The WWE empire that Vince McMahon has created didn’t just have the aim to entertain millions of fans all over the world.
Obviously, wrestling was a booming business and money was to be made from it, and it’s still going strong to this day as the WWE continues to reach new heights every year.
There’s almost no serious competition, they have some of the finest sports entertainers in the world and they have the best television deals around, along with their own Network with plenty of subscribers.
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As you can imagine, Vince is a very wealthy man.
We can only imagine what his bank balance actually reads, but what we do now know is how much he, alongside Shane, Stephanie, as well as Triple H, were paid in 2016 as F4WOnline have revealed their salaries.
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It’s clear that the bigger names are going to be paid more, so John Cena is bound to be paid more than Jinder Mahal for example – so you can already tell the McMahon’s and The Game must have received staggering amounts as they're sitting right at the top.
Stephanie is an executive within the company and is also a performer where she’s the commissioner of Monday Night RAW and regularly featured on television – and she earned $2,000,000 last year.
Shane managed to earn a little more, he has the same performing role but on SmackDown LIVE.
The key factor here is that he also wrestled at WrestleMania 32 against The Undertaker inside of Hell in a Cell, and then at the Survivor Series event.
Shane O’Mac managed to gross a figure of $2,150,000.
Triple H has multiple roles in the organisation, he’s in an executive spot, he’s the creator and senior producer of NXT and he’s also under a performer contract where his last match took place against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 32 for the WWE Championship.
He earned a huge $3,993.417 but it was obviously Vince who stormed into the lead by earning the most.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise really, as it’s his company and despite not being on-screen a lot, he’s backstage at almost every taping and maintains full control of creative decisions.
In 2016, he earned $5,348,624 – but it’s probably not as high as many would have expected.
In what could be a bigger year for the company, expect these figures to increase. Especially for both Shane and Triple H who are being featured more on television, and are expected to compete at WrestleMania 33 against AJ Styles and Seth Rollins respectively.
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