According to PayScale.com, the average American pastor earns about $46,000 per year. A salary of that size isn’t too surprising considering that only 38% of Americans attend weekly religious services. Despite some churches struggling to keep their doors open, a handful of pastors have entered the ranks of the world’s richest. Meet the top ten mega pastors!
Net worth: $3 million
Chris Okotie, a televangelist and pastor from Nigeria, first rose to fame as a pop musician in the 1980’s. He later founded the Household Church of God, whose 5000 members are mostly local celebrities and musicians. Okotie continued to spread his message when he founded a political party, the Fresh Party. He ran –and lost – in Nigeria’s presidential election.