Vince McMahon and Triple H's 2016 Earnings Revealed by WWE Corporate

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistMarch 18, 2017

LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 24:  World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Chairman Vince McMahon (L) and wrestler Triple H appear in the ring during the WWE Monday Night Raw show at the Thomas & Mack Center August 24, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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WWE revealed the 2016 earnings of Vince McMahon and Paul "Triple H" Levesque as part of a filing to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on Saturday.

According to the filing, McMahon earned $3,071,600 last year, while Triple H pulled in $3,993,417.

The following is a breakdown of how those figures were determined:

Vince McMahon and Triple H's 2016 Earnings
NameSalaryStock AwardsNon-Equity Incentive Plan CompensationOther CompensationTotal
Vince McMahon$1,313,462$0$1,739,063$19,075$3,071,600
Paul "Triple H" Levesque$601,933$499,992$419,531$2,471,961$3,993,417
SEC filing

McMahon's official titles are chairman and chief executive officer, while Triple H is WWE's executive vice president of talent, live events and creative.

The 71-year-old McMahon has been WWE's majority owner since acquiring it from his late father in 1982, and he has helped build it into a global sports entertainment giant.

Triple H is perhaps best known for his illustrious in-ring career, but he has taken on a greater backstage role in recent years.

Levesque is McMahon's son-in-law and the husband of Stephanie McMahon, and while his administrative responsibilities have grown, he remains an on-screen presence within the product.

The 47-year-old Superstar wrestled four times on WWE programming last year, including winning the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble and losing it to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 32.

Although the specifics regarding The Game's "other compensation" for 2016 weren't revealed, they likely relate to his status as an on-air talent.

Triple H is once again in line to compete at WrestleMania 33 in April, as he is currently involved in a rivalry with former protege Seth Rollins.

 

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