50 Mark Cuban Quotes On Success, Business, & Shark Tank

Mark Cuban is a renowned American entrepreneur, television personality, and philanthropist who has earned a name for himself in business and sports. He is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA), co-owner of 2929 Entertainment, and one of the main Shark Tank investors. Famous for his leadership qualities, innovative management strategy, and work ethic, Cuban is one of today’s most inspiring and successful entrepreneurs. Here are the best Mark Cuban quotes on business, success, money, and more to inspire and motivate you.

Born on July 31, 1958, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Cuban gained significant financial success through his investment in Broadcast.com, which he sold to Yahoo for $5.7 billion in 1999.

A year later, he acquired the NBA team Dallas Mavericks. Cuban’s leadership and management skills transformed the team into a competitive force in the league.

Cuban is also one of the key investors in the television reality series Shark Tank. He has invested in more than 100 deals since 2011, mentoring and investing in aspiring entrepreneurs.

Apart from his successful business ventures, Cuban has also become an advocate for emerging technologies like cryptocurrency and NFTs.

He is famous for his outspokenness and commitment to supporting causes related to health, education, and social issues.

Cuban’s willingness to take risks, work ethic, and commitment to excellence has made him a role model for aspiring entrepreneurs.

According to Forbes, Mark Cuban has an estimated net worth of $6.2 billion as of April 2024.

Check out these famous Mark Cuban quotes that will inspire you to push past your limits and achieve your goals.

Top 10 Mark Cuban Quotes

  1. “Every ‘No’ gets me closer to a ‘Yes’. ” — Mark Cuban                  

    Mark Cuban Quotes
    Mark Cuban Quotes
  2. “Time is the most valuable asset you don’t own.” — Mark Cuban                      

    Quotes From Mark Cuban
    Quotes From Mark Cuban
  3. “Treat your customers like they own you. Because they do.” — Mark Cuban         

    Mark Cuban Quote
    Mark Cuban Quote
  4. “There is only one thing in life you can control: Your own effort.” — Mark Cuban                        

    Mark Cuban Effort Quote
    Mark Cuban Effort Quote
  5. “It takes time, it’s a grind. There are no shortcuts. You’ve got to grind and grind.” — Mark Cuban                  

    Mark Cuban Quotes On Success
    Mark Cuban Quotes On Success
  6. “Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it all away from you.” — Mark Cuban         

    Cuban Sayings
    Cuban Sayings
  7. “It doesn’t matter how many times you have failed, you only have to be right once.” — Mark Cuban              

    Mark Cuban Famous Quotes
    Mark Cuban Famous Quotes
  8. “Once you have found out what you love to do, there is only one goal: to be the best in the world at it.” — Mark Cuban
  9. “The thrill of victory in business blows away the thrill of victory in sports. Business is a sport 24/7/365.” — Mark Cuban
  10. “Sweat equity is the most valuable equity. Know your business and your industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don’t do it.” — Mark Cuban

Famous Quotes By Mark Cuban

  1. “If you can sell, you’ll never be unemployed.” — Mark Cuban
  2. “Creating opportunities means looking where others are not.” — Mark Cuban      

    Best Mark Cuban Quotes
    Best Mark Cuban Quotes
  3. “I’m always afraid of failure. It’s great motivation to work harder.” — Mark Cuban      

    Mark Cuban Motivational Quotes
    Mark Cuban Motivational Quotes
  4. “I worked hard and smarter than most people in the businesses I have been in.” — Mark Cuban
  5. “Money is a scoreboard where you can rank how you’re doing against other people.” — Mark Cuban                

    Inspirational Quotes By Mark Cuban
    Inspirational Quotes By Mark Cuban
  6. “Find something you love to do. If you don’t make money at it, at least you love going to work.” — Mark Cuban
  7. “Doesn’t matter if the glass is half-empty or half-full. All that matters is that you are the one pouring the water.” — Mark Cuban
  8. “Leaders don’t look backwards to condemn what has already been done; they look forward to create a better future. ” — Mark Cuban
  9. “What I’ve learned 11 years is you just got to stay focused and believe in yourself and trust your own ability and judgement.” — Mark Cuban
  10. “Always wake up with a smile knowing that today you are going to have fun accomplishing what others are too afraid to do.” — Mark Cuban
  11. “It’s not whom you know. It’s not how much money you have. It’s very simple. It’s whether or not you have the edge and have the guts to use it.” – Mark Cuban
  12. “It’s not about money or connections–it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone…And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.” — Mark Cuban

