Mark Cuban
Biography
• Born in Pittsburgh, PA on July 31 1958
• Owner of the Dallas Mavericks, a NBA
  basketball team and owner of H...
Early Years
• Founded MicroSolutions which deals with
  system software and integrators; founded
  technologies such as ca...
Billionaire Entrepreneur
• Forbes listed him as the 296th richest
  man
• Holds single largest eCommerce
  transaction wit...
Dallas Mavericks
• Took over ownership of the Mavericks on
  January 15 2000 for $285 million
• Drastically improved their...
HDNet
• This is the first high definition television
  satellite network
• Co-founder with Phillip Garvin
• Continues to b...
2929 Entertainment
• Co-founder with Todd Wagner
• Provides vertically integrated the production
  and the distribution of...
Other interests of Cuban
• Has had interest in buying other sports
  teams. Those include the Pittsburgh
  Penguins of the...
Continued
• Those the UFL’s games will be
  broadcast on Cuban’s HDNet and he
  will possibly own a new expansion
  team i...
Recap
• Cuban’s interest go far beyond being a sports
  owner. He is the founder of a HDTV service
  and has produced many...
Works Cited
•   Chad, Norman. "Cuban won't be quiet much longer." LexisNexis(TM). 23 Apr. 2007. Web. 8
    Oct. 2009. <htt...
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Mark Cuban

  1. 1. Mark Cuban
  2. 2. Biography • Born in Pittsburgh, PA on July 31 1958 • Owner of the Dallas Mavericks, a NBA basketball team and owner of HDNet, which is a HDTV cable network • Left high school early to enroll at Pittsburgh University then later transferred to Indiana University
  3. 3. Early Years • Founded MicroSolutions which deals with system software and integrators; founded technologies such as carbon copy, lotus notes and CompuServe • Then founded Broadcast.com which dealt with college sports and web casting which became part of yahoo sports after Cuban sold it for $5.9 Billion in yahoo stock
  4. 4. Billionaire Entrepreneur • Forbes listed him as the 296th richest man • Holds single largest eCommerce transaction with his $40 million jet • Has ventures in the social software and distributed networking industries
  5. 5. Dallas Mavericks • Took over ownership of the Mavericks on January 15 2000 for $285 million • Drastically improved their winning percentage over his time of being owner • Different than most owners who sit in the box, Cuban sits right next to the team and is very active during games.
  6. 6. HDNet • This is the first high definition television satellite network • Co-founder with Phillip Garvin • Continues to bring multiple shows, movies, political events, documentaries and sporting events in HD all over the globe • Only broadcasts in HD and is available on both cable and satellite TV’s
  7. 7. 2929 Entertainment • Co-founder with Todd Wagner • Provides vertically integrated the production and the distribution of films and other videos • In 2004 purchased Landmark Theaters which has 58 arthouse movie theaters • Has produced one movie, Bubble which came out in 2006 • Also responsible for recreating the CBS show Starsearch
  8. 8. Other interests of Cuban • Has had interest in buying other sports teams. Those include the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL and either the Pittsburgh Pirates or the Chicago Cubs of the MLB • Cuban was also rumored to own a new football team in a new professional football league in Las Vegas
  9. 9. Continued • Those the UFL’s games will be broadcast on Cuban’s HDNet and he will possibly own a new expansion team in either 2010 or 2011 • Talks with the McMahon’s (a wrestling family) to create a mixed martial arts to compete with the UFC
  10. 10. Recap • Cuban’s interest go far beyond being a sports owner. He is the founder of a HDTV service and has produced many online sports database companies that were later sold to bigger search engines • Cuban also has broadened his basketball ownership to try and own sports in hockey, baseball and even fighting leagues
  11. 11. Works Cited • Chad, Norman. "Cuban won't be quiet much longer." LexisNexis(TM). 23 Apr. 2007. Web. 8 Oct. 2009. <http://web.lexis- nexis.com/scholastic/document?_m=16b9c52a8bc003336551cbb53e28a289&_docnum=89 &wchp=dGLzVlz-zSkVk&_md5=d47c07a24cd2f690a39dd2f390ba882c>. • "Cuban wins bid to toss out SEC claim." LexisNexis(TM). 18 July 2009. Web. 8 Oct. 2009. <http://web.lexis- nexis.com/scholastic/document?_m=689ce5830011499a229c58fdccd2ed04&_docnum=38 &wchp=dGLzVlz-zSkVk&_md5=989fd75a2fe3b9daa546df50b90a3845>. • "Mark Cuban -." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia, 4 Oct. 2009. Web. 08 Oct. 2009. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Cuban>. • Mark Cuban. Digital image. Ceoworld magazine. 19 July 2009. Web. 8 Oct. 2009. <http://ceoworld.biz/ceo/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/mark-cuban-owner-of-the-dallas- mavericks.jpg>. • Stross, Randall. "Cuban missing the Big Picture?" LexisNexis(TM). 18 Dec. 2005. Web. 8 Oct. 2009. <http://web.lexis- nexis.com/scholastic/document?_m=e9eaccba14c8b2a96556bc6cfab70e48&_docnum=116 &wchp=dGLzVlz-zSkVk&_md5=e7c997320d48a9f5b2ec67cd908fb5bf>.

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