Skip to Content

Top 20 Richest Pastors In The World – 2024

Who are the richest pastors in the world? David Jeremiah, David Oyedepo, or?

Short answerthe richest pastors in the world include Kenneth Copeland, David Oyedepo, Pat Robertson, Benny Hinn, and Joel Osteen. Their net worth ranges from $50 million to $310 million, derived from their ministries and various other ventures.


Many churches hire pastors to lead their congregations.

The word “pastor” comes from the Latin word for “shepherd.”

Pastors can have several streams of income, including:

  • a fixed salary from the church with other benefits;
  • speeches at religious events and conferences;
  • wedding officiating;
  • royalties from their books;
  • funeral officiating;
  • online webinars;
  • television programs;
  • CDs and DVDs.

List Of Top 20 Richest Pastors In The World In 2024:

#20 Robert Jeffress Net Worth – $4 million

Robert Jeffress Net Worth

Image source – © Guliver / Getty Images

Robert Jeffress is the senior pastor of the 15,000-member First Baptist Church, a Southern Baptist megachurch located in Dallas.

He is the author of 25 books, including ”A Place Called Heaven: 10 Surprising Truths About Your Eternal Home,” ”Not All Roads Lead to Heaven,” ”Perfect Ending: Why Your Eternal Future Matters Today,” ”Countdown to the Apocalypse,” and ”When Forgiveness Doesn’t Make Sense.” 

Robert also hosts a daily radio program named – ”PATHWAY TO VICTORY.”

He received the Daniel Award from Vision America in 2006.

Robert Jeffress has a net worth of $4 million.

#19 Rod Parsley Net Worth – $4 Million

Rod Parsley

Image source – © Guliver / Getty Images

Rod Parsley is the senior pastor of World Harvest Church, an international pentecostal megachurch. More than 11,000 people attend services at World Harvest every week. The church’s first facility was built in 1979.

He has a doctorate from Liberty University in Lynchburg.

He is the author of more than 50 study guides and books, including – Culturally Incorrect: How Clashing Worldviews Affect Your Future, Living on Our Heads: Righting an Upside-Down Culture, Silent No More, and No More Crumbs.

Rod also hosts the television shows Rod Parsley Now and Breakthrough.

Rod Parsley has a net worth of $4 million.

#18 John Hagee Net Worth – $4.5 Million

John Hagee

Image source – © Guliver / Getty Images

John Hagee is an American pastor and the founder of Christians United for Israel. 

Hagee is also the CEO of John Hagee Ministries, a Christian multi-media empire.

John Hagee has a net worth of $4.5 million.

#17 Joseph Prince Net Worth – $5 Million

Joseph Prince is the senior pastor and co-founder of the New Creation Church, a Christian megachurch in Singapore. The New Creation Church holds weekly service in English at The Star Performing Arts Centre.

Prince broadcasts a television program, called – Destined to Reign, in more than 150 countries. Some of his books are – Grace Revolution, Eat Your Way to Life and Health, The Power of Right Believing, and Healing Promises.

He married Wendy Prince at the age of 31.

Joseph Prince has a net worth of $5 million. At some point, his salary from the church was around $50,000 per month.

#16 Noel Jones Net Worth – $6 Million

Bishop Noel Jones Net Worth

Image source – © Guliver / Getty Images

Bishop Noel Jones is the senior pastor of the City of Refuge Church in Gardena, California. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Theology degree from Aenon Bible College.

In 2002, Noel was featured in the English documentary ”Hoover Street Revival.”

Noel Jones has a net worth of $6 million.

#15 Franklin Graham Net Worth – $9 Million

Franklin Graham

Image source – © Guliver / Getty Images

Franklin Graham is a Christian evangelist and the president of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Franklin is the son of Billy Graham, an American evangelist and a spiritual adviser to US presidents.

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association was founded in 1950 by Billy Graham. 

He graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.A. in 1978.

Samaritan’s Purse works in over 100 countries. In the 2010 fiscal year, Samaritan’s Purse grossed more than $414 million.

In a 2016 tour, Graham visited all 50 state capitals. Franklin Graham has a net worth of $9 million.

#14 T. B. Joshua Net Worth – $10.5 Million

T. B. Joshua

Image source – © Guliver / Getty Images

T. B. Joshua is a Nigerian pastor and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, a Christian megachurch located in Lagos. SCOAN claims regular occurrences of divine miracles. About 16,000 members attend its weekly Sunday service.

T. B. Joshua has a net worth of $10.5 million.

#13 Steven Furtick Net Worth – $11 Million

Steven Furtick is the lead pastor of Elevation Church, a Southern Baptist multi-site church that has been described as “a pop culture-friendly church with an orthodox Christian message.”

