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Linda Marie Edwards was born on 4 October 1948, in New Bern, North Carolina, USA, and is a professional wrestling magnate and politician, perhaps best known as Linda McMahon for her contributions to the development of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) alongside her husband. She was the company’s president and then CEO before deciding to fully pursue a career in politics. The achievements throughout her career have helped put her net worth to where it is now.
How rich is Linda McMahon? As of early-2016, sources inform us of a net worth at $520 million, mostly accumulated through her success in the wrestling business. She’s been known to handle the ins and outs of the business contracts, publications, and partnerships. The continued success of the family has helped maintain and raise her wealth.
Linda McMahon Net Worth $520 Million
Linda grew up mainly being interested in sports like basketball and baseball. She met Vince McMahon at the age of 13, dated throughout high school, married in 1966, and then enrolled at East Carolina University, from where she would graduate with a degree in French and a certification to teach. Around this time, Vince McMahon was working as a salesman and then later joined his father’s company World Wide Wresting Federation (WWWF). They had their children in the following years, who would later be involved in the business as well.
Early in her career, Linda worked as a receptionist and translated French documents while training to be a paralegal. The couple had problems with money and even declared bankruptcy at one point. Eventually, the two helped each other in starting their own wrestling business called Titan Sports Inc. with their purchase of the Cape Cod Coliseum. Eventually they purchased Capitol Wrestling (WWWF) and started promoting the shows on national television, which was the start of the rise in their net worth.
Unexpectedly, the wrestling business flourished and had an explosive growth both in popularity and earnings. Linda became president of the company in 1993, and CEO by 1997; she was mainly interested in product merchandising and was the go-to person for negotiations. Being such a large business, the company has had a few problems, specifically with wrestlers using drugs like steroids for which they faced investigation, which they complied with, and they continued to change their policies. They also changed the rating of the show to PG, which according to Linda was a way to attract younger audiences to the show. McMahon continued to be heavily involved in the show, and was even part of story-lines and feuds that had become a trademark of their company.
By 2010, Linda became heavily involved in politics and declared her candidacy for the U.S Senate, using $50 million of her own money to fund her campaign. She managed to defeat most of her opponents but lost by 11% in the general election. She again campaigned on 2012, defeating her initial opponents before losing again in the general election. Being defeated twice in a row, Linda decided that she would be a Republican fundraiser and donor, participating in politics even when not standing for election.
In her personal life, Linda McMahon and Vince have a son and a daughter, Shane and Stephanie, who have both been involved in the wrestling industry. She’s done a lot of charitable work, mainly through the WWE, which holds a lot of fundraising and other helpful campaigns.
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|The Gambling Man||2012||Documentary short executive producer|
|WWE Themeaddicts||2004||Video executive producer|
|WWE Experience||2004||TV Series executive producer|
|WWE Smackdown!||1999||TV Series executive producer - uncredited|
|WWE Sunday Night Heat||1998||TV Series producer|
|WWE Raw||1993||TV Series producer|
|Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo||2016||TV Series||Herself|
|NXT TakeOver: Dallas||2016||TV Movie||Herself|
|W.W.E. 24||2015||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|The Monday Night War: WWE vs. WCW||2014||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|WWE Summerslam||2014||TV Special||Herself|
|WWE Hall of Fame||2014||TV Special||Herself|
