Joel Osteen, the American Christian priest and author, was born in 1963, in Texas. John Osteen, his father, was a pastor and one of the founders of Lakewood Church, where Joel currently preaches. He has a brother and three sisters, all involved in the evangelical work.
Joel Osteen Net Worth - $40 Million
Birth Name - Joel Scott Osteen
Date of birth - March 5, 1963
Zodiac Sign - Pisces
Birth Place - Houston, Texas, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 0″
Profession - Televangelist, Author, Pastor, Evangelist, Preacher
Joel Osteen married Victoria Iloff in 1987. They have two children and live in a big welcoming mansion made of stone, with an 1.86 acres land surrounding it. His wife, Victoria, is a co-pastor at the same Lakewood church.
Osteen’s ministries are currently broadcasted in more than 100 countries worldwide. Contrary to general belief about priests being poor, Joel Osteen net worth is now estimated at over $40 million. Against the expectations of many, Osteen proved to do a great job, his sermons being followed by believers worldwide. But it is true that preaching is not the main source of income for Joel Osteen.
His financial success derives mostly from the sales of the books he wrote throughout time. His first book reached the bookstores' shelves in 2004. Its title was Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential. The last is titled I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life.
The content of this books is generally taken from his successful sermons. The author’s intention is to determine people to feel better and look at the way they live their lives in a positive manner, and, last but not least, remind them that God loves them unconditionally.
Joel Osteen, together with other Lakewood church believers and priests, introduced a series of programs in several large arenas, with the title “A Night of Hope”, including worship music conducted by the music ministry of the church and a sermon of the already famous priest.
In 2007, the tour expanded in order to include new stops in countries like Canada, Northern Ireland, England and Israel. In 2009, when Osteen chose to preach on the Yankee Stadium, there were no free places available, and many people were unable to attend the event.
Joel Osteen's religious masses and sermons at the Lakewood church are currently aired in over 100 countries. The priest was nominated by Barbara Walters as one of the 10 Most Fascinating People in 2006 and was named the preferred inspirational author of the candidate to presidency John McCain. A notable event for the Osteen family occurred in 2010, when they were invited to attend the Easter breakfast at the White House.