The richest cult leaders in the world have acquired their wealth through manipulation and religious teachings. Leaders who collect a cult following often to do so to gain recognition and admiration in an otherwise “lost” world, one where they can gain profit and power.
What Is a Cult?
The definition of a cult is thrown around and misinterpreted, leaving the religious authority to fly under the radar and hide behind their “spiritual” guidance. The most profitable cult leaders acquire material assets and a net worth that would surprise the general population. These leaders live in the lap of luxury, while their followers are left to simply donate, listen, and believe in an ideology that only creates a comfy lifestyle for those they idolize.