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Jimmy Swaggart Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Jimmy Lee Swaggart was born on the 15th March 1935, in Ferriday, Louisiana USA. He is a Pantecostal pastor, televangelist and author of books which are the sources of Jimmy Swaggart’s net worth. He is the host of television shows “A Study in the Word” and “Jimmy Swaggart Telecast” which are broadcast since 1975. Currently, the shows are being aired in 104 countries and in the USA, as well as on the internet.
Is the preacher rich? According to the latest estimations, the net worth of Jimmy Swaggart is as much as $2 million.
Jimmy Swaggart Net Worth $2 Million
At the very beginning of his career as a preacher, he lived in poverty trying to survive, having only $30 per week. The family of Swaggarts lived in pastors’ homes, basements of churches and cheap motels. At the end of the 1960’s, Jimmy began transmitting his own telecast for Baton Rouge television stations, and then bought a radio station which was focused on preaching, teaching based on Christian Faith, playing gospel music and telling feature stories. Creating and selling radio stations became some sort of a business for Jimmy Swaggart throughout the decades of the 1980’s and 1990’s. Currently, his ministry owns the SonLife Radio on the FM band, which is also streamed on the Internet. On the whole, radio is an important source of Jimmy Swaggart’s net worth.
In 1975, Jimmy Swaggart went preaching the television. At the beginning of the 1980’s his telecast spread to many cities of the USA, and later he became known internationally. Currently, the Ministries of Jimmy Swaggart own the SonLife Broadcasting Network which is aired 24 hours per day on various local, cable and satellite televisions. His programs on television also add considerable income to the total size of Jimmy Swaggart’s net worth.
Another source of Jimmy Swaggart’s wealth is music recording. He debuted with the album “Some Golden Daybreak” (1973), and was even named the Male Vocalist of the Year by Record World Magazine in 1977. Jimmy was nominated for Dove Awards a number of times as the Male Vocalist, Instrumentalist, for the Program of the Year, Children’s Album of the Year and other categories. More, he was twice nominated for Grammy Awards.
In 1984, Swaggart founded Jimmy Swaggart Bible College, and though it is not accredited, the college offers various Bachelor degree programs. More, Jimmy has published more than 20 books including “Expositor’s Study Bible” and other books. The monthly magazine The Evangelist is also published by his ministry, and that also adds revenues to Jimmy Swaggart net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of the preacher, he married his wife Frances Swaggart in 1952, and the family has a son. Unfortunately, Jimmy Swaggart has experienced several spiritual downfalls which resulted in several sexual scandals in the end of 1980’s and 1990’s. Then he temporarily left the position of leader in the ministries. The scandals involving the prostitutes resulted in him losing many followers, who might otherwise have brought additional income into Jimmy Swaggart’s net worth.