How much is Creflo Dollar worth?
|Net Worth:||$28 Million|
|Date of Birth:||January 28, 1962|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Creflo Dollar
Creflo Dollar, whose real full name is Creflo Augustus Dollar Junior, is an American author, pastor, and televangelist. He’s also the founder of the non-denominational World Changers Church International that’s based in College Park, Georgia. In addition to the church, Dollar is also in charge of the CDMA (Creflo Dollar Ministerial Association), as well as the Creflo Dollar Ministries and the record label Arrow Records. Besides his business ventures, Dollar is also known for his critically-acclaimed books, including “The Holy Spirit”, “8 Steps to Create the Life You Want”, and “Overcoming Fear”.
How did Creflo Dollar earn his net worth?
Besides earning money from his work as a televangelist in his show “Praise the Lord”, this television personality also gained money from his controversial gospel teachings. His WCMCC center was established in 1986. Just around the same time, he made his television debut in the series “Believer’s Voice of Victory”, from which he earned $1.000. Towards the late 1980s, he began holding his services at local churches and ventured into pastorship.
By 1995, Creflo had already founded his own weekly radio broadcast, in which he held four services during the weekends. The following year, in 1996, he became a series regular on the television show “Praise the Lord”. His first appearance on the show came in June 1996 and his last – in January 2014. From his appearances on the show during these 18 years, he won a little over $500.000 in total. Starting the late 1990s, he also became a host of the short-lived series “Changing Your World”.
Why is he so famous?
Dr. Creflo Dollar became famous with his appearances on the television series “Praise the Lord”. His birth name is Michael Smith and he was born on January 28, 1962. His father worked as a police officer in Georgia and his mother was a homemaker. During his childhood, Michael attended the Baptist Church School. His parents changed his name to Creflo during his pre-teen years as they wanted him to have the same names as his father (Creflo Augustus Dollar Sirr).
After graduating from the Baptist Church School, in 1984, he enrolled at the West Georgia College, based in Carrolton, Georgia. From the college, in the late-1980s, he earned a Bachelor of Science. Just a few years later, he began working as an educational therapist. In the 1990s, Dollar attended the Oral Roberts University and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in 1998. During his twenties, while attending the universities, he decided to find his own business and he started his WCMCC (World Changers Ministries Christian Center).
What makes him so successful?
Creflo Dollar became successful almost immediately when he became a pastor and televangelist. In the early years of the new millennium, he already became a millionaire from his many occupations and work on television. Concomitantly with his appearances on “Praise the Lord”, he also landed a role in his own film titled “Pastor Brown”, which earned six Black Reel Awards nominations.
Presently, Dollar remains the president of the ICM (International Covenant Ministries), and the morning sermon broadcaster of the talk show “Changing Your World’, which airs on BET Television. For the past decade or so, he has been the publisher of the “Changing Your World” magazine, which has over 100,000 subscribers. Besides that, the pastor is also known for his controversial gospel teachings that are related to prosperity theology and from which he was able to develop a lavish lifestyle. From the teachings, the televangelist was able to win two Rolls-Royces, multiple homes in New Jersey and New York worth millions of dollars, and a private jet, all of which are said to be subject to controversy.
Dr. Creflo Dollar is an author, pastor, and televangelist, as well as the owner of several associations and institutions. Despite the controversy that has been surrounding him for the past couple of years, he is the leader of one of the largest mega-churches in the United States – the World Changers International Church.
Presently, he has a net worth of $28 million and, thanks to his many occupations, he’s able to live a lavish lifestyle. In addition to his own magazine, television, and radio talk shows, Dollar is also known for his own film titled “Pastor Brown”, in which he played the main role.