22 Facts About Dan Gilbert

1. Dan Gilbert is getting his chance to dance with the malcontents.

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2. Dan Gilbert has a whole security command center downtown specifically for crime prevention and control.

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3. Dan Gilbert has surveillance cameras inside the newsrooms of the Detroit News and Free Press, which rent a building from Bedrock.

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4. At the age of 19, Dan Gilbert was a high school dropout who wanted to be a science fiction writer.

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5. Dan Gilbert is Founder and Chairman of Quicken Loans, the nation's largest mortgage lender.

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6. Dan Gilbert founded Rock Financial in 1985, which would become known as Quicken Loans.

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7. Dan Gilbert is a great philanthropist who has joined up with The Giving Pledge.

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8. Dan Gilbert publicly criticized NBA star LeBron James' televised announcement of his decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers, publishing a critical, bitterly satirical letter titled "The Letter.

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9. Dan Gilbert is the founder of Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures and a successful businessman belonging to America.

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10. Dan Gilbert may fund 2020 ballot campaign to lower auto insurance rates.

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11. Dan Gilbert purchased Greektown back in 2013, as part of a wider effort to revitalize downtown Detroit, in which he owns several other businesses.

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12. In September 2016, Dan Gilbert donated $5 million to Wayne State University Law School, representing the largest donation in the law school's history.

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

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14. Dan Gilbert serves on the boards of the Children's Tumor Foundation, the Cleveland Clinic, and the Children's Hospital Foundation; 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.

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15. Dan Gilbert is invested and involved in the operation of several consumer-based technology-centered businesses, including Fathead, Veritix, Xenith, StyleCaster and Quizzle.

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16. Dan 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.

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17. Dan 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.

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

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

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20. Dan Gilbert was born to a Jewish family in Detroit, Michigan.

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21. Dan Gilbert discusses impact of private sector at CityLab Detroit.

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22. Dan Gilbert 'confident' contract talks with Larry Drew will be resolved, leaving negotiations up to GM Koby Altman.

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