Anthony Petrello is now one of the country’s highest-earning CEOs of a major company. His earnings in 2016 alone reached $15,372,429 from a combination of stock options and salary. But what really separates Anthony from the rest of the other high earning CEOs? Well, unlike the other most successful entrepreneurs in the world, Anthony Petrello wasn’t born with a silver spoon. Anthony or Tony as people around fondly calls him was actually born from an ordinary working-class family in New Jersey.
Through hard work and studying hard, he was able to get a public school scholarship to get into Yale University. While at college, Tony showed exceptional talent in mathematics and was able to graduate with MS and BS degrees before going to Harvard Law School in pursuit of a career in law. And this is where his journey to the top of the business world really began.
Tony Petrello joined the Baker & McKenzie law firm after graduating from Harvard Law School in 1979. Exhibiting his competitiveness and skills, it didn’t take long for him to become a managing partner of the firm. And one of the firm’s primary client is Nabors Industries. Nabors Industries recognized Tony’s talent and leadership skills, and they offered him a job at the company in 1991. Shortly after that, he became the chief operating officer and president of the company and in 2003 became the Deputy Chairman. Only eight years after he became deputy chairman, he was chosen to become the CEO of the company.
Nabors Industries is the leading company worldwide in providing drilling rigs for both off-shore and land-based operations. The company is also recognized as the company that has the most significant drilling fleet for land-based operations. Anthony Petrello’s Nabors Industries continuous to lead the industry in innovations when it comes to providing drilling operations with the best and up to date technologies they can get. The company has also contributed a lot in the growth of the gas and oil sector.
Aside from being one of the country’s highest-paid CEOs. Tony is also one of its most generous philanthropists. Close to Tony’s heart and mind is helping people with Cerebral Palsy get better and cope with day to day life. It has been his, and his wife’s mission for it also affects their eight-year-old child Carena.
Carena recently just learned to chew solid food to the delight of her loving parents. Her next mission is to learn how to walk, and talk and her parents believe that with ample determination which Carena doesn’t lack, she will be able to do it. Carena’s neurological condition makes it harder for her to learn things that a child without this condition would typically learn easily. This is why Tony and his wife are generously funding medical research institutes to finding better cure and treatments for children that has Cerebral Palsy.