Mark Cuban always seemed a little crankier on Shark Tank as the seasons rolled by, and thanks to the hacked Sony emails, now we know a bit more about why Cuban is perpetually wincing on the Shark Tank show.
According to the new and viral Yahoo! News article titled “Sony Emails Reveal Mark Cuban’s Anger Over ‘Shark Tank’ Compensation Talks: ‘Beyond An Insult,'” Mark Cuban made nearly $1 million for Season 5 of Shark Tank when you break down the fact that the show taped 29 episodes and Cuban was paid $30,000 per episode for Season 5 — with raises for Cuba to $31,200 per episode for Season 6, and $32,488 per episode for Season 7.
The hacked Sony emails reveal that Mark wasn’t happy with other terms of the deal, which included gaining the rights to his catchphrases, so Cuban pushed back and threatened that ABC might want to remove his familiar “Mark Cuban” image out of the promotional videos and materials.
“No chance… this is beyond an insult and it shows no one cares about the investments I have made or the entrepreneurs. Now it’s really business. I will negotiate like any other deal I would do. You may want to start cutting me out of the promos…”
Fans of the show can almost picture Cuban saying such a thing. Personally, I felt Mark Cuban allowed his Shark Tank personality to change for the worse once all that news broke about Cuban and his troubles with the SEC, as reported by Bloomberg. And yet, Mark still pulls out a winning smile once and a good while, like when Cuban snagged a deal with Gameday Couture, a website that makes snazzy-looking sports-related clothing that is cute enough for women to wear and still feel like a girl – not a woman stealing her husband’s huge Texas A & M University sweatshirt, reports Tulsa World.
Either way, with the salary of Mark Cuban now even more public fodder due to the Sony email hacking, Yahoo! News reports that Cuban is now using a Cyber Dust app to remain private. Cuban also advises new entrepreneurs to skip their PR teams and go straight to the writers they’d like to feature their work, reports Yahoo! News.
As reported by the Inquisitr, Mark Cuban explained that approximately 30 percent of the deals he makes on the air during Shark Tank episodes end up falling through due to term changes or other factors.
[Image credit of Mark Cuban: Bloomberg]