People like this prosper because believers allow him to be, otherwise, if these believers really trust their faith, then such con men will not exist in the first place.
One reason why I don't find religious faith rational. Now, this guy proclaimed himself as the "Appointed Son of God." The problem here is why those relidiots believed him? It's not written in their holy scriptures that God will appoint a guy from South-East Asia to be his son. Yet, still they give money to this grifter and believed every word he says.
Maybe that's why atheists think religious people are such dorks.