Mark Cuban

by follers on September 19, 2015

2014 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals

Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 31, 1958

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Mark Cuban is an American businessperson, investor, film producer, author, television personality, and philanthropist.

Mark is the son of Shirley (Feldman) and Norton Cuban. His family’s surname was originally “Chabinsky” or “Chabenisky”. His family is Jewish (from Russia, Ukraine, Romania, and Moldova).

He has said:

I’m very proud of being Jewish. It’s part of who I am. But I’m not very religious.

Mark’s paternal grandparents were Morris Chabinski/Cuban (the son of Nessel/Nathan Chabinsky/Chabenisky and Leah Kostinsky) and Fanny/Fannie Janoff/Janout (the daughter of Max Janoff and Pessia Madoroy). Morris and Fanny were born in the Russian Empire, with Morris being from Kiev.

Mark’s maternal grandfather was Fred Feldman (the son of Itzhak/Isaac Feldman and Raya/Rotza Galperen/Alpem). Fred was born in Noua Sulita, Romania. Itzhak was born in Novoselitsa, Moldova, the son of Frida. Raya was the daughter of Leibish Galperen and Esther Rose Friedberg.

Mark’s maternal grandmother was Sarah Frankel/Freintel (the daughter of Samuel Frankel and Sylvia/Sadie Giose Sieve). Sarah was born in Dorbian, Russia.

Source: Genealogy of Mark Cuban – https://www.geni.com

Mark’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Family history of some of Mark’s mother’s family – http://www.briancuban.com

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant October 12, 2015 at 10:23 am

wow interesting i had though he is one of those white latinos

slowdive January 29, 2016 at 2:07 pm

You know something about does look vaguely Spanish to me.

ashash November 13, 2016 at 4:45 pm

I bet a lot of people thought Mark Cuban was actually Cuban.

cwm85 September 19, 2015 at 7:48 pm

Learn something new. He is Jewish…

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