Mark Cuban Net Worth: How wealthy is the billionaire entrepreneur compared to LeBron James and Michael Jordan?

NBA legend Michael Jordan was the first-ever athlete to become a billionaire. Superstar LeBron James is the very first active basketball player to become a billionaire. But how do they deal with billionaire Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks?

Like Jordan and James, Cuban comes from humble beginnings. His father Norton Cuban was an automotive upholsterer. He was interested in business and entrepreneurship from an early age. It helped him learn the ropes of the business world at a young age.


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Cuban graduated from the Kelley School of Business in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Management. While in college, he tried his hand at various businesses to earn money. He founded video portal with fellow Indiana University alumnus Todd Wagner in 1995 and sold it to Yahoo for $5.7 billion in 1999.


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Cuban then began investing in various startups. And he’s been an investor in the “Shark Tank” program since 2011. In 2000, he got into professional sports by becoming the majority owner of the Mavericks after buying the stake for $285 million.

Will Michael Jordan and LeBron James be able to catch up with Mark Cuban?

Mark Cuban is a basketball enthusiast and he plays himself. Recently, a video of him effortlessly sinking several shots went viral. According to reports, Mark Cuban has a net worth of $4.7 billion. While Michael Jordan has a net worth of $1.7 billion, LeBron James has a net worth of $1 billion. Like Cuban, Jordan is also the majority owner of an NBA team, the Charlotte Hornets.


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While Cuban has already won an NBA title as an owner, MJ has yet to do so. Jordan once revealed that winning a ring as an owner would be nicer than winning one as a player. It shows how badly he wants to win one as the owner of the Hornets. As a very competitive person, MJ hates losing and couldn’t help but look sideways.

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LeBron James, on the other hand, recently revealed that he would love to own a team one day. He even said he would like to be the owner of an NBA team based in Las Vegas. He has already made a move into the world of sport as an owner after becoming a shareholder in Liverpool football club in the UK Premier League.

Basketball superstars have a long way to go to catch up with Mark Cuban’s net worth. However, it is not impossible.

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