Dr. Creflo Dollar
Best-known for preaching the "prosperity gospel," which teaches that material success accompanies spiritual well-being, Dr. Creflo A. Dollar leads a media empire that includes a 25,000-member megachurch, television broadcasts, and a magazine. The Atlanta and New York branches of Dollar's World Changers Church International boasts over 60 programs that offer social services, including training people for the workforce and helping them get out of debt, in diverse communities worldwide. Dollar's lavish lifestyle, which includes a multi-million dollar apartment in Manhattan, has evoked strong criticism. For his followers, however, it serves as inspiration and evidence that his theology of prosperity is effective.