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Mark Cuban

Owner, Dallas Mavericks

Last Edit: February 8, 2016

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July 31, 1958

Mark Cuban born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, first child of Norton and Shirley Cuban.

January 11, 1961

Mark's brother Brian is born.
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1964

Mark's brother, Jeff is born.
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1970

Mark starts thinking up business ideas after selling garbage bags to earn cash for sneakers.
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1974

Mark's mom introduces him to stamp collecting, which he will earn money from.
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1974

During a local newspaper strike, Mark buys newspapers from Cleveland to sell in Pittsburgh.
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1976

Mark skips Mt. Lebanon High senior year to enroll at U. Pittsburgh and take business classes.
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1977

Cuban transfers to Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

1977

Mark enters Indiana U.'s Kelley Schl. of Business as it's cheapest of reputable business schools.

1979

Cuban opens a pub in Bloomington, Indiana called Motley's Pub - it becomes very popular.
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1980

Cuban's Motley’s Pub is shut down after authorities discover underage drinking.
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1981

Cuban graduates from U. Indiana's Kelley School of Business with a B.S. in Business Administration.
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1982

Mark moves to Dallas, Texas.
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1982

Mark starts work as a salesman at Your Business Software, the first retail software store in Dallas.
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1983

Mark is fired from salesman job when he disobeys his boss's order not to visit a potential customer.
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1983

Cuban founds computer and software sales company MicroSolutions.
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1990

Cuban sells MicroSolutions to Compuserve for $6 million.

1994

Mark plays "Macho Mark" in rom-com film Talking About Sex - the start of his screenacting avocation.
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1995

Cuban, with Chris Jaeb and Todd Wagner, founds internet radio startup Audionet, focussed on sports.
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1998

Cuban wins U. Indiana Kelley School of Business's Alumni Award for Distinguished Entrepreneur.
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November 1999

Broadcast.com (formerly known as Audionet) acquired by Yahoo! for $5.04 billion in stock.

October 1999

Mark buys a Gulfstream V private jet - a world record for the largest single e-commerce transaction.
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2000

Cuban, with Todd Wagner, founds media & entertainment company 2929 Entertainment in Dallas, Texas.

2000

Cuban purchases a majority stake in the NBA's Dallas Mavericks for $285 million.
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2001

Cuban and Philip Garvin launch HDNet (rebranded as AXS TV in 2012), a high def. cable TV network.

September 2002

Mark marries Tiffany Stewart in Barbados.
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2003

Birth of Mark's first child, Alexis Sofia.
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2003

Mark founds the Fallen Patriot Fund for families of KIA & seriously injured U.S. veterans of Iraq.
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2003

2929 Entertainment starts 2929 Productions, a major motion picture production subsidiary.
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2003

2929 Entertainment acquires Landmark Theaters, America's largest arthouse movie theater chain.
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2003

Mark takes part in WWE’s Survivor Series, where he had a staged altercation with wrestler Randy Orton.

2004

Mark co-produces and stars in short-lived ABC reality TV series, The Benefactor.

2006

Alyssa, Mark's second child, is born.

May 2006

The Dallas Mavericks make it into their first NBA Finals but lose to the Miami Heat.
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May 2006

Cuban is fined $250,000 for repeated misconduct following the Mavericks' loss to the Miami Heat.

February 2008

Cuban supports the movement attempting to convince Michael Bloomberg to run for the U.S. Presidency.
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October 2008

Mark starts a website improving transparency of the U.S. govt.'s bailout of financial institutions.
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November 2008

The SEC accuses Cuban of insider trading in 2004 Mamma.com stock sale (Cuban wins the case in 2013).
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February 2009

Cuban invites anyone to publicly post startup pitches to his blog comments for his consideration.
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December 2009

Mark guest-hosts on WWE's Monday Night Raw wrestling TV show; is thrown through table by wrestler.

2010

Mark's son Jake is born - his third child.
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May 2010

Mark is fined $100K by the NBA for TV interview comments about trying to sign LeBron James.
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2011

Cuban sues the United Football League over non-repayment of $5 million loan; the UFL later settles.
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June 2011

The Dallas Mavericks, owned by Cuban, win their first NBA championship.
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November 2011

Judge denies lawsuit by Ross Perot Jr., Mavericks minority owner, accusing Cuban of mismanagement.

September 2011

Mark blogs that paying more taxes through getting rich is the most patriotic thing you can do.

November 2011

Mark publishes his book How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It.

December 2011

D Magazine of Dallas, Texas features Cuban as CEO of the Year.
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2012

Mark joins the startup pitch reality TV show Shark Tank as a "shark" investor.
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November 2012

In a political gesture, Mark offers $1M to a charity of Trump's choosing if he shaves his head.
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December 2012

Mark donates $250,000 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation to support their work on patent reform .
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June 2014

Cuban launches Cyber Dust, a confidential messaging app.
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June 2015

Mark makes a $5 million donation to Indiana University's athletics department.
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July 2015

Cuban plays POTUS alongside Ann Coulter as Vice-President in the Syfy disaster movie Sharknado 3.

July 2015

Mark praises Donald Trump's presidential campaign, says he'd consider being Trump's running mate.
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September 2015

Cuban ranks 211st on Forbes’ list of the richest people in America, with a net worth of $3 billion.

