How the Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban Became a Big Fish

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Billionaire Mark Cuban has been in the news these days for his ongoing role in the third season of the hit TV series “Shark Tank,” where he battles it out with other entrepreneurs for a share in emerging business ideas — or sends them packing with a dose of trash talk. Cuban tells it like is, but behind his swagger, there’s an undeniably shrewd businessman with a killer competitive instinct.

In fact, that’s just how this “Shark Tank” star became a big fish, and one of the world’s richest people, with a net worth of $2.5 billion in 2011, according to Forbes. Mark Cuban’s history shows a background of treating business as a sport where sweat equity is essential — and winning is everything. Check it out in my new article on


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