Vince McMahon

American professional wrestling promoter (born 1945)

Vincent Kennedy McMahon, better known as Vince McMahon or Mr. McMahon (born August 24, 1945) is an American businessman, wrestling promoter, professional wrestler, and movie producer. He is the co-founder of modern WWE. McMahon has been both the ECW World Champion and the WWE Champion.[4][5]

Vince McMahon
McMahon in 2006
Vincent Kennedy McMahon

(1945-08-24) August 24, 1945 (age 78)
EducationEast Carolina University (BA)
  • Entrepreneur and businessman,
  • Professional wrestling promotor and executive,
  • American football executive,
  • Media proprietor
Known for
  • Chairman and CEO of WWE
  • Founder and chairman of Alpha Entertainment
Political partyRepublican
Linda Edwards (m. 1966)
Children2, Stephanie and Shane
Ring name(s)Mr. McMahon
Vince McMahon
Billed height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)[1]
Billed weight240 lb (109 kg)[1]
Billed fromGreenwich, Connecticut[2]
Debut1969 (commentator)
1998 (wrestler)

Forbes estimates his net worth to be around $2 billion.[6]

Career change

McMahon started his wrestling career in 1971 as an announcer. He worked for the "World Wide Wrestling Federation" (WWWF) which later changed its name to "World Wrestling Federation" (WWF). The name was changed again to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). The company was originally owned by his father, Vince J. McMahon. McMahon bought the company from his father in 1984. McMahon took the business from a local promotion in the north eastern part of the United States and made it a global company.

McMahon played the role of an evil boss for many years.[7]

In June 2022, McMahon stepped down as the chairman and CEO of WWE. This came after multiple reports of McMahon paying alleged hush-money agreements for many alleged affairs.[8] He would return to the company as executive chairman in January 2023.[9]

On January 26, 2024, McMahon would again step down from WWE and TKO after reports from the The Wall Street Journal about a lawsuit. It would allege that McMahon participated in sex trafficking and commited sexual assaults on a former employee.[10]

Personal life change

McMahon married his wife, Linda McMahon, on August 26 1966 in New Bern, North Carolina. They have two children: Shane and Stephanie. In 2016, President-elect of the United States nominated McMahon's wife Linda as Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Vince McMahon profile". Retrieved September 3, 2020.
  2. "Mr. McMahon - WWE Bio". WWE. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  3. "Vincent McMahon Forbes Profile". Forbes.
  4. "WWE Championship history". WWE. Retrieved February 9, 2024.
  5. "ECW Championship history". WWE. Retrieved February 9, 2024.
  6. "Vincent McMahon". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-06-15.
  7. "Mr. McMahon". WWE.
  8. "Vince McMahon Steps Down as Head of W.W.E. During Misconduct Investigation". The New York Times. Retrieved January 26, 2024.
  9. "WWE Board of Directors unanimously elects Vince McMahon executive Chairman of the board". WWE. Retrieved January 26, 2024.
  10. "Vince McMahon resigns from TKO day after ex-employee's lawsuit". ESPN. Retrieved January 26, 2024.

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