“I’m Vince McMahon, let’s hear it!” Determined to follow in his father’s footsteps as a legendary promoter for Capitol Wrestling Corporation despite his father’s misgivings, Vincent James McMahon worked as a traveling salesman after college before finally changing his father’s mind. Joining the World Wide Wrestling Foundation in the early 1970s, McMahon worked behind the scenes and in the ring as an announcer and commentator before seeing his own dreams of wrestling come true in the mid-1990s. Now ranked as the world’s richest wrestler, the 71-year—old McMahon is known for growing the professional wrestling industry into what it is today—a multi-million-dollar media spectacle that transcends race, social class and international borders.
Having shared the ring with legendary names like The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ric Flair and Triple H in addition to winning the Royal Rumble in 1999, McMahon may be better known for his savvy business skills behind the scenes but he definitely has other wrestlers beat when it comes to real estate. Worth an impressive $1.21 billion as of 2016, the Chairman, CEO and majority owner of the WWE knows a thing or two about living in style with gorgeous estates around the country that meet his every need and whim.
McMahon and his wife Linda’s primary residence is located on Hurlingham Drive in Greenwich, Connecticut where a leisurely drive through the countryside brings guests to a 10-acre estate affectionately known as Conyers Farm. Though far from being the typical farm with absolutely no cows, horses or chickens in sight, McMahon’s sprawling estate seems to breed expensive cars and lavish luxury with the garage alone boasting fanciful fruits like a Mercedes SL600R, a Bentley GT Speed and a fully customized GMC Yukon XL. Keep in mind that doesn’t include his private corporate jet and a 47-foot yacht named Sexy Bitch.
Beyond the luxury cars, yacht and private jet, the three-story McMahon estate is nestled in the middle of the property’s 10 acres and boasts two separate dwellings—the main house and the apartment over the detached garage. Complete with a total of 14 rooms, seven bedrooms and nine baths, the Conyers Farm estate was actually purchased in Linda’s name to meet the residency requirements of the 67-year-old’s two runs for the United States Senate in 2010 and 2012. Although she lost both elections as the Republican nominee, Linda definitely has the upper hand at Conyers Farm since the $25 million property is now valued at over $40 million.
Despite his wife’s love of the area and interest in expanding her horizons into the political arena, McMahon initially wasn’t wooed by the mansion in Conyers Farm since his humble beginnings set him drastically apart from his affluent neighbors. Eventually making his way into their good graces, he found inspiration in the area’s snobby attitudes and created Triple H’s former wrestling character, Hunter Hurst Helmsley.
Looking for something more convenient than Conyers Farm, the McMahons turned to family friend Donald Trump for real estate advice and eventually purchased a $12 million condo in Trump Parc in Stamford, Connecticut. Conveniently located just minutes from the WWE studios (where, believe it or not, McMahon has a five-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex skull mounted next to his desk as a gift from his son-in-law, Triple H), the McMahon’s townhouse is among 170 other residences that share a luxurious heated pool, full gym, sauna, private screening room and a rooftop observation deck. Currently valued at $895,000 with priceless views of downtown, the McMahon’s condo stretches across an impressive 4,365 square feet and includes three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms as well as a private terrace.
And last, but certainly not least, the McMahons looked south to Boca Raton, Florida as a place to store their yacht and rest their heads as a much needed escape from New England’s bitterly cold winters. Desperate for an ocean view, Vince and Linda found the perfect high rise and purchased the top floor and the floor below it in 2002 for $2.145 million. The couple then remodeled both floors to create a large two-story penthouse suite that offers plenty of room for summer vacations with their family including son Shane and his wife, film producer Marissa Mazzola-McMahon, and their three sons, as well as their daughter Stephanie, her husband Paul “Triple H” Levesque, and their three daughters.
There’s no denying that the McMahons are certainly rolling in the money as the WWE is more popular now than it’s ever been, which is exactly what led the power couple to take the next step to protect their wealth and the industry by purchasing a secret fireproof property in the Catskills in upstate New York. Known as Iron Mountain, this is where the McMahons store thousands of video tapes and film footage collected over the last four decades that are vital to their success and wealth. Although it is a far cry from one of their lavish homes, it’s undeniable that Iron Mountain plays its own part in protecting Vince and Linda’s future when it comes to their billion-dollar fortune and legacy.