria)
- 2) Chris Oyakhilome – Net worth: $50 Million (Nigeria)
- 3) Benny Hinn – Net worth: $42 Million (United States)
- 4) Creflo Dollar – Net worth: $27 Million (United States)
- 5) Billy Graham – Net worth: $25 Million (United States)
- 6) T. D. Jakes – Net worth: $18 Million (United States)
- 7) T.B. Joshua – Net worth: $15 Million (Nigeria)
- 8) Matthew Ashimolowo – Net worth: $10 Million (Nigeria)
- 8) Chris Okotie – Net worth: $10 Million (Nigeria)
- 10) Joseph Prince – Net worth: $5 Million (Singapore)
richestlifestyle.com explains that the criteria are “based on Celebrity Net Worth and Forbes‘ evaluation.”