Triple H has a net worth of $150 million as a professional wrestler and actor in the United States. That’s how much he and his wife, WWE heiress Stephanie McMahon, are worth together. Since 2013, Triple H has served as the Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events, and Creative at WWE, also known as Hunter Hearst Helmsley (hence “HHH” or “Triple H“). He is the creator of NXT, a WWE brand that is a spinoff. Stephanie McMahon is the daughter of Vince McMahon, the creator of WWE.
Early Years of Triple H
Triple H was born Paul Michael Levesque in Nashua, New Hampshire, on July 27, 1969. In 1974, he saw his first wrestling contest, which featured Chief Jay Strongbow. At Nashua South High School, he was a baseball and basketball player. He began bodybuilding at the age of 14 in order to resemble the professional wrestlers he saw on television. In 1987, he graduated from high school and began competing in bodybuilding competitions.
He was crowned Mr. Teenage New Hampshire in 1988. He was 19 years old at the time. He worked as the manager of a gym in Nashua, when he met world champion Ted Arcidid, who was, at the time, employed by the WWE. Killer Kowalski, a former wrestler who was running a pro wrestling school in Massachusetts at the time, was persuaded by Triple H to introduce him to him. Levesque relocated to Malden, Massachusetts in 1992 to attend Killer Kowalski’s school. Chyna, a future WWF legend, was one of his classmates.
Career of Triple H
Under the ring name Terra Ryzing, Triple H made his professional debut in 1992 against Flying Tony Roy. Tony Roy was defeated by him. He won the IWF Heavyweight Championship after defeating Mad Dog Richard in July 1992. Levesque signed a one-year deal with World Championship Wrestling in 1994. In his first broadcast match, he portrayed Terror Risin’, a villain. Keith Cole was defeated by him. He quickly changed his ring name to Terra Ryzing, which he retained for a few months before rebranding as Jean-Paul Levesque. As part of his character’s gimmick, he was asked to talk with a French accent.
Vince McMahon spoke with Levesque to consider joining his league, but McMahon was not interested at the time. However, after seeing Levesque’s match at Starrcade, McMahon was sufficiently impressed to offer him a contract, and Levesque joined the WWE in January 1995. Hunter Hearst Helmsley was Triple H‘s WWE debut. He participated in a series of video vignettes, instructing viewers on how to apply correct manners. At SummerSlam, Helmsley made his WWF pay-per-view debut, defeating Bob Holly.
In 1996, his career took a turn for the worse, beginning with a feud with Duke “The Dumpster” Droese following a loss in the 1996 Royal Rumble Free for All. Helmsley won the 1997 King of the Ring tournament in the finals, defeating Mankind. Shawn Michaels, Helmsley, Chyna, and Rick Rude created D-Generation X later that year (DX). This group gained a reputation for pushing the boundaries. This stable was a key element of the 1990s’ “Attitude Era.” His ring moniker was abbreviated to Triple H during this time.
Triple H has headlined a number of important WWE pay-per-view events, including seven times closing the company’s annual flagship event, WrestleMania (tied for the most with Hulk Hogan).
Triple H labelled himself “The Game” in January 2000, meaning that he was on top of the wrestling world, and was dubbed “The Cerebral Assassin.” Triple H defeated Big Show to win his third WWF Championship on Raw Is War on January 3rd. In May 20011, he tore his quad muscle, which almost cost him his career. He had been unemployed for eight months. In 2002, he returned to the ring. On January 7, 2002, at Madison Square Garden, he made his return to Raw. After winning the Royal Rumble, he was given an Undisputed WWF Championship match at WrestleMania X8, where he defeated Chris Jericho for the title. Triple H lost the title to Hulk Hogan after holding it for a month.
Triple H, Ric Flair, Randy Orton, and Batista created the Evolution stable in February 2003. The World Tag Team Championship was challenged by Triple H and Flair, but they were defeated by Rob Van Dam and Kane. From 2003 to 2004, the group was pushed on Raw, and their power peaked after Armageddon, when every member of Evolution left the pay-per-view with a title. For the majority of 2003, Triple H held the World Heavyweight Championship, successfully defending it against Booker T at WrestleMania XIX in a racist angle. After 280 days, he lost the title to Goldberg at Unforgiven in September 2003, in a bout with the stipulation that if Goldberg lost, he would have to retire.
In his career, he has won a number of titles, including:
Intercontinental Champion five times
Tag team world champion three times
14-time global champion, 2-time European champion
Winner of the Royal Rumble twice
After WWE, he was dubbed “King of the Ring.”
These days, Triple H works behind the scenes at WWE, where he founded the developmental division NXT and has received plaudits for his commercial acumen in the sport.
Triple H compared the WWE to Disney in an interview discussing life behind the scenes. He stated, ” “Disney is who we are. We’re more than simply one-dimensional entertainment. Consider this: ten years ago, Marvel was merely a publisher of comic books. We are, and will continue to be, a rapidly expanding global content provider for all types of entertainment.”
Personal Life of Triple H
On October 25, 2003, he married Stephanie McMahon, the daughter of WWE owner Vince McMahon. Aurora Rose Levesque (born 2006), Murphy Claire Levesque (born 2008), and Vaughn Evelyn Levesque are their three daughters (born 2010). From 1996 to 2000, he was married to Chyna, the late wrestler.
Making the Game: Triple H‘s Approach to a Better Body was published by Levesque in 2004. The book is primarily about bodybuilding instruction, but it also includes autobiographical material, memoirs, and personal thoughts. Levesque is a fan of Motörhead and was close friends with Lemmy, the band’s main singer.
WWE Equity and Salary
He joined the company as Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events, and Creative in 2013. In 2013, Levesque earned just over $1.5 million from his front-office work and as a wrestler combined. Triple H‘s most recent WWE annual compensation was $2.8 million.
He also owns WWE stock worth millions of dollars. More crucially, Triple H‘s wife Stephanie owns around 2.5 million WWE shares, which have been valued as low as $40 million and as high as $225 million in recent years.