Mark Cuban became the owner of the professional basketball team the Dallas Mavericks in 2000. He is well known for his rowdy cheering from the stands. He is the only owner in history to watch the games from the stands with the fans and sometimes on the bench with the team. His high energy not only motivates fans but also the team, which made it to the 2006 NBA finals.
He also opened and co-founded HDNet, an all high-definition television network on DIRECTV. It launched in 2001 and expanded to include three more networks showing high-def sports, movies and entertainment.
Before Mark purchased the Mavericks, he co-founded Broadcast.com, the leading provider of multimedia and streaming on the Internet. He sold the company to Yahoo! for a large profit. He also co-founded MicroSolutions, a leading National Systems Integrator, in 1983 and sold it to CompuServe.
Mark continues to be an active investor in leading and cutting-edge technologies and he is a very sought-after speaker.