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Serial Entrepreneur, Investor and Owner of the Dallas Mavericks
Since the age of 12, Mark Cuban has been a natural businessman. Selling garbage bags door to door, the seed was planted early on for what would eventually become long-term success. After graduating from Indiana University — where he briefly owned the most popular bar in town — Mark moved to Dallas. After a dispute with an employer who wanted him to clean instead of closing an important sale, Mark created MicroSolutions, a computer consulting service. He went on to sell MicroSolutions in 1990 to CompuServe.
In 1995, Mark and longtime friend Todd Wagner came up with an internet-based solution to not being able to listen to Indiana Hoosiers basketball games out in Texas. That solution was Broadcast.com — streaming audio over the internet. In just four short years, Broadcast.com (then Audionet) would be sold to Yahoo! for US$5.6b.