Best Mark Cuban Quotes On Success

  1. “Perfectionism is the enemy of profitability.” — Mark Cuban
  2. “If you don’t follow the stock market, you are missing some amazing drama.” — Mark Cuban
  3. “Wherever there is change, and wherever there is uncertainty, there is opportunity!” — Mark Cuban
  4. “When you’ve got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001?” — Mark Cuban
  5. “I love to compete. To me, business is the ultimate sport. It’s always on. There is always someone trying to beat me.” — Mark Cuban
  6. “Don’t start a company unless it’s an obsession and something you love. If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession.” — Mark Cuban
  7. “If you’ve got $25,000, $50,000, $100,000, you’re better off paying off any debt you have because that’s a guaranteed return.” — Mark Cuban
  8. “If you’re prepared and you know what it takes, it’s not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there.” — Mark Cuban
  9. “Open offices keep everyone in tune with what is going on and keep the energy up. If an employee is about privacy, show him or her how to use the lock on the bathroom.” — Mark Cuban
  10. “What I’ve learned is that if you really want to be successful at something, you’ll find that you put the time in. You won’t just ask somebody if it’s a good idea, you’ll go figure out if it’s a good idea.” — Mark Cuban

Motivational Mark Cuban Quotes

  1. “I’d rather be tired than broke!” — Mark Cuban
  2. “It’s not in the dreaming, it’s in the doing.” — Mark Cuban
  3. “Don’t follow your passions, follow your efforts.” — Mark Cuban
  4. “Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.” — Mark Cuban
  5. “If you’re looking where everybody else is looking, you’re looking in the wrong spot.” — Mark Cuban
  6. Small businesses don’t fail for lack of capital. They fail for lack of brains, they fail for lack of effort.” — Mark Cuban
  7. “The only thing any entrepreneur, salesperson, or anyone in any position can control is their effort.” — Mark Cuban
  8. “Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.” — Mark Cuban
  9. “The beauty of success, whether it’s finding the girl of your dreams, the right job or financial success, is that it doesn’t matter how many times you have failed, you only have to be right once.” — Mark Cuban
  10. “Time is the most valuable asset you don’t own. You may or may not realize it yet, but how you use or don’t use your time is going to be the best indication of where your future is going to take you .” — Mark Cuban
  11. “I’m a believer that you accomplish much, much more with direct relationships than by using an intermediary. And that cash you keep in the bank can be the difference between staying alive as a small business, or not.” — Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban Quotes And Quotes

  1. “I don’t care what anyone says. Being rich is a good thing.” — Mark Cuban
  2. “With every effort, I learned a lot. With every mistake, I learned what not to do.” — Mark Cuban
  3. “Wherever there is change, and wherever there is uncertainty, there is opportunity!” — Mark Cuban
  4. “Pay off your debt first. Freedom from debt is worth more than any amount you can earn.” — Mark Cuban
  5. “I create offbeat advice; I don’t follow it. I rarely take third-party advice on my investments.” — Mark Cuban
  6. “I’m the one guy who says don’t force the stupid people to be quiet – I want to know who the morons are.” — Mark Cuban
  7. “I still work hard to know my business. I’m continuously looking for ways to improve all my companies, and I’m always selling. Always.” — Mark Cuban
  8. “There are no shortcuts. You have to work hard, and try to put yourself in a position where if luck strikes, you can see the opportunity and take advantage of it.” – Mark Cuban
  9. “What I do know, at least what I think I have learned from my experiences in business, is that when there is a rush for everyone to do the same thing, it becomes more difficult to do. Not easier. Harder.” — Mark Cuban
  10. “It is so much easier to be nice, to be respectful, to put yourself in your customers’ shoes and try to understand how you might help them before they ask for help, than it is to try to mend a broken customer relationship.” — Mark Cuban

Fun Facts About Mark Cuban

Born: Mark Cuban, July 31, 1958 (age 65) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Education: University of Pittsburgh Indiana University Bloomington (BS)

Occupations: Businessman, Producer, Investor, & Television personality

Best Known For: Former majority owner of Dallas Mavericks. Co-founder of Cost Plus Drugs. Co-owner of 2929 Entertainment. Investor on Shark Tank. Owner of Mustang, Texas. Co-owner of Brondell. Founder of AXS TV & HDNet

Books: “How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It” & “Let’s Go, Mavs!”

Spouse: Tiffany Stewart ​(m. 2002)​

Awards: 2011 NBA Champion


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