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Seven Nigerian pastors have made it to the list of top 20 richest pastors in the world and their estimated net worth in the latest release by Forbes.

The list, which is a collection of men of God all over the world, sees the founder of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in Brazil, Pastor Edir Macedo in number one.
General Overseer of Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo tops the lists of Nigerian pastors in the fifth position in the world ranking, while Pastor Enoch Adeboye occupies the sixth position.
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1. Edir Macedo is a Brazilian pastor and preacher worth $1.1 billion. Macedo is the founder of Universal Church of the Kingdom of God. He is also the founder of Grupo Record and Record News. Macedo is the richest pastor in the world.

2. Kenneth Copeland is the founder and owner of Kenneth Copeland Ministries. His church is located on a 1,500 acre campus and the property has loads of structures. He has a net worth of $760 million.

3. Pat Robertson’s net worth is $500 million. Pat Robertson is an executive chairman, media tycoon, and a Southern Baptist minister. Robertson has amassed this wealth from setting up many corporations and organizations, and a University too.
The International Family Entertainment Inc. (ABC Family Channel), the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ, the Christian Coalition, Regent University, Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation, a Boeing 757 Flying Hospital, and CBN Asia were founded by Pat Robertson.

4. George Foreman is a former professional boxer who is worth $250 million. He is a preacher at the The Church of Lord Jesus Christ in Houston. Recently, he released a book entitled God in My Corner: A Spiritual Memoir.

5. Bishop David Oyedepo is a Nigerian preacher. He is the founder of Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota; Living Faith Church Worldwide A.K.A Winners Chapel International World Headquarter. Oyedepo has two universities – Landmark and Convenant University. He is worth $150 million. He is the richest pastor in Nigeria and Africa.

6. Pastor E.A Adeboye is General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God. He is worth $130 million. He has exotic lifestyle like many other rich Nigerian pastors. His net worth is $130 million
7. Bishop Ayodele Oritsejafor is one of the richest pastors in Nigeria. He is also worth $120 million he has investment in banking, real estate, transportation and also media.

8. Prophet Uebert Angel is the founder of the Spirit Embassy Church. He is very popular and associates with both the less privilege and widows in his country. He is rumored to be worth $60 million.

9. Chris Oyakhilome is the founder of Christ Embassy and his church boast of up to 40,000 membership. He is worth up to $50 million. Many of his church members are politicians and entrepreneurs.
10. Benny Hinn runs a program titled Miracle Crusade and the programs are usually held in big stadiums. He is worth up to $42 million.

11. Joel Osteen is a pastor, televangelist and has also written a number of Christian books. The name of his church is Lakewood church Houston Texas. His net worth is $40 million.

12. Pastor Tshifinwa Irene is Divine Truth World Restoration Services for World peace by Jesus Christ. She is a televangelist and her church is situated in Venda.

13. Creflo Dollar is a pastor and a teacher of the Word of God. Name of his church is World Changers Church International. He is a popular pastor in the United States and he is worth up to $27 million.

14. Pastor Ray Macaulay is based in South Africa. The name of his church is Rhema Bible Church. He received his training in 1979 and he started his church afterwards with his family.

15. Billy Graham is a very popular televangelist and preaches on many radio and television stations. His net worth is $25 million.

16. Rick Warren is the founder of Saddleback Church Lake Forest California. He is worth $25 million.

17. Bishop T.D. Jakes is worth $18 million. He produces movie and he is a preacher and a writer. His house costs up to $1,700,000.

19. Prophet T.B. Joshua is among the most controversial pastors in Nigeria and he is a philanthropist. The name of his church is Synagogue Church of All Nations. He is worth up to $15 million.

20. Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo is the founder of Kingsway International Christian Center located in the United Kingdom. He is worth over $10 million.

20. Juanita Bynum is an American televangelist, author, singer and actress. She is worth $10 million.


20. Chris Okotie was a pop star before switching to preaching as a pastor. His hit song ‘Show Me Your Backside’ was popular in the 80s. The name of his church is Household of God Church. He is worth $10 million.

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  1. One thing that is apparent in the list which is that;

    It is obvious it is the Orthodox Church Ministers that are Indeed Serving God without Accumulating Worldly Riches.

    This is indeed an Irony that Pentecostal Ministers are not able to overcome the Temptation of Amassing Wealth and Riches for Themselves.

    They quote the Old Testament in order to force their members to bring money to their Ministries but they ignore that aspect of the Old Testament in which God declares that the Levites and Priests must not Own or Accumulate Properties or Riches for themselves.

    It is on Record that None of the Popes that have so far passed away in recent times have any Business or Massive Estates to their Names. That to me is an Exemplary Testimony.

    The Pope and Other Leaders Various Orthodox Churches each oversee Billions of Dollars worth of Investments for the Church they each Lead, yet they are able to control their personal urge to make amass wealth for themselves. These are indeed exemplary.

