Spirit Embassy founder Prophet Uebert Angel says he is worth US$60 million and insists that his fortune is from his business empire and not the church.
Angel made the claim when he made a surprise appearance at a Business Indaba hosted by the Midlands State University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship Development here on Friday.
“I am worth more than US$60 million and I made all of that money through various business enterprises that do not include my church.
“I have interests in South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. For the record, one of my companies is building an airport in St. Lucia,” said Prophet Angel, who arrived leading a three-car convoy comprising of his top-of-the range Bentley and two Mercedes Benz that had his security detail.
“Many people think that the church looks after me, but the truth of the matter is that the church cannot afford my lifestyle.
“I have very expensive tastes and that is why I am in business and make so much money. Money makes me happy and I have lots of it. I have never been broke all my life” added the prophet to a thunderous applause.
And he was not done yet in revealing just how blessed he is.
“If for some reason all my assets and business interests in Zimbabwe are taken from me, I am not worried because there are at least three other countries I can go to where I would still be a multi-millionaire,” said Prophet Angel.
Prophet Angel mentioned Africa Oil and Pearl Technologies, a company he says manufactures high end mobile devices, among the several companies under his vast business portfolio.
He went on to reveal that he has two degrees in finance as well as a Masters Degree in Philosophy.
In his key note address at the workshop Affirmative Action Group vice president Mr Chamu Chiwanza called on the students to take advantage of the Government’s indigenisation and economic empowerment drive.
“Our Government is pushing for youth empowerment in all sectors of industry, but this will only work if our business graduates avail themselves for these empowerment projects. We need all of you to support the efforts of our Government and you are guaranteed to drive fancy cars and live in upmarket homes.
“I’m sure that all of you are aware that our industries have suffered because of illegal sanctions imposed on us by the West. Don’t use this as an excuse but a challenge that you must take up to resuscitate our industries. A lot of companies have closed down or downsized in Gweru and it is up to you to come up with viable options for their resuscitation. The Government is there to assist you in this regard,” he said.
The indaba was held under the theme: “The Role of Graduates in Zimbabwe’s Indegenisation Policy”.
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