Thomas Dexter Jakes, Sr. was born on 9 June 1957, in South Charleston, West Virginia USA. He is a famous bishop and author, perhaps best known for appearing on the show called “The Potter’s Touch”. He is also known for recording gospel music and organizing various events. During his career Jakes has received several awards and honorable titles. He has been nominated for the Dove Award and Grammy Award. In addition to this, Jakes was named as one of the top religious leaders by “Time” magazine. There is no doubt that Jakes is one of the most generous and selfless people, and he has worked not only for himself, but also worked hard for others.
So how rich is Thomas Dexter Jakes? It is estimated by sources that Jakes’ net worth is $18 million. The main source of his wealth is Jakes’ activities as a chief pastor and bishop. His appearances on the popular television show also add to this sum of money as well as his works as a writer. There is no doubt that Thomas will continue his career for as long as he is able, and so there is a high chance that Jakes’ net worth will increase.
T. D. Jakes Net Worth $18 Million
From a very young age, Jakes saw the need in helping others and volunteered for various events. Jakes studied at the West Virginia State University and at the same time he worked in several churches. Later Thomas decided to drop out of the university and focus more on his work with churches. In 1982 Jakes started working as a pastor at the Greater Emanuel Temple of Faith, which added a lot to Thomas’ net worth.
In the same year he created the radio ministry called “The Master’s Plan”. In 1990 Jakes created a class for women and three years later for men. In 1996 Thomas bought the Eagle’s Nest Church and changed its name into the Potter’s House. In 1995 Thomas became the host of the successful radio show called “Get Ready”, which also added to Jakes’ net worth.
Jakes successfully continues his career and is a very busy person. In addition to his activities in the church Jakes has published various works. Some of them include “Intimacy With God”, “Positioning Yourself to Prosper”, “Ten Commandments of Working in a Hostile Environment”, “Promises From God For Single Woman” among others. All of his books have also gained acclaim and had a huge impact on the growth of Thomas Jakes’ net worth. Undoubtedly, Thomas will continue his work and will try to help as much people as he can.
To talk about Thomas Jakes’ personal life, in 1981 he married Serita Ann Jamison, and the couple has 5 children. All in all, Thomas Jakes is one of the most popular bishops, who has experienced and achieved a lot. He is a perfect example with his own family, for many people. Let’s hope that he will continue doing good for others.