Biography - Dan Gilbert

Last Modified: 9th Sep, 2023
Dan Gilbert
Best Known For
Quicken Loans, Cleveland Cavaliers
Net Worth
$15.90B Under Review
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Social Media Presence
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Daniel Bruce Gilbert N/A
Born on
January 17, 1962 (age 62)
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Sam Gilbert
Sam Gilbert
Shirley Gilbert
Shirley Gilbert
Jennifer Gilbert
Nick Gilbert
Nick Gilbert
Grant Gilbert
Grant Gilbert
Gary Gilbert
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Who is Dan Gilbert?

Dan Gilbert is a businessman by profession and American by nationality. The billionaire is the founder of Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures and is the majority owner of the National Basketball Association's Cleveland Cavaliers.

Dan Gilbert (Image: Nairametrics)

Dan Gilbert – Age, Parents, Siblings

Dan Gilbert’s birth took place on January 17, 1962, in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Daniel Bruce Gilbert. He was born as Daniel Gilbert into a Jewish family- his mother was Shirley Gilbert and his father was Sam Gilbert. He is not the only child of his parents and has a sibling, younger brother Gary Gilbert, a film producer.

Education, Ethnicity

Gilbert was raised in Southfield, Michigan where he attended Southfield-Lathrup High School. After graduation, he enrolled at Michigan State University. He graduated from there with a bachelor's degree and went on to further his education at Wayne State University Law School.

From there he earned a Juris Doctor and a real estate agent’s license while also working part-time at his parents' Century 21 Real Estate agency and delivered pizza before that.

His ethnicity is Ashkenazi-Jewish.

Dan Gilbert – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Gilbert married his longtime girlfriend Jennifer Gilbert. With his wife, he has five children together.  Their first child, son Nick Gilbert was born with neurofibromatosis. His other son’s name is Grant Gilbert while the name and details of his other three children are not known.

The couple is happy together and is living without any rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.

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Dan Gilbert, Nick Gilbert in April 2018 (Source: Twitter)

Dan Gilbert – Career

The Gilbert brothers founded Rock Financial in 1985 which soon grew into one of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the United States. In 2002, the company was sold to Intuit Inc. and renamed Quicken Loans whereas Dan Gilbert remained the CEO of the company.

In March 2005, Dan Gilbert became the majority owner of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers. In 2007, he purchased Utah Grizzlies American Hockey League franchise and renamed it Lake Erie Monsters, which is now called Cleveland Monsters.

In 2011, Gilbert purchased the New Mexico Thunderbirds and in early 2012, Gilbert became the owner of the Arena Football League's Cleveland Gladiators.

Business deals

Dan Gilbert also has business deals with Rockbridge Growth Equity LLC (RBE),  Gas Station TV,  Robb Report, Northcentral University, and Protect America, to name a few.

He also has technology-centered businesses including Bizdom and casinos.

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Dan Gilbert (Source: USA Today)

Dan Gilbert – Philanthropy

Dan Gilbert and Jennifer Gilbert, his wife joined The Giving Pledge in September 2012. They donated half of their wealth to the campaign, which was initiated by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.

He donated $750,000 to Chris Christie’s presidential campaign in 2015 and $5 million to Wayne State University Law School in September 2016. Dan Gilbert also donated $15 million to a renovation project at Michigan State University.

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Dan Gilbert – Stroke

Gilbert was rushed to the hospital by a family friend on 26 May 2016. While in hospital care, he suffered a stroke. A day after emergency surgery, he was reported to be “awake, responsive, and resting comfortably.”

Dan Gilbert, Jennifer Gilbert (Source: nfforwarddetroit)

Dan Gilbert – Net Worth, Salary

Dan Gilbert’s net worth has been estimated to be around $15.9 billion while his salary has not been estimated. 

Dan Gilbert – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, he is active on Twitter and is absent from Facebook and Instagram.

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