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The World’s Richest Mega-Pastors

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Depending on how skeptical your views are on the church and religion, most people would agree that you don’t dedicate your life to serving god or a ministry to get rich. However, religion is one of the largest and most profitable organizations in the world. Each year, billions (with a B) of dollars are spent on church renovations, advertising, religious paraphernalia and more!

Right before communion, a collection is passed around every Sunday at mass. This is supposed to be a part of Christian “charity” for the week. But with the amount that these pastors are making, we would be hesitant to believe they need any more charity to sustain their divine lifestyles.

Just how much are pastors really making? We found 11 of the richest pastors whose pay checks will shock your socks off!

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