Grant Troutt’s father, Kenny Troutt, is a successful businessman known for founding the telecommunications company Excel Communications. However, many may not know that he also founded a basketball team for his son.
In the media, Grant Troutt first appeared as the fiancé of “The Bachelor” alum Madison Prewett. Even though people were happy for them, they quickly became interested in his father, who is far from being an average dad.
His father is a successful businessman who once made headlines for doing something amazing for his son: founding a basketball team in his honor. Despite his father’s massive success, Grant Troutt chose a different path in life and is now a pastor.
Grant Troutt’s father is billionaire Kenny Troutt
Kenny is a self-made billionaire who earned a Bachelor of Arts/Science from Southern Illinois University. Although he didn’t have much in his childhood, he worked hard to make a name for himself.
In 1970, he became the founder and director of Kenny Troutt Construction, and 12 years later he was president and founder of Suntex Resources Inc. In 1988, he founded his third company, Excel Communications Inc.
Not only was he the founder, but he also acted as president, treasurer and secretary. In 1996, he took his third company public and sold it after two years for over $3 billion. The profits he made from the deal he reinvested in stocks, bonds and horses.
Kenny also owns WinStar Farm in Kentucky, where he breeds Thoroughbreds. He is currently Chairman and CEO of Mount Vernon Investments. At the time of this publication, Forbes revealed he was worth $1.5 billion.
Grant Troutt’s father founded basketball teams for his sons
Kenny came from a single parent family. His mother, who raised him, worked as a bartender and they lived in public housing in Illinois. He grew up to be a billionaire, and as of 2017 was living in a seven-bedroom mansion spanning nearly 17,000 square feet.
He lived in his mansion worth over $17 million with his wife, Lisa, and their three children, sons Preston and Grant, and daughter, Savannah. He is also passionate about horse racing although he is allergic to horsehair.
In addition to supporting her husband, Lisa usually hosts the Sweetheart Ball to raise money for research and cardiology programs at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. As of 2019, the prom had raised at least $37 million.
Besides being a successful businessman, Kenny is dedicated to the betterment of his children. In 2005, he founded three youth basketball teams, one for each of his sons and the third for the son of the man who runs his family office.
The father-of-three founded these basketball teams known as the Titans because his sons loved to play hoop and he wanted them to not waste time watching TV or playing games video.
Each team was age-appropriate to accommodate the boys, and they had an all-star team competing in tournaments. Despite Kenny’s wealth, he was a quiet man who ignored fashion trends and was nervous about interviews, but knew all about basketball teams and the history and life of every player in the game. crew.
While her sons played basketball, there is little information about what her daughter did except that she attended Dallas Episcopal School and studied special education and teaching at the University. from Texas to Austin.
Kenny Troutt’s son Grant is now married
In July 2022, Grant proposed to his girlfriend of nearly nine months, Madison Prewett. She was a contestant on “The Bachelor” but did not win this season. She dated the star of the season she starred in, Peter Weber, but their relationship didn’t work out and he is currently dating Kelley Flanagan.
Before Madison said yes to her man, she had no idea he would propose. He had planned an elaborate proposal with the help of his family and friends. However, she knew something was wrong when she arrived at the hotel for a supposed friend’s birthday shoot and was given the Cult Gaia dress she always wanted to get herself. to propose.
The proposal, which took place on the beach, included a Bible with her new name engraved on it, candles, flowers and the ring of her dreams. The couple opted for a short engagement, and just three months later they were married.
Their wedding took place at Grant’s parents’ home, with 400 guests. It was the perfect day as Madison got everything she wanted, from the fall wedding, to the perfect glam look, to the dress, the decor, the cake and a husband worth the wait.