WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and Shahid Khan, the father of AEW lead investor Tony Khan, have both placed on the annual Forbes billionaire list.
In this latest battle between AEW and WWE it was the former that came out on top, with Khan ranked at #224, while Vince McMahon was way down in #691 place.
Khan was listed with a net worth of $7.2 billion while Vince McMahon ‘only’ has $3.2 billion to his name. What a sickener for him, eh?
Vince had previously ranked on the Forbes 400 in 2018, placing at #239 on their list of richest Americans. Khan was #65 on that same list. As far as we can tell, McMahon is the first wrestling promoter to ever crack either list.
McMahon’s profile reads:
Vince McMahon is chairman and CEO of entertainment company World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), which hauls in nearly $1 billion in annual revenue.
A third generation wrestling promoter, McMahon grew up in a trailer park in North Carolina and joined his father’s small wrestling company in 1972.
McMahon purchased the business 10 years later, then transformed the World Wrestling Federation from a regional operation into a global phenomenon.
WWF (now called WWE) went public in 1999; today its programs are broadcast in roughly 150 countries and more than 30 languages.
His foundation has gifted funds to the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, CT, and Breast Cancer Alliance.
Shadid Khan’s profile, which does not mention AEW at all (nor would you expect it to), says:
An engineer by trade, Shahid Khan bought auto parts supplier Flex-N-Gate from his former employer in 1980.
His design for a one-piece truck bumper was the basis for his success; the company now has 64 plants worldwide and over 24,000 employees.
Khan also owns the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, which he bought in 2012, and UK’s Fulham football club, which he bought in 2013.
Khan’s 300-foot superyacht Kismet, which took 6 years to build, was delivered at the end of 2014.
He has donated over $25 million to his alma mater, the University of Illinois.
It probably goes without saying, but no other wrestling personalities cracked the list or even came close.