William Fraklin Graham Jr. widely known as Billy Graham was an American evangelist, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, and a prominent evangelical Christian figure who came into the spotlight in the late 1940s. He is also one of the biographers who has placed him among the most influential Christian leader of the 20th century. Though Graham is no longer with us, we still believe that Billy Graham's net worth was high and enjoyed a lavish lifestyle till his last breath.
Previously, we have discussed Billy Graham's personal life including his family life, married life, children, and grandchildren. So, in today's column, we will let you people know about his professional career including his net worth, sources of income, real estate, earnings, and more.
Billy Graham's Net worth
Being one of the most popular evangelists and being involved in several professional, no doubt Billy Graham's net worth is high. Sources claim that Billy Graham's net worth is estimated to be around $25 million at the time of his death.
Billy Graham is also ranked as one of the American's eight richest pastors. He is as rich as Rick Warren but lower than pastors such as Kenneth Copeland and Joel Osteen.
Forbes has also claimed that the two nonprofits have been associated with Graham who is among the biggest charities in the U.S. in which Samaritan's Purse have posted revenue of $635 million as in 2016.
While Billy Graham Evangelistic Association had a revenue of $101 million in 2010, both of Billy organization are run by his son William Franklin Graham III. He is a well paid for his leadership roles and is better to know as Franklin Graham who has received a whopping $1.2 million in 2008. In compensation, he has received $880,00 for running two charities.
Billy Graham Earnings
Forbes has listed Billy Graham as the highest-earning employee at Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, with the annual compensation over $450,000 million. Well, it has been unclear that how much money does Graham earns over the year.
The preacher of Texas Monthly had said that Graham's salary was just $15,000 per year and it was up to $39,500 at the time when the story was published. Billy Graham's salary was estimated to be around $600,000.
Billy Graham was leading the BGEA when he was paid over $450,000.
Billy Graham Real Estate
Graham lived at the mountaintop compound in Montreat, N.C., near a Black Mountain for over decades. Graham famously met and prayed with every U.S. president Harry Truman and Barack Obama.
Billy Graham and Graham Evangelistic Association have purchased vast acres for various libraries, museums, and religious training centers. He spent over $10 million in their construction.
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The Billy Graham Library was opened in 2007 in Charlotte. It was built at the cost of $27 million. In 1972, the association bought more than 1,000 acres in North Carolina's The Blue Ridge Mountains.
It was a spiritual retreat center that the host groups and individuals for special events like "Navigating Life's Challenges." A two-night seminar that cost $109 to $447 per person.
Well, Billy leaves behind five children:- Anne, Gigi, Frankin, Ruth, and Ned when his wife Ruth passed away in 2007. There were some reports that Billy has said in prioritized his evangelization over his own family.
In an interview, his daughter has claimed that her father has always had an awkward in a relationship with their family because he has two families; BGEA and us. Funny, right?