WWE news: Salaries for Vince McMahon, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon revealed

WWE is a family business

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon will each take home $730,000 in basic WWE salary this year, while Vince McMahon will be paid a massive $1.4 million. 

Between them, the trio are three of the company's top 5 corporate officers, proving that Vince really is keeping WWE a family business.

Triple H, of course, is married to Stephanie and since stepping back from being a full-time performer, has taken up the title of executive vice president of talent, live events and creative. 

Wrestling Inc have shared full details of the pay Vince, Stephanie and Triple H will receive in 2020, with WWE releasing the figures ahead of their annual shareholder's meeting. 

Check out the base salaries for all three below, compared to the previous two years:

Vince McMahon - $1.4 million in 2020, equal with 2019 and 2018

Stephanie McMahon - $730,000 in 2020, up from $710,000 in 2019 and $684,125 in 2018

Paul 'Triple H' Levesque - $730,000 in 2020, up from $710,000 in 2019, $684,125 in 2018 and $650,000 in 2017 

Triple H and Stephanie made the same money this year

While their salaries are impressive already, they don't even include bonuses, stock options or talent pay (for Triple H and Stephanie appearing on TV). 

When all that taken into account, the amount of money each makes is significantly higher.

Below is an overall figure that Vince, Stephanie and Triple H took home in 2019, which includes their salary, stock and other compensations. It's also been compared to the previous three years:

Vince McMahon - $3,503,703 in 2019, down from $5,658,238 million in 2018, but up from $3,087,537 in 2017 and $3,071,600 in 2016 

Vince took home a tidy figure in 2019

Triple H (includes his pay as a performer) - $3,328,092 in 2019, down from $5,031,459 in 2018. His pay was $3,223,716 in 2017 and $3,993,417 in 2016

Stephanie McMahon (includes her pay as a performer) - $2,027,248 (data not released for Stephanie's full pay for previous years)

While all three corporate officers were paid very handsomely, some talent in WWE have salaries that dwarf their bosses.  

Most notably, Brock Lesnar was paid a basic wage of $10m in 2019 and he's followed by Roman Reigns ($5m) and Randy Orton ($4.1m).

Lesnar's salary dwarfs that of his bosses

Who said wrestling wasn't a lucrative business? 

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