Days are gone when Pastors or ministers are referred to as “Poor Church Rats.” Right now, it is a big deal to become a minister of the gospel, especially in this dispensation where the major focus of the populace is on the welfare of the ministers. We’ve seen gigantic world class church auditorium costing millions of dollars belonging to Pastors, so the question of if these ministers are bankable is a Small question.

While we have seen quite alot of ministers of the gospel own more than one private jets, we can’t help but imagine how rewarding the call for service can be. Sure, alot of these ministers have created their own niche and have laboured hard to get to the level they are today.

It is honourable to say that the evidence of these accumulated wealth is regarded as the blessings that come from God. Anyway, you can also recall that we talked about the top 10 richest people in the world, kids whose wealth shocked the whole world. Alright, lets get to the Top 10 richest pastors in the world and their wealth.


1. Jesse Jackson

Jesse Louis Jackson is an American civil right activist. He is a Baptist Minister and also a politician who was a candidate for the Presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988. Jesse’s love for the gospel has eventually turned him into a money bag.


He was born on the 8th of October 1941 and is married to Jacqueline Brown. They are blessed with three children. In 2017, Jesse Jackson’s net worth was estimated to be $10 Million.  

2. Temitope Balogun Joshua

Temi Tope Balogun Joshua is no new name on a block as he has continuously maintained the top spot in the world. One great thing about him is his zeal to share a great portion of his wealth with charity.

The famous Preacher was born on the 12th of June,1963 in Nigeria. He got married to Evelyn Joshua in 1990 and their bond has produced two beautiful kids. He is the General Overseer of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) which has its branches in the capital of many countries in the world.

Temi Tope Balogun Joshua is said to have a net worth of  $10m- $15million dollars.He is known for his accurate Prophesies of future events even though he is often criticised for his predictions.

T.B Joshua heads the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), a congregation he founded in 1987, which accommodates over 15,000 worshippers on Sundays. The Pastor has remained controversial for several years for his inexplicable powers to heal all sorts of incurable diseases, including HIV/AIDS, cancer, and paralysis.  

3. Cindy Trim

If you think female pastors to take the gospel seriously, then you have to rethink again. Dr. Cindy Trim is said to have an estimated net worth of $15million dollars.

A lot of her wealth has been sourced from her books and preaching, though not married yet she is an excellent Author, Life Coach, and a former senator.

Seriously into ministry, she has no kid since it is against the Christian faith to have kids outside wedlock.She has indeed built an evangelical business with her preaching, empowerment books, faith writings, and marketing.

Her work as a spiritual leader and speaker has produced a multi-million dollar speaking, writing, and publishing empire with operations in multiple countries around the world.


4. Bishop T.D Jakes

T.D Jakes is a well-known name in Texas. He has a preaching empire that is said to be worth $18 million dollars.

Jakes is a special kind of preacher since he is seen practicing in the entertainment industry as well. He is an author and a filmmaker. He is the Bishop of the Potter’s House, The Potter’s House is a Non-denominational American megachurch known to have a large sitting capacity auditorium.

T.D Jakes got married to Serita Jakes in 1981 and have featured in movies such as Jumping the broom, Miracles from Heaven and a lot more. The preacher is blessed with five wonderful kids.

Born on the 9th of June 1957 in the United States, no one will dispute the fact that he is indeed a successful preacher.

5. Rick Warren

Born on the 28th of January 1954 is American evangelical Christian pastor “Richard Duane” known as Rick Warren. Rick is a Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church, a megachurch in Lake Forest, California.

Rick Warren is married to Kay Warren and is blessed with three kids and two siblings. He is known for many famous quotes like “You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense.”

The mega pastor is no child on the millionaire list as he is said to be worth $25 million dollars. If I am getting my facts right, then he is raking in well over a couple hundred million of dollars in donations.

Rick Warren Founded Saddleback Church 33 Years Ago and has Become One of the Nation’s Leading Pastors. He is a Voice of Wisdom, Hope, Encouragement. Notwithstanding, he has so many books to his name.  

6. Billy Graham

Billy’s wealth is sourced from Evangelism.The United States-born preacher sits at the number five (5) spot.

Billy Graham was born on the 7th of November 1918 and is married to Ruth Graham (m.1943-2007). He has several movies to his name, among which includes Billy Graham: God’s Ambassador and a lot more. 

Besides being a preacher, he has several grandchildren.The ordained Baptist minister who rose to celebrity status in 1949 worth $25 million dollars. Now he is in his middle 90s, Graham should have drawn out an estate plan to figure out where his assets are going to, Judging from experiences, the weight of such wealth could cause issues among relatives if not probably managed.  


7. Creflo Augustus Dollar Jr

Creflo Augustus Dollar was born in the United States and is married to Taffi Dollar.The American preacher was born on the 28th of January 1962. He has continuously grown in wealth.

He is the senior pastor and founder of the Famous World Changers Non-Denominational Church located in Fulton, Georgia.

According to Forbes, the preacher is worth $27 million dollars of which came from his ministerial establishments around the United States, He was awarded a Bachelor degree in sciences from West Georgia College. He was also awarded a honorary doctorate degree in 1998 by the Oral Roberts University.”

In 2006, the overall cash revenue received in his church was about $69 million. His congregation has grown in leaps and bounds over the years, today his ministry boasts of over 30, 000 members.”  

8. Chris Oyakhilome

Nigerian born preacher Chris Oyakhilome occupies the third spot with an estimated net worth of $50 million dollars. Chris Oyakhilome is a well-known name in the world, particularly Nigeria.

Born in Nigeria on the 7th of December,1963 and married to Pastor Anita Oyakhilome. His church boasts of more than forty thousand members (40,000) of whom severals are business executives and politician.

He made a good amount of money from his different business which includes newspapers, magazines, local television station, a record label, satellite Tv, hotels and extensive real estate. His Loveworld TV network is the first Christian network to broadcast from Africa to the rest of the world on a 24-hour basis.

9. Toufik Benedictus Benny Hinn

Toufik Benedictus “Benny” Hinn Benny Hill is one the most popular preachers on earth, with a net worth of over $50 million dollars (By estimation). The source of his wealth is from Televangelism, books.

He is an awesome speaker and author. He has a nationality of Israeli-American and an Isreali ethnicity. He is best known for his regular miracle crusades, revival meetings/faith healing summits that are usually held in large stadiums in major cities.

Born December 3rd,1952 in Jaffa, he currently occupies our second position on this list.The preacher is blessed with four kids.  


10. David Oyedepo

David Oyedepo The Faith preacher is worth $150 million dollars (Forbes,2011). Married to Faith Abiola Oyedepo and was born on the 27th of September 1954 in Nigeria.

David is a Nigerian Christian author, architect, preacher and currently the Presiding Bishop of the megachurch Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria and Living Faith Church worldwide known as Winner’s Chapel.

He is one of the most celebrated pastors and has one of the largest congregation in the world. The church owns four private jets and several buildings around the world, including real estate in London, UK, and in the United States.

David and his organization founded over 100 educational institutions for primary, secondary and tertiary stages of formal Education. Covenant University was opened to students on October 21, 2002, and was adjudged to be the best private university in Nigeria as of 2005.

On March 21, 2011, Landmark University, Omuaran Kwara State (another educational institution founded by the Ministry) officially opened for the first students.