|Born||July 31, 1958 |
|Occupation||Owner of Dallas Mavericks, co-owner of 2929 Entertainment, and Chairman of HDNet|
|Net worth||▲ $2. Events 30 BC - Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian 's forces but most of his army subsequently Year 1958 ( MCMLVIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Ownership is the state or fact of exclusive rights and control over Property, which may be an object, land/real estate, Intellectual property The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are the professional Basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas Texas 2929 Entertainment is a vertically integrated media company with holdings in film and television production film distribution theatrical exhibition home entertainment television HDNet is a general interest Television channel in the United States, broadcasting exclusively in high-definition format and available via cable 8 Billion|
|Spouse||Tiffany Stewart (2002 - present)|
Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958 in Pittsburgh) is an American billionaire entrepreneur. Events 30 BC - Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian 's forces but most of his army subsequently Year 1958 ( MCMLVIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the This list of the 100 wealthiest people is a list of the world's 100 wealthiest people as of February 11 2008, based on each person's total net worth An entrepreneur is a person who has possession over a company enterprise, or Venture, and assumes significant accountability for the inherent risks and the outcome  He is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, an NBA team, and Chairman of HDNet, an HDTV cable network. The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are the professional Basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas Texas HDNet is a general interest Television channel in the United States, broadcasting exclusively in high-definition format and available via cable High-definition television (HDTV is a Digital television Broadcasting system with higher resolution than traditional television systems (standard-definition This article is about the type of television channel For cable television infrastructure i 
Mark Cuban (his family's last name was shortened from Chabenisky when his grandparents, Russians, arrived at Ellis Island) grew up in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania; a suburb of Pittsburgh in a working class family; his father was an automobile upholsterer. Mt Lebanon is a home rule Municipality in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. Working class is a term used in academic Sociology and in ordinary conversation to describe depending on context and speaker those employed in specific fields or types Upholstery is the work of providing Furniture, especially seats with Padding, springs Webbing, and fabric or Leather  Cuban's first step into the business world occurred at age 12, when he sold garbage bags in order to pay for a pair of expensive basketball shoes.  While in school, he held a variety of jobs, including bartending, disco dancing instructor, and party promotion. Disco is a Genre of dance-oriented music whose origins are hard to define He paid for college by collecting and selling stamps (Philatelic Investment), and once gained about $1,100 from starting a chain letter. Philatelic Investment, the Investment of funds in collectible Postage stamps for the purpose of realizing a profit is a recent phenomenon when compared to A typical chain letter consists of a Message that attempts to induce the recipient to make a number of copies of the letter and then pass them on to as many recipients 
Rather than attending high school for his senior year, Cuban enrolled as a full time student at the University of Pittsburgh, becoming a member of Pi Lambda Phi International Fraternity. The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a non-sectarian coeducational independent state-related, "public" research University Pi Lambda Phi (ΠΛΦ or Pi Lam is a College social fraternity founded by Frederick Manfred Werner Louis Samter Levy and Henry Mark Fisher at Yale University After one year at the University of Pittsburgh, he transferred to Indiana University's Bloomington, Indiana campus and graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Indiana University is the flagship campus of the Indiana University system. Bloomington is a city and the County seat of Monroe County in the south central region of the U A bachelor's degree is usually an Undergraduate Academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three four or in some cases and In Business, administration consists of the performance or management of business operations and thus the making or implementing of major decisions  He played rugby union football while at Indiana, taking up the position of number 8. Overview See also Playing rugby union A rugby union match lasts for 80 minutes (plus stoppage time with a short A Rugby union team is made up of 15 players eight forwards numbered from 1 to 8 and seven backs numbered from 9 to 15
In 1982, Cuban moved to Dallas, Texas. Cuban first found work as a bartender, then as a salesperson for Your Business Software, one of the first PC software retailers in Dallas. He was terminated less than a year later for not opening the store on time while out making a sales call finalizing a large software purchase with a customer. 
