Interesting Facts About Dan Gilbert’s Son Nick Gilbert – Did You Know He Had A Brain Surgery?

Dan Gilbert's Son, Nick GilbertNick Gilbert is the eldest son of Dan Gilbert and Jennifer Gilbert. Image Source: Dan Gilbert's Twitter.

The renowned businessman and investor Daniel Gilbert, or Dan Gilbert, is the owner of the NBA team, Cleveland Cavaliers. He is also the co-founder and founder of Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures, respectively. In addition, he owns several sports franchises, including AHL’s Cleaveland Monsters and the NBA G League’s Cleveland Charge.

Apart from his glorious professional life, the business tycoon is a proud father of five children, whom he shares with his spouse, Jennifer GilbertAlso, his kids have grown up and are focused on establishing their careers. Meanwhile, let’s get to know Dan Gilbert’s son, Nick Gilbert. Follow us till the end to get to know if he has recovered fully from his brain surgery.

The Eldest Son Of Jennifer and Dan Gilbert

Nicolas Manuel Gilbert, shortly Nick Gilbert, is the oldest child of the businessman and his wife, Jennifer. He was born in 1997 and has four siblings, one sister, Gracie Gilbert, and three brothers, AJ Gilbert, Nash Gilbert, and Grant Gilbert. Nash is the youngest among the bunch.


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Moreover, Nick’s brother, Grant, works as a content and brand strategy director at Cavs. Back in 2021, Grant made a big headline. He was reportedly preparing to take over his father’s seat and run Cleveland Cavaliers. Also, he graduated from Michigan State University in 2020.

Likewise, Grant Gilbert’s other children must also have completed or are continuing their education. Speaking of which, Nick studied business at Michigan State University and earned his degree in 2020.

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Dan Gilbert’s Son Underwent Many Brain Surgeries

Many basketball fans must remember Dan Gilbert’s son, Nick, for representing the Cleveland Cavaliers during the NBA lotteries at the 2011 and 2013 NBA drafts. The Cavs won the lottery in 2011 and earned the No.1 overall pick. They used the pick in 2011 to draft Kyrie Irving.

Unfortunately, Nick was born with a genetic nerve disorder, Neurofibromatosis (NF). The condition causes tumors to grow anywhere in the body. He was diagnosed at fifteen months and underwent several brain surgeries and chemotherapy later. Moreover, the billionaire’s son had his first chemotherapy at the age of five. Afterward, he had emergency surgery to remove a tumor from his brain when he was 10.

Nick underwent eight-hour-long major brain surgery in February 2018. As per ESPN, the young Gilbert’s surgery was performed at a Detroit hospital. Nick’s father posted an update about his surgery on Twitter and said he was recovering well.

Additionally, Dan Gilbert’s son’s left eye has only 25% vision, and can’t see with his right eye. Nevertheless, he is fine now and has sound health. Also, after going through his social media account, Nick seems to be enjoying his life.

His Parents Established A Foundation To Find A Cure For NF

In a talk with Fox 2, the investor said that his eldest is the happiest kid he knows. Around 2006, Jennifer and Dan decided to share the same chance and hope their son has to thousands of young people who cope with NF. Joining them was Victor Chukuekwe, one of the NF survivors who is now a doctor.

Furthermore, Nick’s parents founded the Gilbert Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization that has donated millions in research to find a cure for NF. Its primary motto is to accelerate the cure for Neurofibromatosis. Moreover, the Michigan state graduate’s mother and father have also made donations to Gene Therapy Initiative, Vision Restoration Initiative, etc.

Dan Gilbert's Son, Nick Gilbert
Nick Gilbert’s parents have launched Gilbert Family Foundation. Image Source: Nick Gilbert’s Instagram.

All in all, Dan Gilbert’s son is living comfortably. He is quite active on IG and often shares pictures with his family and friends. We wish Nick Gilbert one of the happiest life ahead. On the other hand, the business mogul had a stroke in 2019 and was doing physical therapy till 2021. Hopefully, he has fully recovered now.

Name Meaning

Nick is the short form of Nicolas. It is an Italian name that means Victory of the people.

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