While many “cloth men” have taken a vow of poverty throughout history, this is certainly not the case for all of them, especially today. Yes, certain pastors are becoming so famous and well-known that they earn massive wages and have become extremely rich.
While most U.S. pastors earn an annual salary of $45,000 or less, there are some super-mega-rich pastors throughout America and the world. Starting with the “least wealthy” they are listed here:
President of Asia’s biggest church and netting a $550,000 annual salary, Prince might easily be considered blessed.
His remarkable life, born to a Sikh priest and worked as an IT contractor, has gained great success from his country Malaysia to the USA.
This is due in part to friends like Lakewood Megachurch’s Joel Osteen, who hosted several of his employees.
One of the most knowledgeable of the pastors listed on the internet, he also owns an online video and podcast of more than 150 countries.
Joseph Prince was born on May 15, 1963, in Singapore. Introduced as Singapore’s New Creation Church’s leader and chief minister, he created an internationally-broadcast Bible program called Destined to Reign.
He guest-preached at the Lakewood Church in Texas, a mega-church where TV personality Joel Osteen worked as Evangelical pastor leader.
He was born and spent his childhood by a Chinese parents of an Indian Sikh leader in Singapore and Malaysia.
A statement from the Richest Lifestyle entertainment site reported that Joseph Prince, New Creation Church’s developer and senior pastor in Singapore, is worth US$ 5 million ($6.36 million) net worth.
Prince was in 10th place, according to the site. The world’s top 10 wealthiest pastors include Nigeria’s David Oyedepo, who finished first with a net worth of US$ 150 million, and the United States ‘ Billy Graham, whose net worth is US$ 25 million.
It has come to the Council’s notice that several recent online publications have made claims about the net worth of Senior Pastor Joseph Prince and the compensation he earns from the church. The Council is worried about the aspersions cast on the church and Pastor Prince’s job by these unsubstantiated allegations.
After 2009, Pastor Prince has not received any fee from the parish. While the Council finds the net worth of Pastor Prince to be personal in nature, Pastor Prince also confirmed with the Council that his net worth is substantially lower than the estimated $5 million.
Indeed, Pastor Prince recognizes that a strong corporate governance base can only strengthen the church and, in 2009, volunteered to leave the Council to concentrate on its religious position.
The Council is disappointed with the way the documents are produced and distributed without making sufficient efforts to verify the truth. The Council calls for the deletion or confirmation of these articles in order not to harm the good work of the church and Pastor Prince.
Singapore may not be recognized as one of the top countries delivering most Christians, but one has grown to become one of the world’s richest pastors.
Although Singapore’s Christianity accounts for only about 18 percent of the population, Joseph Prince has been among the world’s wealthiest pastors because of his broad adherents.
This is due to the fact that in his home country and internationally, Prince’s church, the New Creation Church, has been largely successful.
Instead of being born into a family that included a father who was a Sikh priest, Prince did not start his life with Christian faith.
Prince was raised in Singapore on May 15, 1963 and was quite young when he wanted to go to the world of Christianity while residing in Malaysia, entering the New Creation Church as one of the founding members when he was only 20 years old, moving from working in information technology to becoming a senior pastor of the church in the early 1990s.
Prince claimed his teenage years were difficult when he joined the church, which is why he first converted to faith. Prince said it was a fit of anxiety when he converted to the Bible during this period. “It has reached a point where I thought I had committed the unforgivable sin,” he said.
“I admitted any sin that I know how to confess…… my peers would look at me like I was fucked up and people started to say,’ I guess it’s his faith,'” and quickly moved up to the level of senior pastor.
In the New Creation Church, Prince has since been in the same place, with rather humble beginnings. The NCC would often have just a couple hundred members when it began, but it really took off after Prince became a senior pastor.
There were over 100 people at the helm with Prince in the first year, and the number would only continue to grow. The church of Prince had crossed thousands of people by the early 2000s, and is now reported to have more than 35,000 church members.
This has helped Prince extend his activities worldwide, where he has been preaching around the globe in nations.
