As many people like to point out very loudly, religion can be good business. Especially telegvangelism and running megachurches. The religious figures on this list have all made bank promoting their faith.
Louis Farrakhan joined the Nation of Islam in 1955. He was one of the most influential figures in the organization. Rumors still circulate about his complicity in the assassination of Malcolm X.
Farrakhan is still active in the NOI but has scaled back his public profile due to bad health. His legacy is controversial but he is still beloved by many, both inside and outside the faith. The Southern Poverty Law Center labeled him an “antisemite.”