ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban will speak at a suburban Chicago college this spring as part of a speaker series that also raises money for scholarships.

The (Elgin) Courier-News reports Cuban will speak at Judson University in Elgin on May 16 as part of the university’s World Leaders Forum.

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Judson University President Gene Crume called Cuban “one of the most recognizable and inspiring business leaders of our time.”

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Cuban is an entrepreneur and investor who is also one of the judges — known as “sharks” — on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” He bought the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks in 2000.

Prior to the speech Cuban will participate in a VIP reception to raise funds for diversity and entrepreneurship scholarships.

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