How Mark Cuban Became a Billionaire

Alex Hamm February 4, 2015 4
How Mark Cuban Became a Billionaire

Mark Cuban is one my favorite individuals in the entire world. I recently set a goal to be “one notch cooler” than Mark during my life time. Now, although this is in no way a measurable goal, it demonstrates my and everyone else’s adoration for Cuban and his ability to turn anything he touches into gold.

Mark Cuban was a born-entrepreneur. He was one of those individuals that just seemed to be lucky enough to be born with the traits of success and business know-how.

“Mark was an entrepreneur before the word was invented”. -Brian Cuban; Brother

His first business started when he just a teenager, where he would buy and sell stamps for astronomical profit margins. In the video you’ll watch below, you’ll hear about how he made one purchase for 25 cents and turned it into $50! Insane profit margins for just a kid out of Pennsylvania, am I right?

By the time he was in college, Mark had already started multiple other businesses, including a disco business and a bar on campus called Motley’s. The bar was eventually shut down, but not before Cuban made it a wild success.

During his early twenties, Cuban had what many would call “his first big success”. He started Micro Solutions, a software company out of Dallas, TX that was eventually sold for $6 million.

After a short hiatus and some hard partying and traveling, Mark returned to the world of business and launched the startup that most people know him for, 

In the video below, you’ll learn much more about the life a the billionaire sports fanatic and what allowed him to soar to success in so many different industries. Enjoy…


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    Armando Alejandro February 8, 2015 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    Very nice… Mark definitely knows what it takes..

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    DEBRA GIFFORD February 11, 2015 at 12:08 am - Reply

    Great story about Mark Cuban, a man I also admire! Love him and Lori on Shark Tank.

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    Go-Content February 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    This is a great article about Mark Cuban. I am definitely an entrepreneur, nothing remotely like Mark, but he has always inspired me. Shark Tank is one of my favorite shows and the companies he invests in on that show always end up being super successful. He will always be the man to watch.

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