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

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured 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.

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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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