Many great entrepreneurs forget about their families due to their attachment to work. There are exceptions like Tony Petrello, who have dedicated much of their time to their families. Tony is the CEO Nabors Industries; the leading oil and gas drilling company in the world. It has been a long journey for him to attain the position but through hard work he made it. To lead such a big company one needs to be highly educated and innovative.
Tony received his education at Yale University. He got sponsorship while he was young as he had a unique ability in mathematics. Tony received a bachelor of science in mathematics degree as well as a master’s of science in mathematics at Yale University. At the university he worked closely with a mathematics scholar; Serge Lang where he helped him in his number theory. Many people thought that Tony would be a mathematics scholar, but he decided to switch career path. He joined Harvard Law School where he learned law.
He immediately started his career at Baker & McKenzie law firm. He helped individuals as well as big companies in taxation, corporate law as well as international arbitration. He joined the firm in 1979 and resigned in 1991 when he decided to join Nabors Industries. At Nabors industries, he worked hard and climbed the ranks of the drilling company until he became the CEO. He has been influential in the company’s performance. Tony started humbly, and he became a business leader in America. Tony was named the highest paid CEO in the United States in 2014.
Besides his work, Tony is a family man. He is married to Cynthia; his college sweetheart and they have a daughter Carena. Carena was diagnosed with a neurological condition after birth. This disease has affected her deeply as she can’t learn the normal things naturally. She was born prematurely, and her condition was as a result of lacking enough blood flow to the brain. Tony and his wife have dedicated much of their time and funds to see that their daughter develop and grow. She ate solid food at eight years old, and Tony saw that as a miracle.
Due to that reason, Tony became determined to find out how he can help the children diagnosed with neurological disorders. He has given $7 million to Texas Children’s Hospital. This donation will enable children with these conditions to access better care. Together with his wife, they have donated over $50 million which has been used to develop Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. This institute was opened in 2010. Tony is determined with neurological research, disorders in children will be managed.