Home Featured Content Who are Gospel Music’s Richest Artists?

October 8, 2018

By Hasan James

Source: Celebrity Net Worth

Do you ever watch a show on television, see an artist, actor or actress and wonder to yourself, “I wonder how much he or she is worth?” After pondering for a few seconds, you can’t help but to go to Google on your phone and type in Quincy Jones net worth. Back in the 80’s and 90’s, you could only acquire this information by watching Robin Leach on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (R.I.P. Robin). Today, the worldwide web and social media gives us way more access than we know what to do with, however, it gives us an up close and personal look at some of our favorite artists.

For those of you who know me, you know that I am an avid lover of Gospel music and the culture. The other day I was looking at a few videos on Youtube and I began looking up the net worth on a few mainstream artists. Upon doing my research, I began comparing the net worth of veteran artists like Ja Rule, KRS-One, Mary J. Blige and Brandy to that of our beloved Gospel artists and to my surprise they were comparable.

Gospel Music has long since been the underdog when it comes to the industry of music but let’s be clear, many Gospel artists are business savvy, smart and bankable! Here are the Top 25 richest Gospel artists:

1. Shirley Caesar- $16 Million

Shirley Caesar net worth: Shirley Caesar is an American gospel music singer-songwriter who has a net worth of $16 million dollars. Shirley Caesar was born in Durham, North Carolina, and began singing gospel music when she was a child. She showed immense talent from the beginning, and recorded her first tracks when she was only eleven. At age 18, she began performing with the immensely popular gospel group, The Caravans. She toured around the world and recorded with the group for the next eight years. She then left the group to pursue a solo career. Along the way, she also graduated from Shaw University with a degree in Business Administration. She also attended the Divinity School at Duke University. Over the course of her career, she has released 20 solo albums, and has won seven Dove Awards and two Black Gospel Awards. In addition to her gospel singing work, she is also one of the pastors of Mount Calvary Word of Faith Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.

2. Warryn Campbell- $15 Million

Warryn Campbell is an American record producer specializing in gospel music and R&B who has a net worth is $15 million dollars. Warryn Campbell began working in the music industry when he was in his late teens. Early in his career, he performed with the group New Vision, and played several instruments. Shorty after, he began focusing on music production. Campbell originally got his start as a session musician and producer under the guidance of DJ Quik with his third album, “Safe + Sound.” He has produced hit songs for such artists as Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson, Mario, Musiq Soulchild, Missy Elliott, Mos Def, Brandy, Alicia Keys, Amerie, and Dru Hill. He discovered the gospel duo, Mary Mary, in the mid-90s, and while producing many of their songs, he fell in love with, and married, Mary Mary member, Erica Atkins. In 2008, Campbell was diagnosed with kidney cancer and had an emergency operation to remove one kidney. In addition to his work as a music producer, he is a member of the gospel group, The Soul Seekers, and was formerly Vice-President of A&R at Elektra Records. He has his own label called, My Block, and is currently appearing on the TVOne reality series “Were The Campbells,” along with wife Erica Campbell, and the couple’s three children, two girls (Krista and Zaya) and one boy (Warryn Campbell III).

 

3. John P. Kee- $12.5 Million

In 1980, John Pee Kee started off his musical career by being an active part of the ‘Charlotte Community Choir’ which was popular and famous by the name ‘NLCC’ that signifies ‘New Life Community Choir’. This community choir gave John immense opportunity to spread his gospel songs throughout the world which made him significantly popular and famous. John Pee Kee has been bestowed by the title as ‘The Prince of Gospel Music.’ Albums like Wash Me, We Walk By Faith, Never Shall Forget, Show Up and Strength, catapulted Kee to mainstream success and gained him millions of dollars along the way.

