Mark Cuban is a businessman and investor. He is the owner of the NBA team called the Dallas Mavericks. He purchased the team from Ross Perot Jr. in 2000. Since 2005, he has expressed a desire to own the NHL Pittsburgh Pirates. He has attempted to purchase 3 MLB teams but those bids were all rejected.
He also owns Magnolia Pictures and Landmark Theatres. His recent endeavor has been the creation of AXS TV, a cable network. He was born July 31, 1958 and he is tall 6′-3″. He was born in Pennsylvania.
Cuban has always been a very smart businessman. When he was 12, he decorated brown paper bags and sold them. He was interested in raising money to buy an expensive pair of shoes that his parents weren’t going to pay for. When he was in high school, he offered disco services and DJ services. This allowed him to have a great time on the weekends but also to make money.
He also started a business as a party planner that did well. He choose to go to college full time rather than to complete his senior year of high school. He moved to Dallas, Texas in 1982 and worked for a software company. Within a year, he was done there and opened up his own software company called MicroSolutions.
Cuban started the Fallen Patriot Fund, and his brother Brian operates it. This is to help soldiers or families of soldiers who have been injured or killed. He donated $1 million to start the fund and continues to match donations on a regular basis.
In 2009, he promoted the Mark Cuban Stimulus Plan. This is an open source where ideas can be exchanged. The idea is for people to be able to use an idea to make money within 90 days without any investment. The concept never really got off the ground, but he still believes it could help improve the economy.
He wrote a bestselling e-book about how to win at the sport of business. With so many successful ventures to his credit, it is certainly a book that people have been eager to pick up and read. He has also been on several TV shows as a guest to discuss business concepts and financial gain. Mark Cuban has been married to Tiffany Stewart since 2002. The couple has 3 children. The family lives in Dallas, Texas.
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