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Born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1958, Mark Cuban is one of America’s most well known entrepreneurs and investors.
Raised in a Jewish working-class family, Cuban’s father was a furniture upholsterer and his mother moved between different jobs.
He took his first steps into business at just 12 years old, selling garbage bags in an attempt to save the money he needed for an expensive pair of basketball shoes.
At 16, Mark Cuban was already learning to take advantage of the market, getting around the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette strike by running newspapers from Cleveland to Pittsburgh.
Mark Cuban chose the Kelley School of Business at the University of Indiana for his degree in Management without even visiting the campus, as it “had the least expensive tuition of all the business schools on the top 10 list.” After graduating, Cuban moved to Dallas, TX in 1982, working first in a bar and then as a software salesman for Your Business Software, one of the earliest PC software retailers in Dallas.
After being fired for pursuing his own business interests over those of Your Business Software, Cuban founded his own company called MicroSolutions.
With the support of customers from his previous job, MicroSolutions quickly grew to more than $30million in revenue. Cuban sold it for $6million in 1990 and ploughed the profits into Broadcast.com, a live-streaming service.
Cuban began to diversify his investments to avoid exposure to a market crash.
From Landmark Theaters to Magnolia Pictures and the Dallas Mavericks NBA team, Mark Cuban has also invested in dozens of start-up companies through the ABC reality series, Shark Tank.
He wrote How to Win at the Sport of Business in 2011 about his experiences in sport and business.
With an estimated worth of $4.1 billion in 2019, Cuban is an incredibly motivated and astute businessman. So here are the best Mark Cuban quotes to inspire you to work hard and go for greatness.
Mark Cuban Quotes
We hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of Mark Cuban quotes! This entrepreneur-investor is proof that you can transform your ideas and passions into profits if you put the work in, stay motivated, and never get disheartened by failure.
Whatever Mark Cuban chooses to do next, we’re sure it’ll be a success, and wish you the same too.
*This post was originally published on February 21, 2015, and updated on April 6th, 2020 with more great quotes.