Brian Tamaki Net Worth


Brian Tamaki’s net worth is estimated at $1 Million – $5 Million.
Brian Tamaki was born on 2 February, 1958 in Te Awamutu, New Zealand. Find out about the life of this billionaire, including Brian Tamaki’s net worth, age, family, dating life, salary, and assets.

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Age 63 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born 2 February 1958
Birthday 2 February
Birthplace Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Nationality New Zealand

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Brian Tamaki’s net worth has been growing in 2020-2021.Brian Tamaki is 63 years old and has a net worth of $1 Million – $5 Million.

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On 23 May 2019 Tamaki launched a new political party, Coalition New Zealand, led by his wife Hannah Tamaki. Coalition New Zealand will not be an explicitly Christian party but will oppose abortion, homosexuality, and advocate family values. The name of the party was deemed potentially misleading by the Electoral Commission and was subsequently renamed Vision New Zealand.

Richard Lewis, spokesperson for Destiny, earlier in the same interview deflected the criticism by re-defining the term in a pejorative sense saying “Well a cult is umm some exclusive community out in the backdrops of nowhere, but Destiny is the opposite of that; we’re in the middle of Mt Wellington, our doors are always open, as Bishop says; we broadcast live, we’re an open book”.

In June 2019, he made an ‘apology’ in front of representatives from the LGBT community who were invited on to stage to share their stories and ask for a bridging of the divide between the LGBT community and the church. He told his South Auckland congregation that he is sorry for any past comments that have offended the gay community, claiming that some of his past comments were misinterpreted. But he said that he hasn’t changed his beliefs, and doesn’t agree with homosexual acts. This apology came only one week after his wife launched a political party Vision NZ (then called Coalition New Zealand). Only one month before the apology Brian had also used the hashtag on social media #crybabygays while showing support for Australian rugby league player Israel Folau, who among other things said how hell awaited gay people.

Following the Christchurch mosque shootings in March 2019, Brian Tamaki issued a Tweet protesting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s decision to hold an Islamic call to prayer ahead of the two minutes of silence being held for the victims of the Christchurch shootings on 22 March 2019. Tamaki also made remarks attacking Islam as a “false religion” and claiming that Christianity was the national religion of New Zealand. Tamaki’s post attracted criticism on Twitter.


In mid-April 2018, it was reported that Tamaki had sustained two second-degree burns to his face and body after a botched attempt to burn rubbish. Tamaki announced to members of his congregation that he was recovering and praised his wife and hospital staff for aiding his recovery.

On 19 April 2018, Tamaki tweeted his support for Australian rugby union player Israel Folau’s comments condemning homosexuality.


On 16 November 2016, Brian Tamaki drew controversy when he made statements during a sermon that the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes were divine retribution for sinful behaviour including murder and homosexuality. These statements preceded the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake by a few hours. Tamaki’s comments were condemned by leading New Zealand public figures including the Mayor of Christchurch Bob Parker, Prime Minister John Key, and the Anglican bishop of Dunedin, Kelvin Wright. One Auckland-based critic Aaron Smithson also organized a petition calling on Prime Minister Key to revoke Destiny Church’s tax-free status. On 17 November, Tamaki responded by accusing the media of bias and sensationalizing his statements.


In a Close-Up TV interview on the subject Tamaki denied that his church is a cult claiming that “if we are a cult then the Catholics, the Presbyterians, the Methodists, the Baptists, and the Pentecostals are all cults as well. Because we believe – we have the same actual orthodox tenets of belief.”

In mid–2020, Tamaki criticized the Government’s alert level two restrictions limiting religious services to 10 people. Describing the Government as “controlling parents,” Tamaki announced that Destiny Church would be holding services in defiance of lockdown regulations and also called upon other New Zealand churches to join him in opposing these restrictions.


Destiny Church claimed a close relationship with New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, USA, the church of Bishop Eddie Long, until at least September 2010. In his autobiography Tamaki wrote a chapter titled “Spiritual Father – a long time coming”, in which he described meeting “my spiritual father”, Eddie Long, in 2002. In October 2003, Long travelled to New Zealand after Tamaki invited him to address Destiny Church members. Tamaki wrote, “the ease of our connection and the confirmation of a date was entirely in line with Kingdom principle – when God speaks, do it”. Long travelled to New Zealand again subsequently and Tamaki usually met him each year at church conferences.


In July 2008 TV3 broadcast “Inside New Zealand:The Life of Brian”, a documentary by reporter Ross Jennings. Jennings claimed to “go inside the head of the Destiny Church’s home, inside his boat, inside his church and yes, even inside his flashy wardrobe.”


