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Grant Thompson is an internet celebrity, best known for his YouTube channel ‘The King of Random.’ Let’s have a look at his family, personal life, age, birthday, etc.

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BirthdayNovember 21, 1976
NationalityCanadian, American
FamousInstagram Stars, YouTubers, Vloggers, Vloggers, Youtubers
Birth PlaceCanada
Born CountryCanada
GenderMale
Sun SignScorpio
Born inCanada
Famous asYouTuber & Vlogger
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Who is Grant Thompson?

Grant Thompson is an internet celebrity, best known for his YouTube channel ‘The King of Random.’ With more than nine million subscribers and over a billion views, ‘The King of Random’ is one of the most popular YouTube channels. Many of his videos have gathered well over million views, thanks to the interesting content. Thompson posts anything from science experiments to random life hacks that are not only interesting, but also informative. He derives inspiration from his surroundings, which makes his experiments that much more exciting and relatable. ‘The King of Random’ as he is fondly called is popular on other social media platforms as well. While he has more than 300,000 followers on Instagram, his Twitter account has over 35,000 followers. Grant Thompson is also an entrepreneur, as he owns an online store, where he sells apparel and project kits.

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Early Life & Career

Grant Thompson was born on November 21, 1976, in Canada. He spent his childhood with his brother and would often indulge in creating random stuff. Hence, his brother’s friends gave him the nickname ‘The King of Random.’

After high school, Thompson started building his own real estate business before exploring social media. When he did, he came across Kipkay’s YouTube channel, where he found some useful videos. Thompson was inspired by Kipkay’s channel and wanted to do something similar.

He created his YouTube channel ‘The King of Random’ on January 3, 2010, and started posting interesting life hacks and DIY videos. One of his most viewed videos, ‘How to Make LEGO Gummy Candy,’ has so far gathered more than 27 million views.

Other popular videos on his channel are ‘Self Freezing Coca-Cola,’ ‘10 Amazing & Life-Changing Life Hacks,’ ‘How to Make Ninja Stress Balls,’ and ‘Melting Cans with the Mini Metal Foundry.’ Many of his videos have gathered millions of views each. His video ‘Self Freezing Coca-Cola’ has so far collected more than 23 million views.

Thompson says he draws inspiration from his surroundings and people around him. He is honest enough to admit that he gets the ideas for his experiments from his parents, friends, kids, books, and internet. He then modifies the idea and gives the experiment his own touch, making it that much more interesting.

Apart from being a social media superstar, Thompson is also a businessman. He has built his own real estate business over the last 11 years. He also owns an online store from where one can buy apparel, project kits, fidget spinners, etc.

Controversies

Grant Thompson was charged by the local police department for possessing explosives on two different occasions. Someone had filed a complaint through ‘Facebook Messenger,’ which had stated that Thompson was exploding an ice bomb.

When confronted by the cops, Thompson explained that he is a YouTuber, and posts science experiments on his channel.

Thompson was not happy with the complaint as he claimed that the explosion was controlled. He expressed his disappointment on his social media pages by saying that the complaint had made him look like an irresponsible YouTuber, who goes about exploding things.

On another occasion, he was once again charged for causing an explosion. The explosion was so strong that firefighters from the nearby station heard it. Thompson told the cops that his friend from Ontario, Canada, had brought a bag of explosive powder, which he thought was extracted from deconstructed firework. After a series of controlled explosions, Thompson and his friend Timothy Burgess ignited a large pile of the explosive powder. The explosion caused minor injuries to his friend, who too, was charged for possessing explosives.

Personal Life

Grant Thompson resides in South Jordan, Utah, US. He is married and enjoys spending time with his three kids. His family is very important to Thompson as he often says that family is more important than his career.

He loves to experiment, which is his core personality. Not surprisingly, he had tried his hands at many jobs before becoming a YouTube star. He has piloted aircrafts and has auditioned for reality TV shows as well.

Thompson is often persistent with his experiments. For one of his videos titled ‘Fight Club Soap,’ he had to shoot for over a period of four to five months. Despite facing many challenges while shooting the video, he managed to complete it, which tells a thing or two about his amazing will power.

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Grant Thompson biography timelines

  • // 21st Nov 1976
    Grant Thompson was born on November 21, 1976, in Canada. He spent his childhood with his brother and would often indulge in creating random stuff. Hence, his brother’s friends gave him the nickname ‘The King of Random.’
  • // 2010
    He created his YouTube channel ‘The King of Random’ on January 3, 2010, and started posting interesting life hacks and DIY videos. One of his most viewed videos, ‘How to Make LEGO Gummy Candy,’ has so far gathered more than 27 million views.

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Grant Thompson's FAQ

  • What is Grant Thompson birthday?

    Grant Thompson was born at 1976-11-21

  • Where is Grant Thompson's birth place?

    Grant Thompson was born in Canada

  • What is Grant Thompson nationalities?

    Grant Thompson's nationalities is Canadian, American

  • What is Grant Thompson's sun sign?

    Grant Thompson is Scorpio

  • How famous is Grant Thompson?

    Grant Thompson is famouse as YouTuber & Vlogger

  • What is Grant Thompson's twitter?

    Grant Thompson's twitter is https://twitter.com/thekingofrandom

  • What is Grant Thompson's youtube?

    Grant Thompson's youtube is https://www.youtube.com/user/01032010814

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    Grant Thompson's instagram is https://www.instagram.com/thekingofrandom/