The billionaire just bought the entire town of Mustang, Texas — a blip on the map off I-45, with a population of 21 people, according to the latest census data.
“I don’t know what if anything I will do with it,” Cuban told the paper. (Should Cuban find himself down on his luck a la “Schitt’s Creek,” though, it’s nice to know he’ll have his own hamlet and a zany group of townsfolk to take him in.)
Mustang is pretty much a 77-acre blank canvas for Cuban.
The town was founded in the early 1970s, when it was known mostly as a local watering hole in an otherwise dry Navarro County, according to the paper. These days, there’s little more than a trailer park and a strip club, Wispers Cabaret, which is reportedly in disrepair. On Friday, Google Maps showed the name of the club had been edited to “Mark Cubaret.”
It’s not clear what Cuban paid for the town, but for someone with a net worth of nearly $6 billion, it was almost certainly a steal. The town was reportedly put up for sale in 2017 for $4 million, but Turner said it was overpriced, even when they slashed the listing price in half.