Rick Warren is one of the best-selling author and an evangelical Christian pastor. The American legend is not only the founder but also the senior pastor of the eighth-largest church in the United States by the name Saddleback Church. He is best known for his book “The Purpose Driven Life”. Ever since its release, it has sold 30 million copies. He has authored other books related to the church and evangelism including “The Purpose Driven Church”. Read on to discover Rick Warren’s net worth in 2018.
Rick Warren Early Life
Rick Warren was born in 1954 on 28th January to Jimmy together with Dot Warren. He is evidence that a seed does not fall far from the tree. That is because his father was a Baptist minister. On the other hand, his mother was a librarian of some high school. He has two siblings namely Chaundel his sister and his late brother Jim C. Warren.
Born in San Jose but raised in Ukiah which are both in California, he studied at Ukiah High School. After graduating in 1972, Warren later furthered his studies. Rick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Divinity degree from California Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, respectively. Later, Fuller Theological Seminary awarded him a Doctor of Ministry degree.
On 21st June 1975, Rick and Kay Warren tied the knot. The couple has three children namely Amy, Josh, and Matthew. The life of Matthew was cut short by his successful suicide attempt. The reason was that the young man had struggled with mental illness for some time. Rick and Kay are still married up to date.
Rick Warren Career, Awards & Achievements
According to him, his anointment to ministry was back in the University when he was 19. One day, he and his friend missed classes. Why not when they could not afford to lose the preaching by W. A. Criswell who would have a sermon at Jack Tar Hotel, San Francisco?
He has preached at the Texas Ranch for Christ as well as Saddleback Church. Warren is the pastor who conducted the latter’s first church. The venue was Laguna Hills High School Theater on Easter Sunday. It has grown from 200 members to a population of almost 20,000 attendees on a weekly basis.
Rick has had the opportunity to speak at not only national but also international forums. They include the United Nations as well as the African Union. He also spoke in the World Economic Forum (Davos), Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and TED just to mention a few. His membership of the CFR dates back to 2005 up to date. This man graded the inauguration ceremony of the former President-elect Obama.
Warren has written some books.
Awards & Achievements
In 2004, he was on the list of 15 World Leaders Who Mattered Most in that year according to Times magazine. The following year, U.S. News and World Report and Tomes Magazine named him America’s Top 25 Leaders and 100 in the list of the World’s Most Influential People. Newsweek said that he was one of the 15 People in America Who Make it Great as of 2006.
Net Worth of Rick Warren
Rick Warren has an estimated net worth of over $28 million. He has earned most of it through his career as a pastor. In addition to that, he sells many copies of his books. One of them sold 30 million copies. That and being a chief speaker in many forums have contributed to his wealth.
Rick Warren is a senior pastor and founder of the church that comes position 8 in the list of the largest church in the State. As an author, he has a several authored books. The Purpose Driven Life one is the reason why he is a New York Times best selling author. Warren is a great speaker as well.