In May 2007 the Reader’s Digest “Most Trusted People”‘ poll again ranked Tamaki as New Zealand’s least trusted of 75 prominent persons, followed by Ahmed Zaoui and Don Brash. He was again ranked least-trusted in 2012 in a list of 100, this time followed by Hone Harawira and Kim Dotcom.


In May 2006 a poll ranked Tamaki the least-trusted of 75 prominent New Zealanders. In June 2006 Tamaki expressed opposition to Sue Bradford’s private members Child Discipline Bill, which removed the legal defence of “reasonable force” for prosecutions of parents who have assaulted their children.


On 18 June 2005 kaumatua and Destiny Pastor Manuel Renata ordained Tamaki as bishop of the Destiny Church movement (which at the time totaled 15 churches throughout New Zealand and Australia).

In July 2005 Tamaki had directed “highly offensive abuse” at Newstalk ZB host Mike Yardley while off-air during an interview on 20 July. In his autobiography Tamaki denies that the abuse happened.


In 2004, Tamaki predicted the Destiny Church would be “ruling the nation” before its tenth anniversary in 2008.

In 2004 the Sunday Star-Times reported that Mr Tamaki “hijacked” $450,000 from elderly couple Barry and Marian Wilson. The Wilsons lent the money, which they had received from the sale of nautical clothing label Line7 in the mid-’90s, on the understanding that it was to be used to purchase a block of land in Rotorua for the construction of a church. It was reported that after almost 10 years and countless attempts to contact Mr Tamaki and his wife Hannah, the Wilsons had given up hope of ever recovering the full amount. The Sunday Star-Times asked Mr Tamaki for a response to a series of questions regarding the loan, but he declined to respond.

In 2004 Sunday broadcast a documentary of Tamaki and of the Destiny Church. Dr Philip Culbertson of the University of Auckland said: “As far as I can tell it’s a cult”.

Trans woman MP Georgina Beyer confronted Tamaki at the “Enough is Enough” protest in Wellington in August 2004, charging “Your hatred is totally intolerable”. Beyer also compared Tamaki to despots like Robert Mugabe in a 3 News interview.


In 2003 several members of the Destiny Church started the Destiny New Zealand political party, led by Richard Lewis. The party ran candidates in most electorates in the 2005 general election, but garnered less than 1 percent of the vote – well short of the 5 percent threshold required to enter Parliament without winning an electorate seat.


In 1982 the Tamakis attended the Apostolic Church’s Te Nikau Bible College in Paraparaumu, and also had their third child, Samuel. Tamaki became an ordained elder, and then (in September 1984) a pastor in the Tokoroa Apostolic Church. Tamaki went on to establish the Rosetown Community Church in Te Awamutu, the Lake City Church in Rotorua, City Church and then Destiny Church in Auckland.


Tamaki dropped out of secondary school at fifteen, after, as he describes in his autobiography, dabbling in drugs, before completing the fourth form and took a labour job in the forestry industry. In his teens he impregnated Hannah Lee and the unwed couple moved to Te Awamutu, where Tamaki worked on a dairy farm owned by his uncle and aunt. An incident occurred where Hannah tried to stab Tamaki to death. It is reported that he had to lock himself in the bathroom but that the blade pierced through the door, nearly wounding him. Tamaki and Lee had their first child, Jasmine, in December 1978. Later at 21, Tamaki joined the Ngāruawāhia Apostolic Church. He lost his farm job and he and Lee returned to Tokoroa, where he attended the Tokoroa Apostolic Church. Tamaki became heavily involved with the church after pastor Manuel Renata baptised him in December 1979. Since Tamaki and his partner had not married, Renata would not allow him to carry out all the functions of the church. Tamaki and Lee then married at the Tokoroa Presbyterian Church on 22 March 1980. Fourteen months later they had their second child, a girl named Jamie.


Born in Te Awamutu in the Waikato region as the eldest in a family of five, Tamaki spent his childhood years on the family farm, called “Te Manuka”, in the rural area of Te Kopua. His devoutly religious mother took her sons to the Te Awamutu Methodist Church on Sundays. Tamaki describes his father as an alcoholic who showed no interest in fatherhood. During Tamaki’s childhood the family moved from the farm to Te Awamutu and then on to Tokoroa in 1970. While in Tokoroa Tamaki became interested in rugby union and a little later came to enjoy pig-hunting and participating in a rock-band playing the pub circuit. Two of Tamaki’s brothers, Doug and Mike, are well-known tourism venture operators in Rotorua.


Brian Raymond Tamaki (born 2 February 1958), a descendant of the Ngati Ngawaero and Ngati Maniapoto tribes, both part of the Tainui confederation, heads Destiny Church, a Pentecostal Christian organisation in New Zealand which advocates strict adherence to fundamentalist biblical morality, and is notable for its position against homosexuality, its patriarchal views and for its calls for a return to biblical conservative family values and morals.

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