Creflo Dollar is senior pastor of World Changers Church International with a net worth of $27 million. He leads one of the nation’s largest mega-churches, located in College Park, Georgia. Dollar also hosts a television show, Changing Your World, on cable networks.
The New York Times reported that Dollar owns a million-dollar Atlanta home, drives a Rolls-Royce, is transported by a private jet and has a $2.5 million Manhattan apartment.
The average annual income in College Park, Ga., is $29,640.
Bishop David Oyedepo
Nigeria preacher David Oyedepo is one of the wealthiest preachers in the world, with a reported net worth of $150 million. In 1981, he founded the Living Faith World Outreach Ministry in Ogun State, Nigeria, and it has grown to become Africa’s largest congregation. The worship center has a seating capacity of 50,000.
Oyedepo reportedly owns homes in London and the United States and has four private jets. He also owns Dominion Publishing House, a thriving company that publishes all his books — which are often on the subject of prosperity.
Almost 55 percent of Nigeria’s citizens live below the poverty level on under $2 a day. Nigeria has a population of 168,833,776 people.
Bishop Eddie Long preaches at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga., a suburb outside of Atlanta. Long has a net worth of $5 million dollars.
According to a 2005 Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation, “During the period between 1997 to 2000, Long received more than $3.07 million worth of compensation and benefits from his non-profit charity, Bishop Eddie Long Ministries Inc.”
The newspaper investigation concluded that Long was given a “$1.4 million six-bedroom, nine-bath home on 20 acres in Lithonia; use of a $350,000 luxury Bentley automobile” and “more than $1 million in salary, including $494,000 in 2000.”
In Lithonia, Ga., the residents’ average annual income is $25,154.
Nigerian Chris Oyakhilome has a net worth of $50 million. He preaches at Christ Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria, a mega-church that boasts more than 40,000 members, several of whom are successful business executives and politicians.
Oyakhilome accumulates his wealth through his businesses, which include newspapers, magazines, a television station, a record label, satellite TV, hotels and extensive real estate.
In Nigeria, where 54.98 percent of citizens live below poverty level, the median income is under $2 a day.
Source: Atlanta Black Star