He is the author of Seven-Mile Miracle, Crash the Chatterbox: Hearing God’s Voice Above All Others, Crash the Chatterbox, and Greater: Dream bigger. Start smaller. Ignite God’s Vision for Your Life. Furtick was listed as the 5th most powerful person in Charlotte.

In 2016, he was added to the “SuperSoul 100” list by Oprah.

Furtick and his wife built a house valued at $1.8 million.

Steven holds a master of divinity degree from Southern Theological Seminary. Steven Furtick has a net worth of $ 11 million.

#12 T.D. Jakes Net Worth – $20 Million

T.D. Jakes net worth


T.D. Jakes is the bishop of The Potter’s House, a megachurch in Dallas. The church hosted the Joyous Celebration choir in December 2016.

The Potter’s Touch (a television program) airs on The Word Network, the Daystar Television Network, Black Entertainment Television, the Trinity Broadcasting Network, and

In 1976, he preached his first sermon.

CNN and Time magazine named Jakes as America’s Best Preacher in 2001.

In 2016, he was selected in Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 list of influential leaders.

In 2003, Jakes released an album, A Wing and a Prayer, that won the “Best Gospel or Chorus Album.”

T.D. Jakes has a net worth of $20 million.

#11 Jesse Duplantis Net Worth – $25 Million

Jesse Duplantis is the founder of Jesse Duplantis Ministries and a preacher from the Christian Evangelical Charismatic tradition.

In 1978, Jesse became a full-time evangelistic minister and founded Covenant Church in 1997.

In 1999, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree from Oral Roberts University.

Jesse has published several books, including – Why Isn’t My Giving Working?, What in Hell Do You Want, Breaking the Power of Natural Law, and Heaven: close encounters of the God kind.

Jesse Duplantis has a net worth of $25 million.

#10 Rick Warren Net Worth – $27 Million

Rick Warren

Image source – © Guliver / Getty Images

Rick Warren is an American evangelical Christian pastor who founded Saddleback Church, a Baptist evangelical Christian megachurch that has a few campuses in California. In addition, it has international campuses in Germany, Argentina, Hong Kong, and the Philippines.

On June 21, 1975, Warren married Kay Warren.

In 2017, the attendance of Saddleback Church was 22,000 people.

Warren earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from California Baptist College. Rick later received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.

He is the author of The Purpose-Driven Life. The book was translated into over 20 languages.

Time Magazine named Warren one of the leaders who mattered most in 2004.

Rick Warren has a net worth of $27 million.

#9 Creflo Dollar Net Worth – $30 Million

Creflo Dollar

Image source – © Guliver / Getty Images

Creflo Dollar is an American televangelist and the founder of the World Changers Church International. World Changers Church International moved to an 8,500-seat facility on December 24, 1995.

Creflo is married and has five children.

World Changers Church International had a $70 million revenue in 2006.

In 1998, Creflo received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Oral Roberts University. He is the publisher of Changing Your World Magazine. Dollar also manages Arrow Records.

Creflo Dollar has a net worth of $30 million. Dollar owns a $2.5 million home in Demarest, a private jet, and two Rolls-Royces. 

#8 Bill Hybels Net Worth – $40 Million

Bill Hybels is the founder of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. Willow Creek Community Church is one of the most heavily attended churches in the US, with over 27,000 people attending on average. He retired in October 2018.

Some of Hybels’ released books are Who You Are When No One’s Looking, Transformation: Letting God Change You from the Inside Out, The Real Deal: Discover the Rewards of Authentic Relationships, Engraved on Your Heart, and Rediscovering Church: The Story and Vision of Willow Creek Community Church.

Bill Hybels has a net worth of $40 million.

#7 Chris Oyakhilome Net Worth – $52 Million

Chris Oyakhilome is the founder of Christ Embassy, a megachurch and a Christian denomination that has more than 145 branches on five continents. It has ministries in the United Kingdom, the United States, South Africa, Nigeria, and Canada as well as more than 13,000,000 followers worldwide.

Chris is the son of Elder T.E Oyakhilome and Angelina. He received a doctorate degree in divinity from Benson Idahosa University and an honorary doctorate from Ambrose Alli University.

He is the author of several books, including – The Power of Your Mind, Your Rights In Christ, and How To Make Your Faith Work. 

Chris Oyakhilome has a net worth of $52 million.

#6 David Jeremiah Net Worth – $55 Million

David Jeremiah is an American senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church. He serves on US President Donald Trump’s evangelical advisory board. David is also the founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries.

