SHARK TANK – Mark Cuban is a “Shark” on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” (ABC/Patrick Ecclesine)

Neighbor Mark Cuban skipped his senior year of high school so he could go straight to college. He knew he wanted to be “a business guy” as early as high school, he told podcast host Corby Davidson on an episode of “Your Turn with Corby Davidson.”

“The only thing they had was an economics class for seniors,” Cuban said in an interview reported on CNBC. “They wouldn’t let take me it, so I said, ‘F— it, I’m going to see how smart I am,’ and went to the University of Pittsburgh at night for my junior year.”

Cuban did well enough that he figured he could skip his senior year of high school and go straight to college: “I took my college credits from Pitt and my guidance counselor was like, ‘OK, we’ll work it out,’ and they let me graduate using my college credits,” Cuban told Davidson.

At 17, he started his freshman year of college at Pitt. “I just wanted to challenge myself,” he said.

“Never stop learning. Never stop grinding,” he advises young people just starting out their careers. And, “Never stop loving every single minute of your life.”


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