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American Author, Televangelist and Pastor Joel Osteen Net Worth : Family And Salary Assets

About Joel Osteen

American author, televangelist, and pastor is centered in Houston, Texas. Osteen is one of the more well-known people affiliated with prosperity theology and is well-known for his weekly televised services and multiple best-selling books.

Joel Osteen’s Net Worth and Salary

 Joel Osteen  Net Worth

American televangelist, author, and preacher Joel Osteen has a $100 million fortune. Joel Osteen is most known in Houston, Texas, for leading Lakewood Church. Because of his personal fortune and widespread promotion of the “prosperity gospel,” he has gained some notoriety. His mega-church in Houston is a 600,000-square-foot former sports arena with seating for 17,000 people.

Since 2005, Joel hasn’t collected a paycheck from his church. His book advances, royalties, calendar sales, speaking engagement fees, and other goods contribute to his wealth.

Joel Osteen’s Net Worth

Joel Osteen’s Net Worth is $100 million.

Early Life

Joel Scott Osteen was born on March 5, 1963, in Houston, Texas. He is one of and ’s six children. During Joel’s formative years, the household included Osteen’s half-brother from his father’s first marriage. After graduating from Humble High School in 1981, Joel enrolled at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to study radio and television communications. Osteen failed to earn a degree.

Career

Joel’s father, a Southern Baptist minister, left him the Lakewood Church and its television ministry. He created the Lakewood television programme and, for 17 years, oversaw the production of his father’s TV sermons. His father, John, died after a heart attack in January 1999. Joel, who had received very little formal religious instruction, took over John’s position as a pastor and televangelist two weeks following his father’s passing.

The previous home of the NBA Houston Rockets basketball team, the Compaq Center, was purchased by Lakewood in 2003. $105 million was spent on renovations over a 15-month period. 56,000 people showed up for their big opening, including well-known visitors like Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Texas Governor Rick Perry. Osteen was listed among the top ten most fascinating people in 2006 by Barbara Walters. More than 100 nations were watching the church’s weekly TV service as of 2008. In 2010, Joel and his family were invited to the Easter luncheon that President Barack Obama hosted at the White House.

Since then, the Lakewood Church broadcast has experienced exponential growth and is now transmitted to 100 different nations. Joel has increased the reach of the church and the TV ministry internationally. More than 50,000 people visit the church each week. An average of 7 million people watch each of Osteen’s weekly TV sermons, and 20 million do so monthly. Although he didn’t have a formal education, his father helped him develop his preaching abilities to a fine point. Osteen prepares for his sermons by memorising them and recording himself to hear how he came across them. According to Osteen, he strives to impart Biblical truths understandably and directly while emphasising the need for love and a positive outlook.

Success

Joel published his first book, “Your Best Life Now,” in 2004. After its launch, it spent 200 weeks at the top of the New York Times Best Seller list. Joel has been able to spread his message of “living at your full potential” to sold-out sporting venues all over the world because of the success of this book and his sermons. “Become A Better You,” his second book, released in 2005, sold 4 million copies and reportedly brought in more than $13 million in advances and royalties. In support of his book, Osteen travelled to 15 cities in the United States in 2005, where he gave sermons to throngs of people. Over the course of his career, Joel Osteen has authored 15 books.

Personal Life

Joel Osteen  Net Worth

On April 4, 1987, Osteen married , a co-pastor at Lakewood Church. The couple is the parents of two kids. Both of Osteen’s younger sister and siblings work full-time in the ministry.
Osteen often avoids speaking on divisive and political topics like gay marriage and abortion. Still, he has said that the church can occasionally focus too much on one issue to the exclusion of others. He’s made it clear that he disapproves of homophobia. Additionally, Osteen has declared his support for Israel. The American Dollar, a band, sued Osteen and Lakewood Church in 2011 for copyright infringement. A judge decided in Osteen’s favour.

Controversy

Osteen faced harsh criticism in August 2017 for failing to make Lakewood Church available as an emergency shelter in the immediate wake of Hurricane Harvey. The 606,000-square-foot structure, formerly a basketball arena, was constructed. Osteen refuted the announcement by claiming that the church had never closed, despite initial posts from the organization claiming that the structure was useless due to heavy flooding. On the evening of August 28, Lakewood made the announcement that they will be open at noon the next day as a refuge for victims and first responders.

The following year, Houston declared a day to recognise Osteen and Lakewood Church’s support of the city’s reconstruction efforts. The mayor reported that 2,500 volunteers from Lakewood Church’s membership assisted more than 1,150 Houston families and donated $1.1 million for reconstruction materials.

Assets

Joel Osteen  Net Worth

The combined annual revenue from Joel Osteen’s book sales, radio programmer, speaking engagements, and church collection is said to be more than $70 million.

He claims he doesn’t receive income from the church.

He claims he doesn’t receive income from the church.

A 17,000-square-foot estate in the suburbs of Houston is home to Joel, his wife, Victoria Osteen, and their kids.

He reportedly paid $10.5 million for the home in 2010.

A prior house in Houston they still possess is considered worth $3 million.

Reportedly earned $13 million off his second alone.

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