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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'm With LeBron ... Totally Rooting For The Cavs (VIDEO)

Mark Cuban
I'm With LeBron ... Totally Rooting For The Cavs

Mark Cuban might've just gotten his northern California privileges revoked for good ... 'cause the Mavs boss just publicly proclaimed he's throwing his support behind the Cavs in the NBA finals. READ MORE >

Mark Cuban -- Hillary Needs Me As VP (VIDEO)

Mark Cuban
Hillary Needs Me as VP

Mark Cuban has said he'd serve as vice president to either Trump or Hillary, but he now says Clinton really needs him. We got Cuban in NYC Thursday and he said there have been some phone calls… READ MORE >

- 50 days ago
Mark Cuban -- I Busted My Billionaire Ass ... To Sell Mavs Tix (VIDEO)

Mark Cuban
I Busted My Billionaire Ass ... To Sell Mavs Tix

Don't ever question Mark Cuban's work ethic -- 'cause the guy was so determined to make the Mavs a success after he bought the team, he PERSONALLY cold called hundreds of people to sell tickets.… READ MORE >

- 81 days ago
Mark Cuban -- Trump Politics Risky for Donald Trump Inc. (VIDEO)

Mark Cuban
Trump Politics Are Risky Biz For Donald Trump Inc.

Business tycoon to business tycoon ... Mark Cuban thinks Donald Trump's run for the White House is putting his well-established brand in jeopardy. We got the Mavericks owner and "Shark Tank" star… READ MORE >

- 138 days ago
Mark Cuban -- Villains Help the NBA ... Remember LeBron? (VIDEO)

Mark Cuban
Villains Help the NBA ... Remember LeBron?

"I like having a villain. That's why it's good when LeBron went to Miami ... they were the villains right? Having a villain is good." -- Mark Cuban With all the talk about how there's no one to… READ MORE >

- 142 days ago
Mark Cuban Super Bowl Party -- A Little Chili Pepper, Anyone?

Mark Cuban Super Bowl Party
A Little Chili Pepper, Anyone?

Mark Cuban promised a ridiculously awesome Superbowl kickoff party Saturday night ... and he did not disappoint. The party featured Run D.M.C., Snoop, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Tim Tebow,… READ MORE >

- 174 days ago
Mark Cuban -- My Super Bowl 50 Party ... Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bacon Cones

Mark Cuban
My Super Bowl 50 Party ... Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bacon Cones

Mark Cuban's record for throwing the most expensive Super Bowl party is like the '72 Miami Dolphins ... undefeated, and in 2016 you don't need to look beyond the menu to realize Cuban's still… READ MORE >

- 176 days ago
Mark Cuban -- Gunning to Start 'League of Legends' Team

Mark Cuban
Gunning to Start 'League of Legends' Team

Mark Cuban is setting his sights on "League of Legends" domination -- telling TMZ Sports he's interested in starting his own team to compete against the best in the video game world. FYI, "League… READ MORE >

- 181 days ago
Mark Cuban -- Khloe Never Reported Alleged Racism to Us

Mark Cuban
Khloe Never Reported Alleged Racism to Us

Mark Cuban says neither Khloe Kardashian nor Lamar Odom ever reported any sort of racist incidents to the team during L.O.'s stint with the Mavs ... despite Khloe's claims that people berated… READ MORE >

- 198 days ago
Mark Cuban -- I Love You, Man!! (PHOTO)

Mark Cuban
I Love You, Man!!

Damn, boss ... you are really riding my ass!  Mark Cuban takes his team bonding very, very seriously. Can't knock him for joining in on this dog pile though. Deron Williams hit a… READ MORE >

- 206 days ago

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