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Dan Gilbert
Daniel "Dan" Gilbert (born 17 January 1962) is the chairman and founder of Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans Inc., the owner of the National Basketball Association's

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For other people with the same name, see Daniel Gilbert (disambiguation). Daniel Gilbert Dan Gilbert in 2014 Born (1962-01-17) January 17, 1962 (age 55)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Residence Franklin, Michigan Citizenship United States Alma mater Michigan State University;
Wayne State University Law School Occupation Businessman
Sports franchise owner
Casino owner
Attorney Known for Founder/Chairman of Quicken Loans
Owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers Net worth US$ 4.8 billion (December 2016) Height 5'4" Spouse(s) Jennifer Gilbert

Daniel "Dan" Gilbert (born 17 January 1962) is the chairman and founder of Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans Inc., the owner of the National Basketball Association's Cleveland Cavaliers, the American Hockey League's Cleveland Monsters, the Arena Football League's Cleveland Gladiators and the NBA Development League's Canton Charge. He is also the operator of the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio and chairman of JACK Entertainment (formerly Rock Gaming), which opened its first Horseshoe Casino (now JACK Cleveland Casino) in downtown Cleveland in May 2012.

  • 1 Early life and education
  • 2 Quicken Loans
  • 3 Sports franchise ownership
    • 3.1 "The Letter"
  • 4 Other businesses and investments
  • 5 Detroit initiatives
  • 6 Philanthropy and political donations
  • 7 Personal life
  • 8 Awards and honors
    • 8.1 Quicken Loans
    • 8.2 Cleveland Cavaliers
    • 8.3 Cleveland Monsters
  • 9 References
  • 10 External links

Early life and education

Gilbert was born to a Jewish family in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in Southfield, Michigan where he attended Southfield-Lathrup High School. He earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School, and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan. While in college he earned a real estate agent’s license and while in law school, he worked part-time at his parents' Century 21 Real Estate agency.

Quicken Loans

Gilbert, recognizing that the real potential was in originating mortgages and not in selling homes, founded Rock Financial in 1985, along with Ron Berman, his younger brother Gary Gilbert, and his friend Lindsay Gross. The company grew into one of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the United States and in the late 1990s, launched its internet strategy and quickly positioned itself as the fastest-growing direct mortgage lender online.

In 2000, software maker Intuit Inc. purchased Rock Financial. It renamed the national web operation Quicken Loans and grew substantially as the leading provider of direct-to-consumer home loans on the internet, offering mortgages in all 50 states. Gilbert remained at the company as CEO. In 2002, he led a small group of private investors that purchased Quicken Loans and its affiliated national title company, Title Source, Inc., from Intuit and continues to serve as the chairman of Quicken Loans, Inc.

In 2010, Quicken Loans moved its headquarters and 1,700 of its employees to downtown Detroit. After moving all 3,600 Michigan-based team members into Detroit’s urban core by the end of 2010, the company now has approximately 14,200 staff in downtown Detroit and a total of 24,000 nationwide.

Sports franchise ownership

In 2007, Gilbert bought the dormant Utah Grizzlies American Hockey League franchise, moved it to Cleveland and renamed it the Lake Erie Monsters.

In early 2012, Gilbert became the new owner of the Arena Football League's Cleveland Gladiators.

Gilbert became majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers in March 2005 and undertook a complete overhaul of the front office, coaching staff, player personnel and game presentation. During Lebron James' tenure, the Cavs won five Central Division championships (2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017), four Eastern Conference championships (2007, 2015, 2016, 2017), and one NBA championship (2016) which ended the 52-year Cleveland sports curse. Also in 2016, Gilbert's Lake Erie (now Cleveland) Monsters won the Calder Cup, giving Gilbert two championships within eight days.

In 2011, Gilbert purchased the NBADL's New Mexico Thunderbirds, and moved them to Canton, Ohio (about an hour drive south of Cleveland) renaming them the Canton Charge, and making them the Cavaliers' new D-League affiliate.

In June 2017, Gilbert decided not to renew the contract of David Griffin, the acting GM of the Cavs.

"The Letter"

Gilbert received national attention July 8, 2010, when NBA basketball superstar and northeast Ohio native Lebron James announced that he was leaving the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat on a highly criticized ESPN television special dubbed The Decision. Following the special, Gilbert published an open letter in Comic Sans font (dubbed nationally as "The Letter" as a counterpoint to The Decision) to Cleveland Cavaliers fans in which he strongly criticized how James made his announcement. July 12, 2010, NBA Commissioner David Stern fined Gilbert $100,000 for his remarks in the letter. Gilbert has since regretted the open letter, which he wrote in 45 minutes when emotions were running high, and it was taken down from the team website after a few weeks but remained widely available on the Internet. Though some members of the media criticized Gilbert for this letter, many Cleveland Cavaliers fans embraced him for it and even offered to pay the fine. Gilbert instead insisted on donating the money to charity.

