How Much of the WWE do Vince McMahon, Triple H, Stephanie McMahon Own in 2021?

Published 04/25/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
COLOGNE, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 07: A WWE Logo at the WWE Live Tryout at the Motorworld on November 7, 2018 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Marc Pfitzenreuter/Getty Images)


WWE filed their quarterly SEC report to the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States Government. The company revealed information about ownership and voting control as well. This included the number of shares held by Vince McMahon and the rest of the McMahon family.

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WWE shareholder information revealed

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 11: A WWE logo is shown on a screen before a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Wrestling economics isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. However, running the largest wrestling company in the world has led to Vince McMahon revealing a lot of WWE’s financial statements as public information. Currently, WWE’s stock price sits at $54.23 as stated on their website.

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Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics.com revealed crucial information about WWE’s shareholders. According to him, the McMahons own class B shares, which give them ten times more voting power than other shareholders. These class B shares can only be transferred to Vince and Linda McMahon’s descendants, i.e. Stephanie and Shane McMahon.

Paul Levesque, aka Triple H, Vince’s son-in-law, owns 67,571 class A shares, valued at $3.7 million. These class A shares aren’t like class B, which the McMahons own.

What is shocking is Shane McMahon used to own over a million class B shares but hasn’t been listed as a shareholder since 2013? Rumour has it that he sold his stock a while ago.

According to Thurston’s assessment, Vince owns 38% of the shares and 81% of the voting units. Other major shareholders include Lindsell Train Limited, The Vanguard Group, Stephanie McMahon, and Linda McMahon.

You can read all of WWE’s financial statements, including annual reports and SEC filings here.

Community outreach programs

WWE is often in the public’s eye because of their popularity and community programs. They remain very involved in local initiatives that’ll boost their profile and result in higher returns.

WWE takes their community outreach programs seriously, and they often involve some of the biggest names in wrestling history.

The first high-profile initiative was the Be-A-Star campaign, which dealt with bullying. While some call it a hypocritical initiative given the treatment to certain athletes, the campaign went a long way in attempting to rid schools of bullying. The other campaign WWE started is the partnership with Susan G. Komen in the fight against breast cancer.

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Along with these initiatives, people like Titus O’Neil work at the grassroots level to ensure underprivileged children aren’t homeless or starving. John Cena has granted over 500 wishes as a part of the Make-A-Wish foundation.

WWE’s partnership with the Special Olympics is another crucial part of WWE’s expansion and efforts in stamping their claim as a philanthropic organization.

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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