By 2020, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, who turned 77 by then, will have earned a total of $3.9 million.
The total of his salary was $1.4 million, $1.64 million in the stock awards, $854,000 in incentives, and $20,583 from other compensation.For comparison, during the same period, Triple H (real name Paul Levesque) earned a total of $2.38 million.
The former WWE Champion’s $2.38 million was made up of a base salary of $724,125, $464,778 in stock rewards, $222,650 in incentives, and a further $906,737 in other compensations.
Triple H’s wife, Stephanie McMahon, is WWE’s biggest earner, bringing in $2.2 million in 2020 from her work as an executive. This amount, which makes up $774,000 in base salary, $498,750 in stock incentives and bonuses and $223,225 in other compensation includes the additional $775,723 she makes through WWE’s incentive program.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are compensated on a yearly basis for their appearances, with Triple H earning $1 million in 2020, and Stephanie $750,000.
In 2020, WWE President Nick Khan was the top earner in the company with earnings of $13 million.
Khan, who was only paid a salary of $498,462, received a sign-on bonus in the amount of $5 million and stock awards worth $6.8 million.
This is an estimate rather than a hard and fast rule. However, the figures referenced here are for 2020, and I can’t guarantee that they were accurate in this time period.
In context, the salaries of WWE executives, who supervise and manage the WWE talent, are often compared to that of those on the roster. In this case it’s the top professional wrestlers who earn more than anyone else.
Lesnar’s great salary of $12.5 million makes him the highest-earning person in WWE.