Is Mark Cuban Sick? Does He Have Cancer? Health And Illness Update 2023

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Does Mark Cuban have a cancer? His recent news of selling shares of the NBA franchise and his plan to exit Shark Tank after Season 16 have sparked the rumors.

Are the rumors real? Mark is leaving all his businesses to deal with cancer? We don’t know as of yet, since the Mavericks’ owner has not spoken about this topic.

However, Mark has been involved in the medical sector aiming for the betterment of society and making medicine accessible to everyone.

Cuban started an online pharmacy Cost Plus Drugs in 2022, aimed to deliver prescriptions at low cost.

Additionally, Cost Plus Drugs has collaborated with OncoPower to provide access to generic medications for patients with cancer.

Mark Cuban, An American Businessman
Mark Cuban, An American Businessman (Source: Instagram)

Mark Cuban, born July 31, 1958, is an American billionaire, businessman, film producer, investor and television personality.

The University of Pittsburgh Indiana University Bloomington alumnus manifested his entrepreneurial journey from an early age, selling garbage bags to running newspapers.

He worked as a bartender and salesperson before co-founding MicroSolutions, which made him $2 million after taxes upon selling it to CompuServe.

Another unicorn company, which Cuban started with Todd Wager, was acquired by Yahoo! for $5.7 billion.

Consequently, he started investing in startups and deals as a “shark” investor on the ABC reality program Shark Tank.

Moreover, one of his biggest investments was purchased in 2000, a majority stake in the Dallas Mavericks for $285 million.

Does Mark Cuban Have Cancer? Health And Illness Update 2023

The American billionaire has not reported to have any kind of illness, specifically cancer.

However, Mark had lost his mother Shirley Cuban to lung cancer. Shirley Cuban was battling with the cancer for a very long time until her demise at 84.

Mark Cuban Mother, Shirley Cuban, And Brother, Brian Cuban
Mark Cuban Mother, Shirley Cuban, And Brother, Brian Cuban (Source: Dallas Morning News)

She took her last breath in the suburban Pittsburgh home where she, along with her husband, raised her sons Mark, Brian, and Jeff.

Mark’s mother was born Shirley Rita Feldman in 1937, as the daughter of Jewish immigrants.

She graduated from Carlow College (now Carlow University in Pittsburgh) and worked as a massage therapist and at an addiction rehabilitation center.

Then What Started His Cancer Rumors

In the recent episode 135 of Showtime Basketball’s All the Smoke, Muggsy Bogues shares his experience during his professional career.

Bogues went candid and explained the reason behind his retirement. It was mainly due to his mother, who was battling cancer at that time.

The shortest NBA player was just traded to the Dallas Mavericks but was waived after just two months.

Bogues, who still had three years in contract, expressed his gratitude towards Mark Cuban who guaranteed his contract.

Mark Cuban To Sell Majority Mavericks Stake 

Mark Cuban, the longtime majority owner of the Dallas Mavericks, is making a surprising exit from his ownership role.

In a stunning turn of events, Cuban has reached an agreement to sell a majority stake in the NBA franchise to Miriam Adelson.

The deal is reported to be valued at approximately $3.5 billion, as per sources.

Despite relinquishing the majority ownership, Cuban will still retain a minority stake in the team and will continue to oversee basketball operations.

Mark Cuban With Other Sharks
Mark Cuban With Other Sharks (Source: Instagram)

Adding to the intrigue, Cuban recently disclosed on the “All the Smoke” podcast that he will be departing ABC’s “Shark Tank” after his 16th season on the show.

The timing of both announcements adds an interesting layer to Cuban’s evolving professional landscape.

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