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Joel Osteen

American Preacher & Televangelist
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Net worth 2018: $13 Million
Industry: Televangelists
Residence: Houston
Country: United States
BirthDay: 5 March 1963
Sigh: Aries
Height: 1.82 m
Education: Oral Roberts University, Humble High School

Joel Osteen was bornon 5 March 1963 in Houston, American, is American Preacher & Televangelist. His trademark smile and his unquestionable oratory talent have won the hearts of over 7 million people worldwide. A televangelist, Joel Osteen is a famous American preacher and is the Pastor of Lakewood Church. He usually delivers sermons in sold out stadiums and sports-arenas. With his spruce good looks and his constant messages of ‘living life to full potential’, ‘living in victory’ and ‘seizing destiny moments’, Osteen is no ordinary preacher. With the number of listeners and audiences he manages to amass, he is a spiritual guru and a religious seminary on his own. After studying fleetingly at Oral Roberts University, he worked in the TV ministry until his father’s death. His works have also made it to the New York Times best-sellers list and have sold reportedly 3 million hardcover copies around the world. His detractors vary from fundamentalists to the evangelicals who claim that his ‘prosperity preaching’ is at probabilities with Jesus’ thoughts and teachings. This persistent positive spiritual leader leads over America’s largest church flock - the Lakewood Church in Houston.


$13 Million


In 2013, he became the subject of a widespread hoax


In 2011, he was seen on Piers Morgan’s show, ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’, where he mentioned for the first time that he never attended a seminary and never received a divinity degree in his life


In 2008, he authored the book ‘Daily Readings from Become a Better You: 90 Devotions for Improving Your Life Everyday’


In 2007, he authored ‘Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day’, which made it to the best-sellers list and sold over four million copies in its first printing


In 2005, he moved Lakewood Church into the Compaq Center, which was the earlier arena for the Houston Rockets


‘Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living Your Life at Your Full Potential’ was released in October 2004 and made it to the New York Time’s best-sellers list


In 1999, after his father’s sudden demise, he succeeded him as the pastor of Lakewood Church


In 1992, he was ordained as a minister by Lakewood’s six-member board in a hushed ceremony


He married co-pastor of Lakewood Church, Victoria Osteen, in 1987


He studied at Oral Roberts University, but did not graduate from the institution and quit it in 1981, to set up his father’s television agency and worked alongside his father as the publishing supervisor of their local Houston ministry show

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