The McMahon family dates back several generations when it comes to promoting wrestling and boxing. With two McMahon's named Vince and an illegitimate leprechaun in the family tree, sometimes it gets confusing to sort out who is who. Hopefully this will help.
Roderick James "Jess" McMahon is the patriarch of the McMahon family. He promoted boxing and wrestling at the third Madison Square Garden building.
Vincent James McMahon:
Commonly known as Vince Sr., Vince followed in his father's footsteps and became a wrestling promoter. In 1963, along with Toots Mondt, he broke away from the National Wrestling Alliance and co-founded what is now known as World Wrestling Entertainment. In 1982, he sold the company to his son, Vincent Kennedy McMahon.
Vincent Kennedy McMahon:
Vincent Kennedy McMahon is the man that wrestling fans refer to as Mr. McMahon. He revolutionized the business and transformed it from a northeast 'wrasslin company to a global sports entertainment company. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. and is temporarily the CEO while his wife is running for the Senate.
Born Linda Edwards, she is the wife of Vincent Kennedy McMahon. She was the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. She resigned from that position in 2009 in order to run for the US Senate. Vince and Linda have two children, Shane and Stephanie McMahon.
Shane McMahon is the oldest child of Vince and Linda. He is married to Marissa Mazzola, a former co-host of the WWE program Live Wire. They have two children together, Declan James and Kenyon Jesse. Shane is currently the Executive Vice President, Global Media, of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
Stephanie McMahon Levesque:
Better known to wrestling fans as just Stephanie McMahon, she is the youngest child of Vince and Linda McMahon. She is currently the Executive Vice President, Talent and Creative Writing, of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. She is married to wrestling superstar Triple H. They have two daughters, Aurora Rose and Murphy Claire.
Triple H is the husband of Stephanie McMahon Levesque. He has been one of the top stars of the WWE for more than a decade. With Stephanie, they have two daughters, Aurora Rose and Murphy Claire.
The leprechaun that Mr. McMahon referred to as his bastard child is not really the illegitimate love-child of Mr. McMahon. His relationship to the McMahon family is all part of a storyline. It eventually was proven that Finlay was the father of Hornswoggle.