Rich & Religious


It seems contradictory that preachers are making millions of dollars on faith. The high life led by the televangelists is in stark contrast to the people of their parishes and the bible preaching humility and a moderate lifestyle.


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Rich & Religious

Rich & Religious

In his own deadpan style, we follow journalist and host Kristoffer Eriksen (Third World Billionaires) as he uncovers the money behind the most popular churches in some of the most religious areas around the world.

Episode 1: In Brazil, televangelist Valdemiro Santiago has earned millions of dollars. He claims to be a medium for the holy ghost and to facilitate miracles. For his followers, he leads the path to a better life. He also prefers traveling by private jet. Fortunately for him, the church has it own fleet, paid for by its believers.

Episode 2: In Turkey we meet televangelist Adnan Oktar. Oktar is haunted by various accusations for misconduct and felonies. Kristoffer has been granted access to a rare interview with Oktar in his private live talk show. Kristoffer takes advantage and asks critical questions to understand more about the organisation.

Episode 3: Texas US, where the American bible belt becomes the backdrop for the final episode. Kristoffer meets multi-millionaire televangelist T.D. Jakes to find out how the pastor squares his huge profits off the parish with the readings of the bibles.

Directors Adam Tatt, Nagieb Khaja, Harley Hersom
Producer Kasper Fredshavn
Produced by Drive for DR
Release Year 2019