Joel Osteen Bio, Age, Married, Divorce, House, Church, Net Worth &Salary

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Joel Osteen Biography

Joel Osteen is an American pastor, author, as well as televangelist, based in Houston, Texas. Joel’s televised sermons were shown by exactly 10 million viewers (2018) in the USA and in many other over 100 countries weekly receiving millions of views. Furthermore, as an author, Osteen has written very many books which have sold out so well.

Joel Osteen Age / Birthday

How old is Joel Osteen? Joel is 58 years old (2021). He was born on 5 March 1963, in Houston, Texas, United States of America.

Joel Osteen Height / Measurements

Osteen’s height is 1.82 m with an average body weight of 72 Kg In Pounds – 159 lbs

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Joel Osteen Family | Parents/ Siblings

He was born Joel Scott Osteen in Houston, Texas, the USA by his parents John Osteen and Dolores (“Dodie”) Pilgrim. Joel was raised up in a family of six siblings. Moreover, Osteen’s father was the founder of “Lakewood Church” which Joel currently serves as the senior pastor. However, His father passed on in 1999 from a heart attack. Moreover, in 2002, Joel’s half-brother began missionary work as his younger sister April, and older siblings also ventured into full-time ministry.


Osteen attended a “Humble High School,” where he graduated in 1981. The school is a public high school in the city of Humble, Texas. Later after the graduation, Joel proceeded to Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he pursued radio and television communications. Unfortunately, Osteen did not graduate either receive a degree from a divinity school.

Nonetheless, Joel carried on doing what he loved doing the most. He got back to Houston where he created Lakewood’s television program and began producing his father’s sermons for 17 years till his father dies in 1999.

Joel Osteen House

Together with his family, Joel stays in a 17,000 square-foot mansion in River Oaks. Moreover, the property is valued at an estimated value of $10.5 million.

Joel Osteen Divorce | Married | Wife/Spouse

He is married and not divorced. Joel married Victoria Osteen (née Iloff) On April 4, 1987. After their marriage, Victoria became a copastor at Joel’s Lakewood Church. Furthermore, Osteen and Victoria are proud parents of two children, a daughter, and a son.

Joel Osteen Church

Osteen’s church is Lakewood Church. The church is a non-denominational Christian megachurch in Houston, Texas, United States of America. Lakewood Church can hold an average capacity of 52,000 attendants hence considered one of the biggest in the USA.

Joel Osteen Net Worth

How much is Joel Osteen worth? He is considered one of the richest pastors around the globe. Osteen earns majorly from his high-selling books. Currently, Joel’s net worth is estimated to be above $50 Million of which the church takes about $43 Million annually.


Osteen does not earn a salary from the church. In a statement, Joel said he does not accept a salary from church and that he fully relies on the income he receives from the sales of his books. Osteen’s church has a budget of $70 Million per year.

Joel Osteen Books

Osteen’s produce a best-selling book which was published in October 2004. This was his first book {Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential}. Furthermore, it achieved number one on The New York Times Best Seller list.

Furthermore, the reception of his first book was very motivational to him which had him publish a second one. {Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day} was published in October 2007. The book also performed so well and received the top position on “The New York Times Best Seller list” with 3 million printing copies. Moreover, Joel credits the book to mainly focus on relationships and not getting glued where we are in life.