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Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is an American entrepreneur. He is the owner of the NBA basketball team the Dallas Mavericks, owner of Landmark Theatres, and Chairman of the HDTV cable network HDNet. Mark Cuban was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mt. Lebanon, in a Jewish working class family. The family's last name had been shortened from Chabenisky when his grandparents immigrated from Russia to America. Cuban's father Norton 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 student at the University of Pittsburgh. After one year at the University of Pittsburgh, he transferred to Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and graduated in 1981 with a bachelor's degree in business administration.

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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 >

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 >

- 11 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 >

- 27 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 >

- 65 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 >

- 307 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 >

- 377 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 >

- 420 days ago
Mark Cuban Issues $1 MILLION Challenge to Donald Trump

Mark Cuban
$1 MILLION Challenge to Donald Trump

Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com Mark Cuban says Donald Trump's $5 million challenge to Barack Obama was "one of the DUMBEST things ever" ... and now he's responding with a $1 MILLION challenge of his… READ MORE >

- 530 days ago
Billionaire Mark Cuban -- Paid $1,000 ... to Draw a Cat

Billionaire Mark Cuban
Paid $1,000 ... to Draw a Cat

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… READ MORE >

- 703 days ago
Lamar Odom -- FINISHED in Dallas

Lamar Odom
FINISHED in Dallas

Stick a fork in Lamar Odom ... 'cause he's officially DONE in Dallas. Odom released a statement explaining he will "step away from the team" ... effective immediately. He added, "I'm sorry that… READ MORE >

- 737 days ago

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