 

4. Karen Clark Sheard- $10 Million

Karen Clark Sheard is an American gospel singer and musician who has a net worth of $10 million. Karen Clark Sheard was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in a musical family. Her mother is the famed gospel choir director, Dr. Mattie Moss Clark. She and her sisters formed the gospel group, The Clark Sisters. The five-member group was not only immensely popular with gospel music fans, but many of their songs also achieved major success on the R&B charts, especially during the 70s and 80s. The group has won two Grammy Awards, and has sold more albums than any other female gospel group ever. Karen ClarkSheard also won a Grammy® for Best Gospel Song for her written work on Blessed and Highly Favored and still performs with The Clark Sisters, but she also launched a solo career in 1997. Her first solo album, “Finally Karen”, was nominated for a Grammy Award, and reached #28 on the R&B charts, and #2 on the Gospel charts. She has since released four more solo albums, and won a Grammy Award for Songwriting in 2008.

5. Kierra Sheard- $10 Million

Kierra Sheard is an American gospel singer who has a net worth of $10 million dollars. Kierra Sheard was born in Detroit, Michigan, and graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in English. She began singing with her family in church when she was in elementary school. She launched her professional singing career when she was ten, and recorded multiple tracks for her mother and aunt’s solo albums. She won a Stellar Award for Best Children’s Performance for her recording of “The Will of God”. She signed her first solo recording contract with EMI Gospel when she was 15 years old. Her debut album was released in 2004, and a follow-up remix album was released a year later. In 2006, she released her second album, and it shot straight to the top of the Billboard Gospel charts, debuting at #1. She has since released five more studio albums, including: Bold Right Life, Free and Graceland.

6. Erica Campbell- $10 Million

Erica Campbell is an American singer and reality television star who has a net worth of $10 million dollars. Born in Inglewood, California, Erica Campbell, also known as Erica Atkins Campbell, is one half of the popular gospel music duo, Mary Mary, with her sister, Trecina “Tina” Atkins Campbell.  They began singing gospel music together while children, and both chose to pursue degrees in voice after high school. They studied classical voice at El Camino College, while continuing to pursue gospel music careers outside of school. By 1995, they had begun touring with various gospel groups and serving as backup singers to such artists as Brandy. After catching the attention of music producer Warryn Campbell, the sisters signed a songwriting deal with EMI Publishing, and began writing songs for various soundtracks. They formed their gospel duo, Mary Mary, in the late 90s, and released their first album, “Thankful” in 2000. They have since released five more very successful albums, and won three Grammy Awards. Erica also has a very successful solo career, releasing her debut solo project Help in 2015, winning a Grammy® for Best Gospel album the following year.

7. Tina Campbell- $10 Million

Tina Campbell is an American singer and reality television star who has a net worth of $10 million dollars. Born in Inglewood, California, Tina Campbell, also known as Trecina Atkins Campbell, began singing gospel music with her sister, Erica, while the two siblings were in elementary school. She and her sister, while not twins, were both born in 1974, and grew up quite close. They are the middle children of nine siblings. They both enrolled at El Camino College to study voice, and by the mid-90s were touring with multiple gospel groups and serving as backup singers to various R&B performers, such as Brandy. After being discovered by producer Warryn Campbell, they secured a songwriting agreement with EMI. This led to numerous tracks for movie soundtracks, and hit songs for other gospel artists. In the late 90s, they formed their performance duo, Mary-Mary, and released their first album in 2000. The album was a massive success, and they have since released five more popular albums and have won three Grammy Awards. Ms. Campbell is currently appearing on the WE tv reality series, “Mary Mary”. Mary Mary premiered on March 29 2012 and follows the daily careers and lives of both Erica and Tina Campbell. Tina released her first solo project, It’s Personal, in 2015 with the lead single Destiny.

8. Richard Smallwood- $10 Million

Richard Smallwood is an American Gospel music artist who has a net worth of $10 million. Richard Smallwood was born in Atlanta, Georgia in November 1948. He formed the Richard Smallwood Singers in 1977. Smallwood is a composer, pianist, arranger, and music director. He has been featured on two albums with Union Temple Baptist Church Young Adult Choir, eight albums with Richard Smallwood Singers, seven albums with Vision, and various compilation albums. Smallwood has written songs for other artists including Destiny’s Child, Karen Clark-Sheard, and Yolanda Adams. He was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Smallwood has been nominated for six Grammy Awards. He has won Stellar Awards for Best Group/Duo – Contemporary, Choir of the Year, Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year, Traditional Choir of the Year, and Traditional CD of the Year. He was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Gospel Artist, Traditional in 2001.

