Vince McMahon is the owner, chairman, and CEO of the WWE. He followed in the footsteps of his father, who was the promoter for the league that would later become the WWE. Vince McMahon purchased the league from his father in 1982, leading it on a path of enormous growth. It was McMahon’s leadership that helped the WWE grow into a cultural phenomenon, and he personally recruited Hulk Hogan to be the league’s marquee wrestler in the 1980s. McMahon later led the WWE into a new, racier era in the 1990s that saw it reach peak viewership. Today, he not only runs the league behind the scenes but also plays his own character in the ring.