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Edir Macedo Bezerra (born February 18, 1945). He founded the "Neo-Pentecostal" Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil in 1977.
His rapidly growing religious movement has been a source of controversy, as it is considered prosperity theology, i.e. those who follow his teachings are rewarded with material prosperity.
In 1992, he spent eleven days in jail on accusations of charlatanism.
Macedo has earned criticism, about his teachings about tithing and donations, which many say exploit the poor.
Macedo teaches the church leaders to convince people to give donations and exploit churchgoers' poverty and gullibility]. The techniques of Edir Macedo, do not coincide with what is preached to the believers during Church sermons.
Edir Macedo was indicted by the Brazilian Federal Justice for fraudulent import of equipment and use of false public documents and legal proceedings. He also leads Rede Record (the second biggest television network in Brazil), Rede Família, Record News, Line Records, 64 radio stations of Rede Aleluia and Universal Produções.
Macedo holds doctorates in Theology and in Christian Philosophy, and an Honorary degree in Divinity from the Faculdade de Educação Teológica do Estado de São Paulo. Doctoral degrees in this institution are not recognized by Brazilian government authorities.
His fortune is estimated at approximatelly US$ 2 billions, according to COAF, organ of public accounts of São Paulo including a AUD 45 million jet. The church has spread to England and Africa and I have heard talk of Prosperity theology in Australia.