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Sep262012

Kirk Franklin Makes Gospel’s ‘Richest’ List with Net Worth of $8.5 Million

Article by Alesha Davis/EEW Magazine Contributor

When we hear about Forbes lists, citing the richest and highest paid among us, typically Christian artists, pastors, and leaders of the faith community are absent from such lists. Measuring Christians’ cash flow isn’t exactly a regular hot topic. But EUR Web reports that Kirk Franklin is gospel’s “richest” man with a net worth of $8.5 million.

Franklin, arguably the genre’s most recognizable name and face, has been in the music business since the 90s.  His catalog of hits, tour de force performances in venues across the nation, high-profile television appearances, and work with other greats within the industry, have kept the pint-size ball of energy very active in ministry all these years later.

Though Franklin’s estimated net worth released by richest.com will become water cooler chat for many, Christians know money isn’t the focal point of our existence.

1 Timothy 6:10 (NIV) warns, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”

There is nothing inherently wrong with the acquisition of wealth, but Believers are not to fall in love with material possessions—something the Bible says corrupts and corrodes character.

Even with all the success Kirk Franklin's career has brought to him in life, these days, his thoughts seem to be on the afterlife.

Gospel's richest recently tweeted, “Our greatest day here is just a blink compared to what we SHALL be when we see Him. Call me old fashioned.. But I still believe.”

A great accompanying scripture for Franklin's Twitter message would be Colossians 3:1 (KJV): “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

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Amen love kirk

September 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterwow

The pint-size ball of energy???? Come on now. Anywho, I have been rollin' with Kirk since the beginning. Love him, and I'm proud of all of his success. He is definitely a walking testimony!

September 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLady

Kirk Franklin is awesome, consistent and down to earth!! Praise God for all the Lord is doing in his life. Kirk is mad little LOL!!!!

September 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnita J

Awww..lil pint size Kirk! He always extends himself as a big brother or distant cousin that you see every now and then. I love him and his stance for Christ. Lord, give us more servants in the public eye who don's lose sight of what's real.

September 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNESHA

Kirk Franklin has been a tremendous blessing. His music and ministry has brought me so much inspiration over the years. I personally think He's probably worth more than that amount when you consider the royalties from over 15 million records sold for which He's does all the writing and production, having His own label imprint (Fo Yo Soul), a best-selling book, executive producer of BET Sunday Best plus touring income round the world (from Africa to Asia to Europe, etc.)

September 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDan J.

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