July 14, 2024

Texas megachurch pastor and televangelist Joel Osteen recently received backlash on social media after posting about the importance of “the simple things in life.”

In a post on Wednesday to X, formerly¬†Twitter, Osteen wrote, “It’s the simple things in life that bring us the most joy. You may not have a lot of resources, but if you have family, you’re blessed. If you have your health, you’re blessed. If you can look up at the stars at night, you’re blessed.”

While Osteen received over 5,000 likes and some supportive comments, others pointed to his wealth and accused him of being “greedy” and a “hypocrite.”

It is hard to find a definitive net worth for Osteen, but reports list it at $40 million to $100 million. He owns a $2.9 million mansion in Houston and another $10.5 million home in River Oaks, according to reports.

Televangelist Joel Osteen is pictured on October 1, 2018, in New York City. Osteen recently received backlash on social media after posting about the importance of “the simple things in life.”¬†ASTRID STAWIARZ/GETTY IMAGES FOR SIRIUSXM

Responding to Osteen’s post, one X user posted pictures that reportedly show Osteen’s mansions and wrote: “The simple things in life? Give me a goddamn break.”

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