Vincent Kennedy "Vince" McMahon is an icon. He is known worldwide and so is his WWE venture. Vince was born some 69 years ago in Pinehurst, North Carolina. At birth, his father was not present. His father left him and his mom and went away with his older brother. Vince was not to meet him until the age of 12, but when they did finally meet, he was impressed with his wrestling career. Vince was quickly immersed into wrestling and his interest in the sport grew incalculably.
After graduating from the East Carolina University, Mr. McMahon joined his father’s World Wide Wrestling Federation. His father was not amused at his decision to join his company. At the same time, he met his wife Linda and fell in love. The two married in 1966 and went on to have two kids, Shane and Stephanie. Vince and his wife founded Titan Sports, Inc and bought the Cape Cod Coliseum in 1979. He worked hard until he bought his father out three years later.
In the years to come, Vince completely revolutionized the wrestling industry. In an interview, he candidly said, “In the old days, there were wrestling fiefdoms all over the country, each with its own little lord in charge. Each little lord respected the rights of his neighboring little lord. No takeovers or raids were allowed. There were maybe 30 of these tiny kingdoms in the U.S. and if I hadn't bought out my dad, there would still be 30 of them, fragmented and struggling. I, of course, had no allegiance to those little lords.”
Here are 10 incredible statistics about Vinnie Mac that will live you speechless:
23 0-4 – His WrestleMania Win-Loss Record
22 36 Million – Number of WWE Viewers
21 $1.2 Billion – His 2015 Net Worth
20 1,248,624 – Number of Facebook Followers
19 21 - Total Number of Lost Matches
18 24 – Number of People He Follows on Twitter
17 6 ft 2 in – His Height
16 248 lbs – His Billed Weight
15 5 – Number of Grandchildren
14 12 – Number of Wrestlers Managed
13 1 – Number of WWF Championship Titles
12 1 – Number of Guinness World Records
11 13 – Number of Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards
10 1 – Number of Playboy Interviews
9 47 Feet – Total Length of His Yacht
8 3 – Number of Houses
7 4 – Number of Finishing Moves
6 12 – The Age He Met His Dad
5 1-0 – His Survivor Series Win-Loss Record
4 0-1 – His SummerSlam Win-Loss Record
3 1 – His Number of ECW World Championship Titles
2 6 – Members of His “Kiss My Ass Club”
1 70% - His Stake at WWE
As we’ve seen, WWE is a publicly traded company. Therefore, shares and stocks are involved. Despite the company being publicly traded, Vince McMahon owns its vast majority. Together with Linda McMahon, Shane McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, and Triple H, Vince controls 70% of the company. He also controls 96% of the voting power in the company. Currently, Vince operates as chairman and chief executive officer of the company, Stephanie serves as the chief brand officer, Triple H serves as the executive vice president in charge of talents, live events and creative, while George Barrios is the CFO. The company has annual revenues in excess of $542.6 million.
Sources: prowrestling.about.com, forbes.com, cagematch.com, twitter.com, guinnessworldrecords.com, theday.com
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