McMahon family

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The McMahon family are an American family of businesspeople and entertainment promoters. They are the founders and owners of the professional wrestling and entertainment company WWE (legally World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.), previously known as Capitol Wrestling Corporation; World Wide Wrestling Federation; Titan Sports; World Wrestling Federation, and World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. Historically, the company's primary business has currently been professional wrestling, but it has at various times expanded into bodybuilding promotion, TV network, home video production, film production, nightclub, merchandising superstore, and a professional football league.

The dynasty began when Roderick McMahon, who was descended from the McMahon family of Western Ireland (Thomond). known as "Jess",[1] started promoting wrestling shows in 1925.[2] When he died in 1954, his son, Vincent J. McMahon, took over the business.[1] Vincent J. had two wives, Victoria (Vickie) and Juanita, with Vickie still living today.[2][3][4] When Vincent J. retired in 1982, his son from his first marriage, Vincent K. McMahon, purchased the business and currently serves as chairman and chief executive officer of the company.[5][6]

Vince and Linda's children are Shane and Stephanie.[7] Shane is married to Marissa Mazzola[8] and Stephanie is married to Paul Levesque, better known by his wrestling moniker Triple H.[7]

Stephanie and Paul have three daughters named Aurora Rose, Murphy Claire, and Vaughn Evelyn.[9][10] Shane and Marissa have three sons, Declan James, Kenyon Jesse, and Rogan.[8]

Linda would step down as CEO to get involved in politics for the Connecticut state senate. Their son, Shane also eventually departed WWE at the end of 2009 to become CEO for a Colorado-based cable company, China Broadband Inc. Vince and Stephanie are the only two members born into the McMahon family still working under the brand as of 2014

The McMahon family also control over 90% of WWE, through their class B shares.The McMahon's have so much power in WWE that no one is allowed to purchase their class B shares unless they are a member of the McMahon family. The McMahon's also hold the power of a WWE merger, takeover, and control transactions.[11]

Family tree[edit]

Roderick James "Jess" McMahon
(1882–1954)[12]
 
Rose E. Davis
(1891–1997)[2]
 
 
 
 
Victoria Askew
(born 1920)[3]
 
Vincent James McMahon
(1914–1984)[13]
 
Juanita W. Johnston
(1916–1998)[14][15]
 
 
 
 
 
Vincent Kennedy McMahon
(born 1945)[6]
 
Linda Marie Edwards
(born 1948)[7]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marissa Ann Mazzola
(born 1973)[8]
 
Shane Brandon McMahon
(born 1970)[8]
Stephanie McMahon Levesque
(born 1976)[16]
 
Paul Michael "Triple H" Levesque
(born 1969)[17]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Declan James McMahon
(born 2004)[8]
Kenyon Jesse McMahon
(born 2006)[8]
Rogan McMahon
(born 2010)[8]
Aurora Rose Levesque
(born 2006)[9]
Murphy Claire Levesque
(born 2008)[10]
Vaughn Evelyn Levesque
(born 2010)

McMahon Family Fortune/References[edit]

Vince McMahon-$750Million [1]

Linda McMahon-$250Million [2]

Shane McMahon-$50Million [3]

Stephanie McMahon-$77Million [4] [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vince McMahon, Sr. biography". WWE. Archived from the original on 2008-03-29. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  2. ^ a b c Hornbaker, Tim (2007). National Wrestling Alliance: The Untold Story of the Monopoly That Strangled Professional Wrestling. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-741-6. 
  3. ^ a b Nation, Ryan (2007-08-22). "Anyone for tennis? Mr. McMahon!". CANOE. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  4. ^ Petrie, John (1998-01-19). "WWF Raw recap". The Other Arena. Archived from the original on May 21, 2001. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  5. ^ "WWE’S Linda McMahon Resigns to Run for U.S. Senate" (PDF) (Press release). World Wrestling Entertainment. September 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  6. ^ a b "Vince McMahon biography". IGN. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  7. ^ a b c "Linda McMahon biography". WWE. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "Shane McMahon biography". NNDB. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  9. ^ a b "It's a girl". WWE. 2006-07-24. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  10. ^ a b "Stephanie McMahon gives birth to second child". IGN. 2008-07-28. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  11. ^ http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1091907/000109190714000008/wwe12311310kdoc.htm
  12. ^ Solomon, Brian (2006). WWE Legends. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. Pocket Books. p. 4. ISBN 0-7434-9033-9. 
  13. ^ "Vince J. McMahon memorial". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  14. ^ https://familysearch.org/search/recordDetails/show?uri=https://api.familysearch.org/records/pal:/MM9.1.r/MNCQ-WH9/p_439259833
  15. ^ "Juanita W. McMahon". Genealogy Bank. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  16. ^ "Stephanie McMahon profile". Online World Of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  17. ^ John Milner and Jason Clevett (2004-12-05). "Triple H biography". CANOE. Retrieved 2008-06-04.