Tony Petrello is currently the CEO of Nabors Industries Ltd. Nabors is an oil drilling company in Huston, Texas. They are known as the largest drilling services company in the U.S. Often times people related to the big oil industry are thought of as the greedy fat cat type. This is actually untrue, many oil executives, while they may have a lot of money, are extremely generous. They will often make large donations on a regular basis to their most heartfelt causes. Tony Petrello is no different in this department.
Tony Petrello grew u pin the northeast and received a degree in math from Yale and a degree in Law from Harvard. He is extremely smart and well rounded as far as his education. He moved to Texas to work at Nabors in 1991, he started off as president and is now CEO as he continues to run operations. The Bloomberg executive profile listing reports that Tony makes about $1.5 million in compensation a year. Over the years Tony and his wife Cynthia have donated millions of dollars to a cause close to his heart.
Tony and Cynthia Petrello had a daughter, she was premature. Due to her early arrival into the world, she was unfortunate to become afflicted with disorders associated with premature birth. She ha a neurological disorder that occurred because her tiny body was not getting enough oxygen to the bran when she was still in need of being inside the incubating chamber. This has resulted in her having a harder time than most learning to walk, eat and talk.
For example, little Carena has to be monitored and coached through chewing, since it is something that her brain is unable to remember how to do on its own. The same will go for walking and speaking as she grows older. There, of course, is hope that she will overcome these problems as she grows and retains more information in other parts of her brain. There is so little research done in the field, that it is hard to know if she will thrive or not on her own.
Due to his daughter’s condition, Tony Petrello is compelled to donate large sums of money to further investigate and cure his daughter’s condition. This is philanthropic indeed, as this is not a common affliction, therefore he is one of the major supporters in the field.