Developer Dan Gilbert, Founder of Quicken Loans, Recovering Following Stroke
DETROIT — Quicken Loans founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert has suffered a stroke. The billionaire businessman and leading force behind Detroit’s downtown rebirth was hospitalized early Sunday. Gilbert suffered the stroke while at the hospital and was immediately taken in for a catheter-based procedure, then moved to recovery in the intensive care unit. Gilbert is awake and responsive, according to a statement from Jay Farner, Quicken Loans CEO. The company will update the public as additional details become known. Business at the Rock Family of Companies will continue under the normal, everyday direction of their respective CEOs. Over the past decade, Gilbert has invested nearly $6 billion in rebuilding Detroit, according to The Detroit News. Bedrock, his real estate arm, owns a number of buildings downtown and is underway on major projects such as the 900-foot Hudson Tower.