Top 5 richest Nigerian pastors
Nigeria is the giant of Africa and, as such, has many rich men. The pastors are not left behind when counting the richest men in Nigeria, aside from Dangote, Adenuga and Otedola, other business tycoons and politicians. Let's check out the top 5 richest Nigerian pastors.
Some of these top richest pastors in Nigeria own different companies, schools, and other valuables that generate millions. Some of them have assets that are worth millions of naira.
Below are the top five richest pastors in Nigeria and some of their assets.
Bishop David Oyedepo - Net worth $150 million
Pastor David Oyedepo is the richest pastor in Nigeria among the top five richest pastors in Nigeria.
Oyedepo is the general overseer of Living Faith Outreach, a.k.a Winner chapel. Pastor David Oyedepo Born on September 27, 1954. Pastor David Oyedepo is not only a pastor but also a business mogul and an architect.
Bishop Oyedepo is the founder of Covenant University. He is one of the richest Nigerian pastors
Ever since pastor Oyedepo founded the Living Faith World Outreach Ministry in 1981, it has grown to become one of Africa’s largest congregations. The Faith Tabernacle, where he hosts three services every Sunday, is Africa’s largest worship centre, with a seating capacity of 50,000
Living faith tabernacle, the largest church in Nigeria
Pastor Oyedepo owns many properties, which has made him become the richest pastor in Nigeria. Oyedepo owns four private jets and a home in London.
He equally has a Dominion Publishing House, which publishes all his books. Aside from the church's revenue and his publishing company, Bishop Oyedepo has other places that earn him money to become the richest pastor in Nigeria.
This reputable university is another great avenue in which he makes cool cash. He is also the founder of Faith Academy, an elite high school.
Pastor David Oyedepo, when talking about his wealth, revealed that God swore to make him rich because he donated a car for the preaching of the gospel.
In his words, he said: “I gave my car to God not to be rich but to spread the gospel, and God swore to make me rich.
“Now in one day we bought 87 buses at once, another day we bought 100 buses at once, we now buy buses like loaves of bread. Many of you will soon be building houses like loaves of bread."
Pastor David Oyedepo is considered the richest pastor in Nigeria, with a net worth of $150 million. He recently acquired a Gulfstream V jet valued at US$30m.
He now has a personal collection of 4 aircraft, including a Bombardier Challenger Aircraft and two Gulfstream planes. He owns many beautiful and expensive luxury cars, including Mercedes Benz and BMW.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome - Net worth $50m
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is the second richest pastor in Nigeria in the list of top richest pastors in Nigeria.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, considered one of the richest Nigerian pastors owns a private jet, widespread real estate
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is the General Overseer of Believers lovers world popularly known as Christ Embassy. The church is said to have over 40,000 members across the continent.
Pastor Chris was born on December 7, 1963, in Edo State, Nigeria. The famous pastor, just his colleague David Oyedepo is also a businessman that owns a Love world publication, a book publishing company that publishes 'Rhapsody of Realities', a monthly devotional.
Pastor Chris always teaches on seed sowing as a basis for Christ blessings. He always encourages his members to sow seed as it paves the way for God's blessings. In further explanation, Church Members are encouraged to donate money or their valuables in the absence of money to attract God's blessings.
His ministry is also known for its ability to heal different kinds of diseases and illnesses.
Pastor Chris has trained many gospels music stars. His ministry is a good nurturing ground for young gospel singers. Some well-celebrated gospel ministers such as Sinach, Eben, and Frank Edward grew their career through Pastor Chris ministry.
Pastor Chris has a jet and numerous cars. All these have helped Pastor Chris become the second richest pastor in Nigeria.
Pastor E.A Adeboye - Net worth $39m
General Overseer RCCG, Pastor Enoch A. Adebayo is undoubtedly one of the top richest pastors in Nigeria
Third, on our list of top 5 richest Nigerian pastors is Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye. Pastor Adeboye born in 1942 at Ifewara Osun state, is the General overseer of Redeem Christian Church of God (RCCG).
Initially, Pastor Enoch Adeboye was only an interpreter in RCCG before he later assumed the office of a pastor and was made the general overseer in the year 1981.
As the General overseer of RCCG, he grew the church into a large congregation, and now, the church can boast of 192 nations internationally, with more than 14,000 branches in Nigeria.
Pastor Adeboye once said that God revealed that he would build a church within five minutes of every home in the world. This he has ended up achieving as RCCG is all over the world.
As the third richest pastor in Nigeria, Adeboye has many luxurious assets, including a $65 million G550 luxury jet, bulletproof Rolls-Royce Phantom ($400,000), Land Rover Discovery ($80,000) and a Mercedes-Benz Gelandewagen ($100,000).
Prophet T.B. Joshua - Net worth $25m
Prophet T.B. Joshua is the 4th richest pastor among the top 5 richest pastors in Nigeria with a net worth of $25 m.
Leader and founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet TB Joshua is one of the richest pastors in Nigeria
Prophet Temitope Babatunde Joshua was born on June 12 1963. He is the General overseer and the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN).
The SCOAN has grown from strength to strength as it has its branches in different countries worldwide, including Ghana, South Africa, Israel, Greece, and the United Kingdom.
TB Joshua is well known for his miracle sessions of healing the sick. There have been testimonies of different kinds of diseases which disappeared during his ministration. Some reports have it that he has healed all kinds of diseases, including HIV/Aids, cancer, and other deadly diseases.
The famous pastor has generated so much money through his YouTube, private TV Channel ( Emmanuel TV) and donations from his church members worldwide, which has helped increased his net worth to become the fourth richest pastor in Nigeria.
He owns a $60 million private jet and luxurious cars, including Range Rovers and Mercedes-Benzes. His net worth is $25m.
Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo - $20 million
Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo is the 5th richest pastor in Nigeria
Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo is the fifth richest pastor in Nigeria among the top 5 richest pastors in Nigeria. Pastor Kingsway is the senior pastor, Kingsway International Christian Centre.
His net worth is estimated at around $20m, which has helped him become the 5th richest pastor in Nigeria. Due to his vast net worth, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo has many luxury assets, including a jet, different collections of cars and real estate all around Nigeria.
Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo was once involved in a fund embezzling allegation. He was accused of embezzling the church funds worth $200 000
According to reports, his bank account's data showed that he used the Churches credit cards to celebrate his birthday. The budget for his birthday party was over $120,000.
He has been in the midst of several financial controversies. He was equally accused of serious misconduct and mismanagement in the administration of the charity.
After the investigation, it was discovered that he was responsible for approving payments and benefits to himself and his wife, Yemisi, totalling more than £384,000. He and his family were said to have received benefits from the Charity.