Joel Osteen Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Joel Scott Osteen was born on 5 March 1963, in Houston, Texas USA, and is a writer, pastor, evangelist, as well as a Senior Preacher of Lakewood Church, which is considered to be the largest Protestant church in the US. Joel Osteen is perhaps best known as a televangelist who has a monthly audience of over 20 million viewers in more than 100 countries, and is often referred to as the “Smiling Preacher”.

So just how rich is Joel Osteen? According to authoritative sources, Joel’s net worth is estimated to amount to $40 million as of mid-2016; the main sources of his wealth are his writings, as well as evangelical preachings.

Joel Osteen Net Worth $40 Million

Joel Osteen’s father was John, a former pastor who was the founder of the Lakewood Church, and mother Dolores Pilgrim. Initially, Osteen studied at Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma, but soon returned to Houston and launched a television program for Lakewood Church, which soon enough became one of the most famous preaching programs. However, Joel Osteen was very reluctant to preach himself on television, and preferred to work behind the scenes. In 1999, his father, before his sudden death from a heart attack, convinced Joel to preach his first sermon, but after the death of his father, Joel Osteen inherited the church and became the senior preacher of Lakewood Church. Osteen’s sermons managed to attract 43,000 people to the church and increase the attendance considerably from an initial 5,000.

The year 2005 witnessed a grand opening of the Lakewood Church, with the attendance of 56,000 people, among whom were some very well-known celebrities including Nancy Pelosi and Rick Perry. Considered to be among ten of the most fascinating people chosen by Barbara Walters, Joel Osteen has managed to create a worldwide phenomenon. The Lakewood Church television program is extremely popular both in the United States and abroad; known for his unique preaching style, Osteen can be now seen and heard in over 100 nations with seven million regular weekly viewers. His net worth is certainly being sustained.

A successful preacher, Osteen did not stop at broadcasting sermons only. With the release of his book “Your Best Life Now”, Osteen succeeded at launching a commercially profitable writing career, as the book sold over four million copies and topped the New York Times best-seller list for 200 weeks. Following the success of his first book, in 2007, Joel Osteen published his second book “Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day”. With the focus on relationships and life in general, the book attracted a large readership and peaked at #1 on the best-seller list. The revenue from his second book is estimated to have added $13 million to his $40 million net worth. So far, Joel Osteen has published five books, all of which at some point topped the best-seller lists. His net worth continues to grow.

In his personal life, Joel Osteen has been married to Victoria Iloff since 1987; they have a son and a daughter, and are based in New York City.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 5, 1963
Birth place: Houston, Texas, United States
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)
Profession:Writer, Televangelist, Pastor, Author, Evangelist, Preacher, Non-denominational Christianity
Education:Humble High School, Texas, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nationality:American
Spouse:Victoria Iloff (m. 1987)
Children:Jonathan Osteen, Alexandria Osteen
Parents:Dodie Osteen, John Osteen
Siblings:Paul Osteen, April Osteen, Tamara Osteen, Lisa Osteen
Record labels:Time Warner
Nominations:The New York Times Best Seller list, Nr1 (2004)
Movies:Just Laugh (2009), Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi (2007)
Books:Your Best Life Now (2004), Become a Better You (2007), I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life (2012), You Can, You Will: 8 Undeniable Qualities of a Winner (2014), Think Better Live Better Study Guide a Victorious Life Begins in Your Mind (2016)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Release of his book, "Daily Readings from Become a Better You: 90 Devotions for Improving Your Life Every Day".
2Release of his book, "Become A Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day". [October 2007]
3Release of his book, "Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential".
4Release of his book, "It's Your Time: Activate Your Faith, Achieve Your Dreams and Increase in God's Favor". [November 2009]
5Friends with Kelly Wright.
6Joel Osteen took over Lakewood Church, after John Osteen died from a heart attack in 1999.
7Joel is best friends with T.D. Jakes.
8July 16 & 17, 2005 Lakewood Church moved into their new church which was known as the old home of the Houston Rockets.
9Son: Jonathan, b. 1995 & daughter: Alexandra, b. 1999
10Associated, as did his late father John Osteen, with the controversial "Word of Faith" movement, known for its "prosperity gospel".
11A very popular pastor and televangelist, even though he has no theological education. His education was in television production.
12Host of television program Lakewood Church; which can be seen in 92 percent of American households.
13In 1958, his father John Osteen received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and started Lakewood Church in an old feed store on the poor east side of Houston. John and his wife, Dodie Osteen, grew the church and filled all of the 234 seats.
14In 1981, he quit college at Oral Roberts University to set up his father's television ministry and worked side by side with him as the editor of their local Houston television ministry show.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1His big smile.


Quotes

#Quote
1It just seems like the more known we get, the more critics we have. But I don't apologize for anything. I just have a message of hope and victory.
2If you wanna change your life start by changing your words.


Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mary2017executive producer announced
Joel Osteen1999TV Series executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joel Osteen1999TV Series

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joel Osteen1999TV Series writer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lazarus: Apocalypse2014original inspiration

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
Covered-Alive in Asia2016DocumentaryHimself
Good Morning America2011-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Dr. Phil2015TV SeriesHimself
I Hope You Dance: The Power and Spirit of Song2015DocumentaryHimself
Joel Osteen1999-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host
Today2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Insider2008-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Author, You Can You Will
Words of Art2014Documentary
Steve Harvey2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
HuffPost Live Conversations2014TV SeriesHimself
Praise the Lord2001-2014TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hannity2009-2013TV SeriesHimself
Fox News Sunday2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
Marcus & Joni2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda2013TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Dr. Oz Show2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Huckabee2012TV SeriesHimself
Oprah's Lifeclass2012TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning2012TV SeriesHimself
Oprah's Next Chapter2012TV SeriesHimself
Israel: A Historic Land of Hope2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHimself
Just Laugh!2010DocumentaryHimself
The View2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2005-2009TV SeriesHimself
Glenn Beck2009TV SeriesHimself
The Early Show2007TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Preacher (segment "Joel Osteen")
Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2006TV SeriesHimself
Meet the Press2006TV SeriesHimself
Texas Monthly Talks2005TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2004TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marching to Zion2015DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself
Hannity2014TV SeriesHimself
New World Order Bible Versions2014DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
Skywire: Nik Talks the Walk2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Word of Faith Teachers: Origins and Errors and Their Teaching2012DocumentaryHimself
Of Chaos and Confusion: The Modern Church2012Video documentaryHimself
Couch2010ShortHimself
60 Minutes2007-2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Preacher (segment "Joel Osteen")

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