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Ranking Richest Nigerian Pastors 2023: Net worth and More

According to Forbes, the world’s richest Pastor is a Nigerian. Want to know who? Read through the lines below.

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Men of God or god of men? Let’s talk about wealth. We will be leading you through the rankings of the richest Nigerian pastors.

Unlike the prophets of old, who were poor and persecuted, we now have extremely wealthy Pastors and other upcoming pastors who want to get to this point in their careers.

Nonetheless, our focus for this article is on the richest Nigerian pastors and some of their details.

If your pastor is on this list, I’m sure you will feel privileged. Anyway, it’s great to have wealthy connections.

So let’s dive right into the matter.


Top Richest Nigerian Pastors 

Some Nigerian pastors are heavily rich. Their net worth might leave you surprised. Some of them have private jets, others possess fleets of cars and many other luxurious properties.

They get their wealth from their primary occupation and are still engaged in other profitable businesses for Pastors, like building schools and writing books to sustain their wealth.

Here is the list of the richest Nigerian pastors, beginning with the most.


1. Bishop David Oyedepo

Nigerian Richest Pastors: Bishop David Oyedepo

Net worth: $150 million

Church: Living Faith World Outreach Ministry.

Age: 69 years old

Bishop David Oyedepo is the General overseer of Living Faith Outreach Ministries, also known as the winners chapel, with its Headquarters in Ogun state, Nigeria. 

Winners Chapel is located on several continents in the world – Europe, Asia, America, and Africa. They are also present in over 300 cities around the globe.

The church began on May 2nd, 1981 when David Oyedepo claimed to have a divine encounter with God and was moved to open his church.

According to Forbes, David Oyedepo is said to be the wealthiest Pastor in the world, with a net worth of $150 million. He owns several private jets, cars, and luxurious buildings.

Apart from being a Pastor, this man is also a writer who has published several books during his ministry. He is also the Chancellor of Covenant University and Landmark University


2. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

Richest Nigerian Pastors: Pastor Chris Oyakilome

Net worth: $126 million

Church: Love world incorporated 

Age: 60 years old

Next on our list of richest Nigerian Pastors is Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the founder of Love world ministries, popularly known as Christ Embassy.

Christ Embassy is an evangelical Christian denomination that was founded in 1987, and since then, it has grown to have millions of members. The church has its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, and it has established its branches in Asia and America.

Pastor Chris Oyakilome is rated as one of the richest Nigerian pastors, with over $100 million in his network. There are different arms to his ministry, such as Rhapsody of Realities, Healing school, and other television channels.

He has several luxury possessions, such as cars, private jets, and buildings. He is also an author and teacher.


3. Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye

Richest Nigerian Pastors: Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye

Net worth: $100 million

Church: Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG)

Age: 80 years old

Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye is the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). RCCG headquarters is situated in Lagos, with about 100,000 people attending every Sunday.

This Pentecostal Church began in 1952 with Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi. However, in 1981, Pastor Adebayo was chosen to become the next general overseer of the church.

His network is estimated to be about $100 million, which can’t be independently verified. He has 3 luxury vehicles. They include Rolls Royce Phantom, Mercedes-Benz Gelandewagen, and Land Rover Discovery. None of these vehicles cost less than $80,000

He has other buildings and luxurious possessions around the globe. All of these have put him on the list of one of the richest Nigerian pastors.


4. Pastor David Ibiyeomie

Richest Nigerian Pastors: Pastor David Ibiyiome

Net worth: $41 million

Church: Salvation Ministries

Age: 62 years old

Pastor David Ibiyeomie is the founder of Salvation Ministries. Its headquarters is located in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Salvation Ministries is one of the Pentecostal churches in Nigeria that began in 1997 in Port Harcourt. They have over 20,000 home cell centres in the world, and they also run a satellite tv.

Pastor Ibiyeomie’s wealth is estimated at $41 million. He has 3 luxurious cars (Rolls Royce Phantom, Limousine, and Land Rover) and a Private jet. He has other luxurious buildings and possessions.


5. Pastor Paul Eneche

Richest Nigerian Pastors: Pastor Paul Eneche

Net worth: $20 million

Church: Dunamis International Gospel Center

Age: 55 years old

Pastor Paul Eneche is the founder of Dunamis International Gospel Center, which started in 1996. Its headquarters, known as the ‘Glory Dome’, is located in Abuja, Nigeria.

The church has satellite tv and radio, where sermons are streamed online to attract millions of viewers. They also have a training school for pastors.

Pastor Paul Eneche’s net worth is estimated at $20 million. He possesses 3 luxury cars Lexus LX 570, Mercedes SLR Mc Laren, and Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon.

Although he is yet to acquire a private jet, he still has other luxurious properties.


6. Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo

Richest Nigerian Pastors: Pastor Mattew Ashinloye

Net worth: $10 million

Church: Kingsway International Christian Center

Age: 71 years old

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo is also one of the richest Nigerian Pastors. He founded Kingsway International Christian Center, which is largely based in the United Kingdom. 

The Pentecostal ministry is one of the largest churches in the UK. It has an average of 12,000 people every Sunday. They also air their program in some countries in Africa.

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s net worth is calculated as $10 million. He has an annual income of $200,000 and other varied businesses, which aids him in accumulating wealth and putting him on the list of the richest Nigerian pastors.


7. Bishop Ayodele Oritsejafor

Richest Nigerian Pastors: Bishop Ayo Oritsejafo

Net worth: $11 million

Church: Word of Life Bible Church

Bishop Ayodele Oritsejafor, also known as Papa Ayo Oritsejafor, is the founder of Word of Life Bible Church, located in Warri, Nigeria. 

The Word of Life Bible Church started in 1987. It has grown to be one of the biggest churches in Nigeria. It has over 70 locations where its activities are carried out.

Bishop Ayodele Oritsejafor served as the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) from 2010 to 2016. He has a net worth of about 11 million (unverified). His collection includes a Limousine, Toyota Land Cruiser, and a $3.5 million Bombardier Challenger 601 private jet.


8. Pastor Sam Adeyemi

Richest Nigerian Pastors: Pastor Sam Adeyemi

Net worth: $5 million

Church: Daystar Christian Centre

Age: 56 years old

Pastor Sam Adeyemi is the founder of Daystar Christian Centre, located in Lagos, Nigeria. It began in 1995.

The Church has grown even in its membership, and they keep its mission and vision alive.

Pastor Sam Adeyemi’s wealth is estimated at $5 million. Among his luxurious possessions is his Lexus LX 570, Mercedes-Benz S350, and his house.

He is a Principal Consultant at Forbes.com and also an author of so many books. 


Other Rich Nigerian Pastors and their net worth

9. Apostle Johnson Suleman

Net worth: $10 million

Church: Omega Fire Ministries International

Age: 42 years old

10. Pastor Chris Okotie 

Net worth: $3 million

Church: Household of God Church International Ministries

Age: 65 years old


11. Bishop Mike Okonkwo

Net worth: $3 million

Church: The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM)

Age: 77 years old

12. Prophet Odumeje

Net worth: ₦200 million

Church: The Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention and Deliverance Ministry

Age: 41 years old

13. Lazarus Muoka 

Net worth: $8 million

Church: The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement. 

Some of the world’s richest pastors are Nigerians. Many of them have luxurious possessions that show off their wealth. Always check out this site to learn about Powerful men in Nigeria.


Esther Gad
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