Net Worth: $750 million
Oh, don’t look so shocked. The patriarch and CEO of WWE, who still appears in his on-screen role even at the age of 70, comes in at the top spot, with a value that might fluctuate depending on the stock price, but generally hovers around three-quarters of a billion dollars. As you may already know, Vince McMahon took a small northeastern wrestling territory and expanded it to a national, then international behemoth, turning WWE into a publicly traded company in 2001. Over his lifetime, WWE has diversified into many different areas of the entertainment business, to varying degrees of success. The latest big undertaking for the company is the WWE Network, a combined live-streaming service and on-demand video archive that contains thousands of hours of footage from most of North American pro wrestling’s history, as well as new original content. The Network has also replaced Pay Per View as WWE’s method of broadcasting their big monthly shows, including WrestleMania, and reportedly began turning a profit in late 2015.