It looks like Tony Petrello has been feeling very philanthropic of late. He recently donated $5 million to a research project. On top of that, he plans to add an extra $2 million later on. Tony not only plans to contribute but also to spearhead a fundraising that will serve the same purpose. Tony is one of those individuals who are very aware of how life can be full of surprises. To him, life is full of miracles. To him, seeing his daughter, Carena having breakfast is a miracle because he has seen her struggle to chew solid food to the point that she can now have breakfast on her own. That required a lot of strength and also determination.
It may not be a miracle for anyone to see a child eat, but to Tony Petrello, this is a heaven-sent gift given the fact that his daughter has a neurological condition which makes it difficult for her to learn some of the things that are considered normal for other kids to learn. She is already eight years old, and she is yet to learn how to walk and talk. Her condition developed as a result of being born prematurely. During her birth, she had little oxygen which led her to develop cerebral palsy which results in developmental delays.
As the CEO of Nabors Industries, Tony, and his wife are forced to figure out the issues that their daughter is now facing. His company is rated as the largest drilling company in the entire universe. Tony also plays as the Chief Operating Officer of the company. Aside from that, Tony is a member of Texas Children Hospital Board of Trustees. Tony and his wife joined the organization due to their daughter’s condition which is a difficult one to deal with.
The journey of Tony Petrello began when he graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. That did not stop him as he went ahead to acquire a master’s degree in the same field from the same university. After that, he went to Harvard Law School, where he graduated with a Juris Doctor.
He joined a law firm known as Baker & McKenzie in 1979 and became a Managing Partner in 1986. In 199, he resigned from his position and joined his current company Nabors Industries the same year. He became a member of the executive committee board and later became the deputy chairman in 2003. In 2011, he became the CEO.