Mark Cuban

American billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. 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.
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Birthday
31 July 1958
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Mavs owner Mark Cuban: Wasn't aware of misconduct claims against Terdema Ussery - ESPN
Google News - about 16 hours
ESPN Mavs owner Mark Cuban: Wasn't aware of misconduct claims against Terdema Ussery ESPN Former Dallas Mavericks president and CEO Terdema Ussery has been accused of multiple incidents of inappropriate behavior toward female employees during his 18 years with the team, according to a Sports Illustrated report. The report detailed ... Dallas Mavericks investigating sexual misconduct claims detailed in 'Sports Illustrated' storyUSA TODAY Dallas Mavericks launch probe after allegations of workplace misconductLos Angeles Times How Will the NBA Respond to the Mavericks' Misconduct Allegations?Sports Illustrated New York Times -SB Nation -Dallas News (blog) -Deadspin all 101 news articles »
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On Pro Basketball: When the Knicks Visit Dallas, Only One Thing Will Be Missing
NYTimes - about 2 months
Sunday’s game will match two rookie guards who have been a source of intrigue, fed in part by LeBron James. There will also be a retirement ceremony, and Mark Cuban without his longtime soapbox.
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Reuters Newsmaker: America’s tax reform turmoil
Reuters.com - 3 months
Billionaire and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, former Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve, Professor Alan Blinder, the global economist and author Dambisa Moyo, and chief economist at Moody’s Mark Zandi discuss the impact and implications of U.S. tax reform in the age of President Trump.
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Mark Cuban’s Not Done Trolling Donald Trump
NYTimes - 4 months
He’s got billions, fame and a loud mouth. Why not run for the White House?
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Mark Cuban may run in 2020 as a Republican
CNN - 4 months
Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban tells Fox News Channel that if he were to run for president in 2020, it would be as a Republican candidate.
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Mark Cuban May Run Against Donald Trump In 2020 As A Republican
Huffington Post - 4 months
“I wouldn’t run unless I have solutions."
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NBA punishes Lakers for tampering, but has history of letting players slide
ABC News - 6 months
The NBA announced Thursday that the Los Angeles Lakers were fined $500,000 for tampering with Paul George when he was under contract with the Indiana Pacers, before they dealt him to the Oklahoma City Thunder. It's not the first time in recent years that the league has handed down tampering penalties. Tampering cost Mark Cuban some money in 2015, Phil Jackson got fined for it in 2014, and both the Atlanta Hawks and Sacramento Kings got hit with tampering fines in 2013. What do all those cases have in common? None of them involve the most common type of tampering: when players collude with other players. In fact, the league's statement on the Lakers' fine ended with the sentence "The NBA's anti-tampering rule prohibits teams from interfering with other teams' contractual relationships with NBA players, including by publicly expressing interest in a player who is currently under contract with another team or informing...
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Mark Cuban urges Democrats to push Trump on Paris
CNN - 9 months
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was quick to respond to President Trump's announcement that the U.S. will pull out of the Paris climate agreement.
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WATCH: Hot Minute With Mark Cuban
ABC News - 9 months
"Shark Tank"'s Mark Cuban reveals his biggest business regret, provides advice to millennials and shares his potential 2020 running mate -- "The Rock!"
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Lakers and Mavericks used young players down the stretch. But only one team says it was trying to lose
LATimes - 9 months
The Dallas Mavericks knew on April 1 they weren’t making the playoffs this season. After that, they went 2-5 to close out the season. According to team owner Mark Cuban, that miserable finish to the season was by design. “Once we were eliminated from the playoffs, we did everything possible to...
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Veteran-run Rumi Spice lands Mark Cuban investment on 'Shark Tank'
Chicago Times - 10 months
Rumi Spice, a saffron import company founded by U.S. Army veterans, got a $250,000 investment from tech entrepreneur Mark Cuban on "Shark Tank" Friday night. Cuban will get 15 percent of the Chicago startup, which partners with Afghan farmers to produce, process and distribute saffron internationally....
