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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 -- Sued By Johnny Manziel Hoaxster ... More Insane Allegations

Mark Cuban
Sued By Johnny Manziel Hoaxster More Insane Allegations

The legal system-abusing prankster who filed an insane lawsuit against Johnny Manziel has apparently struck again -- and this time, his target is Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. TMZ Sports has… READ MORE >

Mark Cuban APOLOGIZES to Trayvon Martin's Family

Mark Cuban
APOLOGIZES TO TRAYVON MARTIN'S FAMILY

Mark Cuban has just issued an apology to the family of Trayvon Martin ... claiming he wasn't thinking to consider Martin's family when he mentioned a black person in a hoodie in a conversation… READ MORE >

- 122 days ago
Mark Cuban's Prejudiced, Bigoted Comments are ACCURATE ... Says ESPN Host

Mark Cuban
PREJUDICE COMMENTS ARE ACCURATE Says Stephen A. Smith

Mark Cuban's candid statements about prejudice and bigotry were not only honest but CORRECT ... so says ESPN host Stephen A. Smith. "I took no issue whatsoever with what Mark Cuban said ...… READ MORE >

- 122 days ago
Mark Cuban -- DONALD TRUMP IS A LIAR ... I Never Golf, Not Once [Update]

Mark Cuban
TRUMP IS A LIAR I Never Golf, Not Once [Update]

9:55 AM PT -- Trump has responded to Cuban on Twitter ... saying, "Saw @mcuban try to hit a ball in Lake Tahoe while I played in tournament- he’s got no talent or strength!!!!"Mark… READ MORE >

- 166 days ago
Mark Cuban -- Trump Can't Afford the Bills Alone ... Trump Fires Back HARD

Mark Cuban
Trump Can't Afford Buffalo Bills Alone Donald Fires Back HARD

Mark Cuban tells TMZ Sports he does NOT believe Donald Trump can afford to purchase the Buffalo Bills all by himself ... a statement that Trump says is DEAD WRONG. Trump also says Cuban's a… READ MORE >

- 169 days ago
Mark Cuban -- Gunning to Bring 'Shark Tank' Product to Mavs Arena

Mark Cuban
Gunning to Bring 'Shark Tank' Product to Mavs Arena

Mark Cuban wasn't joking when he promised a "Shark Tank" entrepreneur he'd get his product into Mavs gift shops -- 'cause TMZ Sports has learned U-Lace is planning to drop at American Airlines… READ MORE >

- 185 days ago
Mark Cuban -- WNBA Is a GREAT Investment ... for Magic Johnson

Mark Cuban
WNBA Is a GREAT Investment ... for Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson is going to SAVE the WNBA ... or at least the L.A. Sparks ... so says Mark Cuban who tells us if there's anyone who bring the team back from financial ruin, it's their new celebrity… READ MORE >

- 223 days ago
Mark Cuban -- I've BURIED THE HATCHET with Jason Kidd

Mark Cuban
BURIES THE HATCHET with Jason Kidd

The nasty feud between Mark Cuban and Jason Kidd is officially OVER ... at least for now ... 'cause Mark tells TMZ the two have made up -- and have even started emailing each other again. Cuban… READ MORE >

- 465 days ago
Mark Cuban -- I'd Be HONORED If 1st Gay Player Was On My Team

Mark Cuban
I'd Be HONORED If 1st Gay Player Was On My Team

It's only a matter of time before an active NBA player comes out as gay ... so says Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban who tells TMZ he would be honored if the player was a member of his team.… READ MORE >

- 535 days ago
Mark Cuban -- Jerry Buss Taught Me How to Be an NBA Champion

Mark Cuban
Jerry Buss Taught Me How to Be an NBA Champ

Mark Cuban learned everything he knows about winning NBA championships from late Lakers owner Jerry Buss -- and he tells TMZ, he'll always remember Jerry for his priceless words of… READ MORE >

- 578 days ago

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