5′ 10″ (1.78 m).
Biography, Facts, Family
The Internet is one big collection of random items. You can find instructions for rebuilding the motor of a ’66 Corvette just as easily as you can watch a video of cats “talking” to one another. So to declare yourself the King of Random means you really need to bring something special – well, lots of special things – to the table. Fortunately for Grant Thompson, this is exactly what his King of Random YouTube channel does week after week. If you’re unfamiliar with this colorful character, he does similar videos to the CrazyRussianHacker. See the following 10 facts below to learn more about him
He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
Age – Date of Birth:
November 21, 1976.
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Place of Birth:
University / College: He trained for four years to become a commercial pilot.
Family / Parents:
Mother name –
Father name –
Job – Occupation:
YouTube vlogger / Star
Girlfriend / Spouse:
Grant is married and have three kids with his wife.
White / Caucasian
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Physical Distinctive Features:
Muscular and athletic
List of Facts / Trivia:
1. A lot of people love videos on random topics
A quick look through the archives of Grant Thompson’s work will reveal videos on everything from what dry ice does in a waterslide to how you can start a fire with your urine. Although it would be tough to describe the demographic Grant Thompson’s subscribers fall into, one thing is for sure: there are a lot of them. Thompson currently has over six million subscribers to his channel.
2. Thompson actually comes across as fairly normal
If anything, Grant simply seems like a very, very curious guy who can’t stay still for long. However, other than his YouTube channel, the married father of three seems fairly normal.
3. Grant was given the nickname
Unlike a lot of YouTube stars, Grant Thompson didn’t come up with his moniker. He got it from a friend of his brother’s because every time they’d hang out, Thompson would have a new project (e.g. making homemade rocket fuel, transforming a microwave into an arc welder). Finally, after enough visits, his brother’s friend told him he was “like the king of random.” It stuck.
4. His initial goal was 100 videos
Grant says he never set out to become a YouTube star or even make money from the platform. Instead, he just wanted to make 100 videos, a goal he passed years ago.
5. The King of Random is branching out
In 2014, he published a book entitled, Life Hacks: The King of Random’s Tips and Tricks to Make Everyday Tasks Fun and Easy.
6. Grant has an equally random resume
Before he started making his money by blowing up pumpkin pies and zapping gun powder with a stun gun, Grant Thompson was making his money in other fairly random ways. His resume includes tour bus driver, trucker, oil rig worker and pilot. He even tried his luck at getting on reality TV shows.
7. He always provides details
Although his more dangerous videos are prefaced with warnings, whenever possible, the description of King of Random videos always include a list of what exactly you’ll need to go out and get to replicate his results.
8. Grant gets his inspiration from a number of sources
Grant Thompson has credited the ideas for his videos to everything from dreams he’s had to ideas he came up with as a kid to what his own children are interested in.
9. Usually, the King of Random has 5-10 projects going at once
However, he has said that it can take years before these projects are ready to be filmed for his YouTube channel. He spends about 8 to 10 hours working on these projects every single day.
10. Grant is a one-man crew
Thompson has said he loves getting help from his family in the videos, but for the most part, Grant does everything himself. This includes spending at least 40 hours editing each video with no fewer than another 80 to develop the project and film it.