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Dan Gilbert

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Dan Gilbert is Chairman and Founder of Quicken Loans Inc., the nation’s largest online home lender.

He is also majority owner of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers and the American Hockey League’s Lake Erie Monsters, as well as the operator of the Quicken Loans Arena (“The Q”) in Cleveland, Ohio.

Gilbert earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and his law degree from Wayne State University. He has received the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award from Ernst & Young and has been inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame.

Together with his partners, Dan also operates and invests in several consumer-based, technology-centered businesses, including: Fathead, Veritix, Xenith LLC, ePrize, StyleCaster and


Dan Gilbert is not only a successful entrepreneur in his own right, but he is giving back to two communities where he has substantial business interests: Detroit and Cleveland. He has provided funds for or owns 40 tech-based businesses. Gilbert founded Bizdom to provide support and funding to help launch and grow new businesses.


Website @cavsdan


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