For most people, childhood is a time when humans experience and learn things about life that they will remember forever. Whether it be financial trauma, parental neglect, or bullying on the playground, many adults spend their older years needing to heal their inner child.
But, we don’t have to let our childhood repeat itself. From broke to billionaire, this story about a self-made businessman who changed his family’s financial fate will inspire you to reach for the stars. All because of a decision he made when he was just 12 years old.
Started From The Bottom
Born in the late 1950s and raised in a middle-class Jewish family, Mark Cuban was the eldest child of three boys. Son to a homemaker and automobile shop worker, Cuban’s immigrant parents worked hard to make sure their children always had food on their plates.
Growing up in a lower-income household can be tough for a child, and Mark Cuban will forever remember the day he learned the importance of hard work. When he asked his father, his father told him they couldn’t afford it. Instead, he encouraged his son: “If you want a new pair of sneakers, you need a job and you can go buy them.”