|Kenny A. Troutt|
Mount Vernon, IL, U.S.
|Occupation||Founder and former Excel Communications CEO|
|Spouse(s)||Lisa E. Copeland|
Forbes ranked #1,222th richest person in the world (2014)
Kenny A. Troutt (born 1948) was the founder of Excel Communications, a Texas based telecommunications company that used multi-level marketing to offer long distance phone service. Troutt became a billionaire in 1998 when Excel was sold to Teleglobe for $3.5 billion. As of 2014, his net worth was approx. US$1.5 billion.
Troutt is a major Republican donor, and has contributed to American Crossroads, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and "Kentuckians for Strong Leadership", a super PAC backing Mitch McConnell. Troutt's son, Preston, has also donated to Republican Party candidates.
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