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Fast Facts

  • 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.


  • Shirley Cuban — Mother
  • Tiffany Stewart — Wife
  • Jeff Cuban — Brother
  • Alexis Cuban — Daughter
  • Brian Cuban — Brother
  • Norton Cuban — Father


  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (BS in Business, 1981)

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  • Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Profession: Entreprenuer, NBA team owner, Film producer

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