About Than Merrill
Founder and CEO of FortuneBuilders and CT Homes, Than Merrill is one of the most successful real estate investors in the nation. He has bought and sold hundreds of properties nationwide during his investing career and he founded FortuneBuilders with the simple idea of sharing his knowledge and passion for real estate with aspiring investors. As a graduate of Yale University and a former NFL player, Than attributes his success in sports, business and investing to coaching, education and systems.
These values were the driving force behind FortuneBuilders and the key to his student’s rapid success in the franchise-like systems he helps students set up within their business. Than is truly passionate about real estate and entrepreneurship which is why he is dedicated to guiding investors towards financial freedom and teaching them the principles of investing strategically.
In his free time, Than enjoys playing beach volleyball (and any other sport he still thinks he is young enough to play). He is known to spend way too many hours researching and managing his fantasy football team. Than also likes sushi…and coffee and has been recently trying to cut back. That’s not going so well…
Than Merrill is also active in philanthropic efforts and started a non-profit charity with his wife Cindy (the brains of the operation) called Equal Footing Foundation. In addition to his own charity, he spearheaded the creation of FortuneBuilders Gives; the company’s philanthropic initiative to provide opportunities for employees and students to give back to their communities.
Than starred on A&E’s Flip this House, a popular house flipping show and he is also a highly sought after speaker, having shared the stage with some of the top speakers in the country including former first lady Laura Bush, Tony Robbins, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, and Robert Kiyosaki. Visit Than Merrill’s website at ThanMerrill.com or connect with him on social.