South Africa of late has been graced with several men of oath who tend to fellowship within South Africa. The new concept of evangelism has brought about riches to many.
However when one talks about people who are rich in South Africa several names pop up in one mind the likes of business mogul Koos Beeker, Motsepe and Oppenheimer.
We can all agree that leaving the likes of Johanna Rupert from the equation of the richest men is unheard of.
Of late the concept of religious issues in South Africa has made several church leaders filthy rich. The bible says touch, not the anointed. Pastors in Mzansi have made names for themselves not only in South Africa but the world at large. They live lavishes lives capped with bling and luxurious materials the world can offer.
However, here is a list of the top 5 richest Pastors in South Africa and their Networth (2021).
Alph Lukau – $1 Billion
The controversial man of the cloth is the co-founder of Alleluia Ministries International. It seems as if the more controversial he gets the more popular he becomes. Alph Lukau is not only the richest pastor in South Africa but he also tops amongst the worlds richest pastors in the world. Lukau net worth is an estimated $1 Billion. To the world, Lukau is best known for his controversial miracle when he raised one Elliot from the dead.
To keep up with his luxurious life the self-styled prophet has a fleet of exotic cars including Rolls Royce Wraith. He also has a Mercedes G500 amongst his clerical rides and he is one of the few pastors to have it besides the Pope.
Prophet Bushiri – $150 million
The Malawian-born Bushiri is the founder of Enlightened Christian Gathering Church which has several branches across Africa. His preaching concept has been put into question on several occasions but Bushiri remains one of the most followed pastors in South Africa. His estimated net worth is a whopping $150 million.
The man of cloth recently made headlines for the wrong reasons when he was nabbed for several counts of fraud alongside his wife and other accomplices. He made international headlines when he skipped South Africa for Malawi after being granted bail. As of now, he is yet to set his foot in South Africa after both countries reached a mutual understanding in regards to his trial slated this year in South Africa.
The self-styled millionaire is not only a pastor but a business mogul. Bushiri has business interests in communications, tourism and hospitality, mining and transport logistic. His business ventures are under his Shepherd Bushiri Investments Ltd. He is widely known for his taste for fine things. Bushiri has million-dollar babies which include Rolls Royce Ghost, Bentley Bentayga limited edition and Aston Martin Volante. Bushiri also has a private jet and chopper under his name.
5 Richest Pastors in South Africa and their Net Worth (2021)
Irene Tshifinwa – $42 million
Irene Tshifinwa is the co-founder of Divine Truth World Restoration Services. Her church is based in Venda and is well known for televangelist sermons. However, before her calling, she was into banking and finance. Her net worth is an estimated $42 million dollars.
Little is known about the late pastors business but rumour had it that she was into farming and tourism. During her days she kept it simple and her wheels can attest to that as she had high-end executive cars which include Ranger Rovers and Mercedes Benz.
Prophet Angels – $35 million
He established his church Good News Church in 2007 and later renamed it 13 years later. Zimbabwean-born Prophet Uebert Angel is best known for his helicopter sermons. He is amongst the fast-growing prophets in South Africa. Besides his preaching services the prophet owns two Tv stations and is also into real estates.
However, little is known about his net worth but it is rumoured that it is between a whopping $35 to $40 based on evaluations of his assets and business.
Ray Macauley – $28 million
Ray Macauley doubles as Rhema Bible church senior pastor and the president of the International Federation of Christ Churches. He is also a member of the National Interfaith Council which he chairs. Currently, in South Africa, pastor Ray Macauley is one of the richest men of the oath with an estimated net worth of $28 Million.
South Africa have hailed him for his business conduct and business principals. Little is known about his business ventures but he has boldly lashed out at fellow pastors or robbing off the church and investing in their business.