List of The Richest Pastors In The World & Their Net Worth

In the olden days, pastors are not known to be among the Richest people in the world. This, people don’t name it among the favorite occupation in the world. Now, the opposite is the case as pastors are among the richest in the society. Check out the list of the richest pastors in the world & their net worth below.

Joyce Meyer
Pastor Joyce Meyer is an American Bible teacher, author, and motivational speaker. Pastor Joyce Meyer, also known as Pauline Joyce Hutchison, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and was sexually abused as a child.

Meyer travels to public speaking engagements on her private jet. In 2004, a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article listed her and her husband’s assets, which were reportedly all paid for by her ministry. They included her $10 million jet and several million-dollar homes, as well as a $107,000 silver Mercedes. After receiving criticism for these financial perks, Meyer announced plans to take a reduced salary and derive more of her personal income from her outside book sales. Joyce Meyer net worth is estimated to be $8 million. In the past, Joyce Meyer has had series of plastic surgery procedures such as chin improvement, lip augmentation, and a facelift. She argues that ‘God does not love her any less’, regardless.

Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson is a renowned United States Baptist pastor, who has also been closely linked to leftist politics, being one of the Democratic activists who came to the presidential primaries in 1984. In the controversial case of former President Clinton with Monica Lewinsky, Jesse Jackson went to the media boldly to defend the president and offer him all moral advice. It is estimated that his net worth is $10 million.

Franklin Graham
Franklin Graham is an American Christian evangelist and a missionary. Franklin is the son of evangelist Billy Graham and Ruth Bell Graham. Graham converted to Christianity at 22 years old. He has authored many books and has been no stranger to controversy over the years. Franklin Graham’s net worth is estimated at $10 million.

T.B. Joshua
Temitope Joshua, fondly referred to as T.B. Joshua is Nigeria’s most controversial pastor due to his dubious claims that he heals incurable diseases such as HIV, cancer, and paralysis. He is the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), a church he founded in 1987 and gets his version of the Good Word out to over 15,000 members on Sundays. His church currently has branches in Ghana, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Greece. Over the past several years, Joshua has made philanthropic donations of over $20 million to causes in education, healthcare and rehabilitation programs for former Niger Delta militants. He owns Emmanuel TV, a Christian television network, and is close friends with Ghanaian President Atta Mills. The estimated net worth of T.B. Joshua is $10 million – $15 million.

Bishop T.D. Jakes

Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr., known as T. D. Jakes, is a pastor, author, and filmmaker. He is the pastor of The Potter’s House, a non-denominational American megachurch. Jakes’ net worth has been estimated at $18 million. He talked about his wealth with Oprah in a 2012 interview and stated that he draws income from his megachurch, in addition to earning money off his best-selling books and producing movies.

Billy Graham
William Franklin Graham Jr. was an American evangelist, a prominent evangelical Christian figure, and an ordained Southern Baptist minister who became well-known internationally in the late 1940s. Billy Graham was the pioneer of televangelism and enjoyed the immense religious fame that won him a lot of followers, especially from the Latin American public, fervent of these evangelical doctrines. Although Graham passed on in 2018, his net worth before his passing was $25 million.

Rick Warren
Richard Duane Warren is an American evangelical Christian pastor and author. He is the founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church, an evangelical megachurch affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, in Lake Forest, California that is the sixth-largest megachurch in the United States.

In 1980, Rick Warren founded the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. Today the evangelical megachurch church is America’s fifth-largest, and weekly attendance averages 20,000 people. Warren has also written best-selling book A Purpose Driven Life. His professed philosophy is to bring global harmony to the world by founding churches, promoting education, and helping the poor and sick. Rick Warren’s net worth is estimated at $25 million.

Creflo Dollars
Creflo Augustus Dollar Jr. is an American televangelist, pastor, and the founder of the non-denominational World Changers Church International based in College Park, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Dollar also heads the Creflo Dollar Ministerial Association, Creflo Dollar Ministries, and Arrow Records. In just one year, in 2016, the church founded by Creflo obtained donations of almost $70 million. Dollar had charged the members of his church that he needed them to donate $300 each to buy a $65 million private jet so he could “safely and swiftly share the Good News of the Gospel worldwide.”, But almost as quickly as Pastor Creflo Dollar asked his 200,000 followers to each donate $300.00 towards the purchase of a luxurious jet, the campaign vanished and was removed from his website. Months later, the board of World Changers Church International would go on to announce that it would be acquiring a Gulfstream G650 as it ‘reflects the level of excellence’. His fortune is enormous, although it is estimated that Creflo Dollar’s net worth is close to $30 million, free of expenses.