9. Deitrick Haddon- $10 Million

Deitrick Haddon is an American singer, songwriter, producer, pastor, and actor who has a net worth of $10 million dollars. Deitrick Haddon was born in Detroit, Michigan, and first made a name for himself performing as part of Voices of Unity. The successful gospel-singing group has released multiple studio albums. He began recording gospel music as a solo artist in 2002, beginning with the popular album, “Lost and Found”. The release reached #1 on Billboard’s Gospel chart. Since then, he has gone on to release several more solo albums. In 2006, he began co-hosting 85 South Gospel Street, a gospel music show that showcases new artists, which airs on the Word Network on Friday afternoons. In 2013 he became the star of Preachers of LA on the Oxygen Network and has since released R.E.D., LXW, Masterpiece and Hill City Worship Live.

10. Dorinda Clark Cole- $9 Million

Dorinda Clark-Cole Net Worth: Dorinda Clark-Cole is an American evangelist and gospel singer who has a net worth of $9 million. A Grammy winning singer-songwriter and evangelist, Dorinda Clark-Cole is known for her successful gospel recordings and for her work with the gospel group, The Clark Sisters. She has released three studio albums since going solo in 2002, all of which have reached the top-5 on the gospel music charts. Born in 1957 in Detroit, Michigan with the name Dorinda Grace Clark, Dorinda Clark-Cole grew up singing with her sisters at her father’s church. Clark-Cole didn’t release her first studio album until 2002. The self-titled release won a Soul Train award and two Stellar Awards. Three years later, her second effort, “The Rose of Gospel”, climbed into the top five on the Gospel charts and earned a Grammy nod for Best Traditional Soul Gospel. Her next two albums, 2008’s “Take It Back” and 2011’s “I Survived”, both charted in the Gospel top five. Clark-Cole was also part of the well-known group the Clark Sisters, and won three Grammy Awards for her work with the band in 2008. She is an evangelist who became the first woman to minister to more than four thousand people in South Africa. Clark-Cole hosted the “Dorinda Show”, “Celebrate on the Road”, the Stellar Awards and “How Sweet The Sound”. She also hosted the radio show “Serving Up Soul with Dorinda Clark-Cole”, which is broadcast on more than 50 stations. She and her husband, Elder Gregory Cole, have two children together. In 2015, Dorinda Clark-Cole released her fifth solo studio album, entitled “Living It.” The record continued Clark-Cole’s success within the gospel music field, even garnering a Grammy nomination for Best Gospel Album at the 58th Grammy Awards, eventually losing to fellow gospel artists Israel & NewBreed. She has often said in interviews that were it not for her gospel singing career, she’d want to be a dancer on Broadway.

11. Kirk Franklin- $8.5 Million

Kirk Franklin is an American gospel musician, choir director, and author who has a net worth of $8.5 million dollars. A gospel singer and author, Kirk Franklin first rose to prominence in the early 90s, performing with the group he founded, which came to be known as Kirk Franklin and The Family. Their debut album went on to sell over a million copies. He has won multiple Grammy Awards and has been performing as a solo artist since 2000. Kirk Franklin was born January 26, 1970 in Fort Worth, Texas where he was raised by his great aunt, Gertrude, after being abandoned as a baby by his mother. Gertrude collected and resold aluminum cans to raise money for Kirk to take piano lessons from the age of four. Kirk excelled in music, being able to read and write music. He joined the church choir and became music director of the Mt. Rose Baptist Church adult choir at the age of twelve. In 1992, Franklin organized “The Family”, which is a seventeen-voice choir, formed from neighborhood friends and associates. In 1992, Vicki Mack-Lataillade, the co-founder of fledgling record label GospoCentric, heard one of their demo tapes and was so impressed she immediately signed up Kirk & The Family to a recording contract. The group released “Whatcha Lookin’ 4” in 1996. The album was certified 2x platinum and earned Franklin his first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album. Franklin is known for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, God’s Property, and One Nation Crew (1NC), and has won multiple awards, including 12 Grammy® Awards.

