For some in the clergy profession who work long hours leading their congregations, making ends meet is a constant struggle. Small church pastors depend on tithes and offerings to keep churches running and take their wages from what is left, often working other jobs to support their families. According to Belief Net, the average American pastor makes $ 45,000 per year and many earn less.. Others have built wealthy empires, leading large congregations, televising their sermons, and selling their own books or CDs and more. Have you ever wondered what is the net worth of the pastors who run these mega churches? Here are the top ten richest pastors in the world to show how lucrative spreading the gospel can be.
10. Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye – $ 39 million
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adoboye is the 10th richest pastor in the world. He is a native of Nigeria whom his followers refer to as “Daddy GO. He pastors the Redeemed Christian Churches of God and oversees the organization. His annual salary is $ 2 million per year. He is also the owner of Dove TV, which is a gospel television station that airs a variety of church programs, including his weekly sermons. Pastor Adeboye is a very wealthy man who has several houses and a private jet. .
9. Joel Osteen – $ 40 million
Joel Osteen is the senior pastor of the Lakewood Church Protestant organization in Houston, Texas. He is also one of the New York Times best-selling authors and now leads the largest Protestant church in the United States. He also founded the television show that broadcasts his sermons. He served as the producer of the televised sermons for his father, who was a pastor until his death, then Joel took over and has been the senior pastor ever since. Mr. Osteen also has a talk show called “Joel Osteen Live.” The main focus of his ministry is preaching the gospel and living a life of obedience to God and avoiding sin. Teaches about the power of love and prosperity. He lives in a house that is valued at $ 10.5 million. . There are 52,000 people who attend his Houston-based church weekly with an estimated 7 million people watching his broadcasts weekly in 100 countries around the world. .
8. Benny Hinn – $ 42 million
Benny Hinn is a televangelist who grew up Orthodox in his native Israel. He became a Pentecostal Christian as a teenager. He began his ministry through the Orlando Christian Center and began a ministry of faith healing and preaching the gospel. His healing sermons and seminars are broadcast on The Trinity Broadcasting Network around the world. He is best known for his crusades and for his television show This Is Your Day. His birth name is Toufik Benedictus and he owns many luxury items, including a private jet. .
7. Chris Oyakhilome – $ 50 million
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is the seventh richest pastor in the world. He founded the Christian ministry Believers’ Loveworld Incorporated. The mega church is located in Lagos. He is a faith healer who preaches that faith can cure all diseases. His ministry operates several branches, including the NGO Inner City Missions for Children, three Christian television channels, the Loveworld book series, the School of Healing, and the Rhapsody of Realities. His net worth is currently estimated at $ 50 million.
6. Uebert Angel – $ 60 million
Pastor Uebert Angel is a clergyman from Zimbabwe who founded Spirit Embassy. Later, the church was named the Church of Good News. He is the founder of the Angel Organization and its CEO. Forbes magazine refers to Pastor Angel as a pastor serving the very wealthy who don’t have the luxury of time. He is an international minister and founder of the Millionaire Academy, which helps people in business ventures and mentors them. He lives on a 14-acre farm in a mansion and owns several expensive luxury cars. .
5. Pat Robertson – $ 100 million
Pat Robertson is a well known American pastor from Virginia. He established the Christian Broadcasting Network in 1960, which broadcasts the 700 Club program that Robertson is hosting, along with other programs. Her birth name is Marion Gordon Robertson, but her name is Pat. He ran for the office of President of the United States, but was defeated. After his failed career, he founded a right-wing Christian organization called the Christian Coalition,  which raises funds to support conservative candidates in the political arena. He also founded Regent University and serves as its provost and principal …