Cuban started a company, MicroSolutions, with support from his previous customers from Your Business Software. MicroSolutions was initially a system integrator and software reseller. A system integrator is a person or company that specializes in bringing together component subsystems into a whole and ensuring that those subsystems function together a practice A reseller is a company or individual that purchases goods or services with the intention of reselling them rather than consuming or using them The company was an early proponent of technologies such as Carbon Copy, Lotus Notes, and CompuServe. Carbon copying, often abbreviated to cc, is the technique of using Carbon paper to produce one or more copies simultaneously during the creation of paper documents Lotus Notes is a Client-server, collaborative application developed and sold by IBM Software Group CompuServe, ( CompuServe Information Service, also known by its acronym CIS) was the first major commercial Online service in the United States  One of the company's largest clients was Perot Systems. Perot Systems Corporation ( is an information technology services provider based in Plano, Texas.  In 1990, Cuban sold MicroSolutions to Compuserve—then a subsidiary of H&R Block—for $6 million. CompuServe, ( CompuServe Information Service, also known by its acronym CIS) was the first major commercial Online service in the United States H&R Block ( is a Tax preparation company in the United States claiming more than 22 million customers worldwide with offices in Canada Australia and the United Kingdom  He netted approximately $2 million after taxes on the deal. 
In 1995, Cuban and fellow Indiana University alum Todd Wagner started Audionet, combining their mutual interest in college basketball and webcasting. Todd R Wagner (born August 2, 1960 in Gary Indiana) co-founded Broadcast With a single server and ISDN line, Audionet became Broadcast.com in 1998. Broadcastcom was a Web radio company founded as "AudioNet" in 1992 by Chris Jaeb. By 1999, Broadcast. com had grown to 330 employees and annual revenues near $100 million.  In 1999, during the Dot-com boom, Broadcast. The " dot-com bubble " (or sometimes the " IT bubble " was a speculative bubble covering roughly 1995–2001 (with a climax on March 10 com was acquired by Yahoo! for $5. 9 billion in Yahoo! stock. 
After the sale, Cuban diversified his wealth to avoid exposure to a market crash.  As of 2007, Cuban is #133 on Forbes' "World's Richest People" list, with a net worth of $2. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Forbes is an American Publishing and media company Its flagship publication Forbes magazine is published bi-weekly 8 billion.  The Guinness Book of Records credits Cuban with the "largest single e-commerce transaction," $40 million for his Gulfstream V jet in October 1999. Guinness World Records, known until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records (and in previous U Electronic commerce, commonly known as e-commerce' or eCommerce, consists of the buying and selling of products or services over electronic WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout 
Cuban continues to work with Wagner in another venture, 2929 Entertainment, which provides vertically integrated production and distribution of films and video. 2929 Entertainment is a vertically integrated media company with holdings in film and television production film distribution theatrical exhibition home entertainment television In Microeconomics and Management, the term vertical integration describes a style of Management control.  On September 24, 2003, the firm purchased Landmark Theatres, a chain of 58 arthouse movie theaters. Events 622 - Prophet Muhammad completes his hegira from Mecca to Medina. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Landmark Theatres is the largest art house Movie theater chain in the United States. An Art film (also called an “art cinema” “art movie” or in the U Cinemaaustraliajpg|thumb|A movie theater in Australia ]]A movie theater, movie theatre, picture theatre or cinema is a venue  The company is also responsible for the updated version of the TV show Star Search, which was broadcast on CBS. Star Search is a Television show that was produced from 1983 to 1995 and hosted by Ed McMahon. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network.  2929 Entertainment released Bubble, a movie directed by Steven Soderbergh, in theaters and on DVD on the same day in January 2006 as a simultaneous release. Bubble is a movie directed by Steven Soderbergh. It was shot on High-definition video and was made for a relatively small budget of $1 Steven Andrew Soderbergh (born January 14 1963 is an American Film producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, editor, and Simultaneous Release is the name given to an experimental new method of making movies available to consumers
Cuban was featured on the cover of the November 2003 premiere issue of Best magazine, announcing the arrival of High Definition Television. High-definition television (HDTV is a Digital television Broadcasting system with higher resolution than traditional television systems (standard-definition Cuban also was co-founder (with Philip Garvin) of HDNet, the first high-definition satellite television network. HDNet is a general interest Television channel in the United States, broadcasting exclusively in high-definition format and available via cable This article is about artificial satellites For natural satellites also known as moons see Natural satellite. 
