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Mark Cuban

Born July 31, 1958 (1958-07-31) (age 49)
Flag of Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Occupation Owner of Dallas Mavericks, co-owner of 2929 Entertainment, and Chairman of HDNet
Net worth $2.7 Billion
Spouse Tiffany Stewart (2002 - present)
Children 2 daughters

Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)[1] is an American billionaire entrepreneur.[2] He is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, an NBA franchise;[3] and Chairman of HDNet, an HDTV cable network.[4] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (733x1000, 192 KB) Mark Cuban at the Web 2. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Pennsylvania. ... “Pittsburgh” redirects here. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... 2929 Entertainment is a vertically integrated media company with holdings in film and television production, film distribution, theatrical exhibition, home entertainment, television, and syndication. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... HDNet is a general interest television channel in the United States, broadcasting exclusively in high-definition format, and available via cable and satellite television. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Pittsburgh” redirects here. ... Forbes magazine annually lists the worlds wealthiest individuals: The Worlds Billionaries. ... For the sequel to the computer game Entrepreneur, which has no article of its own, see The Corporate Machine. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... HDNet is a general interest television channel in the United States, broadcasting exclusively in high-definition format, and available via cable and satellite television. ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ...

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Early life

Mark Cuban grew up in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania; a suburb of Pittsburgh in a working class family; his father was an automobile upholsterer.[5][6] Cuban's first step into the business world occurred at age 12, when he sold garbage bags in order to pay for a pair of expensive basketball shoes.[7][8] While in school, he held a variety of jobs, including bartending, disco dancing instructor, and party promotion. He earned his way to college by collecting and selling stamps, and once gained about $1,100 from starting a chain letter.[7] Mt. ... “Pittsburgh” redirects here. ... The term working class is used to denote a social class. ... Upholstery is the work of providing furniture, especially seats, with padding, springs, webbing, and fabric or leather covers. ... This article is about the music genre. ... A typical chain letter consists of a message that attempts to induce the recipient to make a number of copies of the letter and then pass them on to one or more new recipients. ...


Rather than attending high school for his senior year, Cuban enrolled as a full time student at the University of Pittsburgh, becoming a member of Pi Lambda Phi International Fraternity. After one year at the University of Pittsburgh, he transferred to Indiana University's Bloomington, Indiana campus and graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.[9] He lived in the Foster Quad dorm at Indiana. He played rugby while at Indiana, taking up the position of number 8. The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Pi Lambda Phi (ΠΛΦ or Pi Lam) is a college social fraternity founded by Frederick Manfred Werner, Louis Samter Levy, and Henry Mark Fisher at Yale University in 1895. ... Indiana University is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Monroe Mayor Mark Kruzan Area    - City 51. ... For other degrees, see Academic degree. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15[1]. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. ...


Bartender to dot-com billionaire

In 1982, Cuban moved to Dallas, Texas. Cuban first found work as a bartender,[10][11] then as a salesperson for Your Business Software, one of the first PC software retailers in Dallas. He was terminated less than a year later for not opening the store on time while out making a sales call finalizing a large software purchase with a customer.[11] “Dallas” redirects here. ...


Cuban started a company, MicroSolutions, with support from his previous customers from Your Business Software. MicroSolutions was initially a system integrator and software reseller. The company was an early proponent of technologies such as Carbon Copy, Lotus Notes, and CompuServe.[12] One of the company's largest clients was Perot Systems.[13] In 1990, Cuban sold MicroSolutions to Compuserve—then a subsidiary of H&R Block—for $6 million.[14] He netted approximately $2 million after taxes on the deal.[15] A system integrator is a person or company that specializes in integrating systems. ... A reseller is a company or individual that purchases goods or services with the intention of onselling them rather than consuming or using them. ... Carbon copying, often abbreviated to c. ... Lotus Notes is a client-server collaborative software and e-mail system owned by Lotus Software, of the IBM Software Group. ... CompuServe, (in full, CompuServe Information Services, or CIS), was the first major commercial online service in the United States. ... Perot Systems Corporation NYSE: PER is an information technology services provider based in Plano, Texas. ... CompuServe, (in full, CompuServe Information Services, or CIS), was the first major commercial online service in the United States. ... H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) is the leading tax preparation company in the United States, and claims more than 22 million customers worldwide, with offices in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. ...


