Vincent McMahon Biography
(Owner, Chairman and CEO of the WWE (1982 - 2002))
Birthday: August 24, 1945 (Virgo)
Born In: Pinehurst, North Carolina, United States
Vincent Kennedy McMahon is an American wrestling promoter who is the current majority owner, chairman, and CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). A former commentator, film producer, actor, and professional wrestler, Vincent took over WWE from his father in the 1980s, and transformed it from a regional company into a powerful national entity, bringing wrestling into the mainstream, and pioneering the use of pay-per-views in the matches. After taking over, he did everything to make WWE the number one wrestling entertainment business, from launching the most popular Attitude Era in the 1990s to purchasing his rival company World Championship Wrestling (WCW), to clashing with D-Generation X, and even his own children, Shane and Stephanie. This titan of the wrestling industry has faced several challenges and controversies, including being accused of bringing the outrageous nature of wrestling to a dangerous level, especially after the accidental death of the WWE's Owen Hart during a pre-match publicity stunt. Vincent’s controversial decision to continue the pay-per-view event after Hart's fatal fall earned him a number of enemies, and a lawsuit by Hart’s family.