Material wealth often doesn’t come together with religion, but our list of 10 wealthiest pastors in the world shows that some of the pastors got rich, indeed. While the most of Christian pastors are not wealthy and have no intention to live like billionaires, some of them own a lot of real estates, their own businesses, and even jet planes.
Before we present the list of 10 wealthiest pastors in the world, let us say a few words about religion and wealth. Jesus said: „If you want to be perfect, go sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.“ (The Gospel of Matthew 19:16-30). Money and wealth are usually compared to the root of evil in the Christian religion. People should share with others. One who shares his possessions and give to the poor, he is the real follower of the Jesus Christ. It is clear that materialism is opposed to the Christian doctrine and man can not serve both God and wealth.
But during the 1950s, Prosperity Theology and Healing revivals became popular in the USA. They think that the wealthy people are blessed by God. So-called televangelism (television+evangelism) promoted it during the 1980s. These “shows” were very popular in America and one of the ways for gaining a larger audience for TV stations. Prosperity gospel is taught in non-denominational churches, where the sole leader teaches about financial prosperity and accountability. Speaking of wealthiness and financial prosperity, check out 10 wealthiest families in the world as well.
To find out who are the wealthiest pastors in the world, we searched for an estimated net worth of the pastors. We compared the data from these websites (Fullnetworth, Naij, Accra24, Richest Lifestyle, My first class life) and let’s see together who are 10 wealthiest pastors in the world:
10. Joseph Prince
Net worth: $6.4 Million
Joseph Prince is the pastor of one of the largest Asia’s churches, New Creation Church. He is famous as the host of “Destined to Reign” and as the publisher of the number of books (“Destined to Reign: The secret to effortless success, wholeness and victorious living” is one of his bestsellers).