*When we think of Gospel music, most of the time we don’t immediately think of big houses, fine cars, and a lot of money. But the industry is still entertainment with a huge fellowship and a lot of money.

But who is the richest man in gospel? Well, that would be Kirk Franklin who’s net worth is at a whopping $8.5 million, according to Celebrity Networth. Yeah that’s some nice money to have in your bank account.

The multi-talented songwriter and director first stepped on the scene in the early 90s, backed by his huge family of a choir. He was different, though. His music was just far enough away from traditional to catch the attention of secularists. But it hinted the right amount of praise and sermon to remind listeners of the gospel message.

His debut album sold over a million copies and has won multiple awards, including a few Grammys, since.