Individual Pastors and Preachers around the world, have defied the century held notion that ‘Women/Men of God Live Modest Lives.’ Infact in the Catholic Church, Nuns have long been known to take a Vow of Poverty, where they renounce all personal property and everything they possess gets to be used for the common good.
Those were the early years, when the concept of Christianity almost only rotated around the Catholic Church and the Anglican Church of England. Today, religion is refined with “God Chosen” Pastors and Prophets commanding alot of respect in the Worship World.
As their influence on the Christian flock grows however, so does their wallet. Preachers have amassed alot of wealth from their followers to an extent that even when there is a global pandemic, no work and limited food portions, the Christians still afford to send their daily offertory and tithe to them either by Mobile Money or Bank transactions.
Today, we profile for you, the Richest Pastors in the World, by networth as of 2020. Is Uganda represented, very much so.
20. Kenneth Wahome (Kenya) $25M
19. Victor Kanyari (Kenya) $25M
18. Bishop Margaret Wanjiru (Kenya) $25M
17. Rick Warren (US) – $25M
16. Creflo Dollar (US) $27M
15. Ray Macauly (South Africa) $28M
14. Kamlesh Pattni (Kenya) $30M
13. Davud Edward Owuor (Kenya) $34M
12. Joel Osteen (US) $40M
11. Tshifinwa Irene (South Africa) $42M
10. Allan and Cathy Kiuna (Kenya) $50M
9. Chris Oyakhilome (Nigeria) $50M
8. Benny Hinn (US) – $60M
7. Elvis Mbonye (Uganda) $80M
Flambouyant Zoe Fellowship leader, Prophet Elvis Mbonye, makes a surprise turn in here. Born in 1977, Mbonye is a Bachelors degree holder (Dev’t Studies) from Makerere University.
He previously attended Kigezi High Schol Butobere and Standard High School Zzana. But with no permanent Church, his fellowships are conducted in hotels, and open grounds.
According to our sources, Prophet Mbonye is into real estate and owns huge chunks of land in Kampala and around the country. The little that he shows out, is in the form of a posh lifestyle for himself and his mouthpieces within the Ministry.
6. Pat Robbertson (US) $100M
5. Ayodele Oritsejafor (Nigeria) $128M
4. E.A Adeboye (Nigeria) $130M
3. Shepherd Bushiri (South Africa) $150M
Born on 20th February 1983, Shepherd Bushiri, also known as Major 1 or Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, is a Christian preacher, motivational speaker, author and businessman from Malawi.
He founded an evangelical church known as the Enlightened Christian Gathering that is headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa with branches in other African countries and around the world.
2. David Oyedepo (Nigeria) $150M
The Nigerian preacher is also a Christian author, businessman and architect. He is the founder and presiding Bishop of the megachurch Faith Tabernacle in Ogun State, Nigeria, and Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel International.
With a networth of over US $150M, Oyedepo is the wealthiest preacher in Nigeria and second in the world. His church owns four private jets and several buildings, including in London and the US.
At a recent gathering, he told his flock that it was an insult to be ranked at 150M, implying that he is way over that.
1. Kenneth Copeland (US) $300M
Kenneth Copeland is an American author, public speaker, televangelist, and musician whose known net worth figure is $300 million. He was born in Lubbock, Texas in December 1936. He lives in a $6 million home owned by his church and jet sets all over god’s green earth in a $17.5 million private plane.