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Vince McMahon Named On Forbes 2021 World’s Billionaires List

Vince McMahon

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon has once again landed a spot on Forbes World’s Billionaires List.

Of the 2,755 names listed, McMahon comes in at 1,517 with a net worth of $2.1 Billion. Forbes also notes that WWE generates nearly $1 Billion in annual revenue.

While McMahon has fallen down the list from spot 1,196 which he occupied last year, his net worth has increased from $1.8 Billion.

Also featured on the list is Shahid Khan, who along with son Tony Khan is one of the lead investors in AEW.

Khan initially made his fortune in the automotive industry, before later acquiring the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL franchise, Premier League football team, Fulham, and bringing his financial backing to AEW. Kahn is listed as co-owner of AEW, while Tony Khan serves as the company’s president.

Shahid Khan appears at number 308 in the updated list with an estimated net worth of $8 Billion. Much like McMahon he also fell down the list from last year, where he landed at 183. However, his net worth has also increased from $7.8 Billion in 2020.

The list was once again headed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, with a net worth of $177 Billion, followed by Elon Musk ($151 Billion) and Bernard Arnault and family. ($150 Billion)

You can view the full list here.

Back in January WWE struck a deal which saw the WWE Network move to Peacock from March 18th. It was reported at the time that the agreement was worth $1 Billion.

Following the news, WWE President Nick Khan rebuffed suggestions that WWE had held discussions with NBCUniversal over a potential sale of the sports entertainment giant.

“We haven’t discussed it once. At all. By the way, thrilled with being on network TV at Fox. I think I sort of pushed on the emphasis [during the earnings call] on broadcast television, and how important that is, so love that, love what we’re doing with NBC, but no, there has been no dialogue internally or externally on anything like that.”

WWE’s first quarter earnings for 2021 will be unveiled on April 22nd.