Joel Osteen
Ever the smiling pastor, Joel Osteen is a billionaire American televangelist, as well as the founding pastor of the National Church Changers. His coffers are increased thanks to its generous faithful and it is estimated that he has more than $40 million, in addition to a very luxurious private jet and an apartment of almost 3 million dollars in Manhattan. In an interview, he said that this abundance is for men religious leaders like him and that if Jesus lived, he would walk in a Roll Royce.

Chris Oyakhilome
Chris Oyakhilome is a Nigerian televangelist and faith healer and a pastor. Popularly known as “Pastor Chris”, Chris Oyakhilome is the founder and founding president of Believers’ LoveWorld Incorporated aka “Christ Embassy“, a Bible-based Christian ministry with headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria. The ministry has a handful of arms including the Healing School, Rhapsody of Realities and an N.G.O called the Innercity Missions along with some three Christian television channels: LoveWorld TV, LoveWorld SAT and LoveWorld Plus.

One of the most influential preachers in Africa, Chris Oyakhilome has started to hone his oratory skill ever since his secondary and tertiary school days. Blessed with natural charisma, he eventually managed to gather more than 2.5 million people in a single night’s event through Oyakhilome’s television programs that feature his faith healings, miracles and large meetings. However, he was involved in a $35 million money laundering case in which he was accused of transferring funds from his church to foreign banks. Having pleaded no wrongdoing, he eventually got free of charge and the case was dismissed. Chris Oyakhilome’s net worth is estimated at $50 million.

Benny Hinn
Toufik Benedictus “Benny” Hinn is an Israeli televangelist, best known for his regular “Miracle Crusades”—revival meeting or faith healing summits that are usually held in stadiums in major cities, which are later broadcast worldwide on his television program, This Is Your Day. He is a true showman of television religious programs worldwide. He has a fortune of more than $60 million and gathers thousands of people in his healing ceremonies where he supposedly works miracles.

Pat Robertson
Televangelist Pat Robertson is a Southern Baptist with a charismatic ideology. In 1960, he founded Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), which now broadcasts shows in 180 countries in 71 languages. The flagship show, The 700 Club, airs daily, featuring news, live guests, music, and testimony oriented around the Christian lifestyle.

In addition to his TV network, Robertson is a former Marine who ran unsuccessfully for U.S. president in 1988. He also founded Christian Coalition, a Christian Right organization that raises money for conservative political candidates. He is also founder, CEO, and chancellor of Regent University. Robertson’s net worth is reported as $100 million.

David Oyedepo
David Oyedepo is a Nigerian pastor. Having enjoyed a reputation as the richest pastor in Nigeria, David Oyedepo is the founder and presiding bishop of Living Faith Church World Wide, aka Winners Chapel, and its affiliated international churches known as Winners Chapel International. In addition, he is the senior pastor at Faith Tabernacle, a 50,000-seater church auditorium. Whereas the Winners Chapel can be found in thirty-two African countries as well as in the United Kingdom, United States of America and Dubai; Faith Tabernacle was named the world’s largest church auditorium by the Guinness Book of World Records.

A husband and father of four, David Oyedepo is affectionately called “Papa” by the members of his church congregation and has been often referred to as one of the most powerful preachers in Nigeria. Oyedepo owns four private jets, two private universities and a city bigger than the capital of Lagos, Ikeja, occupying a land area of 80 Km2, among a host of other acquisitions. Oyedepo is a vocal pastor that has never failed to ‘curse’ people who criticize his wealth and schools. David Oyedepo’s net worth is estimated to be $150 million.

Silas Lima Malafaia

Silas Lima Malafaia is a Brazilian Pentecostal pastor, author, and televangelist. He is the leader of the Pentecostal church Assembleia de Deus Vitória em Cristo, a branch of the broader Assembleias de Deus movement of Pentecostal churches in Brazil. With a net worth of about $150 million, all thanks to the faith that thousands of people place in it. In 2016, his Sao Paulo home was raided in a sting operation by the police for receiving a $100,000 check from a ‘pastor friend’. It was discovered that the source of the money was questionable but Malafaia claimed he was innocent. Silas Malafaia has been known to deny his enormous monetary wealth when publicly questioned.

Kenneth Copeland
Kenneth Max Copeland is an American televangelist and author associated with the Charismatic Movement. He has been identified as preaching a prosperity and abundance message, commonly referred to as the prosperity gospel. He runs the Tarrant County, Texas-based Kenneth Copeland Ministries.

