How rich is Joel Osteen in 2021? The famous American televangelist and pastor of Lakewood Church, who rose to fame through his popular church sermons and books, was estimated to be worth $70 million in the year 2016, but with the help of God, it could go even higher in the next few years. Here’s why…
His Early Life
Joel Scott Osteen is an American author, televangelist, and pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. He has written several best-selling books with his wife Victoria Osteen. The church services are broadcast in over 100 countries and is one of America’s largest Protestant churches. Joel Scott was born on March 5, 1963 to John and Dolores (Dodie) Lakewood. He has two brothers Pastor Paul and Daniel. Joel Scott attended Oral Roberts University but dropped out before graduating to pursue ministry work with Lakewood Church which had just been purchased by his father.
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His Career as Preacher
He is known as a Christian pastor, who preaches around America in stadium. He started his career as a teacher and served at Lakewood Church, which got bought by him in 1999. In 2003, he became its senior pastor. His sermons are broadcast across United States and they are also available online through television channels. Joel married Victoria Latsko in 1987, with whom he has two children named Jonathan and Alexandra. They all lead a happy life together with their family members (Source: Wikipedia).
Joel Osteen is an American televangelist, pastor, and author. He is a New York Times best-selling author of many books that reached #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list. Joel has written eleven consecutive No. 1 New York Times bestsellers in addition to more than thirty other national bestsellers, making him one of today’s most prolific and beloved Christian authors with more than 10 million books sold worldwide. Additionally, his Night of Hope program averages over 6 million viewers per night globally. He has been described as a rare combination by media outlets for his gripping preaching style and ability to connect with people from all walks of life.
According to Forbes, Joel Osteen owns a $10.5 million mansion in Houston and a $3.8 million home in River Oaks, Texas. He also reportedly has a condo in Aspen worth an estimated $2 million, according to People magazine. However, he doesn’t live alone in any of these houses! The televangelist is married to Victoria Iloff and they have two children together: Jonathan and Alexandra Alex Iloff. In addition to those properties, Joel Osteen purchased his mother’s home for an undisclosed amount. He also paid out $4 million for Lakewood Church’s former Compaq Center arena after previous pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell asked him to do so on his deathbed.
Other Income Sources
While Joel’s main source of income is his television show, he also makes money by touring internationally and selling merchandise. He sells more than a dozen different books which each generate significant profits. His annual Lakewood Church services are also huge moneymakers, as they charge $40 per ticket to attend (based on averages over time). Based on these side sources of income, we estimate that Joel will earn $25 million in 2021. This would make him one of America’s highest-paid televangelists for that year. We think it’s possible to achieve even greater success than his father before him though; it depends largely on how many more books and international tours he completes during his tenure as head of Lakewood Church.
Osteen’s organization, Joel Osteen Ministries (JOM), offers free daily devotional guides and various other resources. In 2013, JOM partnered with World Vision to create an app called WOW Life, a platform that helps kids learn about God through games and videos. Additionally, JOM partners with Samaritan’s Purse to help aid victims of disasters like tornadoes and hurricanes—and in 2017, it sent more than $1 million in relief aid to Houston after Hurricane Harvey. The televangelist also raises money for people affected by war: He reportedly gave $50 million of his own money to help rebuild areas devastated by war in Iraq and Syria—including Mosul and Aleppo—after meeting members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority group in 2016.
Last Updated on December 25, 2021
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