As part of the growth of the New Creation Church, their media outreach has also increased over the years. There is now a website and a TV program running in over 200 states, as well as an online presence touching millions of people.
Such new members have made it possible for Prince to transfer the church to a huge arena that can accommodate more than 5,000 spectators in what is known as The Rock. All these successes, of course, have made Prince very rich.
Numerous reports have been released about how much Prince is really worth, with some figures reaching as high as $150 million. Nonetheless, the most reliable sources seem to mention Prince for about $6.5 million, rendering him one of the world’s richest pastors.
This was reported back in 2014, contributing to some backlash in the direction of Prince. He and the church vehemently denied the claim after the study said he was among the ten wealthiest pastors in the country.
This Singapore pastor gets $550,000 for each trial. Singapore is, of course, an expensive place to live, but that could be just a little stretching things.
Joseph Prince is 54 years old and has two boys with his wife, Wendy Prince, with whom he has been committed for over 20 years, as senior minister of The New Creation Church (with an annual revenue of more than $50 million a year).
The church of Prince has a television program called Designed to Reign, broadcast all over the world in more than 150 countries.
Prince is the director of the church’s economic and corporate arm, a non-profit located in the United States (Joseph Prince Ministries, Inc.). Throughout mosques throughout Europe, China, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Denmark, South Africa, and the United States, Prince has taught.
The Destined to Rule television program of Prince is transmitted in more than 150 nations. His broadcasting system is also broadcast online and on podcasts via the Internet. Prince makes available novels, CDs and DVDs. He was also shown in Charisma magazine.
On March 30, 2009, the Straits Times said that has institution gave one employee somewhere between $500 thousand and $550 thousand in its previous year.
Then all organizations for the charity and non-profitable institutions in Singapore are required to report to the commissioner for charities the pay of their most successful executives according to the guidelines of the Code of Governance of charities, the church replied that its aim was to honor staff while not verifying and awarding key investors to the community.
On April 15, 2009, Matthew Kang, answered that it was not a open charity and did not ask for public donations, saying that “there is simply no obligation to donate, whether in offers, and any donation is produced from a willing heart” and that “each giver is respected and it is taken in good will that he trusts in elected leadership.
A list announced by the richestlifestyle.com entertainment website placed Prince as the world’s top richest pastor with a net reported value of S$6.4 million (£ 3.13 million).
New Creation Church denied the report, arguing that its real net worth is “much lower” than the recorded amount, which is perceived to be “Mr. Prince’s net worth as private in nature.”
He was parents to a son named Justin and a daughter named Jessica, along with his mother, Wendy. He hasn’t revealed the name of the mother. Currently working with our group, we would review details regarding parents, partner, spouse and children. We don’t have a lot of information about Education Life right now.
Joseph is the New Creation Church’s senior pastor or abbreviated as the NCC. Established in 1984, this is a Protestant megachurch in Singapore.
The church now has an average attendance of 33,000 on Sunday. At The Star Performing Arts Center, the church holds services. It is a Protestant non-denominational group and a member of Singapore’s National Council of Churches. It is not associated with any church outside of the community.
The church then believed Prince weren’t worth almost that much cash.
However, they didn’t say how much net worth Prince had, saying it was a private deal. It is most likely that the valuation of $6.5 million was in reality very generous, given that his lavish lifestyle has some suggesting that he is worth even more.
Sadly, Prince is not going to reveal how much cash he is really worth, and the exact number may never be learned.
As for how many he receives on an annual basis, there have been rumors that every month Prince received tens of thousands, with Prince himself admitting it.
According to Prince, he says he puts a lot of money back into the church, claiming that “Money has no hold on me.” He also added that he was trying to go without a salary, but was turned down by the church’s board of directors.
Whether that’s valid or not hasn’t been fully confirmed by anyone outside the community, but it’s obvious that in terms of money he’s very well off.
Not only that, but it seems that the church is doing well, as the number of followers he’s seen has only continued to grow.
Full name: Joseph Prince
Date of birth: May 15th 1963
Height: 1.85 m
Weight: 90 kg
Net Worth: 150$ million