Mark Cuban is the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and a star of the popular TV show Shark Tank. With a combination of knowledge, business savvy street smarts, and a few wise investments, Cuban is climbing the ranks as one of the wealthiest people in the world.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Mark Cuban has an estimated net worth of approximately $5 billion. That makes him the 5th richest person in Texas and the 169th richest in the world. So how did Mark Cuban make his money?

Who Is Mark Cuban?

Mark Cuban was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on July 31, 1958. He grew up in a middle-class Jewish family. His mother was a homemaker, and his father worked in an auto upholstery store.

According to a 2014 interview with Bloomberg, Cuban’s life changed instantly when his Dad wouldn’t buy him a new pair of shoes. If you want a new pair of sneakers, you need a job, and you can buy them.

Cuban began selling packs of garbage bags to families in the neighborhood. Why? Because everyone needs garbage bags.

Cuban skipped his senior year of high school by enrolling at the University of Pittsburgh. And within a year, he transferred to Indiana University, where his entrepreneurial journey continued.

There, Mark offered dance classes to students and rented space from a nearby bar to hold disco parties. And eventually, he graduated with a degree in business administration.

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