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Nigeria’s Richest Pastors 2011

Nigeria’s Richest Pastors 2011

Net Worth: $150 Million

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  • Source of Wealth Televangelist, Author
  • Nationality Nigeria

About Nigeria’s Richest Pastors 2011

Bishop David Oyedepo

Net worth: $150 million
Affiliation: Living Faith World Outreach Ministry, also known as Winners Chapel

Nigerian Christian author, Preacher and the founder and Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church World Wide also known as Winners Chapel and its affiliated International churches. He is Nigeria’s wealthiest preacher;owns four private jets and homes in London and the United States. He founded the Living Faith World Outreach Ministry in 1981; it’s now one of Africa’s largest congregations. The Faith Tabernacle, where he hosts three services every Sunday has a capacity of 50,000. Founder and owner of Covenant University, one of Nigeria’s top tertiary institutions, and Faith Academy, an elite high school. He also owns Dominion Publishing House, a publishing company that publishes all his books.

Chris Oyakhilome


Net worth: $30 million – $50 million
Church: Believers’ Loveworld Ministries, a.k.a Christ Embassy

Nigerian televangelist, faith healer and founding president of Believers’ LoveWorld Incorporated also known as Christ Embassy, has an estimated net worth between $30 million to $50 million. A businessman with diversified interests in newspapers, magazines, a local television station, record label, satellite TV, hotels and real estate. In 2011, he was involved in a $35 million money laundering case in which he was accused of siphoning funds from his church to foreign banks but he pleaded no wrongdoing and the case was eventually dismissed. His church, Christ Embassy, has more than 40,000 members, several of whom are successful business executives and politicians.

Temitope Joshua


Net worth: $10 million – $15 million
Church: Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN)

Nigerian minister, televangelist, humanitarian and faith healer with a net worth estimated net worth of $10 million to $15 million. Close-friend of Ghanaian President Atta Mills,T. B. Joshua is the most controversial (for his inexplicable powers to heal all sorts of incurable diseases) and most philanthropic churchman. He heads the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN) which he founded in 1987; now has over 15,000 worshippers on Sunday service. Synagogue Church Of All Nations currently has branches in Ghana, United Kingdom, Greece and South Africa. Temitope Joshua has given over $20 million to causes in education, healthcare and rehabilitation programs for former Niger Delta militants over the period of three years. He has He owns Emmanuel TV, a Christian television network.

Matthew Ashimolowo


Net worth: $6 million – $10 million
Church: Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC)

Senior Pastor of London’s Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC), has an estimated net worth of $6 million to $10 million with a confirmed annual salary of £100,000. Most of Matthew Ashimolowo’s wealth comes from the sales of Christian literature and documentaries from his media company, Matthew Ashimolowo media. His Winning Ways programme is aired daily on Premier Radio (London) and Spirit FM (Amsterdam) and on television in Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, TV Africa, the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and Europe on The God Channel and Inspirational Network.

Chris Okotie


Net worth: $3 million -$10 million
Church: Household of God Church

Leading Nigerian televangelist and pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries with an estimated net worth of $3 million to $10 million. After a highly successful pop music career in the 80s, he founded Household of God Church. Three-time Nigeria’s presidential candidate, he lost Nigerian presidential elections in 2003, 2007 and 2011. His 5,000 member church consists predominantly of Nollywood celebrities, musicians, and society people.


[See full list on Forbes.com]