Kenneth Copeland Ministries is located on a 1,500-acre campus near Fort Worth, Texas. The grounds include a church as well as a private airstrip and hangar for a $17.5 million jet and other aircraft. Copeland reportedly lives in a $6.3 lakefront mansion funded by his church. Copeland’s estimated net worth is $300 million. However, other reports suggest Copeland could be worth $750 million or more.

Valdemiro Santiago
Valdemiro Santiago is a Brazilian prosperity pastor and leader of the World Church of the Power of God. He graduated from the Order of Evangelical Theologians from Latin America and has been an evangelical minister for more than 30 years. Beyond pastoring, Santiago has shown that he is an entrepreneur, albeit a weird one. In the past, he launched a key, a pillowcase, socks, anointed handkerchief, and his latest addition is a new line of perfumes (VS, short for his name) to compose his collection of personalized items. He has founded several churches, among which the Church of God World of Energy stands out, with almost one million followers and almost four thousand temples in the world. Valdemiro Santiago estimated net worth stands around $350 million. In 2017, Santiago was rescued by the Fire department of Ilhabela, Brazil for trying to walk on water.

Edir Macedo
Edir Macedo is the richest pastor in the world and one of the richest men in the world with an estimated net worth of over $1.6 billion. He is the religious leader with the most luxurious mansions in Brazil and on the entire planet. He is even one of the men with the greatest economic resources worldwide.

In 1977, he founded his own sect in Rio de Janeiro, which follows “prosperity theology,” asserting that faith and commitment to a church are rewarded with wealth. In July of 2013, he also became a banker after acquiring a 49% stake in privately-held bank Banco Renner, which boasts among the highest interest rates in Brazil. The transaction raised eyebrows in part because Brazil’s central bank treated Macedo as a foreign investor since he is based in the U.S.

The bulk of Macedo’s fortune stems from his ownership of Rede Record, Brazil’s second-largest broadcaster, which he acquired in 1990 from entertainer Silvio Santos. It is unclear how he got the funding to purchase the company: Brazil’s Public Ministry has probed into the question for more than ten years while some reports have alleged that he used church funds. Macedo has declined to comment. His media empire also extends to an Atlanta-based Telemundo affiliate, W67CI.

In 2014, Macedo inaugurated a huge replica of Solomon’s Temple in Sao Paulo, which seats 10,000 congregants and is twice the height of the iconic Christ the Redeemer, located in Rio de Janeiro. The mega-church cost a reported $200 million to build and serves as Universal’s headquarters.




Who is the richest between Lionel Messi and Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather 2020?

 With a massive $915 million (£706 million) accrued this decade, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather leads the pack of the highest-paid athletes of the decade. Below is the list of top 8 richest athletes in the world.

  1. Floyd Mayweather – $915m.
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo – $800m.
  3. Lionel Messi – $750m.
  4. LeBron James – $680m.
  5. Roger Federer – $640m.
  6. Tiger Woods – $615m.
  7. Phil Mickelson – $480m.
  8. Manny Pacquiao – $435m.

Therefore, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather is considered by Forbes to be richer than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as he tops Forbes’ rich list of the decade with a massive $915 million fortune. 




I slept with virgins for money ritual – Ex-Eagles’ goalie, Peterside

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Idah Peterside has recounted how the unquenchable hunger for money and fame led him into the horrible world of occultism.

The former Super Eagles’ player turned pastor, Idah Peterside, made the confessions on Ifeanyi Udeze’s diary via Brila FM, on Tuesday morning.

Peterside told Udeze that he had an unquenchable hunger for money and fame, which led him into the horrible world of occultism.

“It was so bad for me that I even went into demonic worship; I was involved in occultism and people didn’t know,” he said.

“I did all that because I wanted money and fame which were not coming. My case was so bad that I used to have meetings with snakes. Mine was top class; it was crazy.”

The pastor also revealed that his major activity was to ‘initiate’ women by sleeping with them, especially virgins.

“What actually took me to the next level in occultism was dependent on the number of women I slept with because my covenant was to initiate women.

“I didn’t sleep with them for love or any relationship; my mission was just to initiate them and move on,” he explained.




Prophet Chukwuemeka Odumeje Net Worth (2021)

Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere alias Odumeje ‘The Lion’ (born September 9) is an Anambra-based controversial and radical Nigerian pastor, prophet, founder and the president of Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention and Deliverance Ministry inc., a.k.a the Land of Freedom, situated in Onitsha, Anambra, South East, Nigeria.