In February 2004, Cuban announced that he would be working with ABC television to produce a reality television series called The Benefactor. February 2004 was the second month of 2004 in the Gregorian calendar. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. Reality television is a genre of Television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations documents actual events and usually features ordinary The Benefactor was a six-episode (originally eight episodes U The premise of the six-episode series involved 16 contestants vying to win $1 million by participating in various contests, with their performances being judged by Cuban. It premiered on September 13, 2004 but, due to poor ratings, was cancelled before the full season aired. Events 509 BC - The Temple of Jupiter on Rome 's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September The year 2004 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 2004. 
Cuban financially supported Grokster in the Supreme Court case, MGM v. Grokster. Grokster Ltd was a privately owned software company based in Nevis, West Indies that created the Grokster P2P file-sharing client in 2001 that utilized The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary. MGM Studios Inc v Grokster Ltd 545 US 913 ( 2005) is a United States Supreme Court decision in which the Court unanimously held that  He is also a partner in Synergy Sports Technology, a web based basketball scouting and video delivery tool, used by many NBA teams.
Recently, Cuban has spearheaded ventures in the social software and distributed networking industries. Social software encompasses a range of software systems that allow users to interact and share data He's an owner of IceRocket, a search engine which scours the blogosphere for content. IceRocket is an Internet Search engine specialized in searching Blogs IceRocket is backed by Mark Cuban and headquartered in Dallas Blogosphere is a collective term encompassing all Blogs and their interconnections  Cuban was also a partner in RedSwoosh — a company which uses peer-to-peer technology to deliver rich media, including video and software to a user's PC, later acquired by Akamai. Red Swoosh is a Peer to Peer networking client from Akamai Technologies that downloads and Sideloads video multicasts from websites that support He was also an investor in Weblogs, Inc. which was acquired by AOL. Weblogs Inc is a network of around 90 weblogs, covering a variety of subjects from computers and gaming to the likes of food and independent film 
In 2005, Cuban invested in Brondell Inc. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. , a San Francisco startup making a high-tech toilet seat called a Swash that works like a bidet but mounts on a standard toilet. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city A toilet is a Plumbing fixture and disposal system primarily intended for the disposal of the bodily wastes: Urine and fecal matter. A bidet is a low-mounted Plumbing fixture or type of Sink intended for Washing the Genitalia, inner Buttocks, and Anus. "People tend to approach technology the same way," Cuban joked, "whether it's in front of them, or behind them. " He also invested in Goowy Media Inc. , a San Diego internet software startup.
In April 2006, Sirius Satellite Radio announced that Cuban would host his own weekly radio talk show, Mark Cuban's Radio Maverick. Stories without links will be removed'. News stories must be in English  However, the show has not materialized.
In July 2006, Cuban financed Sharesleuth. July 2006 was a month with thirty-one days The following events also occurred during the month com, a web site created by former St. Louis Post-Dispatch investigative reporter Christopher Carey to uncover fraud and misinformation in publicly traded companies. Experimenting with a new business model for making online journalism financially viable, Cuban disclosed he would take positions in the shares of companies mentioned in Sharesleuth. com in advance of publication. Business and legal analysts questioned the appropriateness of shorting a stock prior to making public pronouncements which are likely to result in losses in that stock's value. Cuban insisted that the practice is legal in view of full disclosure. 
In the 20 years before Cuban bought the team, the Mavs had a winning percentage of 40%, and playoff record of 21-32. Events 1129 - Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are the professional Basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas Texas Henry Ross Perot Jr (b 1958) is a real estate developer and Chairman of the Board of Perot Systems.   In the six years following, the team has won 69% of their regular season games and have reached the playoffs each season. The Mavs playoff record with Cuban is 39 wins and 40 losses, including their first trip to the NBA Finals in 2006, where they lost to the Miami Heat. The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association and the conclusion of the sport's postseason each June The Miami Heat (often referred to simply as the Heat, including in some official team publications with HEAT in all capital letters are a professional Basketball 
Historically, NBA team owners publicly play more passive roles and watch basketball games from skyboxes; Cuban sits alongside fans while donning team jerseys. Cuban flies his private airplane, a Gulfstream Aerospace Gulfstream V to attend away games. Overview Fixed-wing aircraft range from small training and recreational aircraft to Wide-body aircraft and military cargo aircraft. Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is a producer of several models of jet Aircraft. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout His ownership has been described by the media as the ultimate fan fantasy successfully coming true. 
