BISHOP EDDIE LONG – $5 MILLION
Bishop Eddie Long was a pastor who became known as the senior pastor of the megachurch New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, based in Georgia. Throughout his tenure in the church, he oversaw its rise in membership from 300 to 25,000. He became a firm supporter of former United States President George W. Bush during his term. Thanks to his support of the former President, his church received a grant worth around $1 million, which was a big investment made by Bush’s administration at the time.
Throughout his life, Long amassed a wealth of around $5 million. Most of the wealth came from his work associated with the church and his various books that were published over the years. Due to his work in a religious institution, much of his wealth was tax-free, due to the clause of the separation of church and state in the United States.