In 1995, Cuban and fellow Indiana University alum Todd Wagner started Audionet, combining their mutual interest in college basketball and webcasting. With a single server and ISDN line,[16] Audionet became Broadcast.com in 1998. By 1999, Broadcast.com had grown to 330 employees and annual revenues near $100 million.[17] During the Dot-com boom, Broadcast.com was acquired by Yahoo! for $5.9 billion in Yahoo! stock.[18] Todd R. Wagner (born August 2, 1960 in Gary, Indiana) is an American billionaire entrepreneur who co-founded Broadcast. ... ISDN is also short for isosorbide dinitrate Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) is a type of circuit switched telephone network system, designed to allow digital (as opposed to analog) transmission of voice and data over ordinary telephone copper wires, resulting in better quality and higher speeds, than available with analog... Broadcast. ... Dot-com (also dotcom or redundantly dot. ... “Yahoo” redirects here. ... “Yahoo” redirects here. ...


Billionaire entrepreneur

After the sale, Cuban diversified his wealth to avoid exposure to a market crash.[19] As of 2007, Cuban is #407 on Forbes' "World's Richest People" list, with a net worth of $2.3 billion.[20] The Guinness Book of Records credits Cuban with the "largest single e-commerce transaction," $40 million for his Gulfstream V jet in October 1999.[21] Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton. ... Electronic commerce, EC, e-commerce or ecommerce consists primarily of the distributing, buying, selling, marketing, and servicing of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks. ... The Gulfstream G500 is a private jet aircraft produced by Gulfstream Aerospace, Savannah, Georgia, USA, a General Dynamics company. ...


Cuban continues to work with Wagner in another venture, 2929 Entertainment, which provides vertically integrated production and distribution of films and video.[22] On September 24, 2003, the firm purchased Landmark Theatres, a chain of 58 arthouse movie theaters.[23] The company is also responsible for the updated version of the TV show Star Search, which was broadcast on CBS.[24] 2929 Entertainment released Bubble, a movie directed by Steven Soderbergh, in theaters and on DVD on the same day in January 2006 as a simultaneous release. 2929 Entertainment is a vertically integrated media company with holdings in film and television production, film distribution, theatrical exhibition, home entertainment, television, and syndication. ... It has been suggested that Vertical expansion be merged into this article or section. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The River Oaks Theatre, located east of the River Oaks neighborhood in the River Oaks Shopping Center, is one of Landmark Theatres two Houston, Texas theatres. ... Art film is a film style that began as a European reaction to the classical Hollywood style of film making. ... A typical multiplex (AMC Promenade 16 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, United States). ... Star Search was a television show from 1983 to 1995 hosted by Ed McMahon, which also appeared as a remake in 2003-2004. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Bubble is a movie directed by Steven Soderbergh. ... Steven Andrew Soderbergh (born January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, and Oscar-winning director. ... Simultaneous Release is an experiment with the day-and-date model for releasing movies. ...


Cuban was featured on the cover of the November 2003 premiere issue of Best magazine,[25] announcing the arrival of High Definition Television. Cuban also was co-founder (with Philip Garvin) of HDNet, the first high-definition satellite television network.[26] High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... HDNet is a general interest television channel in the United States, broadcasting exclusively in high-definition format, and available via cable and satellite television. ... For other uses, see Satellite (disambiguation). ...


In February 2004, Cuban announced that he would be working with ABC television to produce a reality television series called The Benefactor. The premise of the six-episode series involved 16 contestants vying to win $1 million by participating in various contests, with their performances being judged by Cuban. It premiered on September 13, 2004 but, due to poor ratings, was cancelled before the full season aired.[27] The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and features ordinary people instead of professional actors. ... The Benefactor was a six-episode (originally eight episodes) U.S. reality television show broadcast on ABC starting on September 13, 2004. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2004 in television involved some significant events. ...


Cuban financially supported Grokster in the Supreme Court case, MGM v. Grokster.[28] He is also a partner in Synergy Sports Technology, a web based basketball scouting and video delivery tool, used by many NBA teams. Grokster Ltd. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the... Holding decision pending Court membership Case opinions Laws applied Copyright Act of 1976 MGM Studios, Inc. ...


