Mark Cuban was a guest on Mark Altucher’s podcast Wednesday and was asked a simple question: which was better, the first million or the first billion (those would millions and billions of dollars, btw). I think we can all agree on which would rank higher if it happened to us, and Cuban is in lockstep with that. However, unlike the rest of us poor folk, it actually happened to him:
“The million was fun, because it was a drinking million, it was, ‘On my god, I’m going to love this, my life has changed, but I got to keep on working because I haven’t hit my goals yet, and there’s so much more I want to do,” he said.
“The billion was, ‘I can’t fucking believe it.’ Literally, I was sitting in front of a computer, naked, hitting the refresh because we were close — waiting until my net worth hit that billion when the stock price got to a certain point, and then I kinda screamed and jumped around and then got dressed.”
Such a billionaire move: wake up, become billionaire, then go about your day.