Top Ten Richest Pastors in Nigeria – Gone are the days when church rats were poor and pastors had to wait to get to heaven before they could get their rewards. These days, pastors are doing so well for themselves and a lot of people are actually being encouraged to become pastors themselves — if only to enjoy the luxury and comfort that being a pastor brings.
A major contributor to the exponentially increasing wealth of Nigerian Pastors is that churches do not pay taxes. So, whatever income the church makes stays in the church, where the founder or General Overseer then decides how the money would be put to use. Many Nigerian Pastors would make many businessmen or civil servants green with envy with their impressive assets and fat bank accounts.
Recently, an article was written in an international magazine about the richest pastors in the world and five Nigerian Pastors made the list. While some people would argue that it was insensitive for pastors in a country as poor as Nigeria — where thousands die every day due to hunger and ailments as mild as malaria — to keep such enormous amounts of wealth to themselves, others would argue that they are doing the Lord’s work and those riches are God’s blessings for doing His work. Well, that’s not for us to judge.
But just so you know, here are the top ten richest pastors in Nigeria — and what they are worth.