Recently, Cuban has spearheaded ventures in the social software and distributed networking industries. He's an owner of IceRocket, a search engine which scours the blogosphere for content.[29] Cuban is also a partner in RedSwoosh[30] — a company which uses peer-to-peer technology to deliver rich media, including video and software to a user's PC. He was also an investor in Weblogs, Inc. which was acquired by AOL.[31] It has been suggested that History of social software be merged into this article or section. ... IceRocket is an Internet search engine specialized in searching blogs. ... Blogosphere is a collective term encompassing all blogs and their interconnections. ... Weblogs, Inc. ... For other uses, see AOL (disambiguation). ...


In 2005, Cuban invested in Brondell Inc., a San Francisco startup making a high-tech toilet seat called a Swash that works like a bidet but mounts on a standard toilet. "People tend to approach technology the same way," Cuban joked, "whether it's in front of them, or behind them."[32] He also invested in Goowy Media Inc., a San Diego internet software startup. “San Francisco” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Toilet (disambiguation). ... A toilet (left) and a bidet (right). ... “San Diego” redirects here. ...


In April 2006, Sirius Satellite Radio announced that Cuban would host his own weekly radio talk show, Mark Cuban's Radio Maverick.[33] However, the show has not materialized. Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ...


In July 2006, Cuban financed Sharesleuth.com,[34] a web site created by former St. Louis Post-Dispatch investigative reporter Christopher Carey to uncover fraud and misinformation in publicly traded companies. Experimenting with a new business model for making online journalism financially viable, Cuban disclosed he would take positions in the shares of companies mentioned in Sharesleuth.com in advance of publication. Business and legal analysts questioned the appropriateness of shorting a stock prior to making public pronouncements which are likely to result in losses in that stock's value. Cuban insisted that the practice is legal in view of full disclosure.[35][36][37]


Dallas Mavericks

Ownership

On January 14, 2000, Cuban purchased a majority stake in the NBA Dallas Mavericks basketball team for $285 million from H. Ross Perot, Jr.[38][39] is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... “NBA” redirects here. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... H. Ross Perot Jr. ...


In the 20 years before Cuban bought the team, the Mavs had a winning percentage of 40%, and playoff record of 21-32. The team had never advanced beyond early rounds in the playoffs.[40] [41] In the six years following, the team has won 69% of their regular season games and have reached the playoffs each season. The Mavs playoff record with Cuban is 39 wins and 40 losses, including their first trip to the NBA Finals in 2006, where they lost to the Miami Heat.[42] Logo of the NBA Finals. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ...


Historically, NBA team owners publicly play more passive roles and watch basketball games from skyboxes; Cuban sits alongside fans while donning team jerseys. Cuban flies his private airplane, a Gulfstream Aerospace Gulfstream V to attend away games. His ownership has been described by the media as the ultimate fan fantasy successfully coming true.[43] Airplane and Aeroplane redirect here. ... Gulfstream G200 Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is a producer of several models of private jets. ... The Gulfstream G500 is a private jet aircraft produced by Gulfstream Aerospace, Savannah, Georgia, USA, a General Dynamics company. ...


NBA policy maverick

Cuban's ownership has been the source of extensive media attention and controversy involving league policies.[44]


Cuban has been fined by the NBA, mostly for critical statements about the league and referees, at least $1,665,000 for 13 incidents.[45] In a June 30, 2006 interview, Mavericks player Dirk Nowitzki said about Cuban,[46]

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. He's got to improve in that area and not yell at the officials the whole game. I don't think that helps us.... He sits right there by our bench. I think it's a bit much. But we all told him this before. It's nothing new. The game starts, and he's already yelling at them. So he needs to know how to control himself a little.

