- Name: Joel Osteen
- Age: 55 years old
- Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
- Occupation: Pastor
- Net Worth: US $40 Million
- Status: Alive
Joel Osteen is an American televangelist, motivational speaker and author. He’s the senior pastor of Lakewood Church, in Houston, Texas. His televised sermons are seen by millions of viewers in more than 100 countries. He’s also known for his series of New York Times best selling books. Joel Scott Osteen was born on March 5, 1963 in Houston, Texas. His parents were John and Dodie Osteen. He has 5 siblings, Paul, Lisa, Tamara, April and Justin. His father was a former pastor and the founder of Lakewood Church. He died in 1999 from a heart attack. Osteen studied briefly at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He dropped out before completing a degree.
Osteen returned to Houston, Texas, following his stint at Oral Roberts University. He began working behind the scenes in Lakewood’s television program in 1982. He produced his father’s televised sermons for more than 16 years until his death in 1999. Osteen began preaching regularly following the death of his father. He was named Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church in October 1999. The church’s attendance has since grown from 5,000 to more than 50,000. Lakewood acquired the Compaq Center in 2003. They spent upwards of $100 million in renovations. The megachurch made its grand opening in 2005. The sermons at Lakewood Church are televised to millions of viewers across the globe. They’re also broadcast daily on XM Satellite Radio. Osteen was dubbed one of Barbara Walters‘ 10 most fascinating people of 2006. He was a guest at the 2010 Easter breakfast at the White House hosted by President Barack Obama.
Osteen has written several New York Times best sellers. His first book, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential, was published in October 2004 by FaithWords. It spent more than 200 weeks on the NYT Self Help Best Seller list. More than 4 million copies have been sold. Osteen’s second book, Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day, was published in 2007. His other publications include Good, Better, Blessed (2008), Living in Favor, Abundance and Joy (2010), You Can, You Will (2014) and Think Better, Live Better (2016).PERSONAL
Joel Osteen wed Lakewood Church co-pastor ‘Victoria Iloff’ in April 1987. The two first met at a jewelry store two years prior. They have two children, Jonathan and Alexandra. The family resides in a $10.5 million mansion in River Oaks, Texas. Osteen is 5ft 11in tall and he’s nicknamed ‘the smiling preacher’. He’s one of America’s wealthiest pastors with an estimated net worth of $40 million. He made most of his fortune from the sale of his books. He stopped taking his $200,000 salary from the church starting in 2005.
Joel Osteen Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Joel Scott Osteen
- Birthday: March 5, 1963
- How Old : Age: 55 years old
- Place of Birth: Houston, Texas, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Pisces
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
- Occupation: Senior Pastor, Author
- Years Active: 1999-present
- Net Worth & Salary: US $40 Million
- Marriage(s): Victoria Iloff
- Death-O-Meter: Alive