Vince McMahon is one of the most powerful people in the world of sports and entertainment. Vince sits at the pinnacle of the conglomerate that is WWE. Next to Vince in terms of authority is Nick Khan. But how much does Vince and other WWE executives make per year?

According to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, WWE’s chairman of the board made a little over $5 million in 2021, and the compensation doesn’t include his huge dividend payments.

Khan, on the other hand, made more than his boss; his total compensation standing at $5.7 million. Khan joined WWE as its president and chief revenue officer in August 2021 and has been instrumental in their success ever since.

Vince McMahon’s total compensation for 2021 was $5,051,547. This doesn’t include his large dividend payments. More on that below. Nick Khan’s total compensation for 2021 was $5,706,871.


Triple H earned nearly $2.85 million in 2021. The compensation includes his pay as a performer. The Game officially retired from in-ring competition last month. Triple H said he could no longer wrestler due to health complications.

Paul Levesque total compensation, including his pay as a performer was $2,841,544. Stephanie McMahon’s total compensation, including her pay as a performer, was $2,592,205.

In the case of Paul Levesque and Stephanie McMahon, the “All Other Compensation” column above largely accounts for their compensation as performers.

The outlet also provided an update on Shane McMahon’s pay. As Ringside News exclusively reported, Shane was quietly let go from the WWE following a disastrous power trip at the Royal Rumble 2022.

The proxy statement each year gives an update on Shane McMahon’s pay, since he’s a family member of leading executives. His pay in 2021 totaled $1,313,823, which is more than in previous years.

That is a ton of cash, but Mr. McMahon can always make more. Keep checking back with Ringside News for more developments about how his company spends their money!

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym. 

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