Anthony Petrello’s Philanthropic Acts

The name Anthony Petrello is common in most American households even though he doesn’t feature in televisions as politicians do. He is among the most selfless CEOs and full of generous acts. Anthony was not born rich neither were his parents wealthy. Struggle and hard work characterized his early life as he tried to make it to the top. Anthony grew up in Newark in a neighborhood where hard work was appreciated by all; this environment instilled the culture of respect to employment in Anthony.

Anthony believes that life is a miracle and his eight years old daughter, Carena is a miracle to him and his wife, Cynthia. Carena was born prematurely at 24 weeks, and the story got worse when the doctor diagnosed her with periventricular leukomalacia. Anthony is the CEO of the largest oil company and gas drilling company in the US, and again he is among the well-paid CEOs in the country.

Carena’s condition has made Anthony extend a helping hand to Texas children hospital which is just in his neighborhood. In 2007 Mr. Anthony Petrello and his wife Cynthia contributed $50 million to facilitate the creation of Jan Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute in Texas children hospital. The couple had earlier in 2006 donated $7 million to enable research on the cause of the neurological disorder. They hope that children with periventricular leukomalacia will be able to live a good life just like any other child.

The challenge of finding treatment for Carena gave Anthony and Cynthia the ability to face challenges with a winning mentality. Anthony has also used lots of his dollars in charitable organizations across America.

Anthony Petrello was a keen student; he got his first degree in Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Yale University, he went ahead and graduated with Masters of Science in Mathematics from the same university. His other degree in Juris Doctor is from Harvard University.

Anthony Petrello started career at Baker and McKenzie a law firm that its focus was on taxation, general corporate laws, and international arbitration. He worked for the company for 12 seven years and left when he was the managing partner in 1991. When he resigned from that group, he moved to Nabors Industries where he has worked up to date. Anthony went up the ladder in Nabors Industries since 1991 and became the CEO.

Anthony Petrello believes that his success is not entirely his effort but a combination of hard work and support from his wife Cynthia and colleagues.

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