Joel and Victoria Osteen have the biggest ministry in the United States, and because of there popularity comes a lot of wealth and prosperity. Joel Osteen net worth is at 50 million, this wealth I would like to add is not from the ministry but the book sales he has made.
Joel Osteen net worth is from his books which include title’s I declare and break out which he wrote himself and are based from his sermons that he preaches at Lakewood Church.
Back in the early days – Joel and Victoria have been in ministry since his father was in TV from the 1980’s, Joel took over in 1999 when his father passed away. He used to take a salary from his ministry at Lakewood Church, and was up to $200,000 a year up until 2005. He made a decision that it was not necessary and wanted to keep the money in the ministry so stopped taking a wage that year.
The book sales were so popular that this made Joel Osteen net worth now at 40 million and could be up to 55 million as his ministry and growth is increasing in popularity every year. People are just loving his books- see our books page here to check out his best selling reviews.
From the books sales success it has acquired Joel and Victoria to own a 10.5 million dollar house, and he claims that an individual should not feel guilt for possessing lots of material wealth, that we should thank and praise God for all things.
What does it feel like to have millions of dollars and have Joel Osteen net worth? well it is what people dream of, Joel Osteen owns an estimated 10.5 million dollar house having a 17,000 foot squares with 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, three elevators, five fireplaces, a guest house and a pool house, which is all paid for by his books.
Now the question we all want to know, much does Lakewood Church make per week? Lakewood Church features a 16,000 seat arena and also two waterfalls, 3 huge screens and 32 video game kiosks. Who exactly knows how much the church turns over, we cold estimate based on news events and scheduled services with these calculations.
Burglars broke into Lakewood in Feb 2015, removing from the safe stealing $600,000 which was the end of week cash takings at the church from service donations. Lakewood has around 45 – 50,000 people attending there every week, so based on that amount stolen as weekly take and attendances being very stable, i would say based on that amount the church modestly turn over 32million per year plus, this is not including donations from TV or book sales, also Church’s in the United States are exempt from paying tax so the money stays inside the church.
I would also like to add that Lakewood Church do a lot for America and also other countries with the money generated through the ministry. The money from the donations to the ministry that is given, Joel Osteen is not remunerated at all from that source and everything goes back in to the ministry to help others, EG: with shelters, vaccinations and helping the poor which is fantastic.
Most people don’t realise that the ministry does do all of this, alot of people also do not realise, that the ministry has a lot of expenses – Christian TV, running of the church and many other expenses. Hats off to the Osteen’s and I hope all church’s do much for others as they do.
A small percentage of the public have concerns with Pastors or Preachers earning money from the ministry, I must point out, many of the men in the Old Testament in comparison were 1000 times more wealthy then Joel Osteen, Abraham and King David first come to mind.
Gold wants to bless his children, Jesus came as bond servant, 2 Corinthians 8:9King James Version (KJV) 9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
Joel Osteen net worth is from the word that he preaches, his books and sermons help people worldwide, everyone can take something from his quotes, books and sermons.