Kenneth Copeland Net Worth: The televangelist and author is regarded as one of the richest preachers in the world. How much is ken worth then?
This article looks into who Kenneth Copeland is, what he has done for Christ, and how much he is worth as one of the richest preachers in the world.
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Who is Kenneth Copeland?
Kenneth Copeland is an American author, public speaker, televangelist, and musician.
Kenneth Copeland was born on December 6, 1936, in Lubbock, Texas, to Aubrey Wayne and Vinita Pearl Copeland and is associated with the charismatic movement.
His organization, Kenneth Copeland Ministries, is based in Tarrant County, Texas.
He has been identified as preaching the prosperity gospel.
His evangelism calls for donations to his church, suggesting that parishioners will get a “hundredfold” return on their investment.
He has often been criticized for his use of donations and tax-exempt status to finance mansions, private jets, an airport, and other lavish purchases for himself.
Kenneth Copeland career and ministry
Copeland started out as a recording artist on the Imperial Records label, having one Billboard Top 40 hit (“Pledge of Love”, which charted in the Top 40 on April 20, 1957, stayed on the charts for 15 weeks, and peaked at number 17).
Copeland devoted his life to the gospel and ministry work.
Kenneth Copeland’s ministry works start when after attending various seminars, he and his wife Gloria founded Kenneth Copeland Ministries (KCM) in Fort Worth, Texas.
The ministry’s motto is “Jesus is Lord” from Romans 10:9.
He has claimed in an interview that the ministry has “brought over 122 million people to the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Kenneth Copeland personal life
It is quite unthinkable but Kenneth Copeland, as a man of God that he is, has been married three times, meaning he has had failed marriages, marriages that failed to materialize.
Kenneth’s first wife was Ivy Bodiford whom he married in October 1955. They had one child, daughter Terri Copeland Pearsons, they, unfortunately, got divorced in 1958.
He then got married to Cynthia Davis for the second marriage after the first one failed in 1958, that one too ended in1961.
Kenneth married had to marry for the third time, this time to Gloria (née Neece) on April 13, 1963.
Kenneth Copeland Private Jets
The televangelist and author, Kenneth Copeland owns private jets that he uses for his missionary activities, which has often been a talking point as people criticize him for owning private jets, but he has always maintained that the Private Jets are very necessary for missionary work.
In 2009, Copeland’s $3.6 million private jet was denied tax-exempt status, opening up a possible investigation into the church’s expenses; Copeland failed to disclose the salaries of his directors.
In 2008 the ministry stated it owned five airplanes, one of which is valued at $17.5 million.
Copeland’s ministry bought a multi-million Gulfstream V jet airplane.
That jet was bought from the filmmaker and businessman Tyler Perry.
As of August 2018, Copeland had requested another $19.5 million for the building of a hangar, upgrading of the runway, and maintenance.
Kenneth Copeland Net Worth
Kenneth Copeland is worth a fortune. With all of these Private Jets in his hangar, one could just imagine just how wealthy the man is.
According to celebritynetworth.com, Kenneth Copeland, the American author, public speaker, televangelist, and musician has a net worth of $300 million.
Kenneth Copeland has often been criticized for his lavish lifestyle and his desire for private jets, something that he defended often. In one interview defended himself by stating the reasons why those jets are necessary.
Watch his interview below: