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Mark Cuban is the owner of the National Basketball Association’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, Magnolia Pictures, and the Chairman of the HDTV cable network HDNet. He is also a “shark” investor on the television series Shark Tank.
In 2011, Cuban wrote an e-book, How to Win at the Sport of Business, in which he chronicles his life experiences in business and sports.
Mark Cuban was an entrepreneur from the early age of 12, when he sold garbage bags door-to-door. Today, Mark is the highly successful entrepreneur and investor who co-founded Broadcast.com, the leading provider of multimedia and streaming on the Internet, in 1995, selling it to Yahoo! in 1999, and MicroSolutions, a leading National Systems Integrator, in 1983, and later selling it to CompuServe.
Named a winner in GQ Magazine’s 2006 “Men of the Year” and included in the New York Times Magazine’s “Year in Ideas,” Mark Cuban is recognized as being among the most influential people in both the cable and sports industries.
Mark may be best known for his purchase of the Dallas Mavericks in 2000. Under his leadership, the team’s home games have become a total entertainment experience. Despite initial criticism, he added more to the usual game-day experience by introducing original video content, advanced technology and unique entertainment options. His successful efforts have been recognized as bringing a sense of pride and passion to the fans.
Today, in addition to his ownership of the Mavericks, Mark Cuban is an active investor in leading and cutting-edge technologies and continues to be a sought-after keynote speaker.
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Currently, Mark Cuban is the owner and chairman of HDNet, one of the few remaining independently owned and operated TV Networks in the U.S. and the first in the world to be programmed exclusively in high definition. Mark takes personal responsibility for the programming, creating a unique schedule of creative and original programs, outperforming networks owned by much larger corporations and those with much greater distribution.
Taking this process one step further, Mark created the “Ultra VOD” platform for movies, releasing movies to video-on-demand on both cable and satellite up to four weeks prior to their release in theaters.
Mark Cuban graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in 1981 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.