12. CeCe Winans- $8 Million

CeCe Winans is an American gospel singer who has a net worth of $8 million dollars. CeCe Winans was born Priscilla Marie Winans in Detroit, Michigan, in 1964. She is one of the top-selling female gospel singers of all time. Her career began with her debut album, “Alone in His Presence”, in 1995, which has since gone platinum. Winans won a Grammy Award for the album. Her follow-up effort, “Everlasting Love”, came out three years later and was certified gold. One year later, Winans developed her own recording company and used it to release her 1999 album “PureSprings Gospel”. After a hiatus from the studio, Winans returned with 2003’s “Throne Room”. Between 1995 and 2010, Winans has released ten albums; the only other to go platinum in the U.S. was 2008’s “Thy Kingdom Come”, which sold more than one million copies domestically. She appeared on several TV shows, including “Touched by an Angel”, “Living Single”, “7th Heaven”, “CeCe’s Place”, and “Martin”. Winans is a ten-time Grammy Award winner who has been nominated more than 20 times. She lives in Forest Hills, Tennessee, just outside Nashville, with her husband, Alvin Love, and their two children. Her family has appeared in several music videos. Winans performed at her good friend Whitney Houston’s funeral in 2012. She is the author of three books, including “Always Sisters: Becoming the Princess You Were Created to Be” and “On A Positive Note.” She is tied with Kirk Franklin as the most decorated Grammy® winner in Gospel music, with 12 Grammys.

13. Israel Houghton- $8 Million

Israel Houghton is an American musician, worship leader, and singer-songwriter who has a net worth of $8 million. Israel Houghton was born in Oceanside, California in May 1971. He is known for his Christian music that mixes gospel, rock, jazz, and reggae styles. Houghton serves as the worship leader at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. His debut studio album Whisper It Loud was released in 1997 and Warner Brothers records. He has won eleven Dove Awards and has had two gold selling albums. Houghton has also won four Grammy Awards and a Soul Train Award. He produced Michael Gungor’s album Bigger Than My Imagination. Houghton has also recorded the albums Nueva Generation, New Season, Real, Live From Another Level, Alive in South Africa, A Timeless Christmas, A Deeper Level, The Power of One, Love God, Love People, Decade, and Jesus at the Center: Live. He is married to The Real’s co-host Adrienne Bailon, has six Grammy® awards and his current album, The Road to DeMASKus debuted at the top of the charts.

14. Hezekiah Walker- $8 Million

Hezekiah Walker is a Gospel singer, composer and choir leader who has a net worth of $8 million. Born Hezekiah Xzavier Walker, Jr. on December 24, 1962, in Brooklyn, New York, he is the founder and leader of the Love Fellowship Choir (LFC). Furthermore, Walker serves as the Pastor and Bishop of the Love Fellowship Tabernacle, which has several locations across the USA, including in Brooklyn, New York and Bensalem, Pennsylvania. But that’s not all, as he is also the Founder and Overseer of the Covenant Keepers International Fellowship. It is a fellowship of various pastors and their churches covering all racial, cultural and denominational background, including the multiple Love Fellowship Tabernacle The Kingdom Church, with locations throughout the US and in South Africa. Walker first became recognized for his singing ability with the Grammy Award-winning Love Fellowship Crusade Choir in the mid 1980s. He continued to work on a series of live recordings, which were cut on both sides of the Atlantic. To date, his resume includes incredible fourteen studio albums. In addition to the above, Hezekiah Walker has also authored a book entitled Destiny: Dream It, Declare It, Do It, which was published by Whitaker House in 2003. Walker’s biggest hits include: Jesus Is The Light, Calling My Name, Power Belongs to God, Souled Out and Every Praise. He has well over a dozen Grammy nominations and has won two Grammy® Awards in 1995 (Live in Atlanta at Morehouse College) and in 2001 (Live is Live). He was married to the former Ms. Monique Walker and they have one daughter, Kyasia.

