Churches are among the oldest and most famous institutions built by man. This has slowly translated into numbers and numbers into wealth. Churches today have evolved, adopting some new trends like commercializing religion while hanging on a few of the ancient practices. Churches own fine pieces of art, gold, and other special metals, lands, properties, and other investments. This can match the annual revenue of some of the biggest companies in the world.
Here are the top 10 richest churches in the world.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Catholic Church in Vatican
Catholic Church in Germany
Catholic Church in Australia
Church of England
Opus Dei (part of the Catholic Church)
Church of Scientology
Catholic Church in the Philippines