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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 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 >

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 >

- 842 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 >

- 876 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 >

- 913 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 >

- 914 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 >

- 944 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 >

- 1168 days ago
Mark Cuban: I'll Buy The L.A. Dodgers IF ...

Mark Cuban:
I'll Buy The L.A. Dodgers IF ...

Mark Cuban tells TMZ he's STILL interested in purchasing the L.A. Dodgers ... but he's afraid the team is "such a mess," it wouldn't be worth the investment. Cuban appeared on "TMZ Live" Tuesday… READ MORE >

- 1168 days ago
Dallas Mavs -- Partying Where Bron's Mom Was Busted

Dallas Mavs
Partying Where Bron's Mom Was Busted

The Dallas Mavericks continued to stick it to the Miami Heat last night even AFTER they won the NBA Championship... partying at the same place LeBron's mom got arrested back in April. NBA Finals… READ MORE >

- 1177 days ago
Mark Cuban Sues Unknown Football League (UFL)

Mark Cuban
Sues Unknown Football League (UFL)

Mark Cuban is suing the United Football League for allegedly stiffing him on a $5 million loan -- the first big sign the minor football organization you never knew a damn thing about ... might go… READ MORE >

- 1328 days ago

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