Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban


7/31/1959, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Mark Cuban is the controversial owner of the Dallas Maviricks, who made a fortune in computer and high-tech companies. He has made his frequent fines by the NBA into newsmaking events.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • He was listed at #428 on Forbes' 2006 list of the World's Richest People.

    • Mr. Cuban was on the cover of the premiere issue (November 2003) of Best magazine.

    • He was a co-founder of HDNet, the world's first High Definition TV Network.

    • Mark never wears a wristwatch.

    • Mark became majority owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks in January of 2000 when he bought the team from H. Ross Perot, Jr. for 285 million dollars.

    • He attended the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) but transferred after one year because they didn't have an undergraduate business school.

    • He skipped his senior year of high-school, going directly to college full time.

    • He graduated from Indiana University.

    • In college, Mark was a member of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity.

    • He married advertising exec. Tiffany Stewart in 2002 and the couple have one child, a daughter.

    • Mark and his family have a cat named "Meshugana".

    • His favorite author is Ayn Rand.

    • Mark is in the Guiness Book of Records for the "largest single e-commerce transaction" for having purchased a Gulfstream jet online for 40 million dollars.

    • After complaints from around the league about the new NBA ball, Mark hired a team of scientists in October 2006, to test the new basketball, and they proved that what the players were complaining of was true, the ball is slippery, doesn't bounce as well and down't absorb moisture as well as the old balls.

    • Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, as known to be more of a fan than of an owner. Most owners sit in the press box wearing a fancy suit. Mark Cuban wears a Maverick's t-shirt and sits on the bench with the team or in the row of chairs behind the bench. He also has some history with the Commissioner David Stern whom has fined Cuban multiple times.

    • In the off-season before the 2006-2007 season began, there was a rumor going around that Mark was thinking about buying the Pittsburgh Penguins. He ended up not buying them but he still can if he changes his mind, and he pays them what the Penguins organization would like.

    • Mark is a Pittsburgh Penguins season ticket holder.

    • Mark is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks.

  • Quotes

    • Dirk Nowitzki: (Mavericks player, on owner Mark Cuban) He's got to learn how to control himself as well as the players do. We can't lose our temper all the time on the court or off the court, and I think he's got to learn that, too.

    • Mark Cuban: (on reading the works of Ayn Rand) "The Fountainhead" was incredibly motivating to me. It encouraged me to think as an individual, take risks to reach my goals, and responsibility for my successes and failures. I loved it. I don't know how many times I have read it, but it got to a point where I had to stop because I would get too fired up.