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DETROIT - JUNE 06: Mike Illitch owner of the Detroit Red Wings reacts to fans during a parade to celebrate winning the 2008 Stanley Cup on June 6, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

DETROIT – JUNE 06: Mike Illitch owner of the Detroit Red Wings reacts to fans during a parade to celebrate winning the 2008 Stanley Cup on June 6, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

So eight folks from Michigan made the esteemed Forbes magazine’s list of folks who have way more money than most other folks can even conceive of. Two of those folks, Dan Gilbert and Mike Ilitch, are essentially in the process of remaking downtown Detroit and the surrounding area in their own image.

So yes. It’s true. Money does indeed talk. And it’s loud. Deafening even.

Is this a good thing? The Billionaires Boys Club Detroit?

We’ll know soon enough…

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