Dr. David Jeremiah has written over 40 books, including What Are You Afraid Of?, God Loves You: He Always Has—He Always Will, The Coming Economic Armageddon, What in the World Is Going On?, Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World, Captured by Grace, Agents of the Apocalypse, and Agents of Babylon.

David Jeremiah has an estimated net worth of $55 million.

#5 Benny Hinn Net Worth – $65 Million

Benny Hinn

Image source – © Guliver / Getty Images

Benny Hinn is an Israeli-born televangelist who started Miracle Crusades. He also hosts the TV show This is Your Day – seen daily in more than 200 countries. The television program appears on The God Channel, INSP Networks, Vision TV, Trinity Broadcasting Network, Grace TV, Revelation TV, and Daystar Television Network.

A 2001 documentary, called A Question of Miracles, focuses on Benny.

Hinn was mentored by Dr. Winston I. Nunes of Broadview Faith Temple in Toronto.

In 2005, Benny Hinn Ministries donated $100,000 to Hurricane Katrina victims.

Benny Hinn has an estimated net worth of $65 million.

#4 Joel Osteen Net Worth – $95 Million

Joel Osteen

Image source – © Guliver / Getty Images

Joel Osteen is an American pastor and the host of the television program Lakewood Church. He studied at Oral Roberts University. Lakewood Church acquired the Compaq Center (the earlier arena for the Houston Rockets) in 2005.

His house has an estimated worth of $10.5 million. He married Victoria Osteen in 1987.

Osteen published many books, including – The Power of Favor, I Declare, Your Best Life Now for Moms, and Every day a Friday. His book, Become A Better You, sold more than 4 million copies in 2005.

He was on Barbara Walters’s list of 10 Most Fascinating People in 2006.

Joel Osteen has a net worth of $95 million. His church has an annual budget of $70 million.

#3 Pat Robertson Net Worth – $105 Million

Pat Robertson

Image source – © Guliver / Getty Images

Pat Robertson is a former Southern Baptist minister and media mogul who founded International Family Entertainment Inc and the Christian Broadcasting Network. In addition, Robertson is the founder of the American Center for Law and Justice.

Robertson served on the Victims of Crime Task Force for President Reagan in 1982.

In 2007, Pat stepped down as CEO of the Christian Broadcasting Network. CBN is now broadcast in 71 languages and seen in 180 countries.

Some of Robertson’s released books include – Right on the Money: Financial Advice for Tough Times, The End of the Age, and The Secret Kingdom.

Pat Robertson has a net worth of $105 million.

#2 David Oyedepo Net Worth – $155 Million

David Oyedepo, affectionately called “Papa” by the members of his church, is the founder and bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide. The organization’s network of churches is located in more than 300 cities. He is also the president of David Oyedepo Ministries International.

Oyedepo said that he received a mandate from God to liberate the world from all oppressions of the devil.

Some of Oyedepo’s released books include – All You Need To Have All Your Needs Met, Understanding Divine Direction, and Exploring The Secrets Of Success.

David Oyedepo has a net worth of $155 million.

#1 Kenneth Copeland Net Worth – $310 Million

Kenneth Copeland is a televangelist who founded Kenneth Copeland Ministries in Tarrant County. About 500 people are employed by KCM. He is one of the original members of President Donald Trump’s evangelical advisory committee.

Some of Copeland’s published books are From Faith to Faith Devotional, The Laws of Prosperity, Pursuit of His Presence, The Blessing of the Lord, Prayer: Your Foundation for Success, How to Discipline Your Flesh, The Force of Faith, Limitless Love: A 365-Day Devotional, and How You Call It Is How It Will Be.

Kenneth Copeland has a net worth of $310 million. He once said – ”I’m a very wealthy man.”

Here’s a quick recap of the top 20 richest pastors in the world in 2024:

  1. Kenneth Copeland
  2. David Oyedepo
  3. Pat Robertson
  4. Joel Osteen
  5. Benny Hinn
  6. David Jeremiah
  7. David Jeremiah
  8. Bill Hybels
  9. Creflo Dollar
  10. Rick Warren
  11. Jesse Duplantis
  12. T.D. Jakes
  13. Steven Furtick
  14. T. B. Joshua
  15. Franklin Graham
  16. Noel Jones
  17. Joseph Prince
  18. John Hagee
  19. Rod Parsley
  20. Robert Jeffress

READ THIS NEXT: Richest People In The World

Sally Yan

Sunday 7th of January 2024

The only legitimate people I know are legitimately worked hard for their wealth are only a handful. Numbers 20, 15, 7 and 3 are the only servants of God that I believe deserved the earnings. The rest are just working under the name of God for profit. Obviously, #1 and the rest.


