Entrepreneur, sports speaker Mark Cuban is the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres and Magnolia Pictures, and chairman of the HGTV cable network HGNet. He has been an investor in startups including, Mahalo, JungleCents.com, motionloft.com, Filesanywhere.com, Naked Pizza and 140Fire.com. He was named winner of the GQ “Men of the Year” in 2006 and included the New York Times Magazine’s Year in Ideas, along with being recognized as one of the most influential people in the cable and sports industries.
Mark Cuban is best known for his purchase of the Dallas Mavericks in 2000. Despite initial criticism, they went on to win the NBA Championship in 2011 beating the presumed champions—Miami Heat. Before his purchase of the Mavericks, Mark Cuban was the co-founder of Broadcast.com, a service providing multimedia and streaming on the Internet and co-founded MicroSolutions. Both companies were sold to Yahoo! and the latter to CompuServe.
Currently, Mark is the owner and chairman of HDNet. HDNet and HGNet Movies are one of the few remaining independently owned and operated TV Networks in the U.S. and the first in the world to be programmed completely in high definition. He takes personal responsibility for the programming on both networks, and creates a distinctive schedule of inspired and innovative programs.
Mark is the co-owner of the Landmark Theater Chain, Magnolia Pictures and magnolia Home Video with partner Todd Wagner. Mark Cuban created the Ultra VOD, for movies, releasing movies to video-on-demand on both cable and satellite up to four weeks prior to their release in theatres. Mark is available for speaking engagements, personal appearances and endorsements.
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TO WORK WITH MARK CUBAN: Celebrity Speaker Mark Cuban can be hired for endorsements and events in roles such as public speaker, autograph signings, SMT’S, and public relation campaigns.