Top 10 Richest Pastors in Africa and Net Worth 2021

Africa is one of the most religious continents in the world with more than 200 religion in practice. Although the majority of Africans today are adherents of either the Christian or Islamic faith.

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Unlike in the early days of Christianity, modern Pentecostal pastors are becoming more money-conscious than before. Many African pastors are ranked among the richest people on the African continent.

It’s worthy of note that some of these pastors get their wealth from some external businesses and investments. However, the source of wealth from many of them is arguably from tithes, offering, donations made by church members.

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Most of these pastorpreneurs own multi-dollars investments in Africa and beyond. Most of them own universities, printing press, factories, airlines, estates and other valuable properties.

Having said that, let’s take a look at the top 10 richest pastors in Africa and their net worth.

Top 10 Richest Pastors in Africa and Net Worth

1. Bishop David Oyedepo

Bishop David Oyedepo

  • Ministry: Living Faith Church Worldwide
  • Age – 66 Years
  • Networth – $150 Million
  • Nationality/Country Of Origin – Nigeria

According to Forbes, Bishop David Oyedep is the richest pastor in Africa with a net worth of $150 million. Bishop Davida Oyedepo is the founder and presiding Bishop at Faith Bible Church Worldwide A.K.A Winners Chapel.

The church which was established in 1983 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 20,000 branches worldwide, you can be sure of this feat.

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 religious (Christian) books in the country. He is also the chairman of Dominion House Publishing Limited (DPH).

Some of Oyedepo’s other investments include secondary schools, bakeries, petrol stations, real estate, shopping malls, restaurants e.t.c. David Oyedepo also has 4 private jets.

2. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri

  • Ministry: Enlightened Christian Gathering
  • Age – 66 Years
  • Networth – $150 Million
  • Nationality/Country Of Origin – Malawi

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is one of the richest men of God in Africa with a net worth of $150 million. 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.

The government of Botswana shut down Shepherd Bushiri’s church for claiming he could offer miracle money worshippers.

Prophet Bushiri owns a fleet of supercars and a private jet worth $37 Million. He is also involved in other businesses chief of which is SB Investments which has projected him as one of the top businessmen in Africa.

3. Pastor Enoch .A. Adeboye

  • Ministry: Redeemed Christian Church of God
  • Age – 78 Years
  • Networth – $130 Million
  • Nationality/Country Of Origin – Nigeria

Pastor Enoch Adeboye is one of the wealthiest pastors in Africa. Daddy G.O as he is fondly called is the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

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 as 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.

Some of of the church assets include the Redeemers University and Dove TV, a digital satellite tv broadcasting service used to reach out to millions of Christian faithful and a private jet.

5. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

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  • Ministry: Believer’s Loveworld International
  • Age – 57 Years
  • Networth – $50 Million
  • Nationality/Country Of Origin – Nigeria

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is one of the richest pastors in Africa with a net worth of $50 million. He is the founder and senior pastor at the Believer’s Loveworld International which is popularly known as Christ Embassy which 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.

Chris Oyakhilome is also known for his philanthropic works and his good deeds toward the weak both spiritually and materially.

6. Prophet Uebert Angel

  • Ministry: Good News Church
  • Networth – $50 Million
  • Age – 40 Years
  • Nationality/Country Of Origin – Zimbabwe

Prophet Ubert is the richest pastor in Zimbabwe and one of the richest in Africa with a net worth of $50 million. He is the founder of the Spirit Embassy, a Pentecostal church he founded in the UK where he is also a citizen.

He founded Spirit Embassyback 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.

Prophet Ubert Angel has a lot of investment. It is confirmed that he owns several residential and commercial properties valued in over $25 million. He is also a lover of luxury cars and owns some such as a Range Rover, a Lamborghini and a Rolls Royce valued at over $5 million combined.

7. Tshifinwa Irene

  • Ministry: Divine Truth World Restoration Services
  • Networth – $42 Million
  • Age – Unknown
  • Nationality/Country Of Origin – Zimbabwe

Pastor Irene is the richest female pastor in Africa with a net worth of $42 million. She is the founder and presiding pastor at Divine Truth World Restoration Services for World peace by Jesus Christ.

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Pastor Irene 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.

8. Pastor Ray Macaulay

  • Ministry: Rhema Bible Church Worldwide
  • Networth – $29 Million
  • Age – 71 Years
  • Nationality/Country Of Origin – South-Africa

Ray Macaulay is a prominent pastor in South Africa and one of the richest in Africa with a net worth of $29 million. 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.

9. Prophet T.B. Joshua

  • Ministry: The Synagogue, Church of All Nations
  • Networth – $15 Million
  • Age – 67 years
  • Nationality/Country Of Origin – Nigeria

Temitope Balogun Joshua popularly knowb T.B Joshua is one of the most famous pastors and richest pastors in Africa with a net worth of $15 million. He is the founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations.

His ministry also owns the famous TV network “EmmanuelTV”. T.B Joshua 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 enthusiast across the African continent to his Lagos base in search of miracles and wonders.

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10. Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo

  • Ministry: Kingsway International Christian Centre
  • Networth – $10 Million
  • Age – 67 years
  • Nationality/Country Of Origin – Nigeria

Matthew Ashimolowo is the founder and senior pastor at Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC), a church which 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.

According to Forbes, Pastor Ashimolowo has an estimated net worth of about $6-10 million, and his church owns assets worth more than $40 million.

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