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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 46 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 >

- 54 days ago
Mark Cuban -- Derek Jeter's Restaurant Move is Risky ... But He Can Pull It Off

Mark Cuban
Jeter's Restaurant Move is Risky But He Can Pull It Off

// Derek Jeter just got some major props from one of the most respected guys in the business world -- Mark Cuban ... who tells TMZ Sports Jeter's newest endeavor could be a real money… READ MORE >

- 95 days ago
Mark Cuban Jury Duty -- Reveals Jurors On Instagram

Mark Cuban Jury Duty
Reveals Jurors on Instagram

Mark Cuban wrapped up his jury duty by reaching a verdict in the one day trial ... and then shouting out his fellow jurors on Instagram.As we told you ... Cuban was selected for a Dallas jury… READ MORE >

- 237 days ago
Mark Cuban -- Picked for Jury in Fender Bender Lawsuit

Mark Cuban
Picked for Jury In Fender Bender Lawsuit

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban won't be spending Monday afternoon blogging or ripping NBA officials ... instead he'll be deciding someone's legal fate on a jury.Cuban showed up to Dallas County… READ MORE >

- 237 days ago
Mark Cuban On Ebola Scare -- We've Told Our Players ... Don't Go to Africa!

Mark Cuban On Ebola Scare
We've Told Mavs Players Don't Go to Africa!

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tells TMZ Sports ... he's not worried about the Ebola scare in Texas ... but he's instructed his players to NOT travel to Africa for the time being.  Cuban… READ MORE >

- 276 days ago
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 >

- 388 days ago
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 >

- 409 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 >

- 409 days ago

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