Tony Petrello: Using Hard Work to Turn Talent into Success


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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