About Joel Osteen
Joel Scott Osteen is an American author and Christian priest, whose ministries are broadcasted in more than 100 countries worldwide. Quite unusually for the priest, Joel Osteen net worth is estimated to be over $40 million.
Joel was born in Texas in 1963. His father, John Osteen, was also a pastor and founder of Lakewood Church, a church where currently preaches Joel. He has four siblings, three sisters and a brother, who all are involved in evangelical work. Osteen got married to his wife Victoria L. Iloff in 1987. A couple currently has two children and lives in a huge hose made of stone. 1.86 acres fields that lie around the mansion belong to Osteen family too.
His fife is a co-pastor in the Lakewood church. However, based on some episodes that reached the media, her character is not one of the Saint’s. In 2005 flight attendant named Sharon Brown accused Victoria of an assault, after she had an outburst because of a small sill on her seat. According to some testimonies, Joel’s wife through Sharon to the wall, hit her in the chest and tried to get into the cockpit, before she was arrested.
Because of the whole incident the flight was delayed more than two hours. In the court Victoria has never admitted her fault. Her attorney has claimed that accusations where made only in order to grab some money, as Ms. Brown knew that Joel Osteen net worth is millions of dollars.
Before 1999 for nearly twenty years Joel has worked as a producer for a church program. He did not have any formal theological education and has preached only once. Thus when after the death of his father Joel decided to follow his footsteps and become a minister of Lakewood church everyone was surprised. Despite low expectations towards him, Joel proved to be great at this job. His services are currently seen all over the world. However, it was not his preaching that has brought Joel Osteen net worth of $40 million dollars.
Joel Osteen net worth comes primarily from the sales of his books. His first work, entitled Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential, appeared in the book stores in 2004. His latest book is called I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life. Much of the content of these books is taken from his most successful sermons. The intention behind them is to make people feel better, to look at their lives more positively and to remind them about the love of God.