23 Inspiring Quotes by Mark Cuban for Success

 Quotes by Mark Cuban: Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is an American billionaire entrepreneur, television personality, media proprietor, and investor, whose net worth is an estimated $4.3 billion, according to Forbes and ranked #177 on the 2020 Forbes 400 list. He is the owner of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Dallas Mavericks, co-owner of 2929 Entertainment, and chairman of AXS TV.  He is also one of the main “shark” investors on the ABC reality television series Shark Tank. We hope you enjoy our list of the best Mark Cuban quotes below.

Common Questions about Mark Cuban

What made Mark Cuban rich?

In the 1990s, Cuban founded and sold several start-ups that helped him reach billionaire status. And in 2000, he paid $285 million for a majority stake in the Dallas Mavericks.

Who is the richest person on Shark Tank?

Mark Cuban, is estimated to be the wealthiest of the sharks, with a net worth of $4.2billion. 

Our Favorite Mark Cuban Quotes

“What makes a good salesperson? Let me be clear that it’s not the person who can talk someone into anything. It’s not the hustler who is a smooth talker. The best salespeople are the ones who put themselves in their customer’s shoes and provide a solution that makes the customer happy.”

“Always wake up with a smile knowing that today you are going to have fun accomplishing what others are too afraid to do.”

“It's not about money or connections. It's the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone.”

“Success is about making your life a special version of unique that fits who you are—not what other people want you to be.”

“When I die, I want to come back as me.”

“It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.”

“Investors don’t care about your dreams and goals. They love that you have them. They love that you are motivated by them. Investors care about how they are going to get their money back and then some. Family cares about your dreams. Investors care about money.”

“I had taken a few classes in real-world business and got paid for it instead of paying tuition,”

“Relaxing is for the other guy. I may be sitting in front of the TV, but I’m not watching it unless I think there is something I can learn from it. I’m thinking about things I can use in my business and the TV is just there.”

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”

“Rule #1: Sweat equity is the best startup capital”

“Effort is measured by setting goals and getting results.”

“It would have been easy to judge effort by how many hours a day passed while I was at work. That’s the worst way to measure effort. Effort is measured by setting goals and getting results.”

“It’s not about money or connections — it’s the willingness to outwork and out-learn everyone… And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time”


“Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is.

“Everyone has got the will to win; it’s only those with the will to prepare that do win.”

“In business, to be a success, you only have to be right once.”

“Never settle. There is no reason to rush.”

“The sport of business is the ultimate competition. It’s 7 × 24 × 365 × forever.”

“In sports, the only thing a player can truly control is effort. The same applies to business. The only thing any entrepreneur, salesperson or anyone in any position can control is their effort.”

“I have done well enough financially that I don’t have to play 24 × 7 × 365. I can and have cut back to 18 × 7 × 365. Family first, now.”

“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.”

“Know your core competencies and focus on being great at them.”