Joel Osteen is a renowned televangelist based in Houston Texas and the current pastor of Lakewood Church. Osteen heads the largest and perhaps the fastest growing church in the world today. Apart from over 38,000 members who come to his church daily he is watched on a weekly basis by over 7 million people and on a monthly basis he is watched by 20 million people on over 100 countries.
With such a command of followers behind him all seeking redemption you can be able to understand where his net worth figures come from. Here is a quick summary of Joel Osteen’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Joel Osteen Early Life
Joel Osteen is the son of John Osteen and Dolores who gave birth to him in 1963. He has other five siblings. The father was a pastor who co-founded Lakewood church.
He went to Humble High School then joined Oral Roberts University where he went to pursue radio and television communication though he dint graduate.
Osteen is a family man and he has two children with his wife Victoria Osteen who is a co-pastor.
Joel Osteen Career, Awards & Achievement
Being the son of a pastor, you could expect that he went straight to church activities but on the contrary he resisted preaching for so many years but one day in 1999 he accepted to give the first sermon and six days later the father died out of heart attack. That same year he was elevated to the position of a senior pastor.
Osteen since then has become of the renowned pastors on earth. His sermons are broadcasted on Sirius XM satellite Radio and over 20 million in over 100 countries on earth watch or listen to his sermons.
Apart from giving sermons Joel is also an author and some of the books he has written are Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential (2004), Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day (2007), You Can, You Will: 8 Undeniable Qualities of a Winner (2014), The Power Of I Am: Two Words That Will Change Your Life Today (2015), Think Better, Live Better: A Victorious Life Begins In Your Mind (2016) among several others.
Awards & Achievements
Joel Osteen is a pastor someone whom to many is a source of inspiration and hope. To some he is a hero who has been sent to them to rescue them from the path of the evil. In terms of awards it’s hard to award a man of God bust since his books are best sellers he will definitely be awarded as an author.
Net Worth of Joel Osteen
Joel Osteen net worth has been estimated to be $65 million. Most of these earning come from his books which are a best seller as Osteen claims that he draws no salary from the church income. But with over 20 million people listening to his sermons achieving such a net worth figure isn’t too hard. Currently he and his family reside in a $10.5 million home.
Joel Osteen is possibly among the richest pastors in the world today. He has been a motivation and a pillar of hope to the many individuals who listen to his sermons from all over the world. He claims his ministry is committed in helping people from all walks of life although that statement in questionable since his response on Hurricane Harvey was not too good. But who are we to judge lets just leave the judgement to our creator.