Mark Cuban's Net Worth | The Billion-Dollar Life of a Shark

Net Worth: $4.3 Billion
Real Name: Mark Cuban
Born: July 31, 1958
Age: 63 years old
Height: 6ft & 2in / 1.89m
Astrological Sign: Leo ♌
Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Most Famous For: Shark Tank
Last Updated: 2021

Billionaire investor and entrepreneur, Mark Cuban has made a splash as the biggest investing «shark» on ABC’s popular reality television series, Shark Tank, but there is so much more to this shrewd businessman.

«I worked hard and smarter than most people in the businesses I have been in.» — Mark Cuban

He also owns the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, serves as chairman for AXS-TV, and co-owns 2929 Entertainment. He wrote an e-book in 2011 titled, How to Win at the Sport of Business. In it, he describes what he has experienced in the business and sports worlds.

Cuban’s Early Life

Mark Cuban's Net Worth | The Billion-Dollar Life of a Shark

Mark Cuban was born on July 31, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was raised in a working-class Jewish family in the suburb of Mount Lebanon. Cuban’s father, Norton, worked as an automobile upholsterer and his mother, Shirley, changed jobs often. Mark Cuban started off in business at an early age.

«I have always been selling. I always had something going on. That was just my nature.» — Mark Cuban

When he was twelve years old, he began working selling garbage bags, so he could afford to buy an expensive pair of basketball shoes. At the age of sixteen, he ran newspapers from Cleveland to Pittsburgh when the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was on strike.

What Mark Cuban Is Really Worth

Mark Cuban's Net Worth | The Billion-Dollar Life of a Shark

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in management, Cuban started MicroSolutions. In 1990, he sold the company for $6 million to CompuServe His involvement in the dot-com industry for over 35 years, along with his sports ownership, has helped him amass a hefty fortune.

«I don’t care what anyone says. Being rich is a good thing.» — Mark Cuban

As a regular on Shark Tank, Cuban has built up quite a fan following. He has also appeared on Entourage, Dancing with the Stars, and Sharknado. According to Forbes, the outspoken investment expert is worth around $4.3 billion.

Cuban’s Best Shark Tank Deals

Mark Cuban's Net Worth | The Billion-Dollar Life of a Shark

Anyone who has ever seen Shark Tank knows that Mark Cuban is a man of strong opinions. Of all the investments he has made on the show, he has stated that his favorite is the 2012 Tower Paddle Boards deal. He invested $150,000 in 2012 for a 30 percent stake in the startup company. And, his confidence obviously paid off, since the company has earned over $30 million, as of 2018.

«In my opinion, right now there’s way too much hype on the technologies and not enough attention to the real businesses behind them.» — Mark Cuban

In 2013, he partnered with fellow «shark», Robert Herjavec, to make a $250,000 investment for 35 percent of Nuts ‘N More, a business that makes nut butters, among other products, that have flax seed. His interest in healthy foods helped the business sell over $30 million by 2018.

Where the Richest Shark Lives

Mark Cuban's Net Worth | The Billion-Dollar Life of a Shark

When Mark Cuban first struck it rich, he made a very smart investment in a beautiful mansion. In late 1999, he bought a mansion in the style of French chateau in the wealthy Preston Hollow section of Dallas, Texas.

«Money is a scoreboard where you can rank how you’re doing against other people.» — Mark Cuban

The home measures an impressive 24,000 square feet and cost $13 million. And the really impressive part is that the billionaire and his family still live there. It has ten bedrooms, tennis courts, a pool, and a spa on a roomy seven acres.

A Peek Inside Mark Cuban’s Car Collection

Mark Cuban's Net Worth | The Billion-Dollar Life of a Shark

When it comes to cars, Cuban has an eye for gorgeous machinery. Among his huge car collection is a Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard limousine, which he uses as his daily family ride. The sleek vehicle costs $1.5 million, as if money were a factor for the billionaire and his brood.

«Nice goes much further than mean.» — Mark Cuban

He also enjoys vintage autos, and owns a white 1955 Ford Customline, which he had restored by the well-known Grease Monkey Garage. And, if his fleet of luxury and performance vehicles isn’t enough for him, he can always turn to one of his three private jets. The Gulfstream V alone cost a whopping $40 million, landing it in the Guiness Book of World Records for being the biggest e-commerce purchase in history.

How the Billionaire Vacations

Mark Cuban's Net Worth | The Billion-Dollar Life of a Shark

When Mark Cuban wants to get away from the stress of business, he has a choice of opulent destinations. In 2018, he bought a vacation home in Laguna Beach, California for $19 million. The villa is part of a private community, the exclusive Montage Residences, that boasts a concierge, housekeeping, room service, and a spa.

«To be a billionaire, you have got to get lucky.» — Mark Cuban

It has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, and features walls that open to reveal a fantastic outdoor area with a private pool. The home measures 7,867 square feet and offers the perfect getaway for Cuban and his family.