After 13 years as an investor on ABC's business reality TV show Shark Tank, Mark Cuban announced he will not be returning after the current 16th season.
Cuban has been a fan favorite, known for his sharp wit and blunt, straight-talking style when assessing ideas and negotiating deals.
While it's the end of an era, Cuban said his departure is simply because his "timeline no longer fit into theirs." He did not rule out returning as a guest Shark in the future.
The other longtime Sharks—Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Robert Herjavec, and Daymond John—are expected to return in future seasons.
Even though he won't be a regular face during pitch meetings, Cuban said he still plans to keep busy investing in companies outside the show. Over his 13 seasons, he invested nearly $20 million in 85 businesses that appeared on Shark Tank.
Cuban has undoubtedly left his mark and shares words of wisdom for all the future entrepreneurial guests: "Let the numbers guide you, not the emotions."
While Shark Tank fans will certainly miss his presence, something tells us we haven't seen or heard the last of Mark Cuban.