Mark Cuban is an American businessman, investor, author, television personality, and philanthropist. He is the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, co-owner of 2929 Entertainment and chairman of the AXS TV. He is also one of the main "shark" investors on the ABC reality television series, Shark Tank. As of July 2017, he has invested in 85 deals across 111 Shark Tank episodes.
In 2011, Cuban wrote an e-book, How to Win at the Sport of Business, in which he chronicles his life experiences in business and sports. Under Mark Cuban Companies umbrella he has a support staff that assists companies in his investment umbrella with marketing, finance and operations. He was the original creator of the Three Commas brand. Written in the script of the hit series Silicon Valley, the brand has expanded into several countries.
Nelly - Derrty Entertainment
Nelly is a Diamond Selling, Multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning rap superstar, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor. Whether it is recording the hottest summer jam, starring on a top TV show or sharing his passionate opinions as a sports commentator, Nelly has continually raised the bar for the entertainment industry since stepping on the scene in 2000 with his distinctive vocals and larger-than-life personality. Some of his biggest music hits include: “Hot in Here” – “Dilemma” [feat. Kelly Rowland] “Country Grammar” “Ride Wit Me” “Just a Dream”– “Cruise” reached diamond status, “The Fix” (sampling Marvin Gaye) and “Millionaire” with Cash Cash and Digital Animal Farm.
As an entrepreneur, philanthropist and actor his resume grows exponentially from his highly successful Apple Bottom women’s clothing line, Vokal men’s clothing, Pimp Juice energy drink, CEO of his own label Derrty Entertainment, and co-owner of the Charlotte Hornets with Michael Jordan and Ignite Music an independent artist representative platform. He has been a spokesman for Cheerios, Under Armour, Nike, Axe, Mike and Ike and many more.
Nelly is an avid supporter to Make a Wish and is the only rapper/music artist to own his own college, EI University, which provides education surrounding the music industry while Nelly himself provides scholarships. In 2011, Nelly and Vatterott College worked together to found the Ex'treme Institute by Nelly, which is a music production school in the heart of St. Louis.
Michael Chaffin is a strategically-focused, visionary, and results-driven business executive, with 25 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur, business manager, and management consultant. Since 2004, Michael has served as Business Manager for the multi-platinum hip-hop artist, Nelly, for which he was originally hired to turnaround Nelly’s Apple Bottoms apparel line. Through restructuring from a production firm to a licensing entity, Michael was able to grow the business from $2M in revenue in 2004 to over $100M in 2008. He also manages the business side for numerous Nelly tours and six albums, as well as the Derrty Apparel line, several TV partnerships, and Nelly’s record company, Derrty Entertainment. He currently serves on the board of Ignite Music as well as in early 2015 partnered with Mark Cuban to launch the Three Commas apparel line, a concept derived by Mark Cuban based on the fact that there are three commas in a billion dollars.
In partnership with an apparel production company, Michael successfully launched the online stores for the hit Discovery Channel programs Fast N’ Loud, and Street Outlaws as well as the OWN hit show Sweetie Pies.
He has served on the Governing Board of Make-A-Wish Missouri which he is now an alumni of and has also formerly served on the Board of Directors for Covenant House, an international charity that focuses on homeless teenagers.
THREE COMMAS APPAREL
The idea started as the brand label for inspirational quotes from Mark Cuban’s website. It grew to become an aspirational business brand developed for the driven Millennial.
While Three Commas came from the fact that there are three commas in a billion, the money is not what we are about. We are about the entrepreneur - from the place where that dream began, to where the dream becomes a reality. Three Commas is about the journey - the true definition of entrepreneurship and the American dream. There is no other place that gives everyone this great opportunity to succeed. Three Commas is the brand for the driven entrepreneur.
It's about the journey, not the end. -Mark Cuban
In early 2015, Michael Chaffin and Mark Cuban co-launched the THREE COMMAS apparel line, a concept derived by Mark Cuban based on the fact that there are 3 commas in a billion dollars. The line is the first developed for the aspiring entrepreneur.