Mark Cuban Biography
|Date of Birth:||1958 , July-31|
|Age:||60 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 Feet 3 Inch|
|Birth Name||Mark Cuban|
|Working For||HDTV cable network, AXS TV|
|Net Worth||$4 billion|
|Weight in KG||81 kg|
|Famous for||Businessmen, Writer|
|Married to||Tiffany Stewart (m. 2002)|
|Children||Alexis Sofia Cuban, Alexis Sofia Cuban, Jake Cuban|
|Education||University of Pittsburgh|
|Awards||Tribute Award 2006|
|Books||How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It|
American businessperson, Mark Cuban is a well-known investor, author, and television personality. He owns NBA's Dallas Mavericks and co-owns 2929 Entertainment. He is also a chairman of the AXS TV. He is one of the famous business people who has an estimated net worth of $ billion.
Cuban is married and has three children. The famous personality was into several controversies.
Early Life, Education, And Bio Of Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban was born on July 31, 1958, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the United States of America under the birth sign Leo. He belongs to the White-American ethnicity and his nationality is American.
Cuban is the son of Norton Cuban, an automobile upholsterer and Shirley Cuban. Cuban describes his mother as someone with ''a different job or different career goal every other week.'' His parents raised him with his brother, Brian Cuban ina Jewish family.
Cuban stepped into the business world at the age of 12 when he sold garbage bags to pay for the expensive pairs of basketball shoes. While he was in the high school, he made money by becoming a coin and stamp salesman. During his junior year of high school, he started taking the psychology class at the University of Pittsburgh. Later, he skipped his senior year and joined full-time college.
After some months at the University of Pittsburgh, he was transferred to Indiana University. In order to make money for his tuition fees, he started giving dance lessons which led him to host lavish disco parties at the Bloomington National Guard Armory.
Mark Cuban's Career
Mark Cuban's life has been full of surprises and of opportunities. He started as a bartender and no one would have ever imagined he was going to be this big in his life. After that, he started working as a salesperson for software.
Cuban was fired from that job and this might be his luck to start a new beginning. He then started his own consulting company called MicroSolutions and this was all where it began. His skills helped him to earn massive from his company. But in 1990, he sold it to CompuServe for $6 million.
In 1995, Cuban along with his business partner, Todd Wagner started a company, AudioNet which was formed in a desire to be able to listen to Indiana Hoosier basketball games online. Three years later, the company went public with the name of Broadcast.com. The company made huge profit which results to grow the market price of their shares up to $200 a share. The following year, he along with his partner sold the company to Yahoo! for $6 billion.
In 2000, Cuban bought Dallas Maverick which is one of the very popular basketball teams for $285 million from Riss Perot Jr. Due to several reasons, the club experienced non-playoff basketball games for years.
He also owns the Landmark Theatres which is one of the biggest theatre chains in the United States of America as it has more than 50 theatres. He is also the chairman of AXS TV and a co-owner of 2929 Entertainment.
In 2011, Cuban became one of the investors aka shark on the ABC reality program Shark Tank where he invested in 85 deals for $19.9 million. Moreover, he also owns Magnolia Pictures, a film distributor.
Mark Cuban's Net Worth-Investments-Assets
Mark Cuban has a jaw-dropping estimated net worth of $ 3.9 billion according to the Forbes as of 2018. As per Celebrity Net Worth, his net worth is estimated to be $4 billion whereas The Richest estimated his net worth to be $3.2 billion.
Cuban has earned much from his business career. He sold it to CompuServe for $6 million. He along with his partner also sold the company, Broadcast.com to Yahoo! for $6 billion. He invested almost $20 million on the business that arrived on the reality show, Shark Tank.
Furthermore, he published an e-book named, How to Win at the SPort of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It which worth $7.99 in Paperback and $4.49 in Kindle.
Besides, Cuban owns a luxurious house, Dallas Mega Mansion if 25000 sqft worth $29.9 million in the market. The home is listed as one of the most expensive and beautiful homes in Texas. The mansion has 10 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, a large car garage, pool with spa, tennis court and a Canada among others.
Moreover, he has a yacht which is one of the most luxurious yachts built by Frenship a Dutch luxury yacht company. He owns luxurious private jets like luxurious Gulfstream worth $40 million, Boeing 767 costs $144 million, and Boeing 757 costs $65 million. Furthermore, Cuban has a Black Limousine worth $300k.
Cuban has also involved in several charity works. In 2003, he founded the Fallen Patriot Fund which helps families of U.S. military personnel killed or injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He donated over $ 1 million for Anna, a foundation that fights against Ewing's Sarcoma (a form of cancer found in children).
Some of his other donations include:
- $250k to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
- $1 million for disaster relief and rebuilding efforts.
- $5 million to Indiana University to create Mark Cuban center for Technology and Sports Media.
- $30,000 to the charity CyberSmile
Mark Cuban's Personal Life, Married, Wife, Children
Mark Cuban is a married man who tied his knot to Tiffany Stewart in 2002. The pair met for the first time at a gym in 1997 when Stewart was working in sales at an advertising agency. Stewart is fourteen years younger than him.
The couple fell for one another and eventually started dating. After dating for almost five years, they got married in September 2002 in Barbados in a private ceremony attended by merely 20 people. Even after decades of marriage, the couple is still together and are living happily.
The husband-wife couple has altogether three children two daughters Alexis Cuban (2003), & Alyssa Cuban (2006), and a son Jake Cuban (2010).
Cuban once told Business Insider, he and his wife have a nanny but are still involved in parenting.
We have a nanny. Unless it’s the night of a Mavs game and Tiff and I are going to a game, then they’re out by 6 or 7 and then it’s real world. On the weekends we have someone in the morning so Tiff and I go workout Saturday mornings. Then the rest of the weekend it’s just us. It’s us putting them to bed. It’s us at dinner. We try to be as normal as possible.
He and his wife spend her leisure time with their children.
In 2011, Cuban was accused of sexual assault. The victim accused him of sexually groping her while they were at a nightclub posing for a click. Although one of the detectives found one of the picture ''significant'', no charges were filed. Furthermore, he was also fined $1.665 million by NBA for his critical statement.
Mark Cuban's Body Measurement
- Height = Mark Cuban stands at the height of 1.90 meters (6 feet 3 inches).
- Age = As of 2018, his age is 60.
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