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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 -- Kiss (Cam) and Make Up ... with Steve Ballmer

Mark Cuban
Kiss (Cam) and Make Up ... with Steve Ballmer

Seems Mark Cuban buried the hatchet with Clippers owner Steve Ballmer Thursday night ... 'cause last night, they were blowing kisses to each other on kiss cam.  Cuban and Ballmer were both… READ MORE >

Mark Cuban -- I'm Flying In for Clippers Game ... No Plans to Talk with DeAndre

Mark Cuban
I'm Flying In for Clippers Game No Plans to Talk with DeAndre

Mark Cuban tells TMZ Sports ... he will DEFINITELY be in the Staples Center Thursday night when his Mavs take on the Clippers ... more than 3 months after the infamous DeAndre Jordan flip flop… READ MORE >

- 184 days ago
Glen 'Big Baby' Davis -- Doc Rivers Could Beat Up Mark Cuban

Glen 'Big Baby' Davis
Doc Rivers Could Beat Up Mark Cuban

If the biggest feud in the NBA ever comes to blows ... Doc Rivers would DESTROY Mark Cuban in a boxing match ... so says Glen "Big Baby" Davis.  It's an interesting comment from Davis ...… READ MORE >

- 207 days ago
Chris Paul -- Doc Rivers Vs. Mark Cuban ... 'They're Too Busy to Beef'

Chris Paul
Doc Rivers Vs. Mark Cuban 'They're Too Busy to Beef'

Chris Paul tells TMZ Sports he doesn't know if Doc Rivers and Mark Cuban will ever be able to bury the hatchet -- but says one thing's for sure ... they're too busy to be beefin' in the first… READ MORE >

- 219 days ago
Doc Rivers -- Mark Cuban Had a Crappy Summer

Doc Rivers
Mark Cuban Had a Crappy Summer

Doc Rivers says he had a MUCH better summer than Mark Cuban ... and we're guessing it all has to do with DeAndre Jordan.  We spotted Rivers out in L.A. Tuesday night... just hours after… READ MORE >

- 220 days ago
'Shark Tank" Star Barbara Corcoran -- Mark Cuban Would Massacre Trump (VIDEO)

'Shark Tank' Star Barbara Corcoran
Mark Cuban Would Massacre Trump

Mark Cuban already has some impressive backing if he chooses to run for President ... his "Shark Tank" co-star Barbara Corcoran. Barbara was leaving Soho House in West Hollywood Friday night when… READ MORE >

- 224 days ago
Mark Cuban -- I REJECT  Your 'Hoverboard' -- And What's My Player Doing There? (PHOTO)

Mark Cuban
I REJECT Your 'Hoverboard' And What's My Player Doing There?

Mark Cuban isn't messing around ... he's on the warpath against anyone who dares sell a "hoverboard," and it could be one of his basketball players is about to learn a hard lesson on the subject… READ MORE >

- 244 days ago
Mark Cuban Vows to Sue -- Those 'Hoverboards' Belong to Me!

Mark Cuban
Vows to Sue Those 'Hoverboards' Belong to Me!

Mark Cuban says he and a business partner OWN the design of the 2-wheeled scooter -- often mischaracterized as a "hoverboard" -- and he's vowing to crush all the knock-off companies. Cuban says 2… READ MORE >

- 248 days ago
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 agency flip-flop. The Dallas… READ MORE >

- 282 days ago
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 their beef.  READ MORE >

- 291 days ago

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