There Is No Consensus, a legal blog focused on answering legal questions for the laymen, recently published a blog post titled “Mathematics, Law, Business, and Charity: The Unique Dream of Tony Petrello”. The blog discusses the unique career and philanthropic endeavors of the Nabors Industries CEO.
Anthony Petrello may be well known for the 2015 announcement that he was one of the highest paid CEOs in the United States. His success has been driven through Anthony’s dedication to hard work, critical thinking and his own natural gifts.
In high school, Anthony Petrello was known for the outstanding mathematical gifts he exhibited in class. He pursued mathematics at Yale University, completing both a B.S. and a M.S. from the university. While he was studying, he gained the mentor of Serge Lang, a mathematics professor and author who had been teaching at Yale.
From there, Anthony Petrello went on to Harvard Law, graduating with his Juris Doctor and gaining a partner in his wife Cynthia. After graduating from law school, Anthony was added to the team at Baker & McKenzie, practicing corporate and tax law. He eventually became a leading partner at the office located in New York.
In 1991, Texas became the Petrello family’s home after he joined Nabors as a COO. He joined the board of directors and helped lead the company to grow into one of the largest land drilling companies in the oil and gas industry. Despite the intense competition, Petrello guided the company through a variety of deals like the Grace Drilling acquisition and the Superior Well Services acquisition. Eventually, Petrello became the CEO and President of the company.
However, Anthony Petrello has also become extremely dedicated to giving back to the community. Not only has he created a gift in the name of his late mentor Serge Lang, but he has also donated upwards of seven million dollars to the Texas Children’s Hospital.
He is so passionate about donating, particularly to the hospital because of his recent experience with his daughter. His daughter was born extremely prematurely at only 24 weeks. This caused her to develop periventricular leukomalacia a blood disorder that prevented enough oxygen from reaching her brain. This caused her to be diagnosed with cerebral Palsy.
When Anthony Petrello sought to research the neurological disorders of children he found a gaping hole in the research. This cause has been adopted by him because he doesn’t want any other parent or child to suffer as his family did. Through the support of the Texas Children’s Hospital, his daughter is learning how to function with the disease.
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