15 Highest Paid CEOs in 2015


W. Nicholas Howley
TransDigm Group
$64.2 million
In 1993, W. Nicholas Howley and Douglas W. Peacock founded TransDigm Group with several partners, after acquiring other companies in the aerospace and military technology industry. The company develops, distributes, and manufactures ignition systems and mechanical actuators for aerospace and military technology. With headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, the company employees over 5,400 worldwide. While the company makes over $1 billion in revenue, Howley rakes in over $64.2 million annually.