Net Worth: $3 million Clifton Davis is a man of many talents, as recognizable for his preaching and proselytizing as he is for his acting and singing. Davis is highly educated in theology, holding both bachelor’s and master’s degrees, earned from Oakwood University and Andrews University respectively. In his musical capacity, Davis has written songs for Broadway and for super famous groups like The Jackson 5. As an actor, he’s appeared in numerous films and television shows, including The Love Boat, Grace Under Fire, and The Jamie Foxx Show.
Blending his creative mind, performance skills and theological education together has also made Davis an unstoppable force in the world of televangelism. He regularly stops by as a guest host for the Trinity Broadcasting Network and was host of Gospel Superfest for a good eight years, his tenure running from 2000 to 2008.
Net Worth: $3 million Also known as Louis X, Farrakhan started off, as a musician in the 1950's. However, the Bronx-born New Yorker soon became enamored with the teachings of The Nation of Islam and, by the '70s, had become the religious movement’s new leader. You may not know this, but Farrakhan was actually the force behind the Million Man March which was held in 1995 in Washington, D.C.
It has been rumored that Louis X was implicated in the assassination of fellow minister and human rights activist, Malcolm X. While no direct connection was ever established, and no charges laid, Louis X did eventually admit to 60 Minutes, "I may have been complicit in words that I spoke." Prior to Malcolm X's murder, he wrote an article criticizing him, which people believe led his murders to kill him. He later regretted writing it.
Net Worth: $3 Million Ernie Fletcher maintained a relatively y clean-cut image. Not just a preacher, Fletcher is remarkably also a medical doctor and a politician, having served in the United States House of Representatives and later as the 60th governor of the state of Kentucky.
Eventually, his work as a Baptist minister gave way to his political career. While Fletcher was embroiled in some controversies – one pertaining to his budget and unconstitutional spending, the other relating to a minor security scare triggered by his private aircraft (that’s right) – Fletcher has maintained a pretty clean profile in the community.
Net Worth: $4 million Here’s a millionaire pastor whose mission for God led him all the way to Africa. The German-born missionary obtained his education in Swansea before returning to his homeland to preach. He didn’t stay in Germany long though, as he felt inexplicably drawn to Africa. While his efforts were a bit of a failure early on, Bonnke claims he continued to receive visions and messages from God instructing him to persevere.
He founded the organization, Christ for all Nations (CfaN) and, in the wake of its successful spread, now claims to have preached to more residents of our planet than any other evangelical pastor in the world. Bonnke became embroiled in a humanitarian crisis in 1991 when rumors were spread that he intended to blaspheme against Muhammad during his visit to a predominantly Islamic region of Nigeria. Riots broke out during his visit, many Christians were injured and Bonnke wasn’t safely able to return to Nigeria until the 2000's.
Net Worth: $5 million Far less controversial man of God: Noel Jones. At 19 years of age, when his contemporaries were focused on girls and underage drinking, Jones had enrolled himself in Aenon Bible College. He went on to graduate with a bachelor of science degree, majoring in theology.
Jones went on to become a minister for the Greater Bethany Community Church, located in Los Angeles. The charismatic preacher proved to be such a draw card that the congregation of the church ballooned to such a degree that a new location had to be obtained. His flock is now more than 17,000 people strong and Jones has even released a gospel album that topped the Billboard 200 Gospel Album chart in 2007.