The biggest name synonymous with US wrestling is by far Vince McMahon, the CEO of WWE. Since he was active in the ring for a time, he is considered the richest wrestler in the world. He just turned 75 last week, and his 2020 estimated net worth is $1.8 billion.
His father Vince Sr started the company as Capitol Wrestling Corporation in the 1950’s, but Vince never met his dad until he was 12. He and his mom were divorced so Vince lived with his mom and abusive stepfather in a trailer park.
In a 2001 Playboy interview McMahon explained his difficult childhood, and alluded to the fact that he may have been the victim of sexual abuse at the hands of his mother….
PLAYBOY: Was the abuse all physical, or was there sexual abuse, too?
VINCE MCMAHON: That's not anything I would like to embellish. Just because it was weird.
PLAYBOY: Did it come from the same man?
VINCE MCMAHON: No. It wasn't ...it wasn't from the male.
PLAYBOY: That's so mysterious. It sounds like a difficult thing for a kid to deal with...We can leave that topic, but one thing first. You have said that the sexual abuse in your childhood "wasn't from the male." It's well known that you're estranged from your mother. Have we found the reason?
MCMAHON: Without saying that, I'd say that's pretty close.
Vince eventually connected with his father and went into business with him, and eventually Senior sold the company to Junior in 1982. But, the initial deal did not make Vince the sole owner of the company. Vince only got 50% while the remaining half was divided up among Gorilla Monsoon, Phil Zacko and Arnold Skaaland.
Quickly after the deal closed, Vince took out a loan from the bank and offered those 3 owners $100,000 cash and a lifetime job at the company for their piece of the pie. All of them agreed, which made Vince the complete owner of the promotion.
Vince has an irrational hatred of sneezing. The fact he can’t control the sneeze makes him upset.
He only sleeps 4 hours a night.
The name of his yacht is "Sexy Bitch.”