Dan Gilbert

Businessman + Owner + Lawyer
Born Jan 17, 1962

Daniel "Dan" Gilbert is an American businessman, entrepeneur, sports franchise owner, and casino owner/operator. On the business front, he best known for being the chairman and founder of Quicken Loans Inc. , the owner of Fathead, and a partner in a consortium that will own and operate casinos in Cleveland and Cincinnati.… Read More

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1962 Birth Born on January 17, 1962.


1985 23 Years Old 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. … Read More


2002 40 Years Old 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. … Read More
2005 43 Years Old 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. … Read More
2007 45 Years Old Gilbert launched Bizdom in 2007. … Read More
2009 47 Years Old In November 2009, Gilbert and a group of partners successfully backed a statewide referendum to bring casino gaming to Ohio’s four largest cities. … Read More
2010 48 Years Old 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. … Read More
2011 49 Years Old In 2011, Gilbert's Rock Ventures group 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.


2012 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, Rock Ventures (the umbrella entity formed to provide operational coordination, guidance and integration of Gilbert’s portfolio of companies, investments and real estate) 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, Rock Ventures 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. … Read More
2015 53 Years Old In 2015, Gilbert donated $750,000 to the presidential candidacy of Chris Christie.
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Also in 2016, Gilbert's Lake Erie (now Cleveland) Monsters won the Calder Cup, giving Gilbert two championships within eight days. … Read More
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