In this article, we will discuss the Forbes top 10 richest pastors in Nigeria in 2022 and their net worth. In recent years, Christianity in Nigeria has seen pastors thrive in wealth and bask in the euphoria of diligently leading the body of Christ. Let’s check out the top 10 richest Nigerian pastors.
No doubt, pastors have always been seen as miserable and impoverished beings. It is funny that they are now being criticized for being too wealthy and flamboyant at the expense of church members’ financial deposits and investments.
|1||David Oyedepo||$150 million||67||Nigeria|
|2||Pastor Chris||$60 million||58||Nigeria|
|3||Pastor Enoch Adeboye||$ 110 million||79||Nigeria|
|4||TB Joshua||$100 million||57||Nigeria|
|5||David Ibiyeomie||$41 million||59||Nigeria|
|6||Pastor Ayodele Oritsejafor||$32 million||52||Nigeria|
|7||Sam Adeyemi||$30 million||55||Nigeria|
|8||Apostle J. Suleiman||$25 million||50||Nigeria|
|9||Mathew Ashinmolowo||$ 20 million||69||Nigeria|
|10||Biodun Fatoyinbo||$16 million||46||Nigeria|
1. David Oyedepo
Aside from being the second richest pastor in the world, Bishop David Oyedepo is the richest pastor in Africa and Nigeria inclusive. Born on the 27th of September 1954, Bishop David Oyedepo is a Nigerian pastor, author, business mogul, architect, and founder of Winners Chapel with its headquarters in Otta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
He is the founder of the Covenant University and Faith Academy as well as the owner of the dominion publishing house which is responsible for selling all his books. The ministry is known to have branches nationwide and in some nations of the world.
2. Pastor Chris
The second person on the list of Forbes top 10 richest pastors in Nigeria in 2022 is Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is the founder of Love World Incorporated, popularly referred to as Christ Embassy with more than 40,000 members across five continents. One thing pastor Chris is known for is his great healing ministry, many have been healed by virtue of his administration. The ministry is also known for helping the needy and less privileged in our society.
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3. Pastor Enoch Adeboye
This important colossus is the third on the list of Forbes top 10 richest pastors in 2022. Pastor Enoch Adeboye is popularly known for his laid-back pulpit life and humility. He is the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian of Church (RCCG) and the second richest pastor in the country.
The former University of Lagos senior lecturer of Mathematics is an indigene of Ifewara, Osun State Nigeria, and pastors the largest church in Nigeria in terms of population (about 5 million congregants) with an innumerable number of branches dispersed around the nooks and crannies of Nigeria.
After he became the general overseer of the RCCG in 1981, he inherited quite a few branches from the founder, Pa Akindayomi in Nigeria.
Today the RCCG is present in over 190 countries of the world.
4. TB Joshua
May his soul rest in peace. Arguably, Prophet T.B. Joshua is the most famous prophet in West Africa. He is the fourth pastor on the list of Forbes top 10 richest pastors in Nigeria in 2022.
Pastor TB is the founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN) with its headquarters and only branch in Ikotun, Lagos, Nigeria. He pastors a 15, 000 member congregation with the figure shared between Nigerians and foreigners from across Africa and the world.
The Ondo State-born prophet is known for his miracles and philanthropist which attracts thousands of international religious tourists every day to his Lagos, Ikotun base.
The prophet is super rich as his church boost the tourism industry of Nigeria receiving an average of over 2million visitors daily.
A Nigerian newspaper once reported that the Synagogue Church of all nations receives more visitors than the Buckingham Palace and the London Tower combined.
5. David Ibiyeomie
The fifth person on the list of Forbes top 10 richest pastors in Nigeria in 2022 is Pastor David Ibiyeomie. He is a Nigerian televangelist, and founder and senior pastor of Salvation Ministries, in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Ibiyeomie started a house fellowship with his family in Victoria Island, Lagos; he later moved to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where he started Salvation Ministries (Glorious Chapel) on April 13, 1997, with a little over twenty members in attendance. In July 1997, the church relocated to a larger plot of land.
As of 2017, Salvation Ministries averages about 50,000 attendees every Sunday at its headquarters.
6. Pastor Ayodele Oritsejafor
Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor is the founder of the Word of Life Bible Church in Warri, Nigeria, and he is the sixth on the list of Forbes top 10 richest pastors in Nigeria in 2022. He is also a one time president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).
As a man of God, he owns a $3.5 million Bombardier Challenger 601 private jet, a fleet of luxurious cars including a limousine to his name.
7. Sam Adeyemi
Sam Adeyemi is a popular religious leader and holds the seventh position on the list of Forbes top 10 richest pastors in Nigeria in 2022. He was born on February 3, 1967, in Nigeria.
Sam Adeyemi is an author, and public speaker who is recognized for having founded the Daystar Christian Centre. He also hosted the internationally syndicated motivational series Success Power.
8. Apostle J. Suleiman
Another figure on the list of Forbes top 10 richest pastors in Nigeria in 2022 is Johnson Suleman. He is is a Nigerian televangelist and the senior pastor and general overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, a church with its headquarters in Auchi, Edo State.
After working as an assistant pastor in the Armor of God Church in Lagos from 1998, he started Omega Fire Ministries in 2004.
Months after admonishing his members to devote their wealth to help the needy, the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has acquired a private jet.
9. Mathew Ashinmolowo
Matthew Ashimolowo is the senior pastor of Kingsway International Christian Center (KICC) with its headquarters in London, United Kingdom. He started his ministerial life when he switched faith from being a Muslim to a Christian at age 22.
He is a Nigerian of Yoruba descent and his church is the largest pentecostal church in London. The KICC is also present in bounty sums in Nigeria and in other nations of the world.
In what seemed like a detour from the foursquare gospel church Nigeria, he founded the KICC London in 1992 and led the church to become the largest congregation outland of Nigeria where the white skin colour is prevalent.
Pastor Matthew owns a private jet, a Media and Publication Company that publishes most of his prosperity-based literature (Matthew Ashimolowo media) and other strings of investment.
10. Biodun Fatoyinbo
He is definitely the youngest on the list of Forbes top 10 richest pastors in Nigeria 2022. Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo (born January 1, 1976) is a Nigerian minister of the gospel and famous clergyman. He currently serves as the senior pastor of the Pentecostal Ministry, Commonwealth Of Zion Assembly (COZA).
The church has five branches (nicknamed Campuses) in big cities in Africa and Asia. He founded the church in 1999 at the young age of twenty-three and with the help of his wife, Modele, they have grown the ministry to a congregation of thousands.
More so, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo is popular for his inspirational sermons and good fashion sense. He has been nicknamed Gucci Pastor in some quarters.