It is impossible not to mention Africa when the topic of the most religious continent springs up. Christianity and Islam occupy two spots. Over time, Christianity has spread around the continent of Africa, and thus we have so many churches in Africa.
In recent times, Pastors of churches has become really wealthy and affluent, and this is what we want to explore in this article. This article reviews the top ten richest pastors in Africa.
The Richest Pastors in Africa
1. Bishop David Oyedepo – Net worth: $150 million
The number one on our list is no other person than the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide. He is a preacher, Christian author, businessman, architect and the Chancellor of Covenant University and Landmark University. He founded the Winners Chapel International in 1981 in Kaduna.
2. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri – Net worth: $150 million
The founder of The Christian Gathering is number two on our list. The alma mater of Therapon University is a preacher, motivational speaker, author, and businessman.
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is the founder of Enlightened Christian Gathering and also runs a global investment company, Shepherd Bushiri Investments, based in Sandton near Johannesburg.
3. Pastor Enoch Adeboye – Net worth: $130 million
The Obafemi Awolowo University Alma Mater is the next on the list of the richest pastors in Africa. He was appointed as the General Overseer in 1981 by the previous General Overseer Pastor Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi.
The church grew under his leadership and currently has several branches globally in about 196 nations (as of March 2017), including more than 14,000,000 in Nigeria.
4. Uebert Angel – Net worth: $60 million
The number four on this list is Uebert Angel who is the founder of Spirit Embassy. Uebert Angel founded the spirit Embassy in 2007, after moving to Britain. Uebert Angel was born in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, and he is a Ministry founder, televangelist, businessman.
5. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – Net worth: $50 million
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s $50 million makes him the 5th Richest pastor on our list. He is the founder of the LoveWord Incorporated popularly known as Christ Embassy. He is a pastor, television host and author.
6. Pastor Ray McCauley – Net worth: $25 million
Pastor Ray McCauley sits on the sixth spot of the richest pastors in Africa, and the only South African on this list. Pastor McCauley is the founder of Rhema Bible Church and the president of the International Federation of Christain Churches.
7. Prophet T.B. Joshua – Net worth: $15 million
With a Net worth of $15 million, Pastor Temitope Balogun occupies the number 7 position on this list. He is the leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), a Christian megachurch that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos.
8. Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo – Net worth: $10 million
The senior pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre in the person of Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo is the number 8 on our list.
As the senior pastor of the earns an annual salary of £100,000, but the majority of his wealth according to Wikipedia comes from the sale of Christian literature and documentaries from his media company, Matthew Ashimolowo media.
9. Pastor Lazarus Muoka – Net worth: $8 million
Pastor Lazarus Muoka is next on our list, with a Networth of $8 million. He started his church in 1994, after pulling out from the church he was serving as a pastor. Before starting up his church in 1994, Pastor Lazarus Muoka was a businessman.
10. Pastor Chris Okotie – Net worth: $8 million
The last person on our list is the Alma Mater of The University of Nigeria, who happens to be the founder of the Household of God Church International Ministers. Pastor Chris is a graduate of law, and he is worth $8 million. Pastor Chris Okotie is a Televangelist, politician, author, businessman.