WWE fans may be counting down the days until Vince McMahon finally steps down as WWE Chairman, ceding control of the company to daughter Stephanie and son-in-law Triple H, but the 73-year-old remains the most powerful man in professional wrestling by an absolute landslide.
A new report filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission reveals the extent of his modern power. As converted into graph form by Brandon Howard Thurston, an independent WWE business analyst:-
Per the information above, Vince McMahon currently holds 40.9% of WWE's ownership, with Stephanie claiming 2.5%, and his wife Linda 0.7%. He isn't the majority shareholder, but he does hold an estimated 82.5% of voting power. This is thanks to his Class B shares that reportedly give him ten times the voting power of WWE's Class A shareholders.
2018 saw Vince sell batches of shares on a couple of different occasions, seemingly to fund the impending XFL relaunch. Regardless, he remains WWE's top decision-maker. His power eclipses those beneath them, and while there has never been any indication of the Chairman stepping away from his position anytime in the near future, his level of control could remain indomitable until he finally retires.