I remember watching some show years ago about Billy Graham. As big as his ministry became, he never took a million or millions in salary. That is fact.<quoted text>
He was a horrid person, and about as selfish as it is possible to be, and still breathe.
Example after example where he was uncaring about the fate of people who came to worship him at his public viewings, while he drove in stretch limos and lived in mansions like the god he pretended to be.
THAT is his legacy: one of selfish power and greed.
As are most of the leaders of all True Believers
The show I saw was some few yrs ago, and if I remember correctly...it wasn't even a $100,000 a year.
But here's a 2007 Time article on Billy Graham..
"The charge that Graham went into ministry to get rich is just as easily refuted, both by what he did and didn't do. Well aware of how easily a famous preacher could be destroyed by financial or sexual scandal, Graham took pains early on to protect himself from both. He insisted that crusade accounts be audited and published in the local papers when the crusade was finished. Having founded the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in 1950, he took a straight salary, comparable to that of a senior minister of a major urban pulpit, no matter how much in money his meetings brought in. He was turning down million-dollar television and Hollywood offers half a century ago. He never built the Church of Billy Graham, and while he lived comfortably, his house is a modest place. If he had wanted to get rich, he could have been many, many times over."
You're just shooting your mouth off and have no idea about Billy Graham. While it's obvious some Christian tv evangelists and ministries are living in luxury and don't even open their books to public scrutiny, you cannot say that about all of them.