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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 -- Trump Politics Risky for Donald Trump Inc. (VIDEO)

Mark Cuban
Trump Politics Are Risky Biz For Donald Trump Inc.

Business tycoon to business tycoon ... Mark Cuban thinks Donald Trump's run for the White House is putting his well-established brand in jeopardy. We got the Mavericks owner and "Shark Tank" star… READ MORE >

Mark Cuban -- Villains Help the NBA ... Remember LeBron? (VIDEO)

Mark Cuban
Villains Help the NBA ... Remember LeBron?

"I like having a villain. That's why it's good when LeBron went to Miami ... they were the villains right? Having a villain is good." -- Mark Cuban With all the talk about how there's no one to… READ MORE >

- 51 days ago
Mark Cuban Super Bowl Party -- A Little Chili Pepper, Anyone?

Mark Cuban Super Bowl Party
A Little Chili Pepper, Anyone?

Mark Cuban promised a ridiculously awesome Superbowl kickoff party Saturday night ... and he did not disappoint. The party featured Run D.M.C., Snoop, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Tim Tebow,… READ MORE >

- 83 days ago
Mark Cuban -- My Super Bowl 50 Party ... Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bacon Cones

Mark Cuban
My Super Bowl 50 Party ... Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bacon Cones

Mark Cuban's record for throwing the most expensive Super Bowl party is like the '72 Miami Dolphins ... undefeated, and in 2016 you don't need to look beyond the menu to realize Cuban's still… READ MORE >

- 85 days ago
Mark Cuban -- Gunning to Start 'League of Legends' Team

Mark Cuban
Gunning to Start 'League of Legends' Team

Mark Cuban is setting his sights on "League of Legends" domination -- telling TMZ Sports he's interested in starting his own team to compete against the best in the video game world. FYI, "League… READ MORE >

- 90 days ago
Mark Cuban -- Khloe Never Reported Alleged Racism to Us

Mark Cuban
Khloe Never Reported Alleged Racism to Us

Mark Cuban says neither Khloe Kardashian nor Lamar Odom ever reported any sort of racist incidents to the team during L.O.'s stint with the Mavs ... despite Khloe's claims that people berated… READ MORE >

- 107 days ago
Mark Cuban -- I Love You, Man!! (PHOTO)

Mark Cuban
I Love You, Man!!

Damn, boss ... you are really riding my ass!  Mark Cuban takes his team bonding very, very seriously. Can't knock him for joining in on this dog pile though. Deron Williams hit a… READ MORE >

- 115 days ago
Mark Cuban -- HGH Should Be Legalized In Pro Sports ... If It Works

Mark Cuban
HGH Should Be Legal In Pro Sports ... If It Works

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he's all about HGH usage in professional sports ... if it can be proven it helps athletes recover from career threatening injuries. Mark called in to "TMZ… READ MORE >

- 124 days ago
DeAndre Jordan On Mark Cuban -- If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say ...

DeAndre On Mark Cuban:
If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say ...

Turns out, the hatchet ain't buried after all ...  It's been 5 months since that whole DeAndre Jordan vs. Mark Cuban contract thing went down back in July -- so, Monday night we asked… READ MORE >

- 151 days ago
Mark Cuban Clowned By Mavs Player ... You Dress Like Crap, Bro

Mark Cuban
Clowned By Mavs Player ... You Dress Like Crap, Bro

Mark Cuban -- swag game weak.  The Dallas Mavericks owner is havin' a tough week -- first, he loses to the Clippers ... and now, one of his own players is blasting his fashion sense. … READ MORE >

- 183 days ago

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