15. Donnie McClurkin- $5 Million

Donnie McClurkin’s net worth is $5 million dollars. Born in Copiague, New York, Donnie McClurkin began performing gospel music while he was in elementary school. After performing with numerous youth musical groups through his church, he launched the McClurkin Singers. He then formed the New York Restoration Choir. In 2001, after serving as an associate minister at a parish in Detroit, he became an ordained minister, and was sent to serve as pastor at Perfecting Faith Church in New York. In addition to his work as a minister, he has also recorded three popular albums. His first album achieved Gold status. His live album, released four years later went Platinum. He released a few more studio albums in quick succession, with the first going Gold, and the second, “Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs”, achieving Platinum status, and earning him a Grammy®. He has also made guest appearances on such shows as “Girlfriends” and “The Parkers”, and in the film, “The Fighting Temptations”, among other projects. McClurkin is one of the most successful Gospel artist in history.

16. Yolanda Adams- $5 Million

Yolanda Adams is a gospel singer, actress, radio host and record producer who has a net worth of $5 million. Yolanda Adams has earned her net worth through her many successful album recordings such as “Just as I am,” “Believe,” “Day by Day” and many more. She was the radio host for The Yolanda Adams Morning Show for 10 years on Urban One (formerly Radio One). Adams has also made appearances on The Mo ‘Nique Show on the BET Station, has performed at the BET Honors, the 53rd Grammy Awards, and showed her appreciation of our American soldiers by performing at the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington D.C. in 2011. Adams has also written a book about Christianity, entitled “Points of Power” in 2010. She was named number one Gospel Artist of the last decade and her recording of “Mountain High…Valley Low” was considered the best spiritual album and earned her platinum status and a Grammy® for Best Gospel Album. Yolanda Adams was born in Houston, Texas in 1961, and has five siblings. She attended Sterling High School in Houston and later, Texas Southern University. For a while Adams worked as a school teacher and part-time model, but decided to give up those careers to begin her career as a lead singer, and has signed with many record producers such as Elektra, Atlantic, Colombia and others. Her first contract signing was in 1987 with the Sound of Gospel record label. Adams married Tim Crawford in 1997 and they divorced in 2004, and have one daughter, Taylor Adams Crawford.

17. Kim Burrell- $5 Million

Kim Burrell is an American gospel singer and pianist who has a net worth of $5 million. Born August 26, 1972 in Houston, Texas, she calls her musical style “jazz gospel,” and writes a good portion of the material she records and performs, making her a rarity in the field of gospel music. Burrell performed her first vocal solo with a church choir when she was only one year old. The daughter of a pastor and an evangelist singer, her professional career began with Rev. James Cleveland’s Gospel Music Workshop Choir, Trinity Temple Full Gospel Mass Choir of Dallas and the Inspirational Sounds Mass Choir of Houston. Her recording debut came in 1995 with the release of Try Me Again on Pearl Records, which led to her signing with Tommy Boy Gospel, which released a second solo project, the Asaph Alexander Ward-produced Everlasting Life in 1998, which has been deemed a classic by artists and musicians alike. Live in Concert followed in 2001, also on Tommy Boy records. Unfortunately, the label folded a year later and she was briefly signed to Elektra Records, but only recorded a handful of guest spots, although she continued to make frequent live appearances. In 2004, she made an unlikely guest appearance on R. Kelly’s 3-Way Phone Call and also teamed up with funkster George Clinton on his 2008 album George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love. She has shared the stage with gospel artists Shirley Caesar, Donnie McClurkin and Marvin Winans, among others, and has worked on the secular side of music with the likes of Missy Elliot, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston and Harry Connick, Jr., to name just a few. She released her first new studio album in 11 years in 2009 on Shanachie Records and another studio effort, The Love Album, was released on Shanachie two years later in 2011.