Sunday 12th of February 2023

Dr. Jeffress and David Jeremiah send me all of their offers to include videos, hardback books, softcover books, workbooks, other items for totally free when I ask. For over 3 years, I called them both monthly and asked. For the past 1 1/2 years, Turning Point has sent me all of their monthly offers automatically for free. Pathway to Victory started almost 3 months ago, to just do so also. A few months ago I was surprised with a free David Jeremiah hardback study Bible and their Children’s leatherette Bible. This past month, Jeffress sent a free hardback Ryrie NASB Study Bible.

Of course they ask for donations, all churches do. If you are barely getting by, just let them know. They are very happy to give out their literature, books, whatever the monthly resources are.


Tuesday 24th of October 2023

@Alison, point well taken. I have received many of the books they offer for a "donation in ANY amount" I'm grateful they make these offers, as I am far from rich, and in todays economy It's all I can do to put food on my table, never mind put gas in my 21 year old economy car.

Sussanne Small

Wednesday 31st of May 2023

@Alison, Just curious, do you read all those materials and what do you do with them then? Do you give them away to a church library or public library?


Thursday 9th of March 2023

@Alison, I’ve been thinking overnight after watching a very good video by David Diga Hernandez, and then he asked for a donation, which kind of spoiled the vibe. Mike Winger has a donate button on his site but when I clicked on it (after much good material enjoyed) the page said, I’m ok for the moment, thank you, please give to some other need, which I thought was gracious, sufficient , not greedy, and warmed my heart further. We are encouraged to make offerings and gifts, not under obligation, and I like the relationship to give us the opportunity to respond to God and his mission, not to lay guilt on us. One time I was contemplating asking for help from a particular travelling preacher and planned to make him a donation, but he too spoiled it by asking for £100. When I said what a shame you asked, and no thank you, I’ll go see my pastor, he said, well you get what you pay for! Hernandez said it’s biblical to pay your pastor. I suppose it is, there was always an offertory plate passed round. But that’s an offering, not a guilt trip or a fee. He said the woman with the oil and flour supply was told to feed the prophet before herself, and the supply would continue. He pointed out it would anyway because God loves us, and scripture doesn’t make it conditional, but still ok for him to tell us to donate, because the prophet told the woman to give to him, and therefore God, first. I get the prioritisation of our assets and time, which was his message, to pray and read consistently and early in the day. So I’ll think about the giving aspect, and I do give, but Mike Winger’s approach leaves me feeling much more generous, I have to say!


Monday 8th of August 2022

You know how much these wealthy pastors will take with them when they depart this life? Exactly the same amount you and I will take with us. Zero.


Monday 11th of July 2022

Why would a man of God have to live in a multi-million dollar home. Why wouldn't they be feeding the poor, housing the homeless, or contributing to medical research? I try not to be judgmental, but with so many in need, why hoard for yourselves? I do understand that God gives generously to those who obey his commands, as he did in the old testament, but to sit on your cushy thrones of gold while so many suffer .... I pray that your hearts are righteous for those who study under you. Only God knows our hearts.

Bulgarea Candin Stefan

Thursday 11th of January 2024

Hey Jean,

Your concerns about wealth among religious leaders, particularly those living in multi-million dollar homes, are understandable and shared by many. This topic has sparked debate and discussion within religious circles and beyond.

One perspective suggests that these lifestyle choices could be a matter of personal preference. Some religious leaders may prefer a modest lifestyle, while others may opt for more luxurious surroundings. This does not necessarily reflect their commitment to their congregations or their faith.

There is also the belief that wealth can be seen as a sign of God's blessing. This viewpoint underscores the idea that God rewards those who obey His commands generously, as seen in the Old Testament. However, this interpretation can vary widely among different religious groups and individuals.

On the other hand, there is a growing call for greater transparency and accountability among religious leaders, especially those with substantial wealth. Critics argue that these leaders should be using their resources to help those in need, such as feeding the poor, housing the homeless, and contributing to medical research.

Tax exemptions for religious organizations can also contribute to the accumulation of wealth. Some pastors live in multi-million dollar homes exempt from property taxes because their homes are owned by their churches.


Tuesday 7th of June 2022

The sad truth is that the millions who support these ministries are made up of people who can't afford to sacrificially give. So, they are sold a bill of goods that with their gift, God will replace it many times over. And many remain just as poor. And the pockets of these TV preachers just get bigger and bigger.