Tony Petrello is the impressive CEO of Nabors Industries. While in 2015 his compensation hit a whopping $27,663,602, he started out in the humble beginnings of working class Newark.
Standing out as a math genius, he attended Yale University through scholarships. His freshman college roommate, Lloyd Grove, describes his as “the model for Good Will Hunting,” and while in school, he quickly peaked the interest of acclaimed mathematician, Serge Lang.
Petrello decided to apply his brilliance for math at Harvard Law School. After graduating, he worked in the corporate taxes department of the Manhattan firm, Baker & McKenzie. He soon enthralled one of their top clients, Nabors Industries, who offered him a position. This company is the world’s largest supplier of drilling equipment, who’s high standards and innovation aim to bring the energy industry into a new level of excellence. However Petrello’s distinguishable endeavors do not end there. He also serves on the boards for countless energy companies, as well as for philanthropies. One of which, the Texas Children’s Hospital, holds specific significance to the Petrello family after Tony Petrello and wife Cynthia’s premature daughter, Carena, was born with cerebral palsy. Taking action, Petrello has donated seven million dollars to better neurological research.
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