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Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban

Formal First Name
Mark
Dates
1958 - present

Mark Cuban is a well-known entrepreneur, investor, and media proprietor. He has been a natural businessman from the age of 12, selling garbage bags door-to-door. Since his acquisition of the Dallas Mavericks in 2000, Cuban has overseen the Mavs competing in the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history in 2006. He holds multiple patents, including a VR solution for vestibular-induced dizziness, and a method for counting objects on the ground from a drone. Cuban gives back to the communities that promoted his success through The Mark Cuban Foundation.

  • Mark Cuban has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.
  • During the peak of the internet bubble, Mark Cuban organized a collar trade to hedge his immense exposure to Yahoo. Despite the fact that Yahoo eventually blows through the strike price on his call options, Cuban is delighted with exiting that trade at the price he did while at the same time protecting himself from a market completely detached from fundamentals. 
  • He is the executive producer on movies that have been nominated for 7 Academy Awards: Good Night and Good Luck, and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.