Cashing In On Faith: The Richest Mega Pastors In America

While getting rich might not be the first thing on many pastors’ minds, it’s a different story for those who preach at a megachurch. Megachurches are described as a congregation of more than 2,000 members. Some of the largest megachurches in America have more than 30,000 registered members!

Behind those members is a ton of cash which can make for some very rich pastors. But with a ton of cash comes controversy and scandal. These mega pastors have shown that they can bring in the big bucks through faith and a few choice sermons, but they are also known for scamming their followers.

Jesse Duplantis Requests Donations for $54 Million Jet

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Based in Lousiana, Jesse Duplantis preached his first sermon in 1976. Since he got a taste for the public sermon, Duplantis has been a full-time evangelistic minister. Today, he is still a televangelist.

With his thousands of members, Duplantis hasn’t been shy about wanting more and more money. He hasn’t been shy about asking his viewers to donate money so that he can replace his current Dassault Falcon 50 with a $54 million Dassault Falcon 7X.