Anthony Petrello grew up in a small town in New Jersey and today is a super successful entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer. He works for a drilling company called Nabors Drilling as their Chairman of the Board, President, Executive Committee, and Chief Executive Officer. They just so happen to be the world’s biggest natural gas and geothermal drilling contractor with plants in the Middle East, Far East, United States, and Africa.
In 2014 Anthony Petrello was called the best paid CEO in the United States making close to $70 million dollars. He wasn’t always that rich though growing up in a small town called Newmark in the state of New Jersey. His parents were not made of money and had a hard time making ends meet. This meant Tony would have to work hard to make better life for himself and that is what he did. The great thing about Newmark is that it is a working class town that instilled ethic and honor into the young Petrello. He also learned to work hard, have good values, and integrity. Anthony was also a very intelligent child and mastered calculus at a young age. He would study textbooks hours on end each day. Mathematics seemed to be his thing and he received full scholarship to Yale University where he got a Bachelor and Master of Science in Mathematics.
With a talent for math Anthony Petrello attracted the likes of Serge Lang, mathematical theorist who said the Tony was a brilliant young mind. They ended up working together on math problems and theories. The gifted student had a change of heart and went into a completely different direction. He changed majors, but continued on his educational pursuits at Harvard Law School where he received a Juris Doctor. After his schooling ended he married his college sweetheart and they are still together decades later.
Anthony worked for a number of companies and corporations but made the hugest impact at Nabors Drilling company. Working for the company 30 Mr. Petrello climbed the ranks of the top positions at the company including CEO. Even though he is a top dog and makes lots of money in the process, Anthony is still down to earth and often gives back to the community. Petrello and his wife have given away millions of dollars to charities every year, one in particular being the Texas Children’s Hospital.