There are several pastors in Nigeria piloting several churches but among all these pastors there are some that are insanely rich and have been ranked on the list of top ten richest pastors in Nigeria.
Some of these rich pastors do not just depend on their church alone but run mutiple businesses to boost their income; a nice strategy they’ve got.
Top Ten Richest Pastors In Nigeria -Updated List
1. Bishop David Oyedepo
He is the Bishop, and the founder of Living chapel, Oyedepo’s worth hits $150Million, according to forbes 2011 report.
2 Rev. Fr. Emmanuel M.P Ede
The popular father Edeh who owns several firms, and known as the only catholic priest with the highest investment rate, as he’s worth $100 million.
3 Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
He is the founder of Christ embassy, which he founded in 2011. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s wealth was estimated by forbes to be $50 Million. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is also an investor who owns several hotels, a satellite tv, local television station, three well known Christian television channels (Loveworld TV, LoveWorld SAT, and LoveWorld Plus), Networkinng websites such as:- Yookoos, KingsChat messanger, Ceflix tunes streaming service.
4 Prophet TB Joshua
He is the founder and leader of synagogue church of all nation (SCOAN), Forbes also estimated his worth to $15Million.
5 Mathew Ashimolowo
His net-worth was also estimated to $10Million by forbes in 2011. His media company (Mathew Ashimolowo Media) is said to be the source of his major income.
6 Chris Okotie
The singer, Political pastor, was listed by forbes in 2011, as one of the richest pastors, as his net-worth was estimated to $3-$10Million.
7 Enoch Adejare Adeboye
He’s well known as the general overseer of Redeemed Christian church of God (RCCG), as he’s popularly addressed as “Daddy Go”. RCCG earns over $201Billion as annual offering from over 10Million worshippers in Nigeria from over 15,000 branches.
8 Ayodeji Oritsejafor
The former CAN president is the founder senior pastor of “Word of Life Bible Church” located in warri, Nigeria.
With investment in banking, real estate, transportation, and the medical sector, he’s reportedly worth $5Million.
9 Bishop Mike Okonkwo
He is the presiding bishop of the redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) He’s reported to be one of the Nigerian pastors that owns private jets, and several investment around Nigeria.
10 Lazarus Muoka
He is the founder of “The Lord’s Chosen charismatic Church. He is reported to own several investments, such as, Primary/Secondary schools, Real estate, and publishing firms.
It is obvious how these men make their money to dominate the list of top ten richest pastors in Nigeria. They not only depend on their churches for income but are very vast in investment and business.
Research has show that some of them (Like the second in the list) makes a greater percentage of their income from business rather than church programs.
You may want to take a look at the top twenty richest pastors in the world and what makes them as rich as they are. You can also find out which of them pastors the church that produced the highest number of gospel artists in Nigeria.