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Popular Pastor Joel Osteen Blasted For Buying $325,000 Ferrari (Photo)
American pastor, Joel Osteen in his expensive Ferrari
Social media users have lashed out at controversial American pastor, Joel Osteen.
This comes after the televangelist showed off his Ferrari car worth $325,000.
Photos of the car surfaced on twitter on Sunday, July 18 causing serious outrage.
According to HITC, the Ferrari costs $325,000 (133,734,250.00).
The development has led to many calling for pastors and other religious leaders to start paying taxes to the government.
“If this isn’t the perfect argument to tax churches, then there isn’t one. Joel Osteen and his Ferrari,” Michael Alan Westen wrote.
However, Joel Osteen is reportedly worth approximately $100 million.
Source of Joel Osteen’s income
The 58-year-old pastor has authored and sold 15 books.
He also gets paid for public speaking gigs.
However, Joel didn’t also start from scratch.
The famous Lakewood Church, as well as its television ministry, were an inheritance from his father, a Southern Baptist pastor.
Joel took over as the church’s pastor in 1999, after his father died.
Over the years the church’s broadcast has grown to 100 countries. The church reportedly welcomes more than 50,000 parishioners every week.
Joel’s weekly televised sermons have been averaging around 7 million people per week and reaching 20 million per month.
Some of his most popular books are Your Best Life Now, Become A Better You, and many more. He has written 15 books so far in his career.
However, Joel also lives in a 17,000 square-foot mansion in a wealthy suburb named River Oaks in Houston. His property is estimated to be worth $10.5 million.