In an interview with the Associated Press, Cuban said that he matches NBA fines with charitable donations of equal amounts.[47] In a nationally publicized incident, he criticized the league's manager of officials, Ed T. Rush, saying that he, "wouldn't be able to manage a Dairy Queen." When Dairy Queen management took offense, Cuban worked for a day at a Dairy Queen in Coppell, Texas, where fans lined up in the street to get a Blizzard from the owner of the Mavericks.[48] The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... Ed T. Rush Edward Carl T. Rush (born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was a professional basketball referee from 1966 to 1998 in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 28 seasons and three seasons in the American Basketball Association (ABA). ... Dairy Queen (also known as DQ) is an ice-cream shop and fast-food restaurant franchise based in the United States and founded in 1940. ... Coppell is a city in Dallas County, Texas, a suburb and bedroom community of the DFW Metroplex. ...


During the 2005-06 NBA season, Cuban started a booing campaign when former Maverick player Michael Finley returned to play against the Mavs as a member of the San Antonio Spurs.[49] In a playoff series between the Mavericks and Spurs, Cuban cursed Spurs forward Bruce Bowen.[50] and was fined $200,000 by the NBA for rushing onto the court and criticizing NBA officials.[51]. After the 2006 NBA Finals, Cuban was fined $250,000 by the NBA for repeated misconduct following the Mavericks' loss to the Miami Heat in Game Five of the 2006 NBA Finals. The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Bruce Bowen Jr. ... The 2006 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2005-06 National Basketball Association season. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... The 2006 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2005-06 National Basketball Association season. ...


In February 2007, Cuban publicly criticized NBA Finals MVP Dwyane Wade, and declared that he would get fined if he made any comments about what he thought really happened in the 2006 NBA Finals.[52] [53] The NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award is presented to the National Basketball Association (NBA) player in the NBA Finals that is seen as contributing the most to the series. ... Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr. ... The 2006 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2005-06 National Basketball Association season. ...


Other sports businesses

In 2005, Cuban expressed interest in buying the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins[54]. In 2006, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Cuban had joined an investment group with Dan Marino, Andy Murstein, and Walnut Capital principals Gregg Perelman and Todd Reidbord to acquire the Pittsburgh Penguins.[55]. // Athletics Mens 100 metres - Asafa Powell of Jamaica sets a new world record of 9. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also known simply as the PG, is the largest daily newspaper serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. // The paper began publication on July 29, 1786, with the encouragement of Hugh Henry Brackenridge as a four-page weekly, initially called The Gazette. ... Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


At World Wrestling Entertainment's 2003 Survivor Series, Cuban was involved in a staged altercation with RAW GM Eric Bischoff and RAW Superstar Randy Orton.[56] World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Survivor Series 2003 was the seventeenth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Eric Aaron Bischoff (born May 27, 1955[1]), is a former professional wrestling booker and on-screen personality, most known for serving as President of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and later on-air General Manager of World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand. ... Randal Randy Keith Orton[1] (born on April 1, 1980), nicknamed The Legend Killer, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. ...


Cuban has also expressed interest in owning a Major League Baseball team, such as the Pittsburgh Pirates[57] or the Chicago Cubs[58] It was announced in April 2007 that the Cubs will go on sale once the Chicago Tribune's sale to Sam Zell is finalized, but Cuban refused to speculate on purchasing the club when it was not officially on the market. [59] On July 12, 2007, Cuban sent in an application to MLB to purchase the Chicago Cubs, which along with Wrigley Field and the Cubs Television Contract could go as high as $1 billion. [60] On October 8, 2007, he said he would likely bid on the team, calling it "an opportunity [he] couldn't let slip by".[61] MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 11, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Other nicknames The Bucs, The Buccos... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Samuel Sam Zell (born September 1941) is a U.S.-born billionaire and real estate entrepreneur. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ...


In May 2007, a possible new American football league called the UFL being set up by Wall Street businessman Bill Hambrecht was announced, including possible team ownership of a Las Vegas franchise by Cuban. [62] [63] For the league that operated in the 1960s, see United Football League (1960s). ... Elaborate marble facade of NYSE as seen from the intersection of Broad and Wall Streets For other uses, see Wall Street (disambiguation). ... Bill Hambrecht (born 1935) is an American investment banker and chairman of W.R. Hambrecht & Co. ... Vegas redirects here. ...


