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Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is an American business magnate. He is the owner of the National Basketball Association's Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS TV. He is also a "shark" investor on the television series Shark Tank. In 2011, Cuban wrote an e-book, How to Win at the Sport of Business, in which he chronicles his life experiences in business and sports. Cuban was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mt. Lebanon, in a Jewish working-class family. The surname "Cuban" was shortened from "Chabenisky" when his Russian grandparents landed on Ellis Island. He is the son of Shirley and Norton Cuban, who was an automobile upholsterer. Cuban's first step into the business world occurred at age 12, when he sold garbage bags to pay for a pair of expensive basketball shoes. While in school, he held a variety of jobs, including bartender, disco dancing instructor, and party promoter. He paid for college by collecting and selling stamps, and once gained about $1,100 from starting a chain letter. Rather than attending high school for his senior year, Cuban enrolled as a full time

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Mark Cuban -- DeAndre Jordan Has Horrible Taste ... in Desserts (VIDEO)

Mark Cuban
DeAndre Jordan Has Horrible Taste ... in Desserts

DeAndre Jordan makes really bad choices ... is what Mark Cuban told us about the Clippers star who got away -- and he wasn't only talking about the infamous free… READ MORE >

Blake Griffin -- Mark Cuban Won't Hate DeAndre Forever

Blake Griffin
Mark Cuban Won't Hate DeAndre Forever

"Time heals all wounds" ... even in the NBA ... so says Blake Griffin who tells TMZ Sports he's confident Mark Cuban and DeAndre Jordan will find a way to squash… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Mark Cuban -- DeAndre Lied to Me ... Said He Was 'On a Date'

Mark Cuban
DeAndre Lied to Me Said He Was 'On a Date'

Mark Cuban says he got straight lied to by DeAndre Jordan -- claiming the NBA star insisted he was "on a date" Wednesday night ... when he was really in a secret meeting with the Clippers.  READ MORE >

- 18 days ago
Mark Cuban -- I'm Over DeAndre Jordan ... But His Name Makes Me Cringe

Mark Cuban
I'm Over DeAndre But His Name Makes Me Cringe

Mark Cuban says he's MOVING ON from the DeAndre Jordan drama ... saying he wants to focus on the future ... but he still doesn't wanna have to hear his name in… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
Mark Curry -- MOCKS MARK CUBAN ... I'm Glad You Got Burned!!

Mark Curry
MOCKS MARK CUBAN I'm Glad You Got Burned!!

As if the past 24 hours haven't been bad enough for Mark Cuban -- now he's getting mocked by former sitcom star Mark Curry, who says he LOVES that Cuban got burned in… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
Mark Cuban -- BLASTS ESPN STAR ... You're an Unethical Dumbass!

Mark Cuban
BLASTS ESPN STAR You're an Unethical Dumbass!

Mark Cuban is PISSSSSED at an ESPN reporter -- ripping the guy for posting a story that Cuban described as, "The dumbest sh*t I've ever heard." The man in the crosshairs is Chris Broussard -- who… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
Mark Cuban -- DeAndre Jordan Blew Me Off Yesterday

Mark Cuban
DeAndre Jordan Blew Me Off Yesterday

Mark Cuban is finally opening up about what happened between him and DeAndre Jordan last night -- claiming the NBA star didn't pick up his call ONCE ... and says he hasn't heard from him since… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
Mark Cuban -- Warren Buffett Is My Homeboy (Video)

Mark Cuban
Warren Buffett Is My Homeboy

Mark Cuban and Warren Buffett are more than just  billionaire "Entourage" co-stars ... they're also friends in real life who get ICE CREAM together.  Cuban… READ MORE >

- 61 days ago
Mark Cuban -- Tiger Woods Killed Me Slowly, But Surely at Poker Tables

Mark Cuban
Tiger Killed Me Slowly, But Surely At Poker Tables

Mark Cuban suffered a slow, painful poker death at the hands of Tiger Woods, but wants to make it clear ... he's still got a few pennies left to invest on "Shark… READ MORE >

- 69 days ago
'Shark Tank's' Kevin O'Leary -- I Want To Buy An NFL Team!!!

'Shark Tank's' Kevin O'Leary
I Want To Buy An NFL Team!!!

There's already a "Shark" in the NBA ... but now, Kevin O'Leary tells TMZ Sports he has HIS sights set on the NFL -- there's just one problem ... the price.  Mr.… READ MORE >

- 77 days ago

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