Apart from being the Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church, Joel Scott Osteen is also an author, televangelist and a preacher. His Tv talk show has over 20 million monthly viewers and 7 million weekly viewers in around 98 countries.
Also known to his audience as “The Smiling Preacher”, he is the author of five best books as per New York times. His first book “Your Best Life Now”, retained its position as New York Times Best Seller for a little over 200 weeks.
With all his ventures, Joel Osteen’s Net Worth is estimated to be $45 million.
|Post||Senior pastor (1999–present)|
|Spouse||Victoria Osteen (m. 1987)|
Joel Osteen Net Worth
|2016||$ 40 million|
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Born on March 5, 1963, to Dolores (“Dodie”) Pilgrim and John Osteen, Joel studied radio and television communications from Oral Roberts University. However, he could not complete his education and before getting his degree he came back to his hometown. At first, he worked behind the scenes on his televised sermons but eventually after his father’s suggestion, he began his career as a preacher.
People liked his unique style of preaching and soon it resulted in Lakewood’s attendance growing from 5000 to 42000. It’s common for him to recall his previous remarks accurately, as he often listens to his recorded tapes for better sermons.
In 1987 he married Victoria Iloff, who worked as a co-pastor at Lakewood Church. Together the couple has two children, Jonathan and Alexandra.
In 2013 a website reported that Joel Osteen has resigned from his post as the Senior Pastor. It also claimed that he is now doubtful regarding his faith and is no longer a devout Christian. However after probing, it was clear that his was an internet hoax.
Soon Lakewood Church authority took full charge of the issue and debunked the claims. It was also reported by many newspapers and television news programs.