|The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment||2013||Video documentary||Herself|
|WWE: Triple H - Thy Kingdom Come||2013||Video||Herself|
|WWE Hall of Fame 2009||2009||TV Special||Herself|
|CNN: Special Investigations Unit||2007||TV Series||Herself|
|WWE Raw||1999-2007||TV Series||Herself|
|Good Morning America||2007||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|WWE Draft Special||2007||TV Special||Herself|
|WWE Hall of Fame 2007||2007||TV Special||Herself|
|WrestleMania 22||2006||TV Special||Herself|
|WWE Hall of Fame 2006||2006||TV Special||Herself|
|WWE New Year's Revolution||2006||TV Special||Herself|
|WWE Armageddon||2005||TV Special||Herself|
|WWE A.M. Raw||2005||TV Series||Herself (2005-)|
|WrestleMania 21||2005||TV Special||Herself|
|WWE Hall of Fame 2005||2005||Video documentary||Herself|
|WWE Hall of Fame 2004||2004||TV Special||Herself|
|WWE No Mercy||2003||TV Special||Herself|
|WWE: Trish Stratus - 100% Stratusfaction||2003||Video documentary||Herself|
|The O'Reilly Factor||2002||TV Series||Herself|
|Survivor Series||2001||TV Special||Herself|
|WWE Smackdown!||1999-2001||TV Series||Herself|
|WrestleMania X-Seven||2001||TV Special||Herself|
|King of the Ring||2000||TV Special||Herself|
|WWF Backlash||2000||TV Special||Herself|
|WrestleMania 2000||2000||TV Special||Herself|
|Beyond the Mat||1999||Documentary||Herself (uncredited)|
|WWF Hall of Fame||1994||TV Special||Herself|
|Biography||1999||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Real Time with Bill Maher||2012||TV Series||Herself - US Senate Candidate (R-CT)|
|WWE: Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan||2010||Video||Herself|
|Ricky Steamboat: The Life Story of the Dragon||2010||Video||Herself|
|WWE Raw||2009-2010||TV Series||Herself|
|WWE: The Twisted, Disturbed Life of Kane||2008||Video||Herself|
|The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect||2008||Video||Herself|
|Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection||2008||Video||Herself|
|Triple H: King of Kings||2008||Video||Herself|
|The Most Powerful Families in Wrestling||2007||Video||Herself|
|WWE: The New & Improved DX||2007||Video||Herself|
|The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA||2006||Video documentary||Herself|
|Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story||2006||Video documentary||Herself|
|WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 4||2005||Video||Herself|
|WWE Sunday Night Heat||2005||TV Series||Herself|
|WrestleMania XX||2004||TV Special||Herself|
|WWE: The Stone Cold Truth||2004||Video||Herself|
|Mick Foley's Greatest Hits & Misses: A Life in Wrestling||2004||Video||Herself|
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|1||Republican candidate for the United States Senate from Connecticut. [October 2010]|
|2||Ran as a Republican candidate in the 2010 and 2012 Senate elections in Connecticut. She lost both elections.|
|3||Daughter Stephanie McMahon and her husband Paul Levesque welcomed their new baby daughter. Aurora Rose Levesque was born on Monday July 24 2006. Aurora weighs in at 8lbs 7oz.|
|4||Second grandchild Kenyon Jesse McMahon was born in March 2006.|
|5||Expecting two grandchildren in 2006 - one in April from son Shane McMahon and wife Marissa McMahon and one in July from daughter Stephanie McMahon and husband Paul Levesque (Triple H).|
|6||Was named to the Board of Trustees of Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, Connecticut) in November 2004.|
|7||Her theme song is an instrumental version of the title track from WWE's WrestleMania - The Album.|
|8||Mother in-law of Paul Levesque (aka Triple H) and Marissa McMahon.|
|9||Became a Grandmother on February 13th, 2004, when Shane's son, Declan James McMahon, was born.|
|10||Frequently appears on WWF programming as husband Vince McMahon's voice of reason and the foil to nearly all of his schemes.|
|11||Her mother was a budget analyst at a Marine Corps facility.|
|12||She was the CEO and president of the WWE.|
|13||Her parents are Henry and Evelyn Edwards.|
|14||Maiden name is Edwards.|
|15||She graduated from East Carolina University in 1969. She received a degree in French with a minor in Spanish.|
|16||Mother of Stephanie McMahon and Shane McMahon.|
|1||I don't play CEO, I AM the CEO!|
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