He is a controversial pastor who has often been criticized and is always in the news for very wrong reasons, owing to his lifestyle, healing, and deliverance approach which majorly involves slamming or throwing people on empty chairs like WWE superstars would their opponents.

Ohanaemere is the 3rd in the family of six children. He was born into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Pius Ohanaemere of Orsu Ihete Ukwa, in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, South East of Nigeria.

Emeka Odumeje Net Worth (2021)

Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere aka Odumeje ‘The Lion’, General Overseer of Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention and Deliverance Ministry inc., a.k.a the Land of Freedom is one of the richest pastors on Nigeria with an estimated net worth of N200 million.




Singer Timi Dakolo Reveals The ‘Real Source’ Of His Wealth

Timi Dakolo media page has been flooded with comments many of which are positive after the sensational singer revealed that God is the ‘soap’ that has continued to make him successful against all odds via his Instagram page with a huge following of over two million.

Sharing adorable photos of himself rocking an ash tuxedo, he captioned it;

‘My own soap NA God cut give me… No free Saturday…’He wrote

Below are some of the comments and reactions;

@Joeboy59 wrote; ‘Daddy use the soap remain for me..I need em too’

@Blackpainist wrote; ‘From inside ur own, you still fit cut give me na.. God bless you boss, Timi.’

@Iam_ucheclinton wrote; ‘The chrous leader, the soap wen God cut for you go reach everybody hand’

@uchennaji wrote; ‘Why you are SARTORIALLY CORRECT like this , the Why won’t anything you put your hand work ?’
@now_mrs_a wrote; ‘Abeg cut small for me’

@mckenzie_ios wrote; ‘Stay busy Saturday!!! My oga cut soap for us ooo!!!’

@marvs_collection wrote; ‘Na why e dey always choke🙌 GOD GRACE DEY CHOKEEEEEEEEE’

@unqiuemonik wrote; ‘God soap na him pure pass’

@herculesdesigner wrote;’Chorus leader wey sabi dress Na him we go dance to him song’




CACOL supports Senate to probe ‘N3 billion FMBN contracts’

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has thrown its weight behind the Nigerian Senate in its bid to unravel the mystery surrounding the alleged irregular award of N3 billion contracts in four phases at the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN).

While calling for immediate prosecution of any official(s) of the bank found culpable in awarding the alleged contracts, the group maintained that if the current trend by the senate committee is intensified and sustained with the cooperation of the anti-corruption agencies, stemming the tide of corruption in the various agencies and parastatals of government will not be a difficult task.

Mr. Debo Adeniran, CACOL’s Executive Chairman, in a statement signed by Tola Oresanwo, Director, Administration and Programmes, made available to newsmen, said the group received with joy the news that the Senate Public Accounts Committee (SPAC) headed by Senator Mathew Urhoghide, had summoned the former Managing Director of FMBN, Mallam Gimba Yau Kumo, to appear before it to explain the rationale behind the irregular award of the contracts in question.

CACOl recalled that the committee issued the summons following a query raised in a report by the office of the Auditor-General of the Federation (AuGF) against the FMBN.

It noted that the 2015-2018 report by the AuGF, currently under scrutiny by the senate panel, revealed that the contract was awarded in four phases and was overpaid to the tune of N3,045,391,531.97.

“Audit observed that a contract was awarded to a contractor in four phases at a total contract sum of N3,045,391,531.97,” the AuGF wrote in the query, noting however, that audit observed that the second, third and fourth phases of the contract were above the approval thresholds of the bank.

It was also observed from the examination of payment documents that the contractor was overpaid in the sum of N118,717,892.72 that resulted from irregular addition of five percent withholding tax in the bill of quantity on each of the four phases of the contract.

“Audit further observed, from physical inspection of the site that a provision of N 80, 000,000.00 was made and paid for the implementation of ‘Unified Access and Attendance System’ but the device was not working according to specifications.

“A sum of N644,040,000.00 was also provided in the bill of quantities for offshore training and other deliverables in the third and fourth phases of the contract, but there was no evidence of execution, in contravention of Financial Regulations 70.”

Adeniran noted that in reaction to the query, Ahmed Dangiwa, current Managing Director of FMBN, had said that the contract was awarded by the previous management, adding that his leadership had made effort to correct the anomalies in the contract.

The CACOL boss stressed that not satisfied with the explanation of the current managing director of the bank, the senate committee chairman had asked the former managing director of the bank to appear before the panel to offer more explanations on the contract.

