Friday, March 13, 2015

Megachurch Pastor Creflo Dollar Seeking Donations to Buy $65 Million Luxury Jet

Creflo Dollar, the Atlanta prosperity preacher and evangelist who was arrested in 2012 for assaulting his 15-year-old daughter, is seeking donations to buy a luxury jet valued at more than $65 million. The website of Creflo Dollar Ministries asks people to “sow your love gift of any amount” to help the ministry buy a Gulfstream G650. According to a church spokesman, Creflo's current plane -- which is also a G650 -- was built in 1984 and is no longer safe for travel. Gulfstream’s Web site lists an asking price of $67,950,000 for a G650 with a flight record of 1,616 hours and 625 landings since it entered service in mid-December. Here's an interesting read. According to a report from the United States Senate's Finance Committee [Creflo and his church refused to cooperate with the committee], the G650 jet that Creflo current owns but claims is no longer safe, is owned not by the church, but by a for-profit corporation called World Heir. And as you probably guessed, Creflo Dollar is the CEO and Taffi Dollar (his wife) is CFO and secretary of World Heir. The 2007 assessor’s value for the G650 was $6,565,120. At one time, Creflo and his wife owned a total of 4 luxury jets. (They sold the other 3, according to the FAA, to other megachurches.) According to the Senate report, because these jets are owned by for-profit entities, Creflo is required to pay taxes. He hasn't paid a cent.

Here's the Senate report.

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