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Top 10 Richest Pastors In Africa

Interested in knowing who the top 10 richest pastors in Africa are? This post contains a list of the richest African pastors right now.

Africa is considered to be the one of most religious continents in the world with more than 200 religions practiced by the inhabitants in countries across the African continent. Christianity is one such religion that is largely practiced on the African continent.

Unlike in the early days of Christianity where missionaries and preachers of the gospel were on the same level as most of their congregants economically, modern-day Christianity is quite different with African pastors being among the richest people on the African continent.

While some of these pastors are believed to have gotten their wealth from some external businesses and investments, the source of wealth from some stands relatively unknown to the general public.

Some of these pastors own various mouth-watering investments in Africa and beyond. These investments include universities, valuable properties, companies, and also luxurious items including private jets, exotic mansions e.t.c.

Without wasting more time, let’s take a look at the list of the richest pastors on the African continent.

Top 10 Richest Pastors In Africa + Their Net worth

1) Bishop David Oyedepo

david oyedepo - richest pastor in africa
David Oyedepo – The Richest Pastor In Africa
  • Networth – $150 Million
  • Age – 68 Years (Born: 27 September 1954)
  • Nationality/Country Of Origin – Nigeria

Papa Oyedepo as he is widely known as is the founder and presiding Bishop at the Living Faith Bible Church Worldwide A.K.A Winners Chapel was established in 1983.

Over the years, the Living Faith Bible Church has grown to become one of the biggest Christian denominations in Nigeria and the world. With its presence in over 65 countries worldwide and over 350 branches worldwide, you can be sure of this feat.

He is currently the richest pastor in Nigeria, Africa, and the world with a whooping networth of over $150 million according to Forbes magazine.

Bishop Oyedepo is also the owner of some of the best private universities in Nigeria which includes Landmark University, Covenant University, and Crown University.

Apart from being a preacher of the gospel at the Living Faith Bible Church A.K.A Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo is also an architect, educationist, businessman, and author of some of the bestselling Christian books in the country. He is also the chairman of Dominion House Publishing Limited (DPH) which is a large publishing company in the country.

Some of Oyedepo’s other investments include secondary schools, bakeries, petrol stations, residential apartments, shopping malls, restaurants, and more.

David Oyedepo also has 4 private jets. You can read more about the models and prices of his jets here.

2) Prophet Shepherd Bushiri

Prophet shepherd bushiri
  • Networth – $150 Million
  • Age – 39 Years (Born: 20 February 1983)
  • Nationality/Country Of Origin – Malawi

Popularly referred to as “The Major One“, Shepherd Bushiri is a pastor, preacher, and the founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering which is a church located in Malawi, South-Eastern Africa.

Prophet Bushiri is a very popular figure in Malawi and this is attributed to the fact that he has a large number of worshippers/followers in his church. He is not only a prominent religious figure in his home country but also a well-known politician.

Shepherd Bushiri was banned from operating in Botswana for claiming that he could heal people who suffer from various killer diseases including HIV and AIDS.

According to various online sources, Prophet Bushiri is worth $150 Million and owns a fleet of supers cars, a private jet worth $37 Million, and various properties in Africa.

3) Pastor Enoch .A. Adeboye

Pastor Adeboye - richest African pastors
Pastor Adeboye
  • Networth – $130 Million
  • Age – 80 Years (Born: 2 March 1942)
  • Nationality/Country Of Origin – Nigeria

Pastor Adeboye A.K.A “Daddy G.O” is a well-known preacher of the gospel and the general overseer at the Redeemed Christian Church of God.

Adeboye joined R.C.C.G. in 1971 where he worked as a translator and was appointed the General Overseer of the church after the death of the founder – PA. Akindayomi. Until he was appointed the G.O. of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God, he was a professor of mathematics at the University of Ilorin.

Ever since Pastor Adeboye became the General Overseer of R.C.C.G., he has worked hard to expand the church and it has gained popularity worldwide. Today, R.C.C.G. is present in over 196 nations of the world and has over 14,000 branches in Nigeria alone.

Pastor Enoch Adeboye currently has an estimated networth of $130 Million and has some other investments to his name. He also reportedly owns two private jets and is the 3rd richest pastor in Africa.

4) Bishop Ayodele Oritsejafor

Pastor Oritsejafor
  • Networth – $120 Million
  • Age – Unknown
  • Nationality/Country Of Origin – Nigeria

Bishop Oritsejafor is the founder and presiding Bishop at the Word of Life Bible Church which has its headquarters in Warri, Delta, South-southern Nigeria.

He was also a one-time president of the Christian Association Of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria. He has also held some other leadership roles in various religious organizations in Nigeria.