On September 3, 2007 Cuban was cited as having interest in obtaining the services of Fedor Emelianenko, mixed martial arts' reigning PRIDE FC Heavyweight champion and undisputed #1 MMA Heavyweight fighter in the world. Citation Sherdog.com Fedor Emelianenko (IPA: , Russian: Фёдор Емельяненко, sometimes romanized as Fyodor Yemelyanenko[8]), born September 28, 1976, is a Russian heavyweight mixed martial artist and the current PRIDE heavyweight champion. ... For the fighting styles that combine different arts, see hybrid martial arts. ... Pride logo PRIDE or PRIDE Fighting Championships is a mixed martial arts organization based in Japan. ...


On September 12, 2007 Cuban said that he was in talks with the Vince, Linda and Stephanie and Shane McMahon of the World Wrestling Entertainment in creating a mixed martial arts company that would compete with Ultimate Fighting Championship. [64] Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... Linda Marie Edwards-McMahon (born October 4, 1948 in New Bern, North Carolina) is the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Stephanie Marie McMahon-Levesque[1] (born September 24, 1976) better known by her maiden name Stephanie McMahon, is World Wrestling Entertainments Executive Vice President of Talent and Creative Writing. ... Shane Brandon McMahon[3][2] (born January 15, 1970)[1] is an American executive and part-time professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article covers the organization itself. ...


Dancing with the Stars

Cuban is one of the 12 contestants on the 5th season of the ABC Show Dancing with the Stars [65] Kym Johnson, returning for her 3rd season, is Cuban's partner [66] As of October 8, 2007, they have survived three weeks. Countries with their own version Dancing with the Stars is the name for a number of international television series based on the format of the British series Strictly Come Dancing. ... Kym Johnson (born 1977) is an Australian former professional ballroom dancer, model, and television celebrity. ...


Family and personal interests

In September 2002, Cuban married Tiffany Stewart, an advertising executive, in a private ceremony in Barbados.[67] The couple had their first child in September 2004. The family also has a cat, Meshugana.[8] In June 2007, Cuban underwent hip replacement surgery.


Cuban is an admirer of Objectivist philosophy and author/philosopher Ayn Rand: [68] "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."[69] His political views lean towards libertarianism, [70] however, he holds a position on a centrist Unity08 political organization's advisory council.[71] Objectivism is the philosophical system developed by Russian-American philosopher and writer Ayn Rand. ... Ayn Rand (IPA: , February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1905 – March 6, 1982), born Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum (Russian: ), was a Russian-born American novelist and philosopher,[1] known for creating a philosophy she named Objectivism and for writing the novels We the Living, The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged and the... For the film, see The Fountainhead (film). ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ... Unity08 is an American political reform movement that aims to offer all voters an opportunity to directly engage in politics by ranking the most crucial issues facing the country, discussing them with the candidates and engaging in an online, secure vote to nominate a bipartisan alternative to the Democratic Party...


Cuban started the Fallen Patriot Fund to help families of U.S. military persons killed or injured during the Iraq War, personally matching the first $1 million in contributions with funds from the Mark Cuban Foundation.[72] For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ...


Film and television appearances

Acting roles

  • Breaking the F-ing Rules (2007 film) as "Seamus"
  • All In (2006 film) as himself
  • Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006 film) as "Drop Squad Coach"
  • Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series, 2000) as "Mark Smith"
  • Lost at Sea (1995 film) as "Villain"
  • Talking About Sex (1994 film) as "Macho Mark"

As himself

  • Dancing With The Stars (2007)
  • The Loop (TV Series, 2007)
  • The Benefactor (2004), a TV Series starring Cuban.
  • Cuban has also made many appearances as himself in movies and other television shows.[73]

See also

Broadcast. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ...