Four years later when James opted out of his contract with Miami, Gilbert and James met privately. Gilbert apologized to LeBron for the open letter, stating "LeBron, we had five good years together and one bad night, Like a marriage that's good and then one bad thing happens and you never talk to each other again." James also expressed his regret to Gilbert about The Decision. The two embraced, and James subsequently returned to Cleveland in free agency days later. James explained his homecoming to Cleveland in his Sports Illustrated announcement writing “I’ve met with Dan, face-to-face, man-to-man. We’ve talked it out. Everybody makes mistakes. I’ve made mistakes as well. Who am I to hold a grudge?”

Other businesses and investments

Gilbert is a founding partner in private equity group Rockbridge Growth Equity LLC (RBE). The partnership invests in growing businesses in the financial services, Internet technology, consumer-direct marketing, and the sports and entertainment industries. RBE has significant investments in Gas Station TV, Robb Report, RapidAdvance, Northcentral University, Protect America, AccountNow, Purchasing Power, Triad Retail Media, One on One Marketing, and Connect America.

Gilbert is a principal of Detroit Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that funds start-up and early-stage technology companies in Detroit.Gilbert is an investor in Courtside Ventures, a venture capital fund investing across early stage technology and media companies with a focus on sports and a founding partner of Detroit Venture Partners (DVP), a venture capital firm that funds start-up and early-stage technology companies based primarily in Detroit. Some of the companies DVP has invested in includes, LevelEleven, iRule and Marxent Labs.

In addition, Gilbert recently cofounded StockX, a stock market of things for high-demand, limited edition products such as sneakers. Gilbert is also invested and involved in the operation of several consumer-based technology-centered businesses, including Fathead, Veritix, Xenith, StyleCaster and Quizzle.

Gilbert launched Bizdom in 2007. Today, this non-profit promotes both tech and brick-and-mortar entrepreneurship in Detroit and Cleveland by supporting on-the-ground service providers, as well as leveraging its connections with Quicken Loans and the Rock Ventures Family of Companies to accelerate the growth and development of small businesses.

In November 2009, Gilbert and a group of partners successfully backed a statewide referendum to bring casino gaming to Ohio’s four largest cities. Through a joint venture with Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the groups operate urban-based casinos in both Cleveland and Cincinnati. The first of the casinos, Horseshoe Cleveland, opened in May 2012. In 2013, Rock Ventures, the umbrella entity for Gilbert's investments and real estate holdings, announced it had formed Athens Acquisition LLC, an affiliate of Rock Gaming, and acquired the majority interest in Greektown Superholdings Inc., owner of the Greektown Casino-Hotel located in downtown Detroit.

Detroit initiatives

Quicken Loans moved its headquarters and 1,700 of its team members to downtown Detroit in August 2010, where Gilbert and the company are helping lead a revitalization of Detroit’s urban core. Today, Gilbert-owned businesses employ more than 14,000 people in the city.

In 2011, Gilbert's Bedrock Detroit purchased several buildings in downtown Detroit, including the historic Madison Theatre Building, Chase Tower and Two Detroit Center (parking garage), Dime Building (renamed Chrysler House), First National Building and three smaller buildings on Woodward Avenue. In 2012, Bedrock Detroit purchased the former Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Detroit Branch Building, One Woodward Avenue, 1201 Woodward (Kresge Building), and five smaller buildings on Woodward Avenue and Broadway Street, totaling 630,000 square feet of commercial space in downtown Detroit. In 2013, Bedrock Detroit purchased the 1001 Woodward office tower, several smaller buildings in the downtown area and announced, along with The Downtown Detroit Partnership and the Detroit Economic Growth Group, a placemaking plan for revitalizing Detroit's urban core.

Bedrock Detroit's downtown Detroit real estate investments include more than 90 properties (buildings and/or store fronts) totaling 15 million square feet.

In 2015, he purchased Book Tower in Detroit, MI.

In September 2013, Gilbert was named co-chair of the Blight Removal Task Force. The group, appointed by the Obama Administration, published a detailed plan in May 2014 to remove all blighted structures and lots in the City of Detroit.

Philanthropy and political donations

In September 2012, Gilbert and his wife Jennifer joined The Giving Pledge, committing to give half of their wealth to philanthropy. Initiated by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates in 2010, the Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes.

