15 Highest Paid CEOs in 2015


Stephen Kaufer
$39 million

In 2000, Stephen Kaufer and a team of others created TripAdvisor, a travel website that gives people a chance to decide almost all aspects of their travel, including: resorts, spas, hotels, airlines, attractions, restaurants, etc. TripAdvisor offers free service to users, with advertising being used to support the website. In 2008, TripAdvisor acquired a few major sites including: Holiday Watchdog, Virtualtourist, and FlipKey.com. TripAdvisor owns over 20 sites that similar to the 2008 acquisitions.