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Tony Petrello may be one of the most important figures in the United States. He is the president and chief operating officer of Nabors Industries, a leading oil, and natural gas drilling firm. He was once one of the top-paid CEO in the United States. Those close to him understand that he is an honest and humble man who deserves what he earns.

Humble Beginnings in Newark

While Tony Petrello leads a robust oil giant in the modern economy, his success did not come easy. Petrello was not born rich. He was raised in a predominantly working-class Italian neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey.His parents were relieved to know that their son earned a full scholarship to Yale University. After his high school graduation, Tony Petrello moved into a small Yale dormitory.

Becoming a Scholar

At Yale, Tony Petrello lost his passion for mathematics and switched his career path. Petrello went to Harvard Law School. His interests changed, however, Tony’s work ethic and passion for learning remained steady.

Petrello worked in different places before joining Nabors Industries. Petrello rose through the ranks of the company until he became the CEO. Petrello has made an effort to give back to the community. Tony and his wife give millions of dollars to charities yearly. Petrello’s achievements validate that challenging situations can be overcome. He is thankful for the sacrifices of his family, and he values the loyalty of his colleagues.

Hope for the Future

Tony and Cynthia Petrello have a daughter, Carena who had cerebral palsy.Tony Petrello was touched and wanted to assist other children with neurological conditions. He donated $7 million to the Texas Children’s Hospital and became a member of the board of trustees. The donation was used to construct a complex dedicated to pediatric neurological care. It’s named the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. The Institution admits children from across the country and the world, giving hope to countless families.

In 1991 Anthony Petrello was designated to the Nabors Board of Directors. He became the Executive Committee of the Board the same year. Before joining Nabors, Petrello worked with the law firm Baker & McKenzie. At the firm, he concentrated on taxation, international arbitration, and general corporate law. His J.D. degree is from Harvard Law School. Petrello is also the director of both Hilcorp Energy Company and Stewart & Stevenson LLC.

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