The President and Bishop of The Living Faith Church, Dr. David Oyedepo has been declared the richest man of God on earth, according to RichestLifestyle.com, a wealth ranking website. The same website also released a list of wealthiest African presidents and placed President Goodluck Jonathan at number 6 on the list. The Presidency has since debunked the claims and threatened legal action against the US based website.
The website released the list on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 with The Winner’s Chapel Senior Pastor topping the list at an estimated networth of $150 million. Other Nigerians on the list are Chris Oyakhilome, TB Joshua, Chris Okotie, and Matthew Ashimolowo.
Famous US pastors like Benny Hinn, TD Jakes, and Creflo Dollar are also listed.
What is worthy of note is the fact that 5 out of the 10 richest pastors in the world as of 2014, are Nigerians as the first two are also Nigerians. See list below in descending order:
10) Joseph Prince – Net worth: $5 Million (Singapore)
8) Chris Okotie – Net worth: $10 Million (Nigeria)
8) Matthew Ashimolowo – Net worth: $10 Million (Nigeria)
7) T.B. Joshua – Net worth: $15 Million (Nigeria)
6) T. D. Jakes – Net worth: $18 Million (United States)
5) Billy Graham – Net worth: $25 Million (United States)
4) Creflo Dollar – Net worth: $27 Million (United States)
3) Benny Hinn – Net worth: $42 Million (United States)
2) Chris Oyakhilome – Net worth: $50 Million (Nigeria)
1) David Oyedepo – Net worth: $150 Million (Nigeria)