The book Mark Cuban read in his 30s that helped him get rich (via CNBCMakeIt)
Tech billionaire and 'Shark Tank' star Mark Cuban said this book was a big motivator for him early on in his career.
Michael Desmond | Walt Disney Television | Getty ImagesMark Cuban is an avid reader (as are his fellow billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett). In fact, Cuban has said his curiosity and constant learning have been key to his success in businessBut Cuban said one book in particular stands out as helping him to stay focused on his money goals early in his career: "
Cashing in on the American Dream: How to Retire at 35."The 1988 book by Paul Terhorst, an accountant-turned-author, details how he was able to retire at age 35. The premise of the book is that "if you could save up to $1 million and live like a student, you could retire," Cuban told
in 2017. Terhorst prescribed spending no more than $50 a day (the equivalent to around $110 today).After reading it, Cuban was determined to save every penny he could."To me, my goal was to retire because I wanted my time to myself," Cuban told couple Alli Webb, co-founder of Drybar, and leadership coach Adrian Koehler on a recent "Raising The Bar" headtopics.com
podcast, when talking about reading the book as a young man."That's the one thing you don't get a second shot at. And I was willing to give up a lot to get there."To save money and help reach his goal, Cuban said that in the late '80s and '90s, he lived off of macaroni and cheese and drove "
(First Cuban had a Fiat X1/9 with a hole in the floorboard and later a 1966 Buick LeSabre, he told CNN.) Read more: CNBC »
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