Than Merrill is the CEO and Founder of FortuneBuilders, a real estate investment education company. One of the most successful real estate investors in the nation, Than Merrill has bought and sold more than a thousand properties nationwide during the course of his investment career of more than a decade. As a graduate of Yale University and a former NFL player, Than Merrill attributes his success in sports, business and investing to coaching and education. 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 Merrill exhibited his real estate prowess as he starred on A&E’s Flip This House, a popular house flipping show, and has since become a highly sought after speaker. As a bestselling Amazon author, Than Merrill’s book “The Real Estate Wholesaling Bible” continues to be a trusted guide for those looking to get started in real estate investing. Than Merrill is also active in philanthropic efforts and started a non-profit charity with his wife Cindy Merrill (the brains of the operation) called Equal Footing Foundation. In addition to his own charity, Than MerrillMerrill spearheaded the creation of FortuneBuilders Gives; the company’s philanthropic initiative to provide opportunities for employees and students to give back to their communities.