Gilbert's eldest son was born with Neurofibromatosis. Gilbert established two Neurofibromatosis research clinics at the Children's National Medical Center (CNMC) in Washington, D.C. and at the Dana Children’s Hospital at the Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv, Israel. Gilbert also serves on the boards of the Children’s Tumor Foundation, the Cleveland Clinic, and the Children’s Hospital Foundation (an affiliate of CNMC); and is the vice chairman of the not-for-profit M-1 RAIL initiative which is dedicated to promoting light-rail transportation in downtown Detroit.

In 2015, Gilbert donated $750,000 to the presidential candidacy of Chris Christie.

In September 2016, Gilbert donated $5 million to Wayne State University Law School, representing the largest donation in the law school’s history. In October of that year, Gilbert also donated $15 million toward the planned $50-million Breslin Center renovation project at Michigan State University.

Personal life

Gilbert resides in Franklin, Michigan with his wife Jennifer Gilbert and their five children. His wife serves on the Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and also serves on the boards of ORT America and the Israeli and Overseas Committee of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.

Awards and honors

Gilbert's companies have achieved the following accolades under his watch:

Quicken Loans
  • 10-time winner: JD Power Highest Customer Satisfaction Award (Primary Mortgage Origination/Mortgage Servicing)
  • 12-time Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For (2005-2016)
Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2016 NBA Champion
  • 2016 Best Team ESPY Award
Cleveland Monsters
  • 2016 Calder Cup Champion
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The Ultimate TED Talks Quicklet Bundle - Dan Pink, Dan Gilbert, Chimamanda Adichie
Hi everyone, we're promoting a special Quicklet Bundle featuring the best TED Talks, including the following 3 titles: +Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story +Dan Gilbert asks, Why are we happy? +Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivationBuy them together and save 33%! Here are short descriptions for each book.Quicklets: Your Reading Sidekick!= = = = =Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single storyExcerpt: Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie uses her personal life and experiences to illustrate the danger of reducing other people and cultures to a single story rather than recognizing that we all have overlapping, multiple stories. She begins her talk by discussing her childhood in Nigeria, moves on to her experience as an African woman in the U.S., and then discusses the Nigerian experience today. As a child growing up in a university campus in eastern Nigeria, Adichie loved reading and writing. When she began writing at the age of seven, she wrote the kind of stories that she had read. This meant that she wrote stories about blue-eyed white children who played in the snow and ate apples. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007CTDKXG?ie=UTF8= = = = =Dan Gilbert asks, Why are we happy?If you can't shake the feeling that you're stuck in the circumstances that surround you, you're frustrated with the stagnation of your career's momentum, or you yearn for something more than you already have, Dan Gilbert's Why Are We Happy? lecture may help you gain perspective in unexpected ways. The resolution to your existential crisis won't be found through fleeing the country or overhauling your entire existence. It can be found in your mind. We live in a society that wants a lot and perpetuates subconscious entitlement and the expectation of a life that's gluttonously filled with riches, and insists on incessant forward movement until you get everything you desire. Gilbert's lecture suggests you may be happy if you don't get those things, or even happier still if you succeed in accumulating your every wish and then lose everything.http://www.amazon.com/Quicklet-TED-Talks-Gilbert-ebook/dp/B007A5NFDW= = = = =Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivationWhen it comes to what motivates us at work, the conventional wisdom is money. Its long been established that if you want to motivate someone to do a better job, you pay them well and provide financial incentives to do an even better job. In companies throughout the United States and much the world, employees eagerly anticipate the day when they hear from their boss whether theyll be getting a bonus or pay raise. But is money all that motivates us? Thinking on my own situation, there have been plenty of times when I was well compensated for a job but still didnt perform as well as I should have.http://www.amazon.com/Quicklet-TED-Talks-CliffNotes-like-ebook/dp/B007CTHA3M= = = = =Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativityIn her talk, Elizabeth Gilbert questions the accepted notion that creativity solely comes from within certain individuals. Instead, we should instead view creativity as a collaborative process in which the artist captures outside inspiration. She argues that by creating some distance between the artists and their work, we can free them from the self-fulfilling prophecy that they must be tortured souls.= = = = =Steve Jobs: How to live before you dieSteve Jobs tells three short stories during his speech, Connecting the Dots is the first. It is the story of his childhood. Of being put up for adoption and dropping out of college. His reasons for dropping out of college were simple: It was costing his parents too much money.http://www.amazon.com/Quicklet-TED-Talks-CliffNotes-like-ebook/dp/B007CTH8UM= = = = =Quicklets: Your Reading Sidekick!

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