    Funny enough, if though they have Profit Making Ventures in their personal names that are generating Money Steadily, they will never say 90% of the Profit should go to their Churches.

    Funny enough, despite all the money they continually amass for themselves, majority of them still avoid paying taxes that would have contributed to the development of their societies.

    Well, the Kingdom of God stands sure having this seal, let those that nameth the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.

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    1. I dunno who wrote this but then. You also should try to go read your bible...cos the bible tells you that for your sake Christ became poor so that you might be rich, meaning if at all He was and still is a very rich Christ. N he also said 'the works i have done, greater wors shall yea do' knowing that the bible never recorded Christ begging to be anywhere and everywhere....would you prefer to see your Pastor Beg. Common Abraham was wealthy, and God worked with him, solomon was,David was, so also others. Christianity is not a religion...its the nature of God in the human spirit. You might not be a Pastor today but you need the wealth are you sayin if you end up being one you would let go of it all???? Just a sincere question. You should be proud that christianity is beginning to show the people of the world how things are being done in Christ...so Jesus now that went poor so you might and shouldbe rich did he do it in vein. Cos he also gave you procedures in gettings these wealth. I'm just saying think about it....

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  2. And the last not the lest im myself
    worth (???????)by the grace of God.

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  3. One thing that is apparent in the list which is that;

    It is obvious it is the Orthodox Church Ministers that are Indeed Serving God without Accumulating Worldly Riches.

    This is indeed an Irony that Pentecostal Ministers are not able to overcome the Temptation of Amassing Wealth and Riches for Themselves.

    They quote the Old Testament in order to force their members to bring money to their Ministries but they ignore that aspect of the Old Testament in which God declares that the Levites and Priests must not Own or Accumulate Properties or Riches for themselves.

    It is on Record that None of the Popes that have so far passed away in recent times have any Business or Massive Estates to their Names. That to me is an Exemplary Testimony.

    The Pope and Other Leaders Various Orthodox Churches each oversee Billions of Dollars worth of Investments for the Church they each Lead, yet they are able to control their personal urge to amass wealth for themselves. These are indeed exemplary.

    Funny enough, even though these Pentecostal Ministers have Profit Making Ventures in their personal names that are generating Money Steadily, they will never say 90% of the Profit should go to their Churches.

    Funny enough, despite all the money these Pentecostal Ministers continually amass for themselves, majority of them still avoid paying taxes that would have contributed to the development of their societies.

    Well, the Kingdom of God stands sure having this seal, let those that nameth the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.

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  4. Na wa oo! Even the so - called Baba Adeboye! Do as i say, but dont do as i do. Even d universities they built in d name of God can not be afforded by their wretched congregants'children. So who i fooling who here? And why did Jesus sed to dat rich man to go and sell his belongings-Jst, cos he had so many? Cos u can never slave for two masters - riches and God.You must choose jst one. So let them continue to sitting on the fence, claiming to be serving God and riches. God can never be mocked!

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  5. Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity (2Timothy 2:19).

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  6. Looks like the Priests and Ministers of the Pentecostal Movements are taking bulk of the Meat in the House of God for themselves.

    It appears that the Priests and Ministers of the Pentecostal Movements have forgotten that they were raised by God for the sake of the Ministry which should be to the glory of God. By this, Priests and Ministers of the Pentecostal Movements must discipline themselves such that bulk of their proceeds must be channelled back into the Ministry for the benefit of the Members of their various Congregations.

    It appears Priests and Ministers of the Pentecostal Movements are living and operating under fear of poverty and with poverty mentality. If not how else can one explain such amassing of wealth when the masses in their various Societies are living in squalor and abject poverty.

    It may not be surprising that contrary to the instruction of God, some or even majority of them may not even be paying their tithe.

    And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God. And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. (Luke 12:15-23)

    But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: (1Timothy 6:6-14)

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    1. Jesus will never come,that is the truth. But the painful thing is that u may not live to confirm this. Same with me. Hold into your God only and commit to him in prayers not church, mosque or any religion or "religious leaders"

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  7. One book written by any of these men can sell a million copies. If they make one dollar from each, they have 1million dollars. Some of them have written over 20 books that sold out. It is called leverage.

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  8. Jesus Christ was,is and the greatest author of all times and ages! He never had such leverage as you mentioned. Friend, in the midst of all of this riches some of their ministers or Pastors are par timers without a salary! You can tell yourself a lie but you can not mock God.

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  10. Who is to be blamed? The gullible followers or who? Followers turn to God for wealth and miracles which out of millions only ten will come out to testify but the pastors turn to the followers to bring various tithes and donations and still you can can still see poverty, hopelessness and lost in them. Call your God in secret he will answer you publicly. Religion is now a business but you may never know until you die and that is if you will ever come back to live in telling others......But we all die everyday.

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