Vince McMahon Net Worth
Vince McMahon’s net worth is 2.5 billion USD. He’s a former pro wrestler who is now the majority owner of the WWE. His father previously owned the WWE. He has made a great deal of his wealth from the WWE, but he also racked up the cash while he was a professional wrestler.
Vince McMahon’s father founded the Capitol Wrestling Corporation, which dominated wrestling in the Northeastern U.S. during the mid-20th century. In 1982, Vince Jr. bought Capitol from his father and began an expansion that would fundamentally alter the character of professional wrestling in America. The World Wrestling Federation emerged and became a massive operation, going public in 1999.
Vince McMahon Early Life
Chairman of the World Wrestling Federation. Born August 24, 1945, in Pinehurst, North Carolina. McMahon represents the third generation of a professional wrestling dynasty: his grandfather, Jess McMahon, worked as a boxing and wrestling promoter, while his father, Vince McMahon, Sr., founded the Capitol Wrestling Corporation. Capitol dominated professional wrestling in the Northeastern United States during the mid-20th century, when the sport was divided into strictly regional enterprises.
As a teenager, Vince, Jr.–who was raised by his mother and met his father for the first time when he was 12 years old–was eager to get into the family business. He graduated from East Carolina University in 1968 with a degree in business administration; his father introduced him into the family business in 1971, making him the head of Capitol’s operations in Bangor, Maine. After achieving success in Bangor, McMahon was made responsible for all New England-based operations. In 1982, he bought Capitol Wrestling from his father and began an expansion process that would fundamentally alter the character of professional wrestling in America.
World Wrestling Federation
McMahon recruited new talent and bought out competition across the country, forming a national conglomerate he called the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and a parent company called TitanSports, Inc. Professional wrestling had long hovered in an uncertain position–not considered by many to be a legitimate sport, it was also looked down upon as an unappealingly lowbrow form of entertainment. McMahon admitted that WWF wrestling was technically not a real sport, as the outcome of each match was known in advance. Instead, he played up its entertainment aspect, introducing wrestlers with theatrical personae and flashy costumes and staging elaborate displays for the benefit of the arena crowds and the cable audience. It worked–in 1987, the WWF sold $80 million in tickets to live events, according to Forbes magazine. The federation was also drawing record numbers of viewers to events on pay-per-view, closed-circuit television.
In the early 1990s, McMahon and the WWF had a series of legal problems, culminating in the 1993 accusation by the U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn, New York, that McMahon and Titan Sports had supplied wrestlers with anabolic steroids from 1985 to 1991. During a trial, several former WWF wrestlers included ex-federation star Hulk Hogan, admitted to using steroids during their careers and testified that the WWF had encouraged the abuse of these drugs, which had been declared illegal in 1988. McMahon was acquitted of most of the charges, although he was found guilty of conspiring to defraud the Food and Drug Administration.
A problem of another kind had arisen in 1988 with the launch of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) by media titan Ted Turner. In the years after McMahon’s trial, the rivalry between the WWF and WCW grew stronger, though the WWF remained solidly on top. The competition has only intensified popular enthusiasm for professional wrestling in the late 1990s. WWF events consistently rank as some of the highest among cable and pay-per-view programs, and the company’s revenue increased over 45% from 1996 to 1999.
Vince McMahon Bio Info
Born: 24 August 1945 (age 72 years), Pinehurst, North Carolina, United States
Height: 1.88 m
Spouse: Linda McMahon (m. 1966)
Parent(s): Vincent J. McMahon (father); Vicky H. Askew (mother)
Vince McMahon Quotes
- The biggest thrill in the world is entertaining the public, there is no bigger thrill than that. – Vince McMahon
- Sometimes you have to take a half step back to take two forward. – Vince McMahon
- I guess maybe another gift I have is a great work ethic. – Vince McMahon
- From a personal standpoint, the old expression of what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger is somewhat true. – Vince McMahon
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