Popular pastors are increasingly becoming Richest Pastors in Africa making headlines with open flamboyance and unreserved suaveness being an integral part of them.Many ask who might be the Richest Pastors in Africa today so TINA Magazine highlights a list of wealthiest African pastors, known for ranking on top and with a huge attendance in each service. These are servants of God, with a mission to spread the gospel of Christ through ministry. But in doing so some have emerged with rich investments and living a luxurious life.
Below is a list of top 10 richest pastors in Africa!
10. Rev. Chris Okotie – 10 million dollars
Christopher Okotie was born in Delta State on 16 of June 1958. Oghenebrorie Okotie is a Nigerian televangelist and ex pop-singer. He is a pastor of the Household of God Church. For today, the center of his ministry is located in Lagos. He got his education from the University of Nigeria at Nsukka. Nevertheless, he abandoned his schooling several times to establish his pop career. Moreover, he also attended the Grace Fellowship Bible School in Oklahoma. This school provided him the idea of establishing the Household of God Ministry in the 1990s. Since then, he managed to gather an army of followers which provides him from 3 to 10 million dollars of net worth!
9. Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo – 10 million dollars
The main headquarters of the church are situated in London. The Winning Ways programme of the Church is aired daily and can be seen on the television broadcast of Zimbabwe, Ghana, Nigeria and even Europe. Mathew Ashimolowo is another Nigerian pastor who makes millions on his church. He is a senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre. Ashimolowo converted from Islam to Christianity when he was 20. For today, the Forbes estimates his overall net worth between $6-10 million. The majority of his wealth comes from the Christian literature and documents. He teaches about the success of Prosperity Theology. It seems that this ideology gets him the greatest profit.
8. Prophet Uebert Angel – 25 million dollars
Uebert Angel has an enormous net worth of twenty-five million dollars. He is often described as a young and charismatic leader and he believes that God wants his flock to be rich. He is a founder of Spirit Embassy the main headquarters of which are located in Zimbabwe. Uebert Angel is also a founder of The Angel Organisation which is another parent company for his main business interests.
7. Pastor Ray Macaulay – 28 million dollars
He decided to start a church shortly after his training in 1979. The main headquarters of his church are situated in South Africa. The full name of his organization is Rhema Bible Church. His family totally supported him from the very first day of the church. Nevertheless, this pastor is often associated with a controversial lifestyle. He managed to create quite an army of followers which provides him about 28 million dollars in net worth.
6. Prophet T.B. Joshua – 35 million dollars
T.B. Joshua is one of the richest Nigerian pastors and televangelists. This prophet is the founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations. Joshua is known for his popularity across all Africa. His videos have already gathered more than 300 million views. His greatest work is Emmanuel TV which provides him millions of views almost every day! For today, his residence is stayed in Lagos, Nigeria. He is often described as YouTube`s most popular Pastor. According to New African Magazine and The Africa Report he is named one of the top 50 Africa`s most influential people.
5. Pastor Tshifinwa Irene – 42 million dollars
The main location of the televangelist and her church is Venda. The name of her church is the Divine Truth World Restoration Services. The main idea of the church is the restoration of World Peace according to the ideas of Jesus Christ. She is a former member of Christian Worship Center Venda. Today, she is one of the richest pastors in the world. Her total net worth is around 42 million dollars.
4. Bishop Ayodele Oritsejafor – 120 million dollars
Pastor Oritsejafor’s net worth consists of more than 120 million dollars. In 2014, he was a star of Nigerian newspapers because of an arms deal scandal, which he vehemently claimed he his Innocent of. He the leader of the World of Life Bible Church.
3. Chris Oyakhilome – 80- 100 million dollars
Chris Oyakhilome managed to get more than 80 million dollars in his reach. Chris Oyakhilome is a leader of Christ Embassy. His business interests cut across various industries, like magazines, newspapers, TV station, record label love world music which has signed ward winning gospel musicians in Nigeria. Any one that listens to gospel music knows Christ embassy is a powerful ministry not just for producing ministers of music but also deals in hotels, satellite TV and real estate. His church members are powerful entrepreneurs.
2. Pastor E.A Adeboye – 130 million dollars
He is one of the Nigerian Pastors with private jet, he is second among the richest pastors in Nigeria. His net worth reaches astonishing 130 million dollars. Leader of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
1. Bishop David Oyedepo – 150 million dollars
He is Africa’s number one richest pastor. Founder of Living Faith World Outreach Ministry. This Ministry started in 1981 and has become the largest church on the continent.