Cuban's ownership has been the source of extensive media attention and controversy involving league policies. 
Cuban has been fined by the NBA, mostly for critical statements about the league and referees, at least $1,665,000 for 13 incidents.  In a June 30, 2006 interview, Mavericks player Dirk Nowitzki said about Cuban,
|“||He's got to learn how to control himself as well as the players do. We can't lose our temper all the time on the court or off the court, and I think he's got to learn that, too. He's got to improve in that area and not yell at the officials the whole game. I don't think that helps us. . . . He sits right there by our bench. I think it's a bit much. But we all told him this before. It's nothing new. The game starts, and he's already yelling at them. So he needs to know how to control himself a little.||”|
In an interview with the Associated Press, Cuban said that he matches NBA fines with charitable donations of equal amounts. The Associated Press ( AP) is an American News agency. The AP is a Cooperative owned by its contributing Newspapers radio  In a nationally publicized incident, he criticized the league's manager of officials, Ed T. Rush, saying that he "wouldn't be able to manage a Dairy Queen. Edward "Ed" T Rush (born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania) is a former professional Basketball Referee from Dairy Queen, often abbreviated to DQ, is a international chain of Ice cream and Fast food restaurants Its first location was founded in " When Dairy Queen management took offense, Cuban worked for a day at a Dairy Queen in Coppell, Texas, where fans lined up in the street to get a Blizzard from the owner of the Mavericks. Coppell is a city in extreme northwest Dallas and Denton Counties in the U 
During the 2005-06 NBA season, Cuban started a booing campaign when former Maverick player Michael Finley returned to play against the Mavs as a member of the San Antonio Spurs. The 2005–06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional Basketball team based in San Antonio Texas.  In a playoff series between the Mavericks and Spurs, Cuban cursed Spurs forward Bruce Bowen and was fined $200,000 by the NBA for rushing onto the court and criticizing NBA officials. Bruce Bowen Jr (born June 14 1971 is an American professional Basketball player . After the 2006 NBA Finals, Cuban was fined $250,000 by the NBA for repeated misconduct following the Mavericks' loss to the Miami Heat in Game Five of the 2006 NBA Finals. The 2006 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2005-06 National Basketball Association season. The Miami Heat (often referred to simply as the Heat, including in some official team publications with HEAT in all capital letters are a professional Basketball The 2006 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2005-06 National Basketball Association season.
In February 2007, Cuban publicly criticized NBA Finals MVP Dwyane Wade and declared that he would get fined if he made any comments about what he thought really happened in the 2006 NBA Finals. February 2007 is the second month of the year It began on a Thursday and 28 days later ended on a Wednesday. The National Basketball Association Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP is an annual National Basketball Association (NBA award given since the 1969 NBA Finals. Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr (born January 17 1982) is an American professional Basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat The 2006 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2005-06 National Basketball Association season.  
In 2005, Cuban expressed interest in buying the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins. Athletics (track and field For an extensive coverage see 2005 in athletics (track and field Track The National Hockey League ( NHL) is a professional Ice hockey league composed of 30 teams in North America The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional Ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2006, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Cuban had joined an investment group with Dan Marino, Kevin Millevoi, Andy Murstein, and Walnut Capital principals Gregg Perelman and Todd Reidbord to acquire the Penguins. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also known simply as the "PG" is the largest daily Newspaper serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, Daniel Constantine Marino Jr (born September 15, 1961 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania) is a Polish - Italian American Hall of .
At World Wrestling Entertainment's 2003 Survivor Series, Cuban was involved in a staged altercation with RAW GM Eric Bischoff and RAW Superstar Randy Orton. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, Survivor Series (2003 was the seventeenth annual Survivor Series Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Eric Aaron Bischoff (born May 27 1957) is an American Entrepreneur and former Professional wrestling booker, producer Randal "Randy" Keith Orton (born on April 1 1980 Before being promoted to the main WWE roster Orton trained in and wrestled for Mid-Missouri Wrestling Association-Southern 
Cuban has also expressed interest in owning a Major League Baseball team, such as the Pittsburgh Pirates or the Chicago Cubs It was announced in April 2007 that the Cubs will go on sale once the Chicago Tribune's sale to Sam Zell is finalized, but Cuban refused to speculate on purchasing the club when it was not officially on the market. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Chicago Cubs are a Professional Baseball franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. Samuel "Sam" Zell (born September 1941) is a US-born Billionaire and Real estate Entrepreneur.  On July 12, 2007, Cuban sent in an application to MLB to purchase the Chicago Cubs, which along with Wrigley Field and the Cubs Television Contract could go as high as $1 billion. Events 1191 - Saladin 's garrison surrenders ending the two-year Siege of Acre. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  On October 8, 2007, he said he would likely bid on the team, calling it "an opportunity [he] couldn't let slip by" and also reiterated his interest in the team on the Jimmy Kimmel show on November 3, 2007. Events 314 - Roman Emperor Licinius is defeated by his colleague Constantine I at the Battle of Cibalae, and loses Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. James Christian "Jimmy" Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American Television host and Comedian. Events 644 - Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim Caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
In May 2007, a possible new American football league called the UFL being set up by Wall Street businessman Bill Hambrecht was announced, including possible team ownership of a Las Vegas franchise by Cuban. May 2007 is the fifth month of that year It began on a Tuesday and 31 days later ended on a Thursday. The United Football League is a professional American Football league being organized by William Hambrecht, a Wall Street investor and former minority Wall Street is a street in lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. Bill Hambrecht (born 1935 is an American Investment banker and chairman of W Las Vegas ( Spanish: "The Meadows" is the most populous City in the state of Nevada, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally  
On September 12, 2007, Cuban said that he was in talks with the Vince, Linda and Stephanie and Shane McMahon of World Wrestling Entertainment in creating a mixed martial arts company that would compete with Ultimate Fighting Championship. Events 1213 - Albigensian Crusade: Simon de Montfort 5th Earl of Leicester, defeats Peter II of Aragon at the Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 24 1945 popularly known by his Ring name Mr Linda Marie Edwards-McMahon (born October 4 1948) is the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc Stephanie Marie McMahon-Levesque She is the daughter of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and WWE CEO Linda McMahon, and is the younger sister of Shane McMahon Shane Brandon McMahon (born January 15 1970 Shane has served as Executive Vice President of WWE Global Media overseeing International Television Distribution Live Event bookings World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC is a US -based Mixed martial arts (MMA organization currently recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world 
Cuban followed up his intentions by organizing "HDNet Fights" a mixed martial arts promotion which airs exclusively on HDNet and premiered on October 13, 2007 with a card headlined by a fight between Erik Paulson and Jeff Ford as well as fights featuring veterans Drew Fickett and Justin Eilers. HDNet Fights is a US based Mixed martial arts (MMA promotion and a television outlet for various other MMA promotions affiliated such as DREAM, the Events 54 - Nero ascends to the Roman throne 409 - Vandals and Alans crossed the Pyrenees Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Erik Paulson (born 1966) is an American Mixed Martial Artist raised in Minnesota and currently residing in California. Drew Fickett (born December 14, 1979) born in USA is a Mixed martial arts fighter Justin Eilers (born June 28, 1978 is an American professional Mixed martial arts (MMA fighter formerly with the UFC and WEC. 
Cuban was one of the 12 contestants on the 5th season of the ABC Show Dancing with the Stars . Dancing with the Stars is a Reality show airing on American Broadcasting Company in the United States. He was partnered with show veteran Kym Johnson. Kym Johnson (born 1976 is an Australian former professional Ballroom dancer model and Television celebrity After making the cut for four weeks, they were eliminated on 23 October 2007. Events 4004 BC - Creation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher 42 BC - Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. They were the fifth couple to go after welterweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and professional partner Karina Smirnoff were sent packing the week before. Welterweight is a Weight class division in combat sports Originally the term "welterweight" was used only in Boxing, but other combat sports like Kickboxing Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr (born Floyd Joy Sinclair on February 24 1977) is a former American professional boxer who has a record Karina Smirnoff (born March 13, 1978) (Карина Смирнова is a world champion professional Dancer from Kharkiv, Ukraine
Cuban was briefly cited in Boston Legal's third season as a rich entrepreneur who would single-handedly fund Homeland Security reform in exchange for the publicity. Boston Legal is an American Legal drama - Comedy created by David E
In September 2002, Cuban married Tiffany Stewart, an advertising executive, in a private ceremony in Barbados. September 2002: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - Barbados ( Portuguese word for bearded-ones, bɑrˈbeɪdoʊz -dɒs situated just east of the Caribbean Sea, is an independent Island nation  The couple had their first child in September 2004. September 2004: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August In June 2007, Cuban underwent hip replacement surgery. June 2007 is the sixth month of that year It began on a Friday and 30 days later ended on a Saturday. The family lives in the lavish Preston Hollow area of Dallas. Preston Hollow is a neighborhood in north Dallas, Texas, USA.
Cuban is an admirer of Objectivist philosophy and author/philosopher Ayn Rand:  "The Fountainhead was incredibly motivating to me. Objectivism is a Philosophy developed by Ayn Rand in the 20th century that encompasses positions on Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ayn Rand (ˈaɪn ˈrænd &ndash March 6 1982 born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum (Алиса Зиновьевна Розенбаум was a Russian born American The Fountainhead is a 1943 Novel by Ayn Rand. It was Rand's first major literary success and its Royalties and movie rights It encouraged me to think as an individual, take risks to reach my goals, and responsibility for my successes and failures. I loved it. " His political views lean towards libertarianism,  however, he holds a position on a centrist Unity08 political organization's advisory council. Libertarianism is a term used by a broad spectrum of political philosophies which prioritize individual Liberty and seek to minimize or even abolish the Unity08 is a presently inactive American political reform movement that aims to offer all voters an opportunity to directly engage in politics by ranking the most crucial 
Cuban has financed the movie Redacted through Magnolia Pictures, a docudrama based on the Mahmudiyah killings, the rape, murder, and burning of Abeer Qasim Hamza al-Janabi, a 14-year-old Iraqi girl in March 2006 by U. Magnolia Pictures is an American Film Distributor, and is a holding of 2929 Entertainment, owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban Magnolia Pictures is an American Film Distributor, and is a holding of 2929 Entertainment, owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban A Docudrama is a Dramatization of actual historical events Generalities Docudramas tend to demonstrate some or most of the following characteristics The Al-Mahmudiyah killings occurred on 12 March 2006 in a house to the southwest of Yusufiyah a village to the west of the town of Al-Mahmudiyah, which is south of Baghdad Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi (عبير قاسم حمزه الجنابي ( August 19, 1991 - March 12, 2006) was a 14-year-old Iraqi S. soldiers, who also killed her parents and younger sister. Three of the soldiers involved were convicted, receiving life sentences for the crime with the possibility of parole in 10 years for two and 20 years for the third. The film made no mention of these convictions.  The film provoked anger from at least one critic, who believed it would be used as propaganda against U. S. forces in the occupation of Iraq. 
In September 2007, Cuban, in his capacity as owner of Magnolia Pictures, "redacted" disturbing photographs from the concluding moments of the film, citing copyrights/permissions issues. September 2007 is the ninth month of that year It began on a Saturday 
Cuban started the Fallen Patriot Fund to help families of U. S. military persons killed or injured during the Iraq War, personally matching the first $1 million in contributions with funds from the Mark Cuban Foundation. The Iraq War, also known as the Second Gulf War, the Occupation of Iraq, or the War in Iraq, is an ongoing Military campaign 
On February 8th, 2008, Cuban announced his endorsement for Michael Bloomberg for President in the 2008 presidential election on his blog. Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman and the Mayor of New York City. 
He states in his endorsement "Are you listening Mayor Bloomberg? For less than the cost of opening a tent pole movie, you can change the status quo . "