Just as we have a handful of musicians hitting and pulling in millions to their bank accounts in the secular sphere, we also have same category of people who do same in the gospel world.
Here’s a list of the top 10 richest gospel artistes in the world who have won multiple awards, are paid really well when invited to minister or perform at shows and have released hit gospel songs sang in different corners and continents of the world…
Top 10 Richest Gospel Musicians in the World
1. Don Moen | Net Worth: $30 Million Dollars
The legendary gospel singer, Don Moen is currently the richest gospel musician in the world. He’s a pastor and music producer birthed in Minneapolis, 1950.
Till date, Don Moen has produced more than 10 volumes of Hosanna Music series. He studied at the Oral Roberts University and dropped his first album titled “Worship with Don Moen” in 1992.
With over 5 million copies of albums sold, Don Moen has helped carve the dreams of several gospel musicians and crews, served in different settings at high positions and managed the music careers of musicians across the world.
2. Shirley Caesar | Net Worth: $16 Million Dollars
Shirley Caesar is one of the most respected gospel musicians in the world and is also considered to be one of the richest globally.
She’s a songwriter, a singer, music creator or composer and a minister. She was born in Durham, North Carolina, and studied Business Studies at Shaw University.
Shirley recorded her first single at the age of 11 and had been singing perfectly before she turned 11. The charismatic gospel musician has over 20 solo music albums, has won 7 Dove awards and 2 Black Gospel awards.
3. Deitrick Haddon | Net Worth: $10 Million Dollars
Deitrick Haddon is also makes the list as the third richest gospel musician currently. He has gained global recognition and prominence since the inception of his music career.
He has also managed to win multiple awards for his unique songs. Deitrick got to limelight first after his performance with successful gospel crew; Voices of Unity.
In the past, the multidimensional gospel music act and pastor coproduced “Brand New Day” and was a major act in the movie which was on board for the whole of 2011; Church on the Moon.
4. Kierra Sheard | Net Worth: $10 Million Dollars
Kierra Sheard is a blossoming gospel artiste with one of the best voices. She started singing professionally at age 10 and signed her first music recording deal with EMI at age 15.
Kierra Sheard stated singing in church when she was very tender and started recording singles for her aunty and her mum. Some of the songs she recorded for them eventually got included in her Aunty’s music album.
She dropped a debut album in 2004 and a remix of the album in 2005. Her second studio album debuted the #1 spot on The Gospel Music Album Chart for weeks.
5. Kirk Franklin | Net Worth: $8.5 Million Dollars
Kirk Franklin is an award winning gospel musician and one of the richest globally. He rose to stardom in the 90’s after an astounding performance with “The Family” (the music group which he created).
Kirk Franklin produced the most creative songs in the early 1990’s and 2000’s just before other emergence of other contemporary gospel musicians like Tye Tribbett, J.J. Hairston and Nigerian gospel musician,Â Tim Godfrey. The popular gospel singer sold over a million copies of his first gospel release with his crew, “The Family”.
He was birthed in Fort Worth, Texas on the 26th of January, 1970. Being multiple award winner, he has bagged 7 Grammy awards, 2 BET Music awards, 35 Stellar awards, 12 Dove awards and several other awards.
6. Israel Houghton | Net Worth: $8 Million Dollars
He’s a very unique gospel singer, guitarist, minister and producer who does different genres of gospel music including Reggae and rock.
He has won 4 Grammy awards and 11 Dove awards so far with his crew, New Breed. He has also won one “Heart and Soul Train” award.
Israel Houghton was birthed on May 19, 1971, and began his music career in 1997. Ever since, Israel Houghton has has released life-changing songs and earned so much in his career.
7. Cece Winans | Net Worth: $8 Million Dollars
Cece Winans is a popular name in the gospel music industry worldwide. Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1964 as Priscilla Marie Winans, CeCe is an award winning American gospel singer.
She started out professionally in 1995 with the release of her hit album titled “Alone in His Presence”. She’s a top female gospel musician in the world and also, one of the richest gospel musicians in the world.
8. Tye Tribbett | Net Worth: $6 Million Dollars
Currently, one of the most trendy and richest gospel singer is Tye Tribbett. He’s a pianist, award winning singer, songwriter, and music director and founder of the music band, Tye Tribbett & GA.
Tye was birthed on the 26th of January, 1976. He began his music career professionally in 1996. In 2000, Tye toured with the Faith Hill.
Currently, he has 6 albums, all of which have sold millions of copies worldwide. Tye Tribbett has worked with American music acts like Justin Timberlake, Usher, and the very much renowned gospel singer, Don Moen.
9. Donnie McClurkin | Net Worth: $5 Million Dollars
Donnie McClurkin is considered a legendary gospel musician worldwide as his name and works are known across the globe.
He was born in Copiague, New York, and started singing from childhood. He joined the youth choir as a child in his church decades of years ago, and ministered transformationally to souls in the church.
After becoming quite famous for his soul-reaching songs, he formed the New York Restoration Choir and the McClurkin singers with whom he ministers at numerous concerts.
10. Yolanda Adams | Net Worth: $5 Million Dollars
Yolanda Adams is a spiritually connected and anointed gospel musician, an actress and a producer birthed in 1961, Texas. She schooled at the Texas Southern University and graduated after she was done studying.
Yolanda Adams has released albums like “Just As I Am” and “Believe” which has sold millions globally. In 2010, she wrote a book titled “Points of Power”, which relates to the Christian Faith.
Yolanda Adams has been featured on the “Mo’Nique Show” and has performed both at the BET Awards ceremony and the 53rd edition of the mega annual music awards ceremony; Grammy Awards.