Victoria Osteen is a well-known pastor of the Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas whose service is watched by millions of people all over the world. She is also a successful author and has published several best-selling books. To know more about the net worth of Victoria Osteen in 2018, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography:
Victoria Osteen was born as Victoria Iloff on March 28, 1961, in Huntsville, Alabama. Her father Donald Iloff worked as a mathematician with General Electric. He was also the member of the General Electric’s Saturn rocket project team under the leadership of scientist Wernher von Braun.
When Osteen was two years old, her family shifted to Houston, Texas where her father worked for NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). She spent most of her childhood days in the southern suburb of Houston near the Johnson Space Center. Osteen went to the Church of Christ where her mother taught Sunday school. She attended the University of Houston to study psychology but later dropped out of college before completing the graduation. While studying at college she worked part-time in her mother’s jewelry business.
Osteen met her future husband Joel Osteen in the jewelry store where she worked in the year 1985. After dating for two years, the couple married on April 4, 1987. Together they are the parents of two children.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In 2003, Osteen founded the Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry where she currently serves as a co-pastor. Her service is broadcasted all over the world in the form of a one-hour television program on the Daystar Television Network and live through the internet. She also features on the Houston radio station 89.3 KSBJ.
Osteen is also an author and her debut book “Love Your Life: Living Happy, Healthy, and Whole” was released on October 2008 by the publishing house Simon & Schuster. The book was ranked number two in the New York Times Bestsellers list. In 2009, she released the children book “Little Simon”.
Osteen was accused by the flight Sharon Brown attendant of the Continental Airlines of shoving her in the year 2005. She was fined $3000, and a civil suit was also filed against her. Three years later, the Houston court cleared her of civil liability and called the lawsuit a waste of time.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Victoria Osteen has an estimated net worth of more than $45 million. Most of the wealth is the result of her career as a pastor and author. She has published several successful books including the book “Love Your Life” which sold more than 750,000 copies and was one of the largest by any US publisher in the year 2008. Osteen has a five-year contract with the Simon & Schuster publishing house for 13 children books including a Bible.
Victoria Osteen is considered one of the most popular pastors and authors in the United States. She is one among the few pastors whose service is telecasted and seen by millions of people across the globe.