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5 businesses owned by Bishop T.D. Jakes

by Feyisayo Ajayi
Bishop TD Jakes

Bishop Thomas Dexter Jakes (popularly known as T.D. Jakes), globally recognized for his profound spiritual insights and leadership at The Potter’s House — a non-denominational megachurch of 17,000 members — is not just a faith leader. Beyond his roles as an author, musician, and television host, Jakes is a successful entrepreneur with a small but growing business empire.

T.D. Jakes, 66, has a diversified business portfolio encompassing real estate, media, education, events, and entertainment, reflecting his spiritual and entrepreneurial visions. 

Billionaires.Africa looks at five ventures founded by the “Bible Boy.”

TDJ Enterprises

TDJ Enterprises is a social impact holding company that oversees an expansive portfolio, including content creation, cultural initiatives, community development, and capital investments. Notable subsidiaries include Dexterity+, Dexterity Media, Dexterity Sounds, and Dexterity Collective, which span sectors from media to event management.

T.D. Jakes Real Estate Ventures

T.D. Jakes Real Estate Ventures, LLC. (TDJ REV) aims to make housing more attainable for the Black community. The company partners with top-tier real estate professionals to source, underwrite, and develop real estate to change the community and build wealth.

Clay Academy

Founded by Jakes in 1998, Clay Academy is a private Christian school that offers studies from pre-K3 to eighth grade.

Jakes Divinity School

Founded in 2019, this esteemed school provides a range of degree, diploma, and certificate programs centered on theological studies. 

Metroplex Economic Development Corporation

Since 1998, this non-profit has been dedicated to addressing socioeconomic disparities within urban regions, striving for a more equitable America.

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