Just about everyone that knew Anthony Petrello when he was in high school in Newark, New Jersey knew he was a math whiz. They expected he would do groundbreaking work in the field. When he got a scholarship to Yale to study under internationally known mathematician Serge Lang, it was a foregone conclusion that Anthony Petrello would become a top mathematician. Instead, after earning both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in mathematics from Yale, he attended Harvard Law School and began to pursue a career in law. However, his intelligence and work ethic caught the attention of another company and took Anthony Petrello’s life in a completely different direction.
After earning his law degree, Anthony Petrello was hired by Brown & McKenzie, a top law firm. While working at Brown & McKenzie, one of their biggest clients, oil and gas juggernaut Nabors Industries became enamored with Petrello. Six years after he had joined the prestigious law firm, Anthony Petrello moved to Texas and began to work as chief operating officer of Nabors Industries. He continued to impress at Nabors and by 2012 he had been promoted to president, CEO and chairman of the board of the company. In 2015 when they paid him $68.2 million, Anthony Petrello was America’s highest paid chief executive and learn more about Anthony.
But that’s not the end of Anthony Petrello’s story. When his daughter was born with cerebral palsy, it opened a new chapter in his life. He became a committed philanthropist. It began with Petrello donating $7 million to the Texas Children’s Hospital to help them build a neurological center. He went on to help them raise hundreds of millions of dollars for the facility. Plus he remained intimately connected to the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute after it was built. Anthony Petrello gave generously of his time, talent and energy to ensure the facility would succeed and more information click here.
Today the neurological center is a state-of-the-art facility. It provides help for children from all over the world suffering from neurological problems. And Newark, New Jersey native Anthony Petrello is one reason the facility is a rousing success and Anthony on Facebook.