The Fabulous Life Of Mavs Owner Mark Cuban

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Mark Cuban lives a life most people envy. After selling his dot com company in the late nineties for $5.9 billion, Cuban has been able to live large. And live large, he has.

But who is Mark Cuban? How did he get to where he is today?

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title=”Just like everyone else, Cuban had humble beginnings. After graduating from the University of Indiana, he took a job as a bartender in Dallas”
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title=”So this is when Cuban decided to take matters in his own hands”
content=”Cuban’s first business was called MicroSolutions. But a few years later, in 1990, Cuban sold this company to CompuServ for $6 million.

But what really got Cuban his money was his next endeavour…”
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title=”Broadcast.com was Cuban’s big moneymaker”
content=”Cuban started Audionet.com with his college friend, which eventually turned into Broadcast.com. The idea for Broadcast.com was to put live sporting events online for anyone to listen to.

By 1999, Cuban grew the company to $13.5 million revenue in the second quarter during the dot com boom.

And then, Yahoo! picked it up for $5.9 BILLION in ’99 just before the dot com crash.”
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title=”So here’s what Cuban did with $5.9 BILLION”
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title=”In 2004, he hosted his own reality show called The Benefactor, kind of like Trump’s The Apprentice, but this winner got $1 million”
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