Billy Graham is a renowned Southern Baptist Minister who gained popularity in 1947 when he started holding the Billy Graham Crusade annually. Ever since then, he has preached in many countries to over 80 million people physically and more other millions through media.
Besides, he has held hundreds of rallies where he teaches people the importance of reading the bible and not conforming to contemporary misleading beliefs. After his services, he always offers invitations, and nearly 3 million have responded to them.
Pastor Billy Graham Net Worth And Salary
Graham’s net worth has not been accurately estimated, but experts range it at around $25million. As a result, he is considered the current richest pastor in America.
He has accumulated his wealth from different sources. He was the host of the ‘Hour of Decision,’ a popular radio show that paid him well from 1950 to 1954. Also, his sermons are usually broadcasted on radios and televisions, contributing to his wealth significantly.
Moreover, Graham has real estate properties which he purchased together with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He has built libraries, religious training centers, and museums. Besides, he is an author who has written many books, whose sales also add to his wealth. For example, “Angels: Gods Secret Agents” sold more than a million copies in its first three months of release.The preacher has also been a spiritual advisor of US presidents, including Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard Nixon. This also helped him to make more money.
Despite being rich, Billy has been outspoken through his books and sermons about money and greed. According to Graham, greedy people are never at peace, and greed causes harm. He always advises people that they can’t be satisfied by materialism.
Billy Graham Bio: Age, Early Life
Billy Graham was born on the 7th of November, 1918, in Charlotte, North Carolina. He founded his charityorganization, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Minneapolis in 1950, but its headquarters is in Charlotte, N.C. The association evangelizes to people through media and crusades, and it also responds to disasters.
Billy Graham Marriage Details
He married Ruth Bell in 1943, and they were together until she died in 2007. The couple have five children and later became grandparents of 19 grandchildren. Billy has decided to retire due to health issues. For instance, he has problems with his vision and hearing. He has reduced public meetings and spends most of his time in his mountainside home in Montreat.