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Billionaire Mark Cuban

Paid $1,000 ...

to Draw a Cat

5/13/2012 10:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mark Cuban just raked in a $1,000 check for drawing a picture of two stick-figure cats kissing each other ... seriously.

It's not as random as it seems -- Mark is an "investor" on the reality show "Shark Tank" ... and recently sunk $25k into a company called, "I Want to Draw a Cat for You" -- a website that sells personalized cartoon cats for $9.95 a piece.

After he bankrolled the company, IWTDACFY jokingly posted an offer on the website that Cuban would personally sketch some cat art for $1,000 ... not thinking anyone would actually bite.

But they were wrong ... 'cause a short time later, a 24-year-old dude named David Switzer put up the cash ... and requested a kitty pic featuring himself and his girlfriend.

Mark tells TMZ ... although he has no prior cat-drawing experience, he's taking the job seriously ... and even reached out to the regular cat artist to get an idea of what the pic should look like (see below).

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Cuban tells us he's already started on the drawing -- and hopes to have it out to his first cat client shortly.

13 COMMENTS

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1.

MrHarrybawls2010    

And in other news, John Travolta is still gay...

711 days ago
2.

Nostradamus    

Shark Tank is one of my favorite shows, this guys pitch was pretty entertaining but I didn't think his business would thrive. But apparently I was wrong. According to Friday's episode, the business is struggling to keep up with demand and Mark is already making a return on his investment.

711 days ago
3.

Brad     

Just goes to show you even BILLIONAIRES can be numbskuls. This guy is a real dope.

711 days ago
4.

Superman    

Stupid people with too much money. Or is it another publicity stunt?

711 days ago
5.

Brad     

And by the way, come out of the closet already for crying out loud.

711 days ago
6.

parlayer    

where does the line form??? What do you mean there ain't one?? if it did, I ask for a drawing with a sugar cane into his brown eye.

711 days ago
7.

shaheem    

GAG.

711 days ago
8.

static    

Dude knows how to make money.

711 days ago
9.

JJ    

This dude is too weird ; even with all of that money he's still a dope.

711 days ago
10.

Big Panther Panda Recipricon    

Those are not cats, they are horns. WAKE UP!!

711 days ago

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