The gospel of prosperity has not only brought fortune to the believers, it has also brought a considerable amount of wealth to Africa’s leading clergyman. Nigeria leads the Forbes Magazine top five’s richest men of the white collar.
Bishop David Oyedepo
Affiliation: Living Faith World Outreach Ministry, aka Winners Chapel
Estimated net worth: $150 million
David Oyedepo is Nigeria’s wealthiest preacher, ever since he founded the Living Faith World Outreach Ministry in 1981. Oyedepo owns four private jets and homes in London and the United States.
Estimated net worth: $30 million – $50 million
Oyakhilome’s diversified interests include newspapers, magazines, a local television station, a record label, satellite TV, hotels and extensive real estate.
Church: Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN)
Estimated net worth: $10 million – $15 million
Nigeria’s most controversial clergyman is also one of its richest and most philanthropic. T. B. Joshua heads the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), a congregation he founded in 1987.
Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC)
Estimated net worth: $6 million – $10 million
Kingsway International Christian Centre is reportedly the largest Pentecostal church in the United Kingdom. In 2009, the church posted profits of close to $10 million and assets worth $40 million.
Church: Household of God Church
Net worth: $3 million – $10 million
Pastor Okotie made his first success as a popular pop musician in the 80s. His 5 000-member church consists predominantly of Nollywood celebrities, musicians, and society people. He contested and lost Nigerian presidential elections for the three consecutive terms under the Fresh Party, a political party he founded and funds. — forbes.com