References

  1. ^ Mark Cuban at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ The Dot-Com Billionaire: Mark Cuban
  3. ^ NBA biography
  4. ^ HDnet Press Release December 16, 2003
  5. ^ Tom D'Angelo. "Cuban a unique NBA owner", Palm Beach Post, June 8, 2006. 
  6. ^ John Strubel. Mark Cuban: Pittsburgh's Dream Owner. TheBaseballReport.com.
  7. ^ a b Time Magazine: A Bigger Screen for Mark Cuban, April 22, 2002
  8. ^ a b The Maverick
  9. ^ http://alumni.indiana.edu/magazine/issues/200411/
  10. ^ Blog Maverick: Success and Motivation, Part 1
  11. ^ a b Blog Maverick: Success and Motivation, You only have to be right once!
  12. ^ VAR Business - Mark Cuban: A Success Story You Can Relate To
  13. ^ BlogMaverick: A little bit of history….Lotus Notes
  14. ^ Losing's not an option for Cuban.
  15. ^ A 'must read' by Maverick owner Mark Cuban
  16. ^ Q&A With Mark Cuban
  17. ^ Gale Group Newsletter Database
  18. ^ Yahoo completes Broadcast.com acquisition
  19. ^ http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/63/fasttalk.html
  20. ^ http://www.forbes.com/lists/2007/10/07billionaires_The-Worlds-Billionaires_Rank_17.html
  21. ^ Guiness World Records
  22. ^ Holdings
  23. ^ Mark Cuban buys Landmark
  24. ^ 2929 Productions at IMDb
  25. ^ Best Stuff and Primedia Launch Best
  26. ^ HDNet, Only All-High Definition National Television Network, Launches on DIRECTV
  27. ^ The Benefactor
  28. ^ Mark Cuban to Finance Grokster's Fight
  29. ^ Mark Cuban to relaunch IceRocket
  30. ^ RedSwoosh latest video file-sharing entrant, to raise $5M+
  31. ^ AOL Acquires Weblogs, Inc.
  32. ^ Clean living
  33. ^ Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban to Host Talk Show Exclusively On SIRIUS Satellite Radio
  34. ^ Mark Cuban Invests In New Investigative Journalism Site
  35. ^ Cuban's made his agenda crystal clear
  36. ^ And it looked so good
  37. ^ Money is Good
  38. ^ Cuban, unembargoed
  39. ^ NBA press release
  40. ^ Dallas Mavericks 1980-
  41. ^ Sports Network
  42. ^ http://www.nba.com/finals2006/
  43. ^ All fun and games for Cuban
  44. ^ The NBA's True Maverick
  45. ^ ABCnews: Cuban Slammed with $250,000 Fine
  46. ^ Sefko, Eddie. "Dirk to Cuban: Chill out", The Dallas Morning News, 2006-07-01. Retrieved on 2006-07-04. 
  47. ^ Cuban fined $250,000 for tirade, The Associated Press, June 21, 2006
  48. ^ Mavs owner serves smiles and ice cream
  49. ^ Finley's 'act' turns off Cuban
  50. ^ Spurs' Bowen adds to Dallas' frustration
  51. ^ http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=ap-mavericks-cubanfined&prov=ap&type=lgns
  52. ^ "Nowitzki won't comment on Wade's criticism"
  53. ^ http://www.blogmaverick.com/2006/06/22/i-know-you-are-but-what-am-i/
  54. ^ Cuban, Marino to buy Pens?
  55. ^ Anderson, Shelly (June 28, 2006). Cuban, Marino join N.Y. group in bid for the Penguins. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  56. ^ Superstars upset over Mark Cuban segment, SD treated differently, more
  57. ^ Cuban interested if Pirates for sale
  58. ^ Mariotti, Jay (May 30, 2006). Pitiful Cubs could use a maverick owner. Chicago Sun-Times.
  59. ^ Cuban says he won't speculate on Cubs sale. ESPN (April 10, 2007).
  60. ^ "Mark Cuban Applies to Buy Chicago Cubs", AP, July 13, 2007
  61. ^ If he buys Cubs, Cuban wants to be bleacher bum
  62. ^ Report: New football league on the way. NBC Sports (May 30, 2007).
  63. ^ First and Long — Very Long. New York Times (June 3, 2007).
  64. ^ Cuban sees bright future for MMA. ESPN/Sherdog (2007). Retrieved on 2007-09-14.
  65. ^ http://abc.go.com/primetime/dancingwiththestars/
  66. ^ http://abc.go.com/primetime/dancingwiththestars/
  67. ^ Dime Magazine
  68. ^ Mark Cuban's Crush On Ayn Rand
  69. ^ My First Literary Crush
  70. ^ Mark Cuban - Libertarian
  71. ^ Advisory Council | Unity08
  72. ^ Fallen Patriot Fund
  73. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1171860/

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