Far too often, the rich always get richer. The WWE network is still growing bigger and better since the days of good old Vince McMahon Snr. Certainly, wrestling is a family tradition for the McMahons, and Vincent Kennedy McMahon did well introducing his two children into the growing and phenomenal business. Most of us have grown up watching wrestling, and Stephanie McMahon has always been the billion-dollar princess. Well, the billion dollars in reference has always belonged to her father. It is interesting to see her get some too. She might have been born into privilege, but she has certainly worked hard for her quarter billion dollars’ worth.
From the get-go, you can tell that Vince didn’t just hand out success to Stephanie or Shane McMahon. The two had to earn their ranks in the WWE. Stephanie first came into the wrestling world as a rookie fourth-generation promoter for the McMahon dynasty. She was only a teenager then, and her pretty looks served the company earnestly. She modeled for WWE merchandise including T-shirts branded with WWE superstars. We all know that the modeling industry isn’t as easy as people assume it to be. Her interest in promoting the family business and growing her father’s revenue was undisputable from High School and campus.
At campus, Stephanie worked her way up to becoming a WWE receptionist. She did well at it and was awarded other front-office positions. The way she handled herself boosted the business and pleased its talents. In her role as a front desk employee, she made her first appearance onscreen. It was at the hegemony of the Undertaker vs. Stone Cold feud, and Steve met her along the corridors while carrying a shovel. He asked her if she’d seen him, and she denied it while looking scared. Right away, Stephanie got sucked up in all of that messy rivalry. She played wonderfully into the script.
She soon picked up a romantic affair with superstar Test and helped raise his rankings. Along the way, she was also dramatically involved with the Undertaker who tried to marry her forcefully. She sure did cause a lot of attention and drama, boosting ratings for the WWE. She also made the Undertaker vs. Steve Austin blow up in popularity. The feud cumulated in the reintroduction of Kane to the franchise. It also introduced another exciting edge into a father-son dispute between the McMahons.
All that time, Stephanie was more valuable to her father as a creative writer for the business than anything else. She was behind the scheme to have a father-son feud that helped boost WWF’s ratings. The feud helped to out-compete the ECW and WCW. Her theatrics with Test, the Undertaker and other disputes that she scripted helped WWF to win the Monday night wars. She also partnered with her brother, Shane, to script the Corporate Ministry. As it turned out, the Corporate Ministry was a gimmick by the fourth generation McMahons to out power their father in the wrestling business.
The feud between Shane and Vince escalated after Shane confessed to planning Steph’s abduction. The elaborate scheme set fertile grounds for the WCW purchase and merger. Shane announced that he’d bought WCW after Vince toyed with the brand’s superstars. Vince thought he’d own WCW and had presented himself as the villain. It was brilliantly scripted merger plan, and it sparked the Invasion storyline. In fact, the script turned out to be a power plot by the two fourth-generation McMahons against the mega third-generation McMahon. Stephanie had also bought ECW right under her father’s nose. The brilliantly written family feud script caused excitement, anticipation, and conflict enough to blind the wrestling world from the fact that WWF had ECW and WCW under the McMahon name.
After successfully scripting the merger and acquisition storyline that turned WWF into a wresting monopoly, Stephanie was ready to be more than just a creative writer. She had helped her family to usurp all other wresting entertainment competitors and make her father an icon. Stephanie was promoted to become WWE’s Senior Vice President of Creative Writing.
Stephanie the Executive
By 2007, Stephanie was in charge of scripting the franchise’s main storylines. She was also responsible for planning mega pay-per-view events and rivalries. She was in charge of all the talent managers and worked in consultation with them to promote all the brands of WWE’s wrestling athletes. She was also in charge of registering, protecting, and promoting all of WWE’s social media properties. One of her most significant achievements as Creative Executive Vice President at the franchise was the development and promotion of the WWE App. It was launched successfully and downloaded by more than 20 million folks.
Stephanie the Chief Brand Officer
In 2013, after seven prosperous and productive years, WWE promoted Stephanie into the role of Chief Brand Officer. WWE had bigger priorities than just the scripting of storylines and management of athletes. It needed Stephanie’s entertainment intuition to handle its brand reputation. It was at that time when the WWE was undergoing different brand onslaughts like the question of its family friendliness. Since the company was also under some bad press for athlete’s concussions and mental health, substance abuse, and the use of steroids, it needed some damage control. Stephanie would spearhead the efforts to improve the public’s perception of the WWE through advertisements, policy alignments, and media relationships. Stephanie’s role also included bringing in partnerships, sponsorships, and endorsements.
Stephanie has sure done a lot to earn her net worth. She has wrestled and won a Diva’s championship. She has married into the game; she is Stephanie McMahon Levesque: Triple H’s wife. She has done it all to solidify her family’s legacy. She’s been the General Manager of both Raw and SmackDown. She has teamed up with her husband to discipline and dominate the masculine rosters of WWE.