Top 21 Richest Pastors in the World. See how many are Nigerians

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11. Joel Osteen

His fortune is estimated at $40 million. Joel Osteen is a televangelist pastor and author of many Christian books. His church is called “The Lakewood Church,” and is located in Houston, Texas. His televised sermons are seen by more than 7 million people around the world every week in 100 countries. His book, Your Best Life Now, appeared at the top of The New York Times bestseller list for more than 200 weeks (constituting a large fortune for him).

10. Benny Hinn

Benny Hinn manages the Miracle Crusade Program, which brings numerous followers into stadiums to see him. Also a follower of prosperity theology, the Israeli pastor said in 1997 to CNN that his annual revenues were $1 million. He claims to be able to restore sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf and cure diseases such as cancer and AIDS. However, outside research has disputed these claims made by him. Other critics accuse him of having bought himself a private jet for personal holidays thanks to the money (tax free) he received from donations. His fortunes are estimated at $42 million

9. Chris Oyakhilome

He is the founder of the 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 sermons are available in 143 languages. The book, Love world Publications, that he co-wrote with his wife has sold more than two million copies at $1 per book. Apart from these activities, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has television channels, newspapers, magazines, a hotel and a fast food chain. His fortune is estimated at 50 million dollars

8. Uebert Angel

Founder of the Spirit Embassy Church, the prophet, Uebert Angel, is sitting on a $ 60 million jackpot. At only 39 years old, the young native pastor of Zimbabwe travels by helicopter and is known for his flamboyant style. His church has 33 branches in 15 different countries. An entrepreneur at heart, Uebert Angel started by creating the “Limited Millionaire Club” (a concierge service in London). Then, he entered into real estate before expanding his empire to financial and telephone services. He is the second Zimbabwean to appear in the list for the world’s richest people in Forbes magazine. Since 2007, he has helped poor families in Asia and Africa by providing these families with money to buy food and pay for their children’s education.

7. Ayodele Oritsejafor

He is one of the richest pastors in Nigeria. He has invested in banking, real estate, transportation and the media. Ayodele Oritsejafor created ABN, a Christian channel that is broadcasted via satellite in 75 countries. His fortune is estimated at 120 million dollars

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