Although their “missions” are to evangelize and save souls, these pastors do not miss the opportunity to fill their pockets. It’s mind-blowing to see what the wealth of the richest pastors in the world are like.
On the Internet, many news sites have already published photos of houses and mansions that pastors have bought with more money thanks to the faith they profess. If you are one of those who think that having faith in God has nothing to do with money, we believe that after reading this, you will become astonished.
The reality of these evangelical pastors and their million-dollar mansions do not reveal the great truth of these times in which we live. Everything is the result of knowing how to market what we know as the doctrine of prosperity in the churches.
Well, the famous American magazine Forbes recently published the ranking of the richest pastors in the world, and African pastors make it to the list.
Here are the top 10 richest pastors in the world:
- Pat Robertson – United States
Another American, Robertson is worth a whopping $500 million. Apart from evangelism, he is ironic in the American media and popularly known for his staunch conservative view. He has spent years as a minister of Southern Baptist Church.
A Donald Trump supporter, he is a presenter, author, owner of media companies, a university, health care centers, and other companies.
- Pastor Creflo Dollar
Aged only 57, the founder of the Atlanta-based World Changers Church International. His mansion is humbly valued at 5.9 million dollars. Not bad for a preacher of prosperity theology!
- Guillermo Maldonado
This is one of the most famous pastors in the Spanish-speaking world. His mansion has a value of 7.4 million dollars. Ugh!
- Pastor Benny Hinn
A controversial American televangelist, Benny Hinn’s mansion, located in Beverly Hills comes at a modest sum of 10 million dollars.
- Joel Osteen
Another great league when it comes to knowing how to live by faith. He has a mansion valued at 10 million dollars.
- Joyce Meyer
Another good pastor who has managed to prosper thanks to the power of the tithe. Your luxurious home comes at a worth of 11.4 million dollars.
- Paul and Jan Crouch
The house of the shepherds Paul and Jan Crouch has a value of around 25 million dollars. As is well known, they also own the popular Trinity Broadcasting Network of religious content.
- T.D. Jakes
Bishop Jakes of the American megachurch, Potter’s House is worth $147 million. He is a Grammy Award winner and appears often in national television stations in the United States. He is highly political and has in different ocassions been with the likes of President Barack Obama and President Bush. He makes a huge sum from his pastoral duty. Nevertheless, a bulk of his revenue comes from the sale of his own gospel music.
- D. Jakes is of a Nigerian heritage. A DNA test during a PBS program confirmed this fact.
- David Oyedepo
The Nigerian preacher David Oyedepo has one of the greatest fortunes we know of an evangelical pastor. He is the founder of the Winners Chapel, a megachurch considered as one of the biggest in Africa. He has four private jet which conveys him from around the world. His worth reaches the record of 150,000,000 dollars, living in a country where 60% of the population has to do it with less than 2 dollars a day. “He has the grace to cure cancer and AIDS.”
- George Foreman – United States
George Foreman is worth $250m! He is a diversified personality who didn’t make all his wealth in the church. He rose from the American boxing industry before going on to establish his own church which is now present in many parts of the US, Germany, England and Liberia.
Conclusion on the 10 richest shepherds in the world
The richest evangelical pastors in the world are millionaires, some even billionaires. We do not pretend to demerit anyone’s faith, but we do want to create an outrage: most of these people are rich thanks to the manipulation of crowds.
Of course, we are not attacking freedom of worship, nor do they become so dramatic. We are not asking you to stop believing in what you believe or that everyone becomes an atheist – although we do believe that this would bring many more benefits than any faith.
The first thing is that talking about a pastor and a millionaire is like talking about something incoherent, they are like two words that can not come together.
But come on, we live in a world of inconsistencies, one more does not hurt anyone, is
We have the case, for example, of the preacher David Oyedepo, who appears in the first place with a fortune valued at the US $150 million, in a country where 60% live on less than the US $ 2 a day.
Do you remember when Jesus went into a rage because they had turned God’s house into a market, where the only thing that mattered was money?
The final intention is to reflect. How is it that they have accumulated so much money?