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Worker displacement, according to Mark Cuban
Fox News - 10 months
Mark Cuban on worker displacement
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Mark Cuban: Adam Silver wouldn't let Tony Romo play in Mavericks game Tuesday night
LATimes - 11 months
Tony Romo wanted to play. The fans wanted him to play. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wanted him to play. But NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wasn’t down with letting the newly retired Dallas Cowboys quarterback take part in the Mavericks’ final home game of the season, against Denver on Tuesday...
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Billionaire Mark Cuban: Trump Too Clueless To Collude With The Russians
The Huffington Post - 11 months
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Mark Cuban talks health care, tax reform and wiretapping
Fox News - 11 months
Dallas Mavericks owner
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Timeline
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    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 57
    Cuban formally endorsed Hillary Clinton for President at a July 30, 2016 rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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    On September 27, 2016, during a post Presidential Debate interview, Cuban criticized Trumps characterization that paying the minimum require taxes 'is smart' and criticized Trump for not paying back into the system that allowed him to amass such wealth despite Cuban himself carrying forward operating losses to avoid paying taxes at broadcast.com
    In a September 10, 2016, interview with NPR's Scott Simon, Cuban has effectively positioned himself to support Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
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    On July 21, 2016, Cuban appeared on a live segment on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert entitled "Gloves Off: Mark Cuban Edition" in which he mocked Trump, including referencing the Trump companies’ multiple bankruptcies and the failed Trump University program, and questioning the size of Trump's actual net worth.
    Cuban told Meet the Press in May 2016 that he would be open to being Hillary Clinton's vice presidential candidate, though he would seek to alter some of her positions in order to do so.
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    In February 2016, Cuban purchased a principal ownership stake in the Professional Futsal League.
    As of January 2016, he has invested in 82 deals across 109 Shark Tank episodes, for a total of $19.4 million invested.
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  • 2015
    Age 56
    In October 2015, Cuban posted on Twitter, "Maybe I'll run for Speaker of the House."
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    In September 2015, Cuban stated in an interview that running for president was "a fun idea to toss around", and that, if he were running in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, he "could beat both Trump and Clinton".
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    At the Code/Media conference in February 2015, Cuban said of net neutrality that "having FCC overseeing the Internet scares the shit out of me".
  • 2013
    Age 54
    Mills was terminated as CEO of Motionloft by stockholders on December 1, 2013, and in February 2014 was arrested by the FBI and charged with wire fraud, it being alleged that Mr. Mills misrepresented to investors that Motionloft was going to be acquired by Cisco.
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  • 2012
    Age 53
    On December 19, 2012, Cuban donated $250,000 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation to support its work on patent reform.
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    In November 2012, in response to Donald Trump offering President Barack Obama $5 million to a charity of President Obama's choosing if he released passport applications and college transcripts to the public, Cuban offered Trump $1 million to a charity of Trump's choosing if Trump shaved his head.
  • 2011
    Age 52
    Cuban also previously expressed interest in becoming a minority owner of the New York Mets after owner Fred Wilpon announced in 2011 that he was planning to sell up to a 25% stake in the team.
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    He had previously said that he would not be interested in buying the franchise at $1 billion, telling the Los Angeles Times in November 2011 "I don’t think the Dodgers franchise is worth twice what the Rangers are worth."
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    Despite his history, he was notably silent during the Mavericks' 2011 championship playoff run.
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  • 2010
    Age 51
    He had outbid a competing ownership group led by ex-pitcher and Rangers executive Nolan Ryan, but lost the deal before the Rangers played the San Francisco Giants in the 2010 World Series.
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    In August 2010, Cuban actively bid to buy the Texas Rangers with Jeffrey L. Beck.
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  • 2009
    Age 50
    In July 2009, the U.S. District Court dismissed the charges against Cuban, and the SEC appealed.
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    Cuban was not selected to participate in the final bidding process in January 2009.
