Tony Khan has been in the news a lot lately. The wealthy AEW owner recently had a verbal spat with WWE. Khan also may have accidentally leaked the card for AEW’s upcoming pay-per-view, Full Gear. Fans still love TK.

A study from Money.Co.UK analyzed 1,500 of the richest people in the world came to the surprising conclusion. Data analysis of over 2 billion internet searches and 100,000 social media posts helped to determine which billionaire is most popular.

The global moguls were then ranked based on Google searches combined with the percentage of social media posts about them with positive sentiments. In the end, it was the young leader of All Elite Wrestling who took the crown. Tony Khan scored a 38% positivity rating on social media, according to the study. This incredible ratio was higher than Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett.

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon also landed in the top ten. McMahon finished 7th in the survey. He received a 23% social media approval score.


While Elon Musk beat out Tony Khan in search traffic, the social media segment of the survey was enough to place him at the top of the list. McMahon had the highest wealth-to-popularity ratio. The survey says that his $2.2 billion net worth and score on the search and social metrics means he has the least money on the list as a ratio with his score.

The study lists Tony Khan’s net worth at $8 billion. That means he does have more money than Vince McMahon, who has a net worth of 2.2 billion. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and others dwarfed the wrestling promoters. Zuckerburg clocked in at a net worth of $125.3 billion, but a popularity score of only 10%.

The comprehensive Beloved Billionaire 100 study was conducted by All of the data is available to read in full on their website.

Are you surprised that Tony Khan is the world’s most popular billionaire? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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