While in most circles not a household name, Anthony Petrello just might be one of the most important contributors to the american way of life. Anthony Petrello, as well as the industry in which he has dedicated his life’s work, is overlooked by most in regards to their contribution to our society.
Anthony Petrello has worked for Nabors Industies, a leading oil and natural gas drilling firm, for three decades. In 2014 Petrello received $68.2 million dollars compensation for his efforts making him one of the highest paid CEO’s in the country. A man of modest beginnings, all who know Mr. Petrello will attest that as a man he has been able to remain humble and sensitive to the needs of the less fortunate despite the successes he has experienced.
Anthony Petrello grew up in a predominantly Italian, working class neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey. Despite the hardships of life in Newark, the childhood lessons Mr. Petrello learned such as honor, integrity, honesty, and the value of hard work has served him well.
From an early age Anthony Petrello seemed inclined to use that work ethic to pursue academic accomplishment. Shortly after learning to read, a young Petrello would often be seen reading and studying for several hours a day. By high school, Petrello’s mathematical intelligence had exceeded that of many professional trained in higher mathematics.
Anthony Petrello’s effort in the classroom was rewarded with a full scholarship to Yale University. Once at Yale, Petrello did not disappoint, he proved himself to be the mathematical genius that his family and friends in Newark thought him to be. Petrello even caught the eye of well known mathematical theorist Serge Lang. Despite this demonstrated aptitude for higher mathematics Petrello decided to pursue a career in law. He would continue his education at Harvard Law School.
Shortly after attaining his law degree from Harvard, Anthony Petrello married his college sweetheart. And after taking a series of positions with various companies Petrello settled in to his career with Nabors Industries. Petrello would climb the ranks at Nabors for nearly thirty years before being named the company’s CEO. With this accomplishment, the boy of humble beginnings from Newark, New Jersey had proven to be one of the most capable business leaders on the planet.
Anthony Petrello’s story is one of hard work and perseverance. True to his nature, Petrello would assert that his success is the result of good fortune. He also never fails to give thanks to his family for the sacrifices they made in order to enable him to succeed. Regardless of the reason behind Anthony Petrello’s success, his story is inspiration to all.