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Happy Born Day Mark Cuban!

Mark Cuban business goes back to the 1990s, when Cuban co-founded an online streaming company that he sold to Yahoo for $5.7 billion. He has since invested in dozens of startups and continues to do so as a host of the show “Shark Tank.”

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How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It

Mark Cuban shares his wealth of experience and business savvy in his first published book, How to Win at the Sport of Business, available now only as an e-book. Using the greatest material from his popular Blog Maverick, he has collected and updated his postings on business and life to provide a catalog of insider knowledge on what it takes to become a thriving entrepreneur. Cuban tells his own rags-to-riches story of how he went from selling powdered milk and sleeping on friends’ couches to owning his own company and becoming a multi-billion dollar success story. His unconventional yet highly effective ideas on how to build a successful business offer entrepreneurs at any stage of their careers a huge edge over their competitors

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source: Forbes

There are seven billion people on the planet. These are the 70 that matter.

What do the president of the United States, the Dalai Lama, a billionaire drug dealer and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg  all have in common?  They are all featured on FORBES’ annual ranking of the World’s Most Powerful People.

The ranking takes into account four factors.  First, Forbes measured how many people a person has power over.  For a religious leader, like Pope Benedict XVI (#7), that would be the number of adherents, or Catholics, in the world.  For a CEO, like General Electric’s Jeffrey Immelt (#28) we counted the number of employees.

Then we looked at the financial resources controlled by each candidate, whether that is revenues (for a company), GDP (for a country) or net worth (for a billionaire). Next we asked: Is a candidate influential in more than one arena, or sphere? This bumped up the ranking of people like New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (#17), who is a powerful politician, a self-made media billionaire and a major philanthropist.

Finally, we gave consideration to how actively the candidates wield their power.  This measure eliminated inactive heirs to great fortunes, semi-retired industrialists and former heads of state.  In all, 70 people made the final list, one for every 100 million people on the planet.

View the full list after the jump.

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Mark Cuban is an American entrepreneur, owner of Dallas Mavericks basketball franchise and chairman of HDTV cable network HDNet.

Mark Cuban grew up in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mt. Lebanon, in a Jewish working-class family. In 1999, during the dot com boom, Cuban sold his website Broadcast.com to  Yahoo! for $5.9 billion in Yahoo! stock.  In 2000, Cuban purchased a majority stake in the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks for $285 million from H. Ross Perot, Jr. In the 20 years before Cuban bought the team, the Mavs had a winning percentage of 40%, and playoff record of 21–32. In the ten years following, the team won 69% of their regular season games and reached the playoffs in each of those seasons. Last night the Dallas Mavericks won their 1st NBA Championship in franchise history after defeating the Miami Heat in 6 games.

Congratulations to Mark Cuban and his staff for a title well deserved.

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Follow Mark Cuban on Twitter @mcuban

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