Shrewd sports investor bought Liverpool Soccer Club with partner for $440 million last year. Inked new TV contract; team today worth more than $1 billion. Spun records in high school. U. of Southern California M.B.A. Bought Atlas Architectural Metals for $4 million 1977; sold for $16 million 6 years later. Paid $45 million for Dr Pepper, 7-Up 1986; flipped 28 months later for $700 million. Private equity shop Hicks Muse burned by bad telecom investments when tech bubble burst; personally lost $10 million. Claims loss was offset by $50 million windfall made when Mark Cuban sold Broadcast.com to Yahoo in 1999. Owns hockey's Dallas Stars, baseball's Texas Rangers.