Vince McMahon's net worth is currently around $2.2 billion, that means he is finally worth as much as one of his arch rivals, Ted Turner.
Nothing spurs someone or something on like good old-fashioned competition. What would Manchester United be without Liverpool? Or the Boston Red Sox without the New York Yankees? Or for a non-sports related example, Marvel Comics without D.C.? For a period of time, it was exactly that, competition, which changed the face of professional wrestling.
Nowadays, the period we are referring to is known as the Monday Night War. Vince McMahon and WWE had formed a stranglehold on the business. That was until Ted Turner and WCW came along. WWE's Raw aired on Monday nights, so Turner decided to go head-to-head with them, launching Nitro in the exact same timeslot in 1995. For a while, it worked and WCW edged ahead, but ultimately WWE won out.
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Turner and McMahon were naturally bitter enemies, and even though they might not admit it, each man wanted to drive the other out of the wrestling business. Despite it being seventeen years since WWE bought out WCW and won the Monday Night War, both men probably still hold a strong dislike towards each other. That's why some recent news will have brought a smile to the WWE chairman's face.
According to Forbes, Mr. McMahon now has a net worth of $2.2 billion. That means he is worth about the same as his old rival, Ted Turner. Turner's net worth is also estimated to be around $2.2 billion. Even though the media mogul is no longer at war with McMahon or even involved in professional wrestling, it probably still hurts him a little to hear that the man he tried to defeat continues to thrive, and is now worth just as much as he is.
Aside from equaling Turner's massive amount of wealth, what is perhaps the most interesting aspect of this news is how well WWE must be doing right now. Amid reports that attendance is down and fans are switching off, the pro wrestling juggernaut continues to do well financially and is breaking all kinds of records. Clearly, things can't be that bad at Titan Towers.