Quick Facts of Joel Scott Osteen

  • Full NameJoel Scott Osteen
  • Net Worth$40 million
  • Date of Birth05 March, 1963
  • NicknameThe Smiling Preacher
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionTelevangelist, Religious Leader
  • Nationality American
  • SpouseVictoria Osteen (4 April 1987 - present)
  • Height5' 11½" (1.82 m)
  • EducationHumble High School and Oral Roberts University
  • Online PresenceFacebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Google Plus
  • Children2 (Son: Jonathan, b. 1995 & daughter: Alexandra, b. 1999)
  • Horoscope Pisces

If you are familiar with the book Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential, then it will be easy to recognize the book author, Joel Osteen.

Well, Joel Osteen is an American televangelist and religious leader, who got fame as the author of bestselling books including 2004’s Your Best Life Now, which remained on the list for more than 200 weeks.

Joel Osteen Bio, Age (Books)

Joel Osteen was born as Joel Scott Osteen on 5th March 1963 in Houston, TX. His star sign is Pisces. He was born to his father John Osteen and mother Dodie Osteen and grew up with his sibling, Justin, Tamara, Paul, April, and Lisa Osteen. Similarly, his father, John was an American pastor and the founder of the ‘Lakewood Church’. Osteen belongs to white ethnicity and holds an Ameican nationality.

He completed his primary education from the Humble High School in 1981. Later, he went to the Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he studied radio and television communications. However, he did not graduate.

At the age, of 20, Osteen began producing television productions for Lakewood Church. Furthermore, he was named by an American broadcast journalist, author, and tv personality Barbara Walters as one of 2006’s Ten Most Fascinating People.

Moreover, John McCain also described him as his favorite inspirational author. Also, his family attended 2010 Easter breakfast hosted by former President Barack Obama at the White House.


In October 2004, Osteen published his first book Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential. Similarly, the book held the number one position on The New York Times Best Seller list. Following this, his second book Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day also topped The New York Times Best Seller list. Moreover, the book had four million copies on the first printing.

Joel Osteen Married, Children

Regards his personal life, Joel is married to the co-pastor of Lakewood Church Victoria Osteen. The couple married on 4th April 1987. Further, the duo is blessed with two children Alexandra Osteen and Jonathan Osteen. The couple lives a blissful life without any news or rumors of their divorce.

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Joel Osteen Earning & Net Worth (House)

One of the richest pastors in the United States, Joel earns a big chunk of money from his multiple careers. Back in 2017, Joel’s net worth has been calculated between $40–60 million. He currently lives with his family in a 17,000 square-foot mansion in River Oaks, worth around $10.5 million in 2010. According to the moneyinc, he has an estimated net worth of $40 million as of 2018.

The primary source of his income is the sales of his books. As per the celebrity net worth, his second book earned him around $13 million.

Further, Osteen spent over $90 million to renovate Lakewood Church. Also, he states that he draws no salary from the church, which has an annual budget of $70 million. Instead, he relies on income from book sales. According to the NY daily news, he makes around $55 million in a year from his tours and merchandise.

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