• Victoria Osteen is co-pastor of the Lakewood Church in Houston, TX and an author
• She was born in Huntsville, AL to Donald Ilof and Georgine Iloft
• She met her future husband Joel in 1985 in her mother’s jewelry store
• She is the author of several books, including "Love Your Life: Living Happy, Healthy, and Whole"
• Her net worth is estimated at $40 million, while her husband Joel's is estimated at $60 million

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SpouseJoel Osteen
FactCo-pastor, with her husband Joel Osteen, of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.

Who is Victoria Osteen, Joel Osteen’s Wife?

Victoria Osteen is the co-pastor of the Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, and an author, but is best known to the world as the wife of the senior pastor, Joel Osteen.

Victoria Osteen Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Born Victoria Iloft on the 28th March 1961, in Huntsville, Alabama USA, and is the daughter of Donald Ilof, who worked for General Electric in the team which was led by Werner von Braun, an aerospace engineer.

He worked mainly on the Saturn rocket project team, but then joined NASA, and the whole family moved to Houston, Texas, when Victoria was two years old. She spent her childhood in the southern suburb of Houston, located near the Johnson Space Center. Her mother, Georgine Iloft, taught Sunday school at Church of Christ, which Victoria attended. Her father later became the deacon of the church.

Following her high school matriculation, Victoria enrolled at the University of Houston to study psychology; however, she never graduated.


Victoria met her future husband Joel in 1985, when he entered her mother’s jewelry store.  Apparently the two fell for each other at first sight and started a romantic relationship. Joel was already a member of the Lakewood Church since the church had been founded by his father, John Osteen,

Victoria Osteen

Victoria joined Joel in his sermons, and alongside him, attained world fame. She started Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry in 2003, and has her own one-hour program broadcast, which airs on the Daystar Television Network and through a live internet feed. To speak further about her accomplishments as an evangelist, she can be heard on Houston radio station 89.3 KSBJ.

An Accomplished Author

Victoria has shared her thoughts and experiences with her followers through books; her first book was “Love Your Life: Living Happy, Healthy, and Whole”, published in 2008., which peaked at No. 2 on the New York Times Bestsellers list. Since then, she’s switched to children’s books, and has published three book sets published – “My Happy Heart” box set, “Unexpected Treasures”, and “Gifts from the Heart”, through Simon & Schuster’s Little Simon imprint. She has also published a Bible for children.

Controversy and Lawsuit

Back in 2005, while on a flight from Houston to Vail, she was accused of shoving a flight attendant, who later sought $405,000 in damages, while the FAA fined Victoria $3,000. The judge cleared Osteen of charges, stating that the entire lawsuit was a waste of time, and made her of civil liability in August 2008.

Victoria Osteen Net Worth

Osteen’s wealth is mostly written as joint with her husband at about $100 million, but individually is estimated at a minimum of $40 million, as of mid-2024. One of their possessions is a mansion in River Oaks, valued at an estimated $10.5 million.

Victoria Osteen Personal Life, Marriage, Children

Just two years after their first meeting, Victoria and Joel married, but there is no information about the wedding ceremony, though Victoria has often spoken about their marriage. Since the ceremony, the couple has welcomed son Jonathan in 1995, and daughter Alexandra in 1999.

Joel Osteen Wiki

Joel Scott Osteen was born on 16 March 1963, and is a televangelist, pastor, and author.

He is the son of John and Dolores Osteen  and has five siblings, He went to Humble High School, from which he matriculated in 1981, after which he enrolled at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Once he was out of the university, he went back home and started the Lakewood’s television program. From 1982 until 1999, he was just a producer of his father’s sermons, but once John Osteen died, Joel continued with the practice.

He held his first sermon only six days before his father’s death, since when Joel has become one of the best-known televangelists as his speeches are seen by over seven million viewers weekly, and over 20 million monthly in over 100 countries. He has also shared his experience through books, and so far has authored ten, all of which topped the New York Times Best Seller list.

Joel Osteen Net Worth

Joel’s individual wealth is estimated as high as $60 million. Some of his most luxurious possessions include the house, and a Ferrari 458 Italia.

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General Info

Full NameVictoria Osteen
ProfessionPastor, Author
EducationUniversity of Houston


SpouseJoel Osteen
ChildrenJonathan Osteen, Alexandra Osteen
ParentsGeorgine Iloff, Donald Iloff, Joel Osteen, Victoria Osteen
SiblingsDonald Iloff Jr.

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