Last Updated: 30 Jul, 2023 | Views: 131
Profession: Business Men
Other Profession(s): Writer, Philanthropist, Investor, Film Producer, Television Personality
Famous For: Founded Video Portal Broadcast
Higher Education: Indiana University Bloomington (BS)
Net Worth: $4.8 Billion Approx.
Mark Cuban was born on July 31, 1958. He is an American investor, businessman, producer, and philanthropist. Forbes ranked him #177 on the list of the 400 most powerful people in 2020 and estimated his net worth to be US$5.1 billion. He is the owner of Dallas Mavericks and 2929 Entertainment. The ABC reality television series Shark Tank features him as one of the main sharks.
Mark Cuban Career:
1989: Mark Cuban and fellow Indiana University alumnus Todd Wagner joined Audionet (founded in 1989 by Chris Jaeb, who retained 10%), merging their love for Indiana Hoosier college basketball and webcasting.
2004: Mark Cuban announced in February 2004 that he would produce a reality television series, The Benefactor, for ABC. The six-episode series featured 16 contestants competing for $1 million in various contests. Cuban judged the contestants' performances. It premiered on September 13, 2004, but was canceled before the full season aired.
2006: Mark Cuban financed Sharesleuth.com in July 2006 to uncover fraud and misinformation in publicly traded companies.
2007: His first children's book, Let's Go, Mavs!, was published by Mascot Books in April 2007.
2011: Mark Cuban wrote 30,000 words in November 2011, How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It, which he described as "a way to get motivated."
Mark Cuban Awards And Honors:
2011: NBA Champion
1998: Kelley School of Business Alumni Award
2011: D Magazine CEO of the Year
2011: Outstanding Team ESPY Award
Mark Cuban Unknown Facts:
Mark Cuban has also invested in many other successful companies besides his own. Dropbox, Cyber Dust, and other companies he has invested in have appeared on Shark Tank.
A total of millions of dollars have been donated to charity by him over the years. In addition, mark Cuban established the Mark Cuban Foundation to support education, health care, and arts initiatives.