September 2015

Cuban says he could beat both Trump and Clinton in the U.S. presidential election but won't run.
1950s

July 31, 1958

Mark Cuban born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, first child of Norton and Shirley Cuban.

1960s

January 11, 1961

Mark's brother Brian is born.

1964

Mark's brother, Jeff is born.

1970s

1970

Mark starts thinking up business ideas after selling garbage bags to earn cash for sneakers.

1974

Mark's mom introduces him to stamp collecting, which he will earn money from.

1974

During a local newspaper strike, Mark buys newspapers from Cleveland to sell in Pittsburgh.

1976

Mark skips Mt. Lebanon High senior year to enroll at U. Pittsburgh and take business classes.

1977

Cuban transfers to Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

1977

Mark enters Indiana U.'s Kelley Schl. of Business as it's cheapest of reputable business schools.

1979

Cuban opens a pub in Bloomington, Indiana called Motley's Pub - it becomes very popular.

1980s

1980

Cuban's Motley’s Pub is shut down after authorities discover underage drinking.

1981

Cuban graduates from U. Indiana's Kelley School of Business with a B.S. in Business Administration.

1982

Mark moves to Dallas, Texas.

1982

Mark starts work as a salesman at Your Business Software, the first retail software store in Dallas.

1983

Mark is fired from salesman job when he disobeys his boss's order not to visit a potential customer.

1983

Cuban founds computer and software sales company MicroSolutions.

1990s

1990

Cuban sells MicroSolutions to Compuserve for $6 million.

1994

Mark plays "Macho Mark" in rom-com film Talking About Sex - the start of his screenacting avocation.

1995

Cuban, with Chris Jaeb and Todd Wagner, founds internet radio startup Audionet, focussed on sports.

1998

Cuban wins U. Indiana Kelley School of Business's Alumni Award for Distinguished Entrepreneur.

November 1999

Broadcast.com (formerly known as Audionet) acquired by Yahoo! for $5.04 billion in stock.

October 1999

Mark buys a Gulfstream V private jet - a world record for the largest single e-commerce transaction.

2000s

2000

Cuban, with Todd Wagner, founds media & entertainment company 2929 Entertainment in Dallas, Texas.

2000

Cuban purchases a majority stake in the NBA's Dallas Mavericks for $285 million.

2001

Cuban and Philip Garvin launch HDNet (rebranded as AXS TV in 2012), a high def. cable TV network.

September 2002

Mark marries Tiffany Stewart in Barbados.

2003

Birth of Mark's first child, Alexis Sofia.

2003

Mark founds the Fallen Patriot Fund for families of KIA & seriously injured U.S. veterans of Iraq.

2003

2929 Entertainment starts 2929 Productions, a major motion picture production subsidiary.

2003

2929 Entertainment acquires Landmark Theaters, America's largest arthouse movie theater chain.

2003

Mark takes part in WWE’s Survivor Series, where he had a staged altercation with wrestler Randy Orton.

2004

Mark co-produces and stars in short-lived ABC reality TV series, The Benefactor.

2006

Alyssa, Mark's second child, is born.

May 2006

The Dallas Mavericks make it into their first NBA Finals but lose to the Miami Heat.

May 2006

Cuban is fined $250,000 for repeated misconduct following the Mavericks' loss to the Miami Heat.

February 2008

Cuban supports the movement attempting to convince Michael Bloomberg to run for the U.S. Presidency.

October 2008

Mark starts a website improving transparency of the U.S. govt.'s bailout of financial institutions.

November 2008

The SEC accuses Cuban of insider trading in 2004 Mamma.com stock sale (Cuban wins the case in 2013).

February 2009

Cuban invites anyone to publicly post startup pitches to his blog comments for his consideration.

December 2009

Mark guest-hosts on WWE's Monday Night Raw wrestling TV show; is thrown through table by wrestler.

2010s

2010

Mark's son Jake is born - his third child.

May 2010

Mark is fined $100K by the NBA for TV interview comments about trying to sign LeBron James.

2011

Cuban sues the United Football League over non-repayment of $5 million loan; the UFL later settles.

June 2011

The Dallas Mavericks, owned by Cuban, win their first NBA championship.

November 2011

Judge denies lawsuit by Ross Perot Jr., Mavericks minority owner, accusing Cuban of mismanagement.

September 2011

Mark blogs that paying more taxes through getting rich is the most patriotic thing you can do.

November 2011

Mark publishes his book How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It.

December 2011

D Magazine of Dallas, Texas features Cuban as CEO of the Year.

2012

Mark joins the startup pitch reality TV show Shark Tank as a "shark" investor.

November 2012

In a political gesture, Mark offers $1M to a charity of Trump's choosing if he shaves his head.

December 2012

Mark donates $250,000 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation to support their work on patent reform .

June 2014

Cuban launches Cyber Dust, a confidential messaging app.

June 2015

Mark makes a $5 million donation to Indiana University's athletics department.

July 2015

Cuban plays POTUS alongside Ann Coulter as Vice-President in the Syfy disaster movie Sharknado 3.

July 2015

Mark praises Donald Trump's presidential campaign, says he'd consider being Trump's running mate.

September 2015

Cuban ranks 211st on Forbes’ list of the richest people in America, with a net worth of $3 billion.

September 2015

Cuban says he could beat both Trump and Clinton in the U.S. presidential election but won't run.

September 2015

September 2015

Mark tweets that he might run for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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