Bishop Ayodele Oritsejafor is one of the richest pastors in Africa and the 4th pastor on our list of the richest pastors on the African continent. He is a wealthy man who owns a private jet and businesses in real estate, banking, transport, and the media.

5) Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

Pastor Chris oyakhilome - one of the richest African pastors
Pastor Chris
  • Networth – $50 Million
  • Age – 59 Years (Born: 7 December 1963)
  • Nationality/Country Of Origin – Edo State, Nigeria

Pastor Chris is the founder and senior pastor at the Believer’s Loveworld International which is popularly known as Christ Embassy and has its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria.

He started the church as a campus fellowship in 1987 while he was a student at Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.

His current net worth is about $50 million. Chris Oyakhilome is also known for his philanthropic works and his good deeds toward the weak both spiritually and materially.

6) Prophet Uebert Angel

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Uebert Angel & Wife, Beverly Angel
  • Networth – $50 Million
  • Age – 44 Years (Born: 6 September 1978)
  • Nationality/Country Of Origin – Zimbabwe

Prophet Ubert is the founder of the Spirit Embassy – a Pentecostal church he founded in the UK where he is also a citizen. He is one of the youngest pastors in Africa with a jaw-dropping networth.

He founded Spirit Embassy back in 2007 but renamed it to the Good News Church in 2015. Over the years, his church has grown to become one of the biggest churches in the United Kingdom.

He has an approximate networth of $50 Million and he is one of the wealthiest pastors in Africa. It is confirmed that he owns several residential and commercial properties valued at over $25 million, as well as luxury cars such as a Range Rover, a Lamborghini, and a Rolls Royce valued at over $5 million combined.

7) Tshifinwa Irene

Tshifinwa Irene
Pastor Tshifinwa Irene
  • Networth – $42 Million
  • Age – Unknown
  • Nationality/Country Of Origin – Zimbabwe

Pastor Irene is the first female pastor on our list of the richest African pastors this year. She is the founder and presiding pastor at Divine Truth World Restoration Services for World peace by Jesus Christ.

She was a former banker at Standard Bank of South Africa between 1990 and 2001. She left her banking job in late 2001 to start her own ministry in South Africa.

Her ministry is one of the biggest in South Africa and reaches out to her global audience via a channel on DSTV.

Pastor Irene is one of the richest religious leaders in South Africa and she is the 7th richest pastor in Africa with an approximate networth of $42 Million.

8) Pastor Ray Macaulay

Pastor Ray Macaulay
Pastor Ray
  • Networth – $29 Million
  • Age – 73 Years (Born: 1 October 1949)
  • Nationality/Country Of Origin – South-Africa

Ray Macaulay is one of the most popular names in South African religious communities. He is the founder and senior pastor at Rhema Bible Church Worldwide with its headquarters in South Africa.

Ray is also the president of the International Federation of Christian Churches (IFCC) and co-chairman of the National Interfaith Council of South Africa.

He has an approximate networth of $29 Million and he’s the 8th wealthiest African preacher.

9) Prophet T.B. Joshua

Prophet T.B. Joshua
Prophet T.B. Joshua
  • Networth – $15 Million
  • Age – Deceased (12 June 1963 – 5 June 2021)
  • Nationality/Country Of Origin – Nigeria

Temitope Balogun Joshua A.K.A T.B Joshua is one of the most famous pastors in Africa all thanks to his famous TV network “EmmanuelTV”. He is the founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations.

This pastor is often described as YouTube`s most popular Pastor as his videos have already gathered more than 300 million views.

His church also serves as a major tourist site as it attracts the interest of thousands of religious enthusiasts across the African continent to his Lagos base in search of miracles and wonders.

He’s one of the richest prophetss in Africa with an approximate networth of $15 Million. According to New African Magazine and The Africa Report, he is named one of the top 50 of Africa`s most influential people.

T.B Joshua, unfortunately, passed away on the 5th of June 2021, and his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Joshua who took over as the leader of his church – Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), and TV station – Emmanuel TV now controls his wealth and investments.

10) Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo
  • Networth – $10 Million
  • Age – 70 years (Born: 17 March 1952)
  • Nationality/Country Of Origin – Nigeria

Matthew Ashimolowo is the founder and senior pastor at Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC), a church that has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom, and its Nigerian headquarters in Maryland, Lagos, Nigeria.

He converted from Islam to Christianity when he was 20 and started his full-time ministry in 1991. His church (KICC) has grown to become one of the biggest churches in the united kingdom which hosts about 12,000 people every Sunday.

Pastor Ashimolowo has an estimated net worth of about $6-10 million (Forbes), and his church owns assets worth more than $40 million. He’s one of the richest pastors in Africa and occupies the 10th position on our list of the top 10 richest African pastors.
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