Tony Petrello: Mathematician, Attorney, CEO and Philanthropist

Tony Petrello is a Yale educated mathematician, a Harvard educated attorney and CEO and board chairman of the largest land-based oil and gas drilling company. He is also married to a gorgeous actress and in 2015 he was America’s highest paid chief executive when he made over $68 million. But life hasn’t been all peaches and cream for Tony Petrello. His success is the result of him making the most of his natural talent and his opportunities and putting in long hours of hard work. As a result, he ha risen from a working class Newark, New Jersey neighborhood to become a highly respected businessman and philanthropist and more information click here.

In high school, Tony Petrello was known as a math whiz that was always working to untangle the toughest math problems. His hard work and diligence led to him winning a scholarship to Yale to study mathematics. After earning both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, he surprised everyone by enrolling in Harvard Law School. Once he had his law degree, he was hired by the world-renowned New York law firm Baker and McKenzie. Through his talent and hard work, Petrello became managing partner of the firm’s Manhattan office. He also drew the attention of Nabors Industries, one of the law firm’s most powerful clients.

Nabors Industries is a Texas-based oil and gas giant. In 1991, they offered Petrello their COO position. He accepted the position. His diligence and hard work led to a series of promotions. First to president, then CEO and finally board chairman. Petrello’s work has helped the company remain on its desired growth trajectory and they have rewarded him handsomely for it and learn more about Petrello.

But in the midst of all the success he enjoyed, Tony Petrello was faced with one of his greatest challenges. His daughter Carena was born prematurely and had a neurological disorder. He began working closely with Texas Children’s Hospital to improve her health. He even donated $7 million to help them build a world-class neurological research facility. He has given so much time and resources to the facility he was named president of the Texas Children’s Hospital Inc and Tony’s lacrosse camp.

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