Religion has been a major part of every common Nigeria with various places of worship both locally and internationally. These religious organizations are managed by senior pastors and General Overseers (GO), we have one of the highest numbers of clergymen and churches in a single territory according to global statistics.
Talking about these pastors and their net worth has made us draft the top 5 richest pastors in Nigeria by influence, asset, liquidity, and recognition.
Richest Pastors In Nigeria
Here is the full list of the richest pastors in Nigeria;
1. David Oyedepo ($1.2 billion)
David Oyedepo is the founder of the Living Faith Church also known as Winners Chapel which happens to be among the list of the top largest auditorium in Nigeria and has even made it to the Forbes list of the richest pastor in the world.
He is known for his exquisite living among owning 4 private jets, 3 established universities, and several businesses. Oyedepo has sold publications valued at over 240 million dollars across the world and still counting, according to the clergyman, his net worth is underestimated by many.
2. Enoch Adeboye ($960 million)
Enoch Adeboye is the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest pentecostal churches on the planet with over 2 billion members across the globe. He is among the prominent men of God in the country with the oldest ministry.
He has published over 100,000 publications valued at over a 120million dollars by publishers.io, his recognition spans within and outside the continents of Africa. He is regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious figures.
3. Chris Oyakhilome ($900 million)
Chris Oyakhilome is the founder of Christ Embassy and the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation, he is married with 3 kids and based in the united kingdom the international headquarter in Nigeria.
Chris is one of Nigeria’s foremost pastors and sometimes controversial, he is the publisher of Rhapsody of Reality, a daily devotional booklet sold all over the world with over 150 million dollars in gross sales.
4. Prophet TB Joshua($550 million)
Temi Tope Joshua Babatunde is the founder of the Synagogue Church of Nation which was among the first church to own their television broadcasting network. He is famous for his spiritual clinic where physically challenged to come for healing.
He owns Emmanuel tv which is one of the major broadcasting networks he uses to enable transparency in his ministry. Published several books and also an agro industrialist.
5. Matthew Ashimolowo ($300 million)
Matthew Ashimolowo was a former senior pastor at Foursquare Gospel Church before moving to the united kingdom and was called to establish his ministry, Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) he is a very popular pastor in London with over 60,000 congregations.
He runs one of the largest media company which is affiliated with his church among many other businesses including books and publications.
In conclusion, many critics have considered this a major source of business for highly intelligent people who can play their cards well. Nigerians have always lamented on how these so-called men of God accumulate so much wealth, yet people are starving and hungry.
When Jesus came he didn’t amass this amount of wealth despite doing the lord’s work, well let me hear your opinions in the comment section below.