Entrepreneur. Tech Giant. Shark. Billionaire. Genius. These are just a few words that describe the one and only, Mark Cuban. The master of tech and business continually increases his value year-over-year. But we’re curious, where does someone with all the money in the world live? Probably in a ridiculously big mansion, right? You’re in luck because we have all the details on Mark Cuban’s house!
Where does Mark Cuban live?
Mark Cuban lives in Preston Hollow, a very wealthy neighborhood of Dallas, Texas. Other notable residents of the famous town include former President George W. Bush and pro golfer Jordan Spieth. You may even find a bunch of Dallas Cowboys living there from time-to-time.
Cuban’s single-family home is fit for a billionaire. Built in 1997, the 23,676 square-foot mansion sits on 7 acres and has ten bedrooms and 16 bathrooms. It’s valued at an astonishing $19 million and spans a massive portion of the block where it sits. He paid $17.6 million in 1999.
As you drive into the gates, there’s a multiple-car garage to the right. It looks more like a house – not very garage-y! The main house wraps around a large driveway where a fountain sits in the center.
The backyard is HUGE – from the full-sized tennis court to the pool and pool house, there is no lack of play time and space for Mark’s kids. The backyard is also home to a guests house in the far right corner of the property. Again, it looks more like a full-size “normal person” house instead of a guest house.
The inside of the home is quite mysterious. What we do know is that as soon as he bought it he immediately installed a state-of-the-art sound system. We also know that the home has a wine cellar and 5 wet bars. Sounds like quite the party!
Oh, and his home office. It’s kinda messy…well, super messy.
How much is Mark Cuban worth?
Mark Cuban is one of the wealthiest men in America. His net worth is estimated to be $3.8 billion. Yes, I said billion. That’s the kind of money it takes to own a powerhouse NBA team…oh, and to be a Shark!
How did Mark Cuban make his money?
With as much of it, we wondered – where did Mark Cuban get his money from? Let’s start from the beginning. Who is Mark Cuban – Biography of a Billionaire:
When was Mark Cuban Born?
Cuban was born on July 31, 1958, in Pittsburgh, PA to Norton and Shirley Cuban. He belonged to a working-class, Jewish family. His dad an automobile upholsterer and his mom had a different life goal every week, so she worked many various odd jobs.
He moved to Dallas, TX in 1982 where he worked as a bartender and then a PC software retailer. However, he was fired when he was busier meeting new clients than remembering actually to open the store.
Cuban then started his own company called MicroSolutions, a system integrator and software reseller. In 1990, he sold his company to CompuServe for $6 million, becoming a millionaire at the age of 32.
A few years later, he invested in his friend’s company, Audionet, which eventually became Broadcast.net, which specialized in webcasting. During the dot-com boom, he sold the company to Yahoo! for $5.7 billion in Yahoo! stock, officially catapulting him into billionaire status. So, how did Mark Cuban become a billionaire? That Yahoo! deal is how Mark Cuban got rich!
Since then, the 6’3 businessman has invested in many different business ventures and owns many different companies, including Magnolia Pictures and the Dallas Mavericks NBA team.
Where did Mark Cuban go to college?
To say Mark Cuban was an overachiever is a bit of an understatement. When it came to school, he really went for it.
During his junior year of high school, he started taking psychology classes at the University of Pittsburgh. He decided to skip his senior year altogether and enroll full-time at the University of Pittsburgh. He transferred to Indiana University for his sophomore year and graduated in 1981.
What sports teams does Mark Cuban own?
It’s no secret that Mark Cuban is a huge sports fan. So, in 2000, he bought the Dallas Mavericks from Ross Perot Jr. for $285 million.
Unfortunately, his foray into professional basketball wasn’t great in the beginning. For years, the team, its players, and its coaches just couldn’t get the job done. They didn’t make the playoffs in years, and no one really cared. The franchise needed a major attitude adjustment.
Cuban came in with his signature enthusiasm and assertiveness and whipped the franchise into shape. He changed the culture of the team. He drafted and traded for new players. He built a new arena. He would sit courtside among the fans instead of in a box. Dallas was completely on board.
What year did the Mavericks win an NBA Championship?
The complete turnaround of the team was solidified when they made the playoffs in 2001 and then in 2002 with a record 57 regular season wins. They made it to the NBA Finals in 2006 but lost to the Miami Heat. But finally, in 2011, the Mavericks won the NBA Championship, beating the Heat.
Since then, the team has struggled. But Cuban is still their fearless leader.
Who is Mark Cuban’s wife?
Cuban met Tiffany Cuban at the gym in 1997. At the time she was a 27-year-old advertising executive. While they dealt with many scheduling conflicts, they made their relationship work. Tiffany has been quoted as saying she exercised a lot of patience with him because Cuban just can’t “turn it off.”
The couple married in 2002 in Barbados with only 20 close family and friends in attendance. They have been married ever since.
They have three children. They have a daughter, Alexis Sofia, born in 2003; another daughter, Alyssa, born in 2006; and a son, Jake, born in 2010.
How many times has Mark Cuban been married?
Only once! Same for Tiffany! #Goals
Is Mark Cuban a nice guy?
Although intense and very driven, Mark Cuban has a reputation for being incredibly kind. Many people love him for the guy’s guy person he has. He’s just a cool dude who happens to have loads of cash.
Is Mark Cuban gay?
As far as we know, NO. He is happily married to his wife and any rumor that he is gay has never been substanciated. #WhoCares
How do you get on Shark Tank?
Mark Cuban has been a “Shark” on Shark Tank since the show started in 2009.
Aspiring entrepreneurs seek investments for their business or product from a panel of potential investors, called “Sharks.” The show is basically a pitch meeting where you get five chances to make your case for an investment all at once.
Besides Cuban, other regular Sharks are Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Lori Greiner, and Daymond John. Even though the Sharks are paid for their appearance on the show, any investment they make is their own money.
So, how do you get into the shark tank?
Well, first, you need a product or business. Next, you simply go to the show’s page on ABC.com. There, you can either send them an email or look for their list of open casting calls. Remember, this is a television show, so ultimately, they’re looking for someone who can be good TV. You may have a great product, but if you have a dull personality, they probably won’t cast you. So, show off your personality from the beginning!