18. David Mann- $5 Million

David Mann is an American actor and reality TV star who has a net worth of $5 million dollars. David Mann was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1966. He began his professional career performing with the popular vocal ensemble run by Kirk Franklin called, “The Family”. While working with “The Family”, he met his wife, fellow performer, Tamela Mann. Throughout his career, he has appeared in a number of Tyler Perry’s plays, including, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Madea’s Family Reunion, Madea’s Class Reunion, and Meet the Browns. He was also a recurring performer on Tyler Perry’s popular sitcom, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. As Mr. Perry’s plays have moved to film, David Mann has reprised his popular character “Mr. Brown”, by appearing in the films, Meet the Browns, Madea Goes to Jail, and, most recently, Madea’s Big Happy Family, as well as the short-lived sitcom, Meet the Browns. A fun coincidence is that in the Tyler Perry universe “Mr. Brown”, is the father of another character named “Cora”, who is played by his real-life wife, Tamela. The pair also appear on the hit BET reality series, It’s a Manns World. He is the CEO of Tillymann Entertainment.

19. Marvin Winans- $5 Million

Marvin Winans is an American gospel singer who has a net worth of $5 million dollars. Marvin Winans was born in Detroit, Michigan. His entire family, including his 9 siblings, and his own children are involved in the music industry. He began his professional music career performing with his brothers in the group, The Testimonial Singers in the 70s. The group was later renamed, and released albums as, The Winans, throughout the 80s and 90s. He won a Grammy in 1985 for Best Male Soul Gospel Performance for the song “Bring Back the Days of Yea and Nay”. He released his first solo album in 2007. It was subsequently nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album. In addition to his music career, he is also a pastor and founder the Marvin L. Winans School and The Perfecting Church in Detroit. His church’s choir has released two successful gospel albums.

20. BeBe Winans- $4.5 Million

BeBe Winans is an American gospel and R&B singer who has a net worth of $4.5 million. BeBe Winans has earned his net worth with his talent as singer, songwriter, producer and actor. Born Benjamin Winans on September 17, 1962, in Detroit, Michigan, he made a name for himself in the world of gospel music via his albums, first with his sister CeCe Winans and then as a solo artist. Actually, most of the family members of the noted Winans family members are gospel singers, out of whom BeBe and CeCe have been enjoying crossover success. The hit-making duo recorded five albums including Heaven, Different Lifestyles, First Christmas and Relationships. Two of the releases went gold, one went platinum, and their work together earned them several R&B and gospel awards. It was in 1989, when BeBe’s contribution to ‘Abundant Life’ (a track on his brother Ronald’s Family & Friends Choir) fetched him a Grammy for Best Soul Gospel Performance Male. He also made contributions as a producer to the Grammy-winning soundtrack for the blockbusting Whitney Houston /Kevin Costner movie The Bodyguard. Then production work for Gladys Knight, Bobby Brown and Stephanie Mills followed, while his recording career with his sister was put on hold. After he starred along with Millis in a 1996 run of Your Arms Too Short To Box With God, BeBe finally made his long-awaited return to recording with his solo debut in 1997. Since, he has released a string of solo albums each capturing the modern soul market in its own way. In addition, he collaborated with numerous artists, including with Hezekiah Walker’s Love Fellowship Crusade Choir on ‘Oh Happy Day’. Later, he also appeared in the touring show of the Broadway musical The Civil War, as well as made a cameo appearance in the 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate. A great gospel singer and as he is, BeBe Winans was invited to participate in the remake of We Are The World to benefit Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. He has toured the country with his biographical stage play Born For This and his current single He Promised Me has reached Top 5 status on Gospel radio.

