New Jersey native Tony Petrello is the CEO and chairman of the board of the world’s largest land based oil and gas drilling company, Nabors Industries. A talented, hard working individual, Petrello has had a great deal of success. He used his talent for math to earn a scholarship to Yale. After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics, he then earned his juris doctor from Harvard Law School. Tony Petrello was then hired by the internationally respected law firm Brown & McKenzie. It was while there he attracted the attention of Nabors Industries and they hired him as COO and learn more about Tony.
Tony Petrello also enjoyed a charmed personal life as well. While in college he dated the beautiful, talented soap opera director and actress Cynthia Carrafa. After college the couple were married and began to build a family. They had a lovely home in a great neighborhood and both of them were doing well in their careers. In 2015 Nabors Industries gave Tony Petrello $68.2 million in compensation. That made him America’s highest paid CEO. Petrello was also simultaneously serving as the director of Stewart & Stevenson, LLC and MediaOnDemand.com.
Petrello is also deeply involved in philanthropy. When his daughter Carena was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia, he gave Texas Children’s Hospital a $7 million donation to serve as seed money for their Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. The world-class facility now has some of the world’s foremost experts in the field and the latest technology and provides quality care for countless children each year. Tong Petrello has been so active in support of the facility he was named director of Texas Children’s Hospital, Inc and more information click here.
Tony Petrello has made the most of his gifts and the opportunities with which he has been afforded. His success has been a result of his natural talent, willingness to learn and hard work. He has also proven to be a committed philanthropist who has helped to improve the quality of life for countless children suffering from serious medical conditions. He has also made his family and his community proud with what he has accomplished and Tony’s lacrosse camp.
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Hussain Sajwani is a self-made billionaire with a net worth of $3.7b. He is the DAMAC owner, as well as its founder and CEO, which he founded in 2002. The company is The Middle East’s largest private real estate developer of luxury properties. Its headquarters are in Dubai.
Mr. Sajwani plunged into real estate business in 2002 when Dubai was experiencing a six-year boom in real estate business. The Hussain Sajwani family had ventured partially into real estate in Deira during the 1990s to take advantage of the influx of visitors due to the disintegration of Soviet Union.
Damac Properties has strategic partnerships with the world’s largest companies. Such companies include the Trump International Organization, Noor Bank, LVMH among others. Mr.Sajwani also has developed special individual relationships with the world’s prominent people such as US President, Donald Trump, and Tiger Woods. Read more: DAMAC Chairman Relishes His Roots
Sajwani’s Career Life and History
Mr. Hussain was born in 1956 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He holds a Bachelor of Arts/ Science Degree from the University of Washington. He started off in the food service industry where he got contracts with the US government during the First Iraq War.
After completing his degree program, Mr. Hussain joined GASCO where he served as the contracts manager. He left shortly after and joined Abu Dhabi National Oil. Due to his aggressiveness in business, he started his company, DAMAC LLC in 1982 which later became DAMAC Group in 2002.
DAMAC Group has strategic partnerships with the world’s largest companies. Such companies include the Trump International Organization, Noor Bank, LVMH among others. Mr.Sajwani also has developed special individual relationships with the world’s prominent people such as US president, Donald Trump. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani Family: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/dubai-billionaire-hussein-sajwani-ready-do-more-deals-trumps-n695566
Relationship with Trump
Mr. Hussain Sajwani has a unique business and personal relationship with the Trump family. President Trump’s owned, The Trump International, a real estate supplier has been chosen by DAMAC Properties to supply it with real estate services. DAMAC Properties was also given the contract to build the Trump Golf Course in Dubai. In his new year’s speech, the then president-elect, Trump heaped praises on Mr. Sajwani who was in attendance.
Sajwani is a very generous person who likes giving back to society. He is always involved in many philanthropic activities. On Ramadhan, he handed a cheque of AED two million to UAE Red Crescent, an initiative created to help improve the livelihoods of needy children by providing good clothing and other basic needs.
Sitting down with Arthur Becker in order to talk through his experiences as an entrepreneur is probably one of the best things a young professional can do. As the CEO and Chairman of ZINIO as well as the Managing Partner over at Madison Partners LLC, Becker is uniquely qualified to talk about working as an entrepreneur within the industry. Becker’s work has spanned several decades and multiple industries. Let’s find out exactly what makes him tick in an enlightening interview from NY Daily News.
Becker first started into the technological side of the business world in 2003 when he became the CEO of NaviSite. For almost a decade his sole focus was on growing the best techno company that he could. In 2011 Becker parlayed his success within tech in order to establish Madison Partners, LLC. Madison Partners focuses on real estate and bio tech investments and their primary place of business is located in New York City. Breaking into real estate, as Becker would admit, was a huge step but it is one that he had to make. More details can be found on Bloomberg.
Jumping into the real estate field was a risk but it was one that Becker accomplished with relative aplomb. Becker found that his immediate profit finding ability in the tech field wasn’t quite the same as the real estate industry. Becker admits, “I rushed my business instead of taking my time.” Still, being able to bounce back from failure is just as integral as succeeding in the first place. Becker says that the key to his success, more often than not, comes by way of immense preparation. Becker says, “I don’t think there was really any time that I necessarily doubted myself as a businessman.” Becker expounds on that statement by saying, “It’s easy to doubt yourself if you don’t know what you are doing.”
For right now we are excited to see how Madison Partners grows and continues to flourish under the handling of Arthur Becker. The company recently laid claim to a trio of townhouses for development down in Soho. Becker also has another project being developed in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan.