Eccentrics live longer, happier and healthier lives as compared to conformist normal citizens. Talk of an eccentric and if Mark Cuban pops up, then here are a few things I thought you should know about him. Not only from ‘Shark Tank’ but you probably did not know these lesser facts about the successful entrepreneur and businessman Mark Cuban

1.He started off in business at the age of 12, selling garbage bags door-to-door to buy a pair of expensive basketball shoes, a seed he was planting and that would one day become his long intended success.

2.He learnt coding while working desk jobs and after losing his job several times he decided to create his own business. This was the start of his successful tech-company MicroSolutions which for $9,000, 000 he sold to Compuserve.

3.While in Mount Lebanon High School, Cuban held different jobs as being a bartender, party promoter and disco dancing.

4.Other than being  being a businessman, he is an investor, film producer, author, television personality and philanthropist.

5.In November 2011, he wrote a 30,000-word e-book, “How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It”, which he described as “a way to get motivated

6.He made his way into the Guinness Book of Records in 1990 due to having had what was then the largest single e-commerce transaction. Well, he ended up buying a Gulfstream V Private jet for $40 million.

7.Mark Cuban started the Fallen Patriot Fund to help families of U.S. military personnel killed or injured during the Iraq War, personally matching the first $1 million in contributions with funds from the Mark Cuban Foundation, which is run by his brother Brian Cuban.

8.He first dunked at the age of 37, despite having one of the largest signed NBA basketball collections.

9.He cut his finger throwing s grenade while filming ‘Sharknado 3’.

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10.The millionaire investor met his wife at a gym where they then dated for 5 years before finally tying the knot and having being later blessed with 3 kids. Tiffany, 14 years younger than Mark, is an advertising executive.

Author: Megan

Catford Digital Media