21. Marvin Sapp- $4 Million

Marvin Sapp is an award-winning American Gospel singer and songwriter who has a net worth of $4 million. Sapp was part of the group Commissioned before embarking on a successful solo career. Just like any gospel powerhouse, Michigan- born Sapp began singing in church at the age of four. In 1991, Sapp was approached by gospel singer Fred Hammond to join the Commissioned. By the mid-nineties, Sapp left the group in pursuit of a solo career. To date, Sapp has released seven albums. His 2007 album, Thirsty, produced the hit song, Never Would Have Made It. The song reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot Gospel song charts and also peaked at number 14 on the Billboard R&B charts. Thirsty was certified gold, making it Sapp’s best-selling album so far. His next album, Here I Am, sold around 76,000 copies in the first week, making it the highest charted gospel album in history, coming in at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Throughout his solo career, Sapp won 20 Gospel Stellar Awards.

22. VaShawn Mitchell- $4 Million

VaShawn Mitchell is an American gospel singer and songwriter who has a net worth of $4 million. VaShawn Mitchell was born in Harvey, Illinois in November 1976. He released his debut studio album So Satisfied in 1998. Mitchell released the album Another Chance in 2002 as VaShawn Mitchell & New Image Ensemble. His album Believe in Your Dreams was released in 2005 and his album Promises was released in 2007 as VaShawn Mitchell and Friends. Mitchell released the album Triumphant in 2010 and the album My Songbook in 2011. His album Created 4 This was released in 2012 and the album Unstoppable was released in 2014. Mitchell’s single Nobody Greater was the most player gospel song in 2011. As a producer he has worked on award winning albums for Smokie Norful and Vanessa Bell Armstrong. He has worked as a music minister and was nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Gospel Performance and Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album.

23. Twinkie Clark- $4 Million

Twinkie Clark is an American gospel singer, musician, composer, and evangelist who has a net worth of $4 million. Twinkie Clark was born in Detroit, Michigan in November 1954. She is best known for being a member of The Clark Sisters. Clark is a member of the Hammond organ Hall of Fame and also plays the piano. The Clark Sisters have been credited with bringing gospel music to the mainstream. They have released 16 albums and have sold millions of copies making them the highest-selling female gospel group of all-time. The Clark Sisters have also won two Grammy Awards and had #1 hits on the Gospel charts with the songs “Is My Living in Vain”, “Time Out”, and “Blessed & Highly Favored”. Clark has gone on to release several solo albums. Her most successful solo project came when she teamed up with Donald Lawrence on the critically acclaimed The Masterpiece.

 

24. Tamela Mann- $3.5 Million

Tamela Mann is an American actress and gospel singer who has a net worth of $3 million.  As an actress, Mann appeared as a regular in Tyler Perry productions, including Diary of a Mad Black Woman (where she contributed to the soundtrack of the film), I Can Do Bad All By Myself andKingdom Come. But before making her acting debut in 1999, Mann was a gospel singer and a member of the award-winning gospel group “Kirk Franklin and the Family”, performing with reputable artists like Mary J.Blige, Celine Dion, Bono and R Kelly. She and her husband David Mann went on to start their own record label, Tillymann Music, in which she recorded five live albums and two studio albums. Her second studio album, The Master Plan (2009), peaked at number two on the Gospel album chart. Her third album Best Days (2012) did better, stealing the top spot on the gospel album charts as well as peaking at number 14 on Billboard 200. In 2012, Mann appeared in the film Sparkle, starring alongside American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and the late great Whitney Houston. In 2015, she also appeared on the hit BET reality television show, It’s a Mann’s World, with her husband and family. She won the Grammy® Award in the Best Gospel Song category for God Provides in 2017.

25. Jessica Reedy- $3 Million

Jessica Reedy is an American gospel singer and songwriter who has a net worth of $3 million. Jessica Reedy was born in Saginaw, Michigan in July 1988. She is best known for being the first runner-up on the BET reality television series Sunday Best for Season 2 in 2009. Her debut studio album From the Heart was released in 2011 and it debuted at #1 on the Billboard Gospel Album Chart as well as on the Christian & Gospel iTunes chart. Her second album Light Records Unplugged was released in 2013 and her third album Transparent was released in 2014 and debuted at #5 on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart. Her best known singles are “Put It On The Altar”, “Something Out of Nothing” and “Better”. Reedy has often appeared on the BET Network.

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