Rick Warren Net Worth Is $25 Million
Rick Warren is an American author and a renowned evangelical Christian pastor. He is the senior pastor of Saddleback Church, which is an evangelical mega-church and the 8th largest church in the US. Warren has authored numerous Christian books and is best known for the devotional book known as “The Purpose Driven Life”. The book sold more than 30 million copies, making Warren a New York Times bestselling author. He has an estimated net worth of $25 million, which he has earned through his ministry, as well as his many books.
Richard Warren was born on January 28, 1954 in San Jose, California. He holds traditional theological and evangelical views on social issues such embryonic stem-cell research, same-sex marriage and abortion. He has on various occasions called on other churches to focus their efforts in expanding education opportunities for the disadvantaged, fighting poverty and being environmental conscious. In 2008, he hosted the ‘Civil Forum on The Presidency’ with both presidential candidates, Barack Obama and John McCain ahead of the presidential election.
Warren is married to Kay Warren, whom he married in 1979. Together they have 3 children, Josh, Mathew and Amy. Sadly, Mathew, their younger son, died on April 5, 2013 at the age of 27. He committed suicide after battling with mental illness that caused severe depression. Both Warren and Kay have 4 grandchildren. Warren considers his own father, Peter Drucker and Billy Graham to be some of his mentors.
Warren and his wife are also directors of various non-profit organizations including RKW Legacy Partners, Acts of Mercy and Equipping the Church. As a result of the success of his book sales, Warren decided to return his twenty-five years of salary to the church. He also discontinued taking his salary, and says that he and his wife turned into reverse tithers, living off ten percent of their income and giving away ninety percent.