South African based Malawian Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has been ranked in a joint position with Bishop David Oyedepo as number richest evangelist in the world according to Constative.com which is known for ranking celebrities, businessperson and sports personalities worth.
He started ministering in 2002 and have thousands of members worshiping in his church the ‘Enlightened Christian Gathering Church ‘ with branches in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Namibia and Ethiopia.
“Aside being a man of God he owns an electronic company, a telecommunication company, various farms and a private University in South Sudan named Bushiri University of Agriculture. Bushiri is one of the richest pastors in the world,” the website reported.
Topping the list is Bishop Jakes with a net worth of $150.2 million and lives in a $1.7 million mansion.
Jakes has been called America’s best preacher and has featured on the cover of TIME Magazine. He is a writer, preacher and movie producer.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye who heads the Redeemed Christian Church Of God(RCCG)– net worth estimated $55 million is ranked number 3.
Israeli televangelist, Toufik Benedictus ”Benny” Hinn his best known for his regular ” Miracle Crusades” is ranked number 4 with net w orth: $52 million.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy with a net worth: $50 million is ranked number 6.
American Bible teacher, pastor, and the founder of World Changers Church International, Creflo Dollar is ranked number 7 with a net worth of $27 million.
Kenneth Copeland ministries, one of several televangelists whose finances were investigated from 2007 to 2011 by Republican Sen. Grassley of Lowa is ranked number 8 with a net worth of $26.5 million.
According to an article that run by the Associated Press that ran in 2008, his ministry is 1500-acre campus, behind an iron gate a half-hour drive from forth worth includes a church, a private airstrip, a hangar for the ministries $17.5 million jet and other aircraft, and a $ 6 million church owned lake-mansion.
America Evangelical Christian Evangelist, William Franklin ”Billy” Graham, Jr is ranked number 8 while Mathew Ashimolowo the founder of Kingsway International Christian Center (KICC) is on number 9.
Nigeria’s most controversial ‘prophet’ T.B Joshua who heads the Synagogue Church of all Nations(SCOAN), a congregation he founded in 1987, which accommodates 15,000 worshipers on Sunday is ranked number 10 with a net worth of $15 million.
Source : Nyasa Times