When you first hear the name Anthony Petrello, your mind might immediately go to his house or the fact that he is the Chief Executive Officer of Nabors Industries based out of Houston. But what you might not see is the humbleness of this man, one that prides himself in taking care of his wife and daughter and a man who reminds people that he got into this position by being “extremely fortunate in work“.
Anthony, known by Tony to his colleagues, family, and friends, started his career by attending Yale. While there, it was quickly realized that he was very good at math, becoming the protege of Professor Serge Lang. After graduating with his bachelor’s degree, he went on to attend law school. Somewhere during his college days, he met Cynthia Carrafa, a woman who was a soap opera actress and producer.
He and Cynthia moved to New York City after their time in college. While in New York, he worked for the Law Firm of Baker and McKenzie. For the first seven years he worked many different roles and eventually became a partner his last five years before resigning to become the CEO of Nabors, a company he worked alongside while at Baker and McKenzie.
In addition to his business success, Petrello has donated seven million dollars to the Texas Children’s Hospital’s Nuerological Institute. The Institute helps improve the lives of children who have nuerological disorders such as cerebral palsey. He and Cynthia’s only child was born at twenty-four weeks old and struggles because of her early birth age. She has had some major successes thanks to donors like Petrello and others.
While people tend to see dollar signs when they see people with wealth, it is important to look at other aspects. People like Petrello are still people, out there doing the best they can for their families.
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