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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 596 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 >

- 640 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 >

- 749 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 >

- 922 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 >

- 956 days ago
Mark Cuban -- We're NOT Firing Lamar Odom

Mark Cuban
We're NOT Firing Lamar Odom

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tells TMZ ... Lamar Odom WILL rejoin the team after a brief stint down in the D-League ... claiming L.O. simply needs to get his timing back. Cuban explains,… READ MORE >

- 994 days ago
Lamar Odom -- DROPPED from the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA D-League

Lamar Odom
DROPPED from the Mavericks

Lamar Odom has been dropped from the Dallas Mavericks roster and sent down to the NBA Developmental League... in the midst of his worst season as an NBA player.  The Mavs have assigned Odom… READ MORE >

- 994 days ago
Mark Cuban -- His 'Shark Tank' Investment Is The Cat's Meow!

Mark Cuban
His 'Shark Tank' Investment Is The Cat's Meow!

Mark Cuban really does have the Midas touch -- his $25,000 investment into an online business that produces stick figure drawings of cats (yes, really) is actually proving to be a moneymaker ...… READ MORE >

- 1025 days ago
Mark Cuban Files MOST BADASS Legal Doc EVER

Mark Cuban
Files MOST BADASS Legal Doc EVER

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban just dropped the ultimate "IN YOUR FACE" statement to a minority owner of the team ... who tried to take control away from Mark last year. Long story short -- the… READ MORE >

- 1248 days ago

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