Quick Facts of

  • First NameJoel
  • Last NameOsteen
  • Net Worth$ 40 million
  • CareerAuthor

American pastor, author, and televangelist Joel Osteen, who is the most famous religious leader in the globe, has more than millions of followers and viewers in over 100 countries weekly.

He is the pastor of the United States’ largest church and is also an author. He once was criticized for not making Lakewood Church available for Hurricane Harvey in August 2017.  

How Rich Is Joel Osteen? 

Joel, who is a pastor, author, and televangelist, once mentioned that he does not draw any salary from the church. The annual budget of the church is $70 million. Instead, he relies on the income that he makes from the book sales. If he draws wages, his salary would be $300 thousand.  

As of 2020, Joel Osteen’s net worth is reported to be over $40 million. He is also regarded to be one of the wealthiest pastors in the United States. Sources said that the combined net worth of Joel and his wife is $100 million.

Joel earns an average of $70 million per annum only from book sales, public speaking fees, radio shows, and church collections. He once claimed that everyone should simply thank and praise God for every penny they acquire.

John McCain’s Favorite Inspirational Author, Joel Osteen

When American pastor Joel Osteen returned to Houston in 1982, he founded Lakewood’s television program. He also produced his father’s televised sermons until January 1999 for around seventeen years. He stopped the production after his father died in 1999 due to a heart attack.

It was Joel’s father, a Southern Baptist pastor and founder of Lakewood Church, who encouraged him to preach for many years. But, he was not interested and declined it and was working behind the scenes until early 1999, when his father died.

Just a couple of weeks after Joel’s father’s death, he started preaching regularly. On 3rd October 1999, he began serving as the new senior pastor of Lakewood Church.  

Lakewood Church needed renovations that cost $105 million and the renovations were accomplished in 2005. In the grand opening ceremony, around 56 thousand people attended, including Nancy Pelosi and Rick Perry.

By 2008, Joel claimed that more than 100 countries view Lakewood Church’s weekly service television program. His incredible preaching style is what made him on the headlines within a short period of time.

In 2006, Barbara Walters’s list of the 10 Most Fascinating People also included him. Besides attending President Barack Obama’s Easter breakfast at White House in 2010, John McCain also claims him to be his inspirational author.

Joel released his first book named Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential in October 2004. Likewise, his second book is Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day in October 2007.

Earnings From Book Sales

He has made millions of dollars only from book sales. His first book sold more than 5 million copies and even begged the first position of the New York Times Best Seller List.

His second book, Become A Better You: 7 Keys To Improving Your Life Everyday, helped him to gather $13 million. His other books are:

Name of BookPrice In Amazon
Your Best Life Begins Each Morning: Devotions to Start Every Day of the Year$22.72 in paperback
Good, Better, Blessed: Living with Purpose, Power, and Passion$24.24 Audio CD
Hope for Today Bible$26.77 hardcover
Every Day a Friday: How to Be Happier 7 Days a Week$23.93 paperback
I Declare: 31 Promises To Speak Over Your Life$14.99 paperback
Break Out!: 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life$29.65 audible audiobook
You Can, You Will: 8 Undeniable Qualities of a Winner$22.80 audible audiobook
The Power of I Am: Two Words That Will Change Your Life Today$28.50 audible audiobook
Blessed in the Darkness: How All Things Are Working for Your Good$28.50 audible audiobook

Multi-Millions Worth Mansion

The 56 years old pastor resides in the Texas suburb of River Oaks. The villa, which spreads to the area of 17, 000 square foot, is worth $10.5 million. The hose features six bedrooms and five bathrooms. Do you know it has three elevators too?

Joel drives an Italian sports car, Ferrari 458 Italia, red-colored, that costs $257,000 in the US market.

Personal Life; Married To Wife Victoria Since 1987

Joel enjoys a blissful marital life with Victoria Osteen, who is Lakewood Church co-pastor. The pair tied the knot on 4th April 1987 and is blessed with two children; a son and a daughter.

Joel has three older siblings named Paul, Lisa, and Tamara, whereas the name of his younger sister is April. Justin. He also has a half-sibling.