The Top 10 Richest Religions in the World Worth Billions of Dollars
A lot of people believe in the existence of a god that will help save a person’s soul. Preserving the institution that can help you believe in God requires a lot of money however. Here are the 10 richest religions in the world.
10. The Church of Scientology
The Church of Scientology is devoted to the promotion of the belief system of Scientology. L. Ron Hubbard established the religion in 1952, succeeding an earlier self-help system that he had set up called Dianetics. The church was incorporated the following year in New Jersey. It has gained celebrity adherents along the way, the most famous of which is Tom Cruise. The religion is based on subscription, with members going up in rank as one pays a required fee. The highest rank is Operating Thetan VIII that costs around $256,000. The church once spent more than $3 million to purchase some gold bullion and more than $14.1 million for a cruise ship.