Mark Cuban is looking forward to his final Shark Tank season. The billionaire businessman, 65, revealed that he will not be coming back to the ABC series after season 16.
He said on the All the Smoke podcast, “This is our 15th year, and next year, our 16th year, is going to be my last year.” “So I got one more year to go.”
After making his television debut as a guest in season two and joining the cast full-time in season three, he expressed the opinion that this was the appropriate moment to leave the show.
Despite Cuban’s unwavering declaration that season 16 would be his last, the network has not yet provided an official confirmation.
Mark Cuban expresses working on Shark Tank
Thanks for the show’s influence, said the TV personality, “I love it because it sends the message the American dream is alive and well.”
Thinking back on his time on Shark Tank, he expressed the belief that they have trained many generations of business owners. He claims that by featuring people from various backgrounds—like those from Iowa or Sacramento—who pitch their businesses on the Shark Tank stage and land deals, the show motivates young viewers.
He emphasized his investments in hundreds of businesses while acknowledging the fulfilling experience of assisting business owners.
The long-running series featured Cuban sharing his observations from his time as a Shark and emphasizing that “the harder they have to try to sell, the worse the deal.”
To elaborate, he said, “The worse the deal, the longer the backstory. That is, the instant you begin describing to me how difficult it was for you. For every entrepreneur, it’s challenging. I don’t require the details of your past. Tell me about your company and the reasons you plan to succeed. Tell me what makes it unique. Tell me what makes you unique.
“I look for ideas where I’m like, ‘Damn, why didn’t I think of that?'” he emphasized in closing.
Mark Cuban earlier disclosed about leaving Shark Tank
In an interview with PEOPLE last year, Cuban stated, “I committed to come back for season 15 next year,” indicating that he may leave Shark Tank. He praised the show and its portrayal, highlighting its influence on children and the rise of early viewers who became entrepreneurs.
Although Cuban expressed fondness for the show, he recognized that family comes first.
He talked about the difficulties his daughter’s college schedule presents and stressed the value of making family time a priority, particularly when his kids were in high school and their schedules coincided.
More about Mark Cuban
American entrepreneur, TV personality, investor, and film producer Mark Cuban is affluent. In addition to being one of the primary “sharks” on Shark Tank, he is well-known for co-owning 2929 Entertainment and the Dallas Mavericks.
Cuban, who is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, showed early signs of entrepreneurialism by running newspapers during a strike and selling trash bags.
After earning his degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, he went on to pursue a varied career in business, founding and successfully selling MicroSolutions and Broadcast.com.
Cuban has investments in a wide range of sectors, such as media, entertainment, sports, and technology. He is well-known in the NBA for his competitiveness, having won the 2011 NBA Championship as an owner, and his frequent altercations with the league’s administration.
Aside from business, Cuban is well-known for his political commentary, reality TV involvement, and philanthropy.
Mark Cuban was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Norton Cuban, his father, was an automobile upholsterer, and Shirley (previously Feldman), his mother, frequently pursued other occupations or professional objectives. Cuban is of Jewish descent and was raised in a working-class Jewish family in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mount Lebanon.
His paternal grandfather changed the Cuban family’s surname from “Chabenisky” to “Cuban” when they immigrated from Russia via Ellis Island.
Although Mark has stated that their maternal grandmother was from Lithuania, their brother Brian claims that their maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Romania.