The outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban is joining the fifth season of “Dancing With The Stars”. The show debuts Monday, September 24th and it is the largest cast to date.
You can see more photos, video and a biography of Mark Cuban here.
Mark was born on July 31, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Indiana University in 1981 and got his degree in Business. He would move to Dallas, Texas, and it was there that he created “Microsolutions”, a computer consulting business. This would be the start of him later becoming a billionaire, as he sold the business to CompuServe in 1990. He and his business partner would then sell their company Broadcast.co (which streamed live events over the internet) to Yahoo.com in 1995.
Mark Cuban bought the Dallas Mavericks franchise for $285 million dollars on January 14, 2000. he has been fined numerous times by the NBA, mostly for statements he makes about the league and referees – at least $1,665,000.
Mark married Tiffany Stewart in September 2002. Their first child was born in September 2004.
Surprisingly enough, Cuban might not be that bad on “Dancing With The Stars” – as he was a disco dance instructor while in college. Heh, ya think he’s still got the moves?
You can read more about Mark on his blog.
Check back often, as we’ll update you on Mark’s progress on DWTS. He’ll be partnered with Kym Johnson. So stay tuned for more photos and video!