Tony Petrello is one of the most celebrated business executives we have in the economy today. Mr. Tony doubles up as the CEO and President of Nabors Industries (NYSE: NBR) and also the top paid CEO of 2015. The executive joined Nabors Industries in 1991 at some executive position and has helped the company achieve numerous achievements. Currently, Nabors Industries is the leading oil-drilling firm we have in the oil industry with not only the largest oil drills and wells but also the safest.
Despite these achievements, Mr. Tony Petrello still manages to live a quiet and humble lifestyle unlike most individuals of his stature. This is partially influenced by the morals instilled in him while growing up. Unlike other CEO and Presidents who had everything their way owing to their rich backgrounds, for Tony nothing came on a silver platter. Tony Petrello had to work hard and study smart to earn the scholarship at Yale University. As if not all, he had to defend the Mathematics scholarship awarded to him by becoming the best in his class. After completing his first degree, Tony had to ensure he was competitive in the industry by studying a second degree which was law from the great Harvard Law school.
Although many people view Tony’s success at Nabors Industries and his education as the highlights of his life, they are not. Tony Petrello and his wife are determined to ensuring they better the lives of children living with neurological conditions. This quest was informed from the fact that a majority of kids in America, just like their eight-year-old daughter who was born with cerebral palsy, were suffering from lack of knowledge and care.
So far among the many generous contributions, Tony has announced that he will donate an initial sum of 5 million US dollars to the Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital before later topping it up with an extra 2 million US dollars. This contribution is meant to help the institution equip itself and provide quality care to the kids. In addition to this, it is also meant to help aid the surgeons and medics at the institution with their research that is directed towards helping improve the quality of care in the hospital.
Tony’s philanthropic activities do not end at his generous contributions. He also seats at some of the boards of these institutions and helps at intellectual capacity when it comes to policy formations.