Shane McMahon will again step into the ring on Sunday when he fights AJ Styles, one of the best wrestlers in the world, at WrestleMania 33.
The son of Vince McMahon left the company in 2009, and it was thought at the time that the WWE universe wouldn’t be seeing much of him again after that. But he made a surprising return in 2016, when he fought The Undertaker at WrestleMania. During the brand split, he was given the role of commissioner of SmackDown Live, and he has been on that show ever since.
Shane’s Jumbotron intro shows a bunch of dollar bills, and his theme song is “Here Comes The Money.” So how much money is Shane worth, exactly? Here’s what you need to know.
1. His Net Worth is $35 Million
According to The Richest, Shane McMahon’s net worth is $35 million.
Stephanie McMahon, meanwhile, is estimated to be worth $25 million, according to The Richest. And Vince McMahon himself has an approximate net worth of $1.22 billion.
Shane McMahon’s net worth is about the same as that of Triple H, the WWE’s current executive vice president of Talent, Live Events and Creative.
2. He Resigned from the WWE in 2009 to Pursue His Own Business Career
It was quite surprising in 2009 when Shane McMahon suddenly resigned from the WWE. At the time, he said in a press release that he felt “this is the opportune time in my career to pursue outside ventures.”
McMahon soon became the CEO of China Broadcast Inc, a cable provider in China. Shane later told BuzzFeed that he intentionally wanted to see if he could make it on his own.
“I wanted to do it on my own,” McMahon says today. “There was always that one little question: Can I get it done outside of the company? My dad, although I learned so much, he cast a big shadow.”
3. He is the Former CEO of YOU on Demand
Also while pursuing his business career outside of the WWE, Shane McMahon became the CEO of YOU on Demand Holdings, Inc.
This was a video on demand service in China, the first of its kind in the country. In a 2012 interview, McMahon described the company as being a pioneer. The month this interview was conducted, the company was listed on the Nasdaq.
“It’s a significant milestone,” McMahon told TheWrap. “To really position the company correctly for the growth that we’re going to have and what we have planned, we need to be on the Nasdaq.”
McMahon stepped down as the company’s CEO in 2013, but he remains a vice president on the board to this day.
4. He Makes $2.15 Million Per Year on ‘SmackDown Live’
It was recently revealed exactly how much money Shane McMahon makes for his on-screen role on SmackDown Live.
According to WrestleZone, McMahon makes $2.15 million a year from SmackDown Live.
Triple H, meanwhile, made $601,933 as his base salary, $499,992 in stock awards, $419,531 in non-equity incentives, and $2,471,961 for “all other compensation.”
5. He Makes More Than Stephanie McMahon
Although Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon have similar on-screen roles on SmackDown Live and Monday Night Raw respectively, Shane is the one who is making more money.
According to WrestleZone, Shane McMahon made $2.15 million from the WWE in 2016, but Stephanie McMahon only made $2 million.
However, unlike Stephanie, Shane McMahon performed in the ring several times throughout 2016, including during a major match against The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32 as well as during the Survivor Series match between SmackDown and Raw.