Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, didn't come from money. He had to figure out how to make money come to him.
Now 58 and a star investor on ABC's reality show "Shark Tank," Cuban was born and raised in Pittsburgh. His grandparents immigrated from Russia with the last name Chabenisky. Immigration officials at Ellis Island shortened the name to Cuban.
"I grew up in a working class family," Cuban said in an interview on a recent episode of "Shark Tank." His father installed upholstery in cars and his mom worked a rotation of odd jobs.
"People thought I might go work at a mill. My mom wanted me to learn how to lay carpet because she was concerned about my future.
"Nobody had high hopes for me," Cuban said. "But I was a hustler."