Do you ever sit down and think how many churches and religious organizations are there in the entire world?
For as many Christians as possible, a church is where they all meet to worship and serve the living God, but some of these churches/religious organizations are extremely rich and if you ever wanted to know about the richest churches/ religious organizations in the world. Then you are in the right place.
Here are churches/religious organizations that are worth billions of dollars at the moment.
1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
The church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints also known as the Mormon Church or LDS Church is considered the richest church in the world with an outstanding net worth of over $71 billion (and growing).
The church was founded by Joseph Smith 0n April 6th 1830 and is located in the heart of the United States of America. Joseph Smith was the first prophet of the church. The current prophet and leader is Rusell M. Nelson.
The church receives thousands of visitors from all over the world not only on its normal service day like Sundays but literally every single day of the week.
2. Catholic Church Vatican
Catholic Church Vatican has an amazing interior design. The church is popularly known as Rome.
The Catholic Church Vatican is where the current Pope (Pope Francis) stays as the leader of the church. It is the center of all the catholic churches in the world.
The Catholic Church Vatican has an estimated net worth of $33 billion.
3. Church of England
The Church of England which is commonly known as the Anglican Church has been recognized by the whole world and is always growing huge as years go by.
As from the name, Church of England, you can tell that the church is an England based church even though it has thousands of branches worldwide.
The Church of England has its headquarters in the UK. Her Majesty the Queen is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England and hence their leader.
The church is estimated to have a net worth of around $10 billion dollars as of this year.
4. Opus Dei
Located in Italy, the Opus Dei is among the richest churches in the world of all times.
The Opus Dei has an established net worth of $3.7 billion dollars.
Fernando Ocariz Brana is the current prelate of opus dei and hence the one at the top.
5. Church of Scientology
Church of Scientology is also among the richest churches in the world today.
The church has its official headquarters in the United States of America. David Miscavige is the current leader of the Church of Scientology.
Church of Scientology is said to have a whipping general net worth of $3 billion dollars.
6. Episcopalian Church
The New York based Church; Episcopalian Church was separated from the Church of England immediately after the American Revolution happened. Michael Curry is the current presiding bishop of the Episcopalian Church.
The Episcopalian church has grown rapidly since then and it is now standing at an estimated net worth of $2.4 billion dollars and the revenue is still growing.
While many might argue that the freemasonry is not really a church, that might be true in some extent but the organization Freemasonry operates basically just like a normal religious organisation. This is why we have included it in the list of the richest churches/religious organisations in the world.
The freemasonry does not necessarily believe in God, they believe in their own ‘God’ who is not the Father of Jesus Christ. Prince Edward, Duke of Kent is the current leader of the freemasons.
The freemasonry has an estimated net worth of $1.9 billion dollars.
8. The Kenneth Copeland Ministry
This church is owned by a person. The name of the person is the primary name of the church, Kenneth Copeland.
Kenneth Copeland, is a known Preacher and is the leader of his church as his Church ministry has an estimated net worth of not less than $950 million dollars.