    On December 7, 2009, Cuban acted as the guest host of Raw, getting revenge on Orton when he was the guest referee in Orton's match against Kofi Kingston, giving Kingston a fast count victory.
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    In May 2009, Cuban made a reference to the Denver Nuggets being "thugs" after a loss to the Nuggets in game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals.
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    On January 16, 2009, the league fined Cuban $25,000 for yelling at Denver Nuggets player J. R. Smith at the end of the first half on a Mavericks-at-Nuggets game played on January 13.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 49
    On November 17, 2008, it was reported that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a civil suit against Mark Cuban relating to alleged insider trading in the shares of Mamma.com, now known as Copernic.
    On February 8, 2008, Cuban voiced his support for the draft Bloomberg movement attempting to convince New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to run in the U.S. presidential election of 2008 on his blog.
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  • 2007
    Age 48
    Also in 2007, Cuban was reportedly interested in distributing through Magnolia an edition of the film Loose Change, which posits a 9/11 conspiracy theory, with Charlie Sheen narrating.
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    Cuban owns film distributor Magnolia Pictures. Through Magnolia, he financed Redacted, a fictional dramatization written and directed by Brian De Palma. In September 2007, Cuban, in his capacity as owner of Magnolia Pictures, "redacted" disturbing photographs from the concluding moments of the film, citing copyrights/permissions issues.
    In April 2007, Cuban partnered with Mascot Books to publish his first children's book, Let's Go, Mavs!.
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  • 2006
    Age 47
    In July 2006, Cuban financed Sharesleuth.com, a website created by former St. Louis Post-Dispatch investigative reporter Christopher Carey to uncover fraud and misinformation in publicly traded companies.
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    In April 2006, Sirius Satellite Radio announced that Cuban would host his own weekly radio talk show, Mark Cuban's Radio Maverick.
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    The company is also responsible for the updated version of the TV show Star Search, which was broadcast on CBS. 2929 Entertainment released Bubble, a movie directed by Steven Soderbergh, in theaters and on DVD on the same day in January 2006 as a simultaneous release.
  • 2005
    Age 46
    In 2005, Cuban invested in Brondell Inc., a San Francisco startup making a high-tech toilet seat called a Swash that works like a bidet but mounts on a standard toilet. "People tend to approach technology the same way, whether it's in front of them, or behind them," Cuban joked.
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  • 2004
    Age 45
    A stock dilution occurred shortly after a trade in June 2004, giving hints of inside knowledge at the time of the trade, and Cuban allegedly was saved from a loss of $750,000.
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    In February 2004, Cuban announced that he would be working with ABC television to produce a reality television series, The Benefactor.
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  • 2003
    Age 44
    In 2003, Cuban founded the Fallen Patriot Fund to help families of U.S. military personnel killed or injured during the Iraq War.
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    Cuban was featured on the cover of the November 2003 premiere issue of Best magazine announcing the arrival of High Definition Television.
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  • 2002
    Age 43
    In September 2002, Cuban married Tiffany Stewart in Barbados.
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  • 1999
    Age 40
    The Guinness Book of Records credits Cuban with the "largest single e-commerce transaction", after he paid $40 million for his Gulfstream V jet in October 1999.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 36
    In 1995, Cuban and fellow Indiana University alumnus Todd Wagner started Audionet, combining their mutual interest in Indiana Hoosier college basketball and webcasting.
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  • 1990
    Age 31
    In 1990, Cuban sold MicroSolutions to CompuServe—then a subsidiary of H&R Block—for $6 million.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1982
    Age 23
    In 1982, Cuban moved to Dallas, Texas, where he first found work as a bartender, and then as a salesperson for Your Business Software, one of the earliest PC software retailers in Dallas.
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  • 1981
    Age 22
    After one year at the University of Pittsburgh, he transferred to Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and graduated from the Kelley School of Business in 1981 with a B.Sc. in Business Administration.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1958
    Born
    Born on July 31, 1958.
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