Adeniran stated: “We want to commend the Senate Public Accounts Committee for questioning the award of these contracts.”

He maintained that the 1999 Constitution generally vested the legislature with the power to make laws, although this responsibility was not limited to making laws as a lot of additional responsibility, including that of oversight had also been placed upon the legislature.

Adeniran stressed that oversight functions serve a variety of purposes among which are to keep the executive establishment responsible and accountable, to promote rationality and efficiency in the formulation and administration of public policy, among others.

“We want to believe that if the current trend by the senate committee is intensified and sustained with the cooperation of the various anti corruption agencies in the country, stemming the tide of corruption in the various agencies.




Prophet Odumeje Finally Forgives Ada Jesus, Gifts Her 1million For Treatment [Video]

The general overseer of the Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention Deliverance Ministry Onitsha, Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere alias Odumeje has bowed to pressure and forgiven ailing comedienne, AdaJesus.

It was gathered that the controversial cleric, in the video shared online, stated that Ade Jesus sinned against the holy spirit after she peddled rumours that veteran actress Rita Edochie helped him faked miracles.

The father of the ailing comedienne was accompanied with the traditional Ruler of Odumeje’s Village. After some dialogue, the prophet succumbed to the numerous pleads and forgave Ada Jesus. He also gave them one million naira for treatment.

He said: “I have forgiven her, I will give your family One Million Naira.”

Ada Jesus was struck by a strange illness months after peddling false rumours against prophet Odumeje

The prophet Odumeje also promised to pray for her and heal her if her sickness cannot be cured physically by doctors.

“I am giving you 1 million Naira for further treatment, but if it is a spiritual battle, I am ready,” he added.

Odumeje urged people to stop defaming others, most especially men of God, as such is Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit and can’t be forgiven.

The Traditional Ruler further disclosed how he pleaded with the controversial prophet, Odumeje to Forgive the comedienne, thanking him for giving him a listening ear.

The Father said: “My Joy is Beyond expression, Thanks to The Traditional Ruler whom God used to touch the heart of the prophet, I saw my daughter as whom the devil want to use to damage the image of the prophet.” He thanked Odumeje for Forgiving his daughter.

Watch video below;




Why Youtube Suspended TB Joshua’s Emmanuel TV Channel

 

According to a source, Emmanuel TV was suspended for allegations of spreading hate speech in one of the videos it uploaded.

TB Joshua himself confirmed the suspension of his church’s YouTube account in a Twitter post on Thursday: 

“Emmanuel TV YouTube suspension: Our mission is to share the love of God with everyone – irrespective of race or religion – and we strongly oppose all forms of hate speech! We have had a long and fruitful relationship with YouTube and believe this decision was made in haste,” he tweeted.

In a fresh development, a United Kingdom-based media organization, OpenDemocracy, has claimed responsibility for the closure of the channel which had over 1,800,000 subscribers and 600,000,000 views.

OpenDemocracy explained in an article that it reported TB Joshua’s activities, which included seven clips showing TB Joshua “engaging in exorcism to cure gay and lesbian congregants of their sexual orientation by casting out the demon of homosexuality.”

The author of the article Kerry Cullinan explains how the American video-sharing site terminated Emmanuel TV “in response to our enquiries about TB Joshua’s controversial exorcisms.”

Cullinan acknowledged that in the clips, after the Nigerian cleric’s prayers, the individuals concerned all testified that they no longer experienced same-sex attraction.

“YouTube’s Community Guidelines prohibit hate speech, and we remove flagged videos and comments that violate these policies. In this case, we have terminated the channel,” a YouTube spokesperson told openDemocracy after they reported Joshua to the social media giant.

OpenDemocracy also revealed they reported Joshua’s activities to Facebook and DSTV, which hosts Emmanuel TV on satellite in Africa.

Joshua’s Facebook Page, which has over 5.6 million followers, remains active, although the company stated specific videos had been removed after OpenDemocracy’s queries.




What is the net worth of Tiwa Savage?

Tiwatope Savage, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Isale Eko, she relocated to London at the age of 11 for her secondary education. Five years later, she began her music career doing backup vocals for artists such as George Michael and Mary J. Blige.

Tiwa Savage after completing her tertiary education joined the music industry in 2010 after relocating to United States of America. She has worked as a back-up singer for Beyonce and George Michael in the United States of America.

On 1 January 2015, Savage and Balogun announced that they were expecting their first child together. Six months later, Savage gave birth to their son.

