91. Daniel Gil­bert

Forbes - - PROMOTION — DAN FRANCIS -

De­troit’s big­gest cham­pion, the Quicken Loans founder be­lieves you can do well by do­ing good, run­ning what he calls a fam­ily of “for-more-than-profit com­pa­nies.” Since 2010 he has spent $2.5 billion re­hab­bing down­town real es­tate, and he plans to in­vest an­other $2.1 billion on con­struc­tion over the next 5 years. The owner of the NBA’S Cleve­land Cava­liers also wants to bring ma­jor league soc­cer to De­troit and helped spear­head the QLINE, a new light-rail tran­sit sys­tem funded mostly with pri­vate money. His Quicken Loans, which he started with $5,000 saved from sell­ing piz­zas in col­lege, is now the na­tion’s largest on­line mort­gage lender, with $96 billion in loans in 2016.

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