Entrepreneur Mark Cuban will step aside from his role on Shark Tank in 2025. The Dallas Mavericks owner said the decision to step away from his role as an investor on the show was influenced by his desire to spend more time with his children before they “go off on their own.”
“I just want to have a couple [of] summers with my teens before they go off on their own,” Cuban told The Hollywood Reporter.
“Nothing to do with the show. I love it. I love being on it. I love what [it] represents and how it motivates entrepreneurs around the world.”
Cuban first appeared on Shark Tank in 2010 and has remained a regular on the show since 2012. As he prepares to leave the show after a decade and change, he says he’s proud of what it has become because “it sends the message the American dream is alive and well.”
“I love it because it sends the message the American dream is alive and well,” Cuban told Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes of All The Smoke.
“I feel like in doing Shark Tank all these years, we’ve trained multiple generations of entrepreneurs that if somebody can come from Iowa or Sacramento or wherever, and show up on the carpet of Shark Tank and show their business and get a deal, it’s going to inspire generations of kids.”