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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In December 2016, Norman Pattiz announced a new podcast on Chris Jericho’s podcast network that is under Podcast One. Norman noted that the podcast would feature entertaining and enlightening conversations involving renowned researchers challenging all your knowledge on ghosts, angels, ghouls, aliens, demons, miracles, and mysteries. The podcast is hosted by radio hosts Dave Schrader and Tim Dennis. New episodes will be unleashed every Monday on the PodcastOne app, iTunes, and PodcastOne.com
About Norman Pattiz
Norman Pattiz is PodcastOne’s executive chairman and founder. Forbes magazine featured Pattiz in May 2016, to celebrate his money making media. Norm has over 40 years experience dealing with radio syndication. He also founded Westwood One, which through his leadership became the largest provider of entertainment, traffic programming, and sports in America. Westwood One also owned and distributed CBS News, NFL Football, CNN radio, Super Bowl, and many other syndicated talk and music shows. In 2010, he founded Courtside Entertainment Group for the production and distribution of quality programming. In 2012, he launched Podcast One and the company is the leading distributor/producer of audio programming. Currently, Podcast One’s line up of brands and personalities includes Shaquille O’Neal, Adam Carolla, Dan Patrick, Steve Austin, Larry King, and Penn Jillette.
In 2000, President Clinton appointed Pattiz to the Broadcasting Board of Governors; 2 years later he was reappointed by President Bush. The Board is in charge all nonmilitary broadcasting in the U.S. including Radio Free Europe, Voice of America, and Radio Liberty. Pattiz was charged with starting and accepting America’s Arabic language TV and radio service to 22 Middle East countries. He also introduced Farsi language broadcasting to Iran and was able to reach out to an audience of more than 40 million listeners.
In 2009, he got the Library of American Broadcasting prestigious award, the Giants of Broadcasting Award. Apart from this impressive reputation in broadcasting, Norm chairs the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos Security Laboratories. He is also part of the Pacific Council on International Relations.
Norman Discusses His Success Story
Regarding making ideas work, Norman says that implementation is the key. According to Norman, great ideas emerge every day, all he does is assess whether these ideas can be implemented. Regarding the strategy that has made him a success in his business, Norman recommends being the first one in at dawn, and the last one out at dusk. He further advises people to always stay excited, engaged, and busy.