Mark Cuban: My wife 'asked me if I want to stay married' when I brought up running for president

  • Mark Cuban was asked what his wife thinks of his possible 2020 presidential bid.
  • Cuban said when he asked her about it, "she asked me if I want to stay married."

It doesn't seem like billionaire businessman Mark Cuban is going to have an easy time convincing his wife that he should run for president in 2020.

Speaking to New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin on at the Times' DealBook conference, Cuban said the reason why he hasn't committed to running in 2020, a prospect he has teased for months, is because of his family.

Sorkin asked Cuban what his wife says when he brings up the idea of running for president.

"She asked me if I want to stay married," he said, adding that he doesn't know if he'll be able to persuade her. "But I think I have a year to find out."

Cuban, the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and star of ABC's "Shark Tank," has repeatedly teased reporters about a possible 2020 presidential run throughout much of 2017. He has ramped up that speculation in recent weeks. The billionaire revealed in a recent Fox News interview that if he were to run for president in 2020, it would "probably" be as a Republican. During an appearance at an Atlanta conference last month, Cuban said if he "was single" he'd "definitely be running."

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#1: "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."

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#2: "When you've got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001?"

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#3: "Because 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."

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#4: "Go out there and get rich. Get so obnoxiously rich that when that tax bill comes, your first thought will be to choke on how big a check you have to write."

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#5: "​In the past, people used to tell me to shut up a bit. But what I believe is to put out your opinion and let everyone else react. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong."

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#6: "I've learned that it doesn't matter how many times you failed. You only have to be right once. I tried to sell powdered milk. I was an idiot lots of times, and I learned from them all."

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#7: "Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it all away from you."

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#8: "Forget about finding your passion. Instead, focus on finding big problems."

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#9: "It's not about money or connections -- it's the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business. And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time."

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#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."

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