Forbes releases its list of the top richest pastors in Africa; the first five are Nigerians.
BISHOP DAVID OYEDEPO
Affiliation: Living Faith World Outreach Ministry, aka Winners Chapel
Estimated net worth: $150 million
David Oyedepo is Nigeria’s wealthiest preacher. Ever back he founded the Living Faith Apple Outreach Ministry in 1981, it has developed to become one of Africa’s better congregations.
The Faith Tabernacle, area he hosts three casework every Sunday, is Africa’s better adoration center, with a basement accommodation of 50,000.
Oyedepo owns four clandestine jets and homes in London and the United States. He as well owns Dominion Publishing House, a advancing publishing aggregation that publishes all his books (which are generally centered on prosperity).
He founded and owns Covenant University, one of Nigeria’s arch tertiary institutions, and Faith Academy, an aristocratic top school.
Affliation: Believers’ Loveworld Ministries, a.k.a Christ Embassy
Estimated net worth: $30 million – $50 million
Last year, the absorbing preacher was at the centermost of a $35 actor money bed-making case in which he was accused of siphoning funds from his abbey to adopted banks. Pastor Chris pleaded no atrocity and the case was eventually dismissed.
His church, Christ Embassy, boasts added than 40,000 members, several of whom are acknowledged business admiral and politicians. Oyakhilome’s adapted interests cover newspapers, magazines, a bounded television station, a almanac label, digital TV, hotels and all-encompassing absolute estate.
His Loveworld TV Arrangement is the aboriginal Christian arrangement to advertisement from Africa to the blow of the apple on a 24 hour basis.
Affliation: Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN)
Estimated net worth: $10 million – $15 million
Nigeria’s a lot of arguable abbey is aswell one of its richest and a lot of philanthropic. T.B Joshua active the Synagogue Abbey of all Nations (SCOAN), a aggregation he founded in 1987, which accommodates over 15,000 worshippers on Sundays.
The Pastor has remained arguable for several years for his baffling admiral to alleviate all sorts of cureless diseases, including HIV/AIDS, blight and paralysis. For miracle-craving worshippers, it’s the absolute seduction.
The abbey currently has branches in Ghana, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Greece. In the accomplished three years, he has accustomed over $20 actor to causes in education, healthcare and rehabilitation programs for above Niger Delta militants.
He owns Emmanuel TV, a Christian television network, and is abutting accompany with Ghanaian above President Atta Mills.
Affliation: Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC)
Estimated net worth: $6 million – $10 million
In 1992, Foursquare Gospel Church, a Nigerian church, beatific Ashimolowo to accessible a digital annex in London. But Pastor Matthew had added account and absitively to set up his own abbey instead.
Today, his Kingsway International Christian Center most is reportedly the better Pentecostal abbey in the United Kingdom.
In 2009, the abbey acquaint profits of abutting to $10 actor and assets account $40 million.
Ashimolowo earns an anniversary bacon of $200,000, but his absolute abundance comes from assorted business interests including his media company, Matthew Ashimolowo media, which churns out Christian abstract and documentaries.
Ashimolowo’s assembly did not acknowledge to a appeal acknowledging his net account and buying of all these assets.
Affliation: Household of God Church
Net worth: $3 million -$10 million
Pastor Okotie fabricated his aboriginal success as a accepted pop artist in the 80s.
He begin the light, accepted the bible and set up the Household of God Church, one of Nigeria’s a lot of baroque congregations.
His 5,000 affiliate abbey consists predominantly of Nollywood celebrities, musicians, and association people.
He contested and absent in the Nigerian presidential elections for the third beneath the Fresh Party, a political affair he founded and funds.
An auto lover, he owns a Mercedes S600, Hummer and Porsche a part of several others.