Mark Cuban

Entrepreneur

Background Info

Mark was born on July 31, 1958 in Pittsburgh. He skipped his senior year of high school and instead attended the University of Pittsburgh for a year, and ultimately received a business degree from the University of Indiana Bloomington. Throughout college he held a few different jobs, including bartending and party promoting.

Significant Events

  • Purchased majority stake of Mavericks in 2000
  • Dallas Mag CEO of the Year in 2011
  • 2011 NBA Champion

Broadcast.com

In 1995, Mark and his college buddy started a website that was able to live stream events. Initially made for college basketball games, the website grew and in 1999 did the first live stream of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Broadcast.com was acquired by Yahoo! for 5.7 billion the same year.
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Personal Impact

Mark Cuban inspires me because he is not specific in one industry, and explores many different aspects of the business and investing world.