- Sold plastic garbage bags door-to-door as a pre-teen and sold Cleveland papers out of his father's station wagon during a Pittsburgh newspaper strike.
- Attended stamp-collecting events while in high school, buying merchandise on one floor and selling it at a profit on another.
- Was cut from the high-school basketball team three years in a row.
- Taught disco dancing in college and also co-owned a bar, until a wet-T-shirt contest involving an underage girl got him in trouble with authorities.
- Worked at a Dallas-area Dairy Queen for a few hours one day after saying he wouldn't hire Ed Rush, the head of NBA officiating, "to manage a Dairy Queen"; the remark resulted in a record $500,000 fine.
- Helped institute the spectator-friendly three-sided shot clock at NBA games, in response to e-mails from Mavericks fans.
- Matched the dollar amounts of his NBA fines (a total of over $1.2 million at the end of the 2005-06 season) with charitable donations.
- His Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat in six games, bringing Dallas its first NBA title, in June 2011.
- As of 2011, his net worth is $2.3 billion.
- Jeff Cuban — Brother
- Tiffany Stewart — Wife
- Alexis Cuban — Daughter
- Brian Cuban — Brother
- Norton Cuban — Father
- Shirley Cuban — Mother
- Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (BS in Business, 1981)
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- Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA
- Birthday: July 31, 1958, Leo
- Profession: Entreprenuer, NBA team owner, Film producer
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