Rumor Has It Dan Gilbert Is Trying To Buy Robb Report

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…or at least a very large piece of it. Because buying every building in Detroit just gets so boring, the city's most famous billionaire is setting his sights on the publishing industry.

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Quicken Loans founder (or, if you live outside Michigan, Cleveland Cavaliers owner) Dan Gilbert is reportedly trying to put down $60 million in pocket change for CurtCo Robb Media, which publishes Robb Report, its only title.

I know I'm not the only one who used to thumb through Robb Report and the duPont Registry and lust after the six- and seven-figure vehicles that were impossible to afford. I guess the question is, will Robb Report be headquartered in Detroit or Cleveland when the deal is inevitably done?

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We know Gilbert has a strong interest in cars and a strong interest in media, so expect Robb Report to be based out of Motor City.

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tommcparland
Tom McParland

I knew a writer who did freelance stuff for Robb Report...this was many years ago but he said the average subscriber's salary was $400k