Is wizkid in a relationship with Tiwa Savage?

After numerous speculations of the two dating, fueled by their undeniable online and screen chemistry, Tiwa Savage finally put the dating rumours to rest. Speaking during an interview with the beat 99.9 FM, Tiwa explained that she and Wizkid are friends with benefits.

Net worth of Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage is estimated to worth about ₦5 Billion




DMX’s Net Worth When He Died

Earl Simmons (December 18, 1970 – April 9, 2021), known by his stage name DMX (“Dark Man X”), was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor who began rapping in the early 1990s and in 1998, he released his debut album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot. The album was a commercial success selling 251,000 copies within its first week of release. DMX released his best-selling album, … And Then There Was X, in 1999, which included the hit single “Party Up (Up in Here)”. His 2003 singles “Where the Hood At?” and “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” were also commercially successful. He was the first artist to debut an album at No. 1 five times in a row on the Billboard 200 charts. Overall, DMX has sold over 74 million records worldwide.

Quick Background information

Birth name
Earl Simmons

Stage name
Dark Man X

Born
December 18, 1970
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.

Origin
Yonkers, New York, U.S.

Died
April 9, 2021 (aged 50)
White Plains, New York, U.S.

Genres
Hip hop East coast hip hop gangsta rap hardcore hip hop

Occupation(s)
Rapper songwriter

Years active
1991–2021

Labels
Def Jam Ruff Ryders Columbia Bloodline Hypnotic Cleopatra

Associated acts
Murder Inc. Ruff Ryders Dame Grease Swizz
Beatz

DMX’s Legacy

Upon his death, The Ringer wrote, “Throughout his nearly three-decade career, DMX came to embody passion, rawness, and pure emotional honesty like few hip-hop artists ever have, barking his way through hits like “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Get at Me Dog” one moment, and repenting and philosophizing on tracks like “Slippin'” the next. His was a decidedly anti-commercial approach, but it worked, and it made him the genre’s first new superstar in the wake of the killings of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. To this day, few have been able to reach the heights he did—he’s the only rapper to have his first five studio albums debut at no. 1, and he was the first living hip-hop artist to have two projects go platinum in the same year.”

Various celebrities paid tribute through outlets like social media including former NFL star Torrey Smith, LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal, Gabrielle Union (who co-starred with DMX in the 2003 film, Cradle 2 the Grave, along with Jet Li (who also paid tribute)), Swizz Beatz (who DMX collaborated with including the hit single, “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem”), Eve and Missy Elliott.

Studio albums

It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot (1998)
Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood (1998)
… And Then There Was X (1999)
The Great Depression (2001)
Grand Champ (2003)
Year of the Dog… Again (2006)
Undisputed (2012)

DMX was featured in films such as Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave, and Last Hour. In 2006, he starred in the reality television series DMX: Soul of a Man, which was primarily aired on the BET cable television network. In 2003, he published a book of his memoirs entitled, E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX.

DMX said he became addicted to crack cocaine when he was 14 years old, after Ready Ron tricked him into smoking a marijuana cigarette laced with the drug. He also said that he had bipolar disorder.

DMX entered drug rehabilitation several times including in 2002, 2017, and 2019, when he cancelled concerts.

On February 10, 2016, Simmons was found unresponsive in a Ramada Inn parking lot in Yonkers, New York. He was resuscitated by first responders and intravenously given Narcan, an opioid-reversal drug; he responded quickly to Narcan and became semi-conscious. Simmons was subsequently rushed to the hospital. A witness said he ingested some type of substance before collapsing, but police found no illegal substances on the property. Simmons stated that it was from an asthma attack.

On April 2, 2021, at approximately 11:00 pm, Simmons was rushed to White Plains Hospital, where he was reported to be in critical condition following a heart attack at his home possibly resulting from drug overdose.The next day, his attorney Murray Richman confirmed Simmons was on life support. That same night, Simmons suffered cerebral hypoxia (oxygen deprivation to his brain) as paramedics attempted to resuscitate him for 30 minutes. Simmons’ former manager, Nakia Walker, said he was in a “vegetative state” with “lung and brain failure and no current brain activity”. His manager, Steve Rifkind, stated Simmons was comatose and that he was set to undergo tests to determine his brain’s functionality and his family will “determine what’s best from there”.

On the morning of April 9, 2021, Simmons lost functionality in multiple essential organs, such as his liver, kidneys and lungs, and was pronounced dead shortly after.

DMX’s Net Worth
At the time of his death, he was estimated to Worth negative 1million dollars.