Grant Thompson

Grant Thompson was born on November 21, 1980. He was a Canadian-American YouTuber, Pilot, Businessman, and Influencer from Canada. He is known primarily as the YouTuber for the King of Random. Additionally, he posted videos about life hacks on his massively popular YouTube channel “The King of Random.” The channel now has 11 million subscribers. The channel is dedicated to its viewers who are looking for fun weekend projects. Thompson invited everyone to come along and share in the thrill and excitement. In February 2019, he visited the paragliding field.
According to preliminary reports, Grant died while paragliding on July 29, 2019.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Grant Thompson


The King of Random (T.K.O.R.)

Birth date:

November 21, 1980

Death date:

July 29, 2019 (age 38)

Zodiac Sign:



6' 2"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$6 million

Grant's Social Media:


“The Randoms King” Grant Thompson was born in Canada on November 21, 1980. He was 38 at the time of his death in July 2019. There are no specifics about his father or mother. Grant, on the other hand, has one brother, Mark Thompson. He received his high school diploma and then enrolled in a pilot training program at the flying institute.

Grant Thompson, a 29-year-old airline pilot in Farmington, Utah, became fascinated with how things worked when he was 29. During his spare time, Thompson began tinkering with things and working on random household projects. Thompson eventually realized that his friends were becoming interested in his projects and came up with the idea of filming some of them and uploading them to YouTube.

Thompson formed a YouTube channel with the title “01032010814” in January 2010. The second clip he posted to the channel in 2010 marked the beginning of his D.I.Y. and life hack videos. Thompson didn’t start actively pursuing the idea of creating a branded YouTube channel devoted to life hack videos until late 2011. Thompson’s friend had told him some years before that he was the “King of Random” with all the unusual things he was always involved with. Thompson assumed this would be a good name for his YouTube channel and began planning to rename it “The King of Random” in early 2012.

Thompson had little experience with video editing. However, he was strongly motivated to build a channel with high-quality content and spent a lot of time learning how to film and edit his own videos. Thompson realized that his channel had the potential to grow with consistent releases of high-quality content because of its early success. He rapidly turned his basement into a creative studio for the many projects he had planned over the years. Thompson continued to develop his videos for the first few years of the channel. But as the channel grew in popularity and success, Thompson started to hire extra assistance with the channel’s production.

Nate Bonham joined the channel as a co-host on September 9, 2017, and became the permanent host a few weeks later. Calli Gade joined the channel as a co-host on October 25, 2018. Thompson presumably stepped away from the channel to spend more time with his family, but he continued to own it and was engaged in its day-to-day operational processes until his death. Thompson’s wife Janae inherited ownership of the channel following his death in July 2019.

T.K.O.R. announced the Grant Thompson Outward Bound Scholarship on July 16, 2021.

Career timeline

Thompson Creates a YouTube Channel

In January, he creates a YouTube channel with the name "01032010814," the exact date and time Thompson creates the channel.

Thompson Becomes ‘King of Random’

Thompson rebrands his channel to “The King of Random” and starts to pursue YouTube actively.

Thompson Retires as a Pilot

Thompson's YouTube channel expands so fast that he decides to retire from flying to focus exclusively on his YouTube channel.

Thompson’s Book is Released

In the months leading to his death, Thompson begins working on a book called "52 Random Weekend Projects," which is completed by the channel's production crew.

Why We Love Grant Thompson

  1. He was adventerous

    He was adventurous and very curious. This is why he is called the king of random he isn’t afraid of trying new things.

  2. He was a ‘Jack of all trades’

    Yes, he tried his hands at different things. He was a Youtuber, pilot, businessman, and influencer.

  3. He was a teacher

    His youtube videos are full of things to learn because he takes time to research and try things out himself. As a result, the videos have all the necessary information on everything he decides to put out.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He was a pilot

    Thompson worked in the aviation industry before launching his YouTube career.

  2. He doesn’t host his youtube channel

    Thompson's "King of Random" YouTube channel is really not hosted by Thompson all this honor goes to his friends Nate and Calli.

  3. He was born in November

    Thompson was born on November 21, 1980, contrary to popular belief.

  4. He created his nickname

    Thompson got the name "The King of Random" from a casual discussion with a friend.

  5. He loved Mexican food

    His Favorite Dishes were Mexican dishes.

Grant Thompson FAQs

What happened to Grant from T.K.O.R.?

Thompson died in a paragliding accident near Hurricane in Washington County, Utah, on July 29, 2019.

Who is Grant Thompson's wife?

He was married to Janae Thompson till he died

Where was Grant Thompson born?

He was born in Canada.

Grant Thompson’s birthday dates

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