4. T.D. Jakes – $147 Million
His bold, loud, and commanding voice is recognizable to the world and T.D. Jakes has taken his televised sermons from the Potter’s House church in Dallas, Texas and turned them into a money-making industry. His celebrated book Woman, Thou Art Loosed was adapted into a film starring Kimberly Elise, Clifton Powell, and Loretta Devine. It received such high reviews that he co-wrote a second film.
He makes much of his money through his book sales, international speaking engagements, music sales through his record label, and sales through his production company, though he does receive a yearly sum from his church that is very generous.