The Internet Reacts To Speculation Over Joel Osteen’s Lavish Lifestyle

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UPDATE: It’s since been reported by Snopes that claims about the pastor’s exotic car collection are speculation. A set of photographs supposedly showing a $325,000 Ferrari 458 Italia have NOT been verified.

For be it for me to criticize a man for making dollars when the highest earner on YouTube is a 9-year-old who opens toys. But the culture has shifted its view of the mega-rich from aspirational beacons of success to deplorable greed-mongers, especially regarding those who barter in the humble service of God.

In the eyes of the internet, mega-church preacher Joel Osteen’s similarities with Jesus start and end with their good head of hair.


The 58-year-old has gone viral on Monday after his astronomic net worth, estate and flashy Ferrari surfaced on Twitter. The outrage came in the wake of news that his Lakewood Church received a $4.4 million PPP loan, the third highest handed out in Houston in July and August, according to the Houston Business Journal, with the hashtag #TaxTheChurches trending on Twitter soon after details of Lakewood’s bailout loan was publicized.

This tweet about gifts coming from a divine power did not help his case.

Osteen is reportedly worth north of $40 million.

Somewhere on a 325-foot mega-yacht, Jeff Bezos is breathing a sigh of relief while sipping on the sweet nectars of human blood.




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