Than Merrill Bio-Wiki, Age, Wife, Books, Flip the House, and Net Worth

Who is Than Merrill?

Than Merrill is an American businessman, television personality, and former professional football player. He is the Founder and CEO of the real estate company CT Homes and the real estate investing educational company FortuneBuilders Inc.

Founder and CEO of FortuneBuilders and CT Homes, Than is one of the most successful real estate investors in the nation. He has bought and sold a lot of properties during his investing career. Than founded FortuneBuilders with the simple idea of sharing his knowledge and passion for real estate with ambitious investors. He is a graduate of Yale University and a former NFL player. He attributes his success in sports, business, and investment to coaching, education, and systems.

Merrill was featured in A&E’s Flip This House in seasons 3 and 4 as part of airing from 2007 to 2009, of the “New Haven” team. He was selected as an All-Far West Quarterback in high school. He started as a strong safety at Yale University. From 1999-2001 he was named to Yale’s First-Team All-Ivy Selections.

Than was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 7th round of the 2001 NFL Draft after graduating from Yale. He ultimately signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bears for the 2001 season. He later spent one season with the Bears and registered 7 tackles. Merrill was then allocated by the Bears to the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe. In 2003, he was signed by the Buccaneers and was allocated to NFL again, this time it was to the Amsterdam Admirals. In 2003, he suffered a career-ending knee injury.

How Old is Than Merrill?

He was born on 12 December 1977 in Fresno, California. He is 45 years old as of 2022. He shares his birthday with other famous people such as Frank Sinatra, Jennifer Connelly, and Mayim Bialik, among others.

A photo of Than Merrill
A photo of Than Merrill

Than Merrill Wife

Merrill is married to Cindy Philips since 2010.

Than Merrill Kids

Merrill and his wife Cindy have a son, Tryce together.

Than Merrill’s Net Worth

He has accumulated some good wealth from his real estate investments from the reality television show. His current Net Worth is estimated to be $85 million.

Than Merrill Flip This House

Than and CT Homes caught the attention of the Flip This House producers. This is a popular reality TV show featured on A&E. This is during their nationwide search for a real estate investing business. It documented and educated prospective entrepreneurs on the Complications of buying and selling real estate. His“New Haven” team was featured on the last three seasons, from 2007 to 2009.

Each episode of the show documented him and his business partner Paul as they flipped properties in New Haven, CT, and San Diego, CA. He shot many seasons with the show as it was the first real estate show of that kind and it has since helped the release of many other real estate reality shows.

Than Merrill Fortune Builders

FortuneBuilders is the premier real estate education company in the United States. They have developed the systems, tools, educational platform, and coaching program to accelerate new and existing real estate investor businesses.

It was the result of a convergence of three passions and ambitions; Real Estate, Entrepreneurship, and Teaching. They discovered the freedom and lifestyle these passions afforded them. It’s their vehicle to share, teach and inspire investors everywhere.

In 2004, Than, Konrad Sopielnikow, Paul Esajian, and JD Esajian started CT Homes, which is a real estate investment business. The systems and processes, they created to scale quickly, maximize profits and reduce risk led to their rapid success. Their systems became the foundation for its educational platform and coaching program.

It offers the most advanced and comprehensive investing education. Their flagship program, Mastery Coaching, is a one-on-one coaching program that provides students with all the tools, resources, knowledge, and systems necessary to add to their business and reduce risk.

Than Merrill CT Real Estate, LLC

CT Homes is a real estate investment company based in San Diego. It has over 25-40 active deals at any given time.

Than Merrill Future Fortune Builders

The FortuneBuilders family believes that real change begins with education. The best way to implement this change is to start with the generation that will be tomorrow’s leaders. For this reason, FortuneBuilders started the “Future FortuneBuilders” initiative. Its mission is to teach financial literacy and personal development to teenagers. This is to prepare them for a better future.

Than Merrill Books

  1. The E-Myth Real Estate Investor: Why Most Real Estate Investment Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It Michael E. Gerber – 2015
  2. “Real Estate Wholesaling Bible: The Fastest, Easiest Way to Get Started in Real Estate Investing” Than Merrill – 2014

Real Estate Wholesaling Bible Audiobook

The Real Estate Wholesaling Bible is available as an audiobook read by Than. Get into the strategies and techniques for great and successful wholesaling of real estate. Learn why it is the quickest and easiest transaction as he teaches you everything you need to know. This is to profit from real estate wholesaling, without any money, credit, or experience to get going.

Than Merrill Fortune Builders Gives

This is the company’s initiative to create and foster opportunities for its team members, students, and local communities to get involved with philanthropy. They primarily focus on the areas of Children, Education, and Housing when participating in and partnering with charities. The initiative has been privileged to work with national and local charities USA for a variety of causes. They are continually creating opportunities for other people to get involved directly or learn how they can give back to their own community.