The American magazine Fobes has published the list of 10 richest pastors in the world and their heritage. The charismatic founder of Faith Ministries, affectionately called the Chapel of the winners or Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, won the crown of the ranking of the richest pastors in the world. It is followed by Chris Oyakhilome, Chris Okotie, TB Joshua. In the top 10, five of the richest pastors in the world come from Nigeria and they are the only Africans on the list, they are:

1Bishop David Oyedepo, estimated fortune: $ 150 million Church: Faith World Outreach Ministry, aka Winners’ Chapel

Bishop David Oyedepo


David Oyedepo founded his church in 1981, his congregation has since become the most important of the continent.

His Church has the publishing house called Dominion Publishing House. He founded and owns the Convenant University and an elite school called Faith Academy.

2Chris Oyakhilome, estimated fortune: $ 30 million – $ 50 million
Church Believers’ Loveworld Ministries aka Christ Embassy

Chris Oyakhilome

In 2011 it was the heart of a case of money laundering for $ 35 million. He was accused of siphoning money from his church and place illegally in banks abroad. It unscathed.

His church contains  more than 40,000 members, including several businessmen and influential politicians.

He diversified by investing in a newspapers,  he owns magazines, a television, a label, a television satellite, hotels, etc.

3Temitope Joshua estimated fortune: $ 10 million – $ 15 million
Church Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN)

Temitope Joshua

The church focuses on  15,000 members every Sunday.

He made his success in healing incurable diseases such as HIV / AIDS, paralysis and cancer.

His church has branches in other countries such as Ghana, the United Kingdom and Greece.

It has the TV channel “Emmanuel TV”

4Matthew Ashimolowo estimated fortune: $ 6 million – $ 10 million
Church: Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC)

Matthew Ashimolowo

In 1992 he was sent by his church, the Foursquare Gospel Church in London to found a branch, but the pastor once there founded his own church.

Today it has the largest Pentecostal congregation in the entire UK.

In 2009 the church had $ 10 million of revenue and $ 40 million in assets.

Ashimolowo receives an annual net salary of $ 200,000, but its real income comes from his numerous affairs: a media company called  Matthew Ashimolowo media.

5Chris Okotie, estimated fortune: $ 3 million – $ 10 million
Church: Household of God Church

Chris Okotie

Former successful musician of the 1980s, he converted and founded his church that gathers 5000 members, including stars and local celebrities.

He ran for presidential elections under the banner of Fresh Party, the political party founded by the pastor himself.

Great lover of cars, he has a Mercedes S600, a Hummer, a Porsche and several other luxury vehicles.


  1. Jesus told the young rich man: “Go and sell everything and follow me.” All these pastorpreneurs are just business people making money in the name of Christ. I have never seen a really lame or HIV person who has been healed. Even Chiluba and Bingu Mutharika went to TB Joshua but they were never healed and eventually died. When such happens the blame is attributed to the sick person not having enough faith. How can someone spend money to go and camp in Nigeria for days to see TBJ if they have no faith? Those who are paid to give testimonies and act in from of Emmanuel TV cameras are not really sick but hungry so they are easily abused by the so-called “men of God” because they are vulnerable. In the meantime the poor offer all they have and the so-called “man of God” who does not pay taxes lives in luxury, spends lavishly and wears clothes worth thousands of dollars in the midst of poverty striken people.

    Jesus foresaw that this would happen. that is why he said people will come to him and tell him that they performed miracles and did wonders in his name but he will tell them “Away from me you evil ones. I do not know you.”

  2. Many say that God is the owner of all wealth but refuse to acknowledge Christians Gods children who are wealth Abraham was a wealth man Christians should be the richest people in our time for in the apostolic time they were limited by persecution Christianity has overcome persecution in most countries it’s now time for Christians to be on top of the world Christ suffered that we become rich and by his grace we should reign in life as joint heir’s of God (Romans 8:28-30)for he has said what so ever you as the father in my name it shall be given to you these men of God are exercising their faith if they told their followers to trust God for wealthy while them remained poor wouldn’t have made sense for they would be telling people to do things that them selves cannot do,just look at number of souls these men have won for Christ and I known some of there critics have never led any one to christ.God bless them more


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