Joel Osteen Net Worth: Joel Osteen is an American preacher, televangelist and author who has a net worth of $40 million dollars. Joel Osteen is the pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. He took over his father's role as a pastor and televangelist in 1999, despite having very little formal religious training. Since then, the Lakewood Church broadcast has grown exponentially and can be seen in 100 different countries.
He was born Joel Scott Osteen on March 5, 1963, in Houston, Texas. Joel inherited Houston's Lakewood Church and its television ministry from his late father John Osteen. He then expanded both the church and the TV ministry around the globe. Joel wrote a positive-thinking book in 2004, which helped him promote his "live at your full potential" message on the road to sold-out sports arenas. Although he holds no degree and only briefly attended Oral Roberts University, he honed his preaching skills to perfection under his father's guidance. Once his inaugural book "Your Best Life Now" had become a New York Times best-seller in 2005, Osteen gave up his $200,000 church salary. As for Osteen's second book titled "Become A Better You", it has reportedly brought him in a cool $13 million. Joel Osteen, whose book sales and related stuff generates a reported $55 million per year, claims an individual should not feel guilt for possessing lots of material wealth. Instead, one needs to thank and praise God for the acquired wealth.