Mark Cuban

  • Aired:  09/29/11
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Entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban thinks that billionaires are nice people, but that people think of them as checkbooks. (3:23)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Stephen: THANK YOU VERY

MUCH.

WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS A

BILLIONAIRE ENTREPRENEUR AND THE

OWNER OF THE N.B.A. CHAMPION

DALLAS MAVERICKS.

THE INTERVIEW WON'T REALLY GET

EXCITING UNTIL THE FOURTH

QUARTER.

PLEASE WELCOME MARK CUBAN!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

HEY, MARK.

WHAT'S GOING ON, MY MAN.

NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

ALL RIGHT, CONGRATULATIONS ON

THE MAVERICKS, MAN.

>> THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: THAT IS

FANTASTIC.

YOU MUST FEEL VINDICATED.

>> I DO.

AFTER 12 YEARS NOW, WE FINALLY

WON AND IT FEELS GREAT.

>> Stephen: PEOPLE SAID IT

COULDN'T BE DONE.

>> AND IT WAS.

THEY TOLD ME YEAR AFTER YEAR

YOU'RE AN IDIOT.

IT'S NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN, AND

HERE WE ARE, CHAMPS?

CHAMPS.

>> Stephen: MARK, YOU'RE A

BILLIONAIRE.

>> I'M PROUD TO SAY THAT.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE PROUD TO

SAY THAT?

>> YUP.

>> Stephen: I WOULD BE TOO.

I HOPE TO SAY IT SOME DAY.

YOU'RE A BILLIONAIRE AND I'M

ABOUT TO GET IN BED WITH A

BILLIONAIRE FOR MY C-4 WHO WOULD

PREFER TO BE ANONYMOUS.

>> RIGHT.

>> Stephen: WHAT ARE

BILLIONAIRES LIKE?

( SIGHS ).

>> WE'RE KIND, WE'RE CARING,

WE'RE THE, YOU KNOW, TYPE OF

PERSON YOU WANT YOUR DAUGHTER OR

SON TO MARRY.

I MEAN, WE'RE JUST REALLY

DOWN-TO-EARTH PEOPLE.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

>> REALLY.

>> Stephen: SO YOU CAN BE A

NICE GAY AND BE A BILLIONAIRE?

>> YEAH, LOOK AT ME.

RIGHT?

( APPLAUSE )

>> Stephen: DID YOU PAY THOSE

PEOPLE TO CHEER?

>> ANONYMOUSLY.

ANONYMOUSLY.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT, AS A

BILLIONAIRE, DO YOU GET HIT UP

FOR CASH BY POLITICIANS ALL THE

TIME?

>> ALL THE TIME.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

>> YEAH.

I MEAN, I GET PHONE CALLS,

E-MAILS, LETTERS, FEDEX,

U.P.S.-- EVERYTHING?

A. HAS KARL ROVE EVER HIT YOU UPFOR MONE

>> HE SENT ME A HAM

( LAUGHTER )

>> Stephen: ARE.

> Stephen: REALLY.

>> I WAS LIKE WHAT IS THIS HAM

FOR?

BUT I DIDN'T READ IT.

>> Stephen: DO PEOPLE LOOK AT

YOU, DO YOU THINK, AND SEE A

CHECKBOOK?

>> THEY SEE THOSE BIG STACKS OF

MONEY.

THAT'S WHAT THEY SEE ALL THE

TIME.

>> Stephen: ALL THESE PEOPLE,

YOU DON'T KNOW WHO'S CALLING

YOU, YOU DON'T KNOW WHO TO GIVE

TO.

WHO DO YOU GIVE TO?

>> I HAVEN'T GIVEN TO A

POLITICAL CAMPAIGN OR POLITICIAN

IN YEARS.

IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME.

>> Stephen: SO YOU'RE DUE.

( LAUGHTER )

( APPLAUSE )

YOU'RE LIKE THE SLOT MACHINE

THAT'S ALL WARMED UP.

THE RIGHT PERSON'S JUST GOT TO

STICK A QUARTER IN YOU.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: LET'S SAY FOR

KICKS THAT YOU WERE THE

ANONYMOUS BILLIONAIRE BEHIND A

501 C-4.

>> OKAY, LET'S JUST SAY.

>> Stephen: AND YOU WERE

TALKING TO THE PERSON WHO HAD

THE C-4.

>> OKAY, HYPOTHETICALLY.

>> Stephen: HYPOTHETICALLY

NOW.

WHAT WOULD YOU WANT THAT PERSON

TO ADVOCATE IN ADVERTISEMENTS

THAT YOU WOULDN'T WANT THE

PUBLIC TO KNOW YOU WERE SECRETLY

BEHIND?

>> WOW.

( LAUGHTER )

YOU KNOW, I'VE GIVEN IT A LOT OF

THOUGHT.

IT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

PROBABLY TO-- NOTE

♪ ♪ ♪

( APPLAUSE )

>> Stephen: WELL, THAT IS

CERTAINLY FOOD FOR THOUGHT.

( LAUGHTER )

MARK CUBAN, THANK YOU SO MUCH

FOR JOINING US.

ENTREPRENEUR, TEAM OWNER MARK

CUBAN.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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