Mark Cuban

2014 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals

Cuban in 2014, photo by Prphotos

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

Date of Birth: July 31, 1958

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Mark Cuban is an American billionaire entrepreneur, television personality, media proprietor, and investor.

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). Mark is married to Tiffany Stewart, with whom he has three children.

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 grandfather was Morris Chabinski/Cuban/Khabinsky (the son of Nessel/Nathan Chabinsky/Chabenisky/Khabinsky and Leah Kostinsky). Morris was from Malin Keiv, in the Russian Empire. Nathan was the son of Iosif Khabinsky and Rachael Weinstein. Leah was the daughter of Mottel Kostinsky.

Mark’s paternal grandmother was Fanny/Fannie Janoff/Janout (the daughter of Max Janoff and Pessia Madoroy). Fanny was from the Russian Empire.

Mark’s maternal grandfather was Fred Feldman (the son of Itzhak/Itzhack/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, likely Darbėnai, Lithuania. Samuel was the son of Movsha Freintel. Sadie was the daughter of Ieuzel Ziv.


Genealogy of Mark Cuban –

Mark’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Family history of some of Mark’s mother’s family –

3 Responses

  1. ashash says:

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

  2. slowdive says:

    You know something about does look vaguely Spanish to me.

  3. cwm85 says:

    Learn something new. He is Jewish…

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