Shepherd Bushiri born 20 February, 1983, is well known as Major 1 or Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, is a businessman, Gospel minister and author.
|Also known as
|Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1
|20 February, 1983
|Place of birth
|Gospel minister, Businessman
Early life and education
Shepherd Bushiri was born in Lilongwe, Malawi, he grew up in Mzuzu. He was born to a Malawian father and a Zambian mother.
He attended the Moyale Secondary School for his secondary education and graduated from Therapon University
Parents and family
Shepherd was born to a mother from Zambia and a father from Malawi. The circumstances of his birth led to his mother naming him “shepherd.” About his parents or siblings, not much is currently known.
Shepherd became well-known after he made public a video purporting to show him walking in the air. Based in South Africa, Bushiri is the pastor of the Enlightened Christian Gathering, a charismatic evangelical Christian non-denominational congregation.
Shepherd owns Shepherd Bushiri Investments, an investment firm that has been linked to multiple fraud and money laundering allegations. Following the collapse of a Ponzi scheme it managed and the defrauding of pensioners, several of the company’s assets were seized by law enforcement.
On February 20, 2018, Bushiri opened a multimillion-dollar hotel in South Africa as one of his projects. The hotel is among the assets that South African police have taken after Bushiri ran away and skipped bail. Shepherd went into business and today he is regarded as one of the richest pastors in the world and among the wealthiest Africans.
He is married to Mary Bushiri. They have two daughters together, isrealla and Raphaella.
Israella, his first daughter died at the age of 8 in Kenya after a lengthy lung disease.
Shepherd has a collection of vehicles that includes, an Aston Martin One-77, a Rolls-Royce Black Badge, a Bentley Flying Spur, a Bentley Bentayga Limited Edition, among others.
Shepherd own lots of houses in South Africa and as well as Malawi.
Prophet Shepherd has an estimated net worth of $150 million. His businesses and successful gospel ministry has made him one of the richest gospel ministers globally.