Tony Petrello is a giving businessman who came from humble beginnings to become one the the highest compensated Chief Executive Officers in the United States. He grew up in Newark, New Jersey where he was surrounded by working class families. Tony Petrello attended public school where he was eager to learn and possessed an outgoing spirit. He was a humorous young man with passion to spare. It would later serve him very well in life.
In high school he naturally excelled in math, which he practiced feverishly at home in his off time. His talent did not go unnoticed because Yale University caught wind of the young Tony Petrello. He received a full scholarship to Yale. On top of that, Tony got the incredible change to be mentored by professor, mathematician, and author Serge Lang. Certainly Petrello did not let this opportunity slip through his fingers and he was very eager to start his college experience. Lang described Tony as a very gifted and brilliant young man. As time went on the young mathematician decided that math was not the career of his dreams and instead opted to study law. He did receive a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Mathematics at Yale University, but it wasn’t for him. He instead decided to study law at Harvard Law School, a well known university in the United States. Tony Petrello earned his Juris Doctor there.
At Harvard Mr. Petrello would meet his future wife Cythnia. She would become a staple in the world of performance as a triple threat. This would include being a soap opera producer, TV and movie actress, and dancer. Tony would eventually become the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of the Board for Nabors Drilling. It was founded in 1968. They are the world’s largest drilling company based on land. As leader of Nabors Mr. Petrello would grow the company and also give back to the community in a meaningful way.
Anthony Petrello and his wife would have a child named Carena. She was born premature and they found out she had cerebral palsy. Carena would not eat any solid foods until the age of 7. This was incredible difficult for the Petrello family and they would take action to help others. They donated $7 million dollars to the Texas Children’s Hospital where Carena was cared for. This generous amount of money would go toward research for childhood neurological disorders.