Anthony G Petrello is an attorney, mathematician, renowned philanthropist, and the highest paid CEO in the U.S. with a total compensation of $27,512,939 as of 2015. Mr. Petrello is also the current President and CEO of Nabors Industries, one of the leading companies in oil, gas, and geothermal drilling in Africa, Middle East, America, and the Far East. He studied a Bachelors and Masters degree in mathematics at Yale University and later attained his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Anthony Petrello joined Nabors Industries in 1991 as the President and COO until October 2011. He also joined the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Board in 1991 and became the Deputy Chairman of Nabors in 2003. Mr. Petrello is the current President and CEO of the company since October 2011 in addition to being the Chairman of the Board and the Chairman of the Executive Committee board from 2012. Anthony Petrello holds vast experience in international arbitration, corporate law, and taxation following his work at Baker & Mckenzie from 1979 to 1991.
Anthony and Her Daughters Condition
Anthony together with his wife Cynthia Petrello has taken part in finding help for their daughter Carena who was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia during birth at 24 weeks. Carena’s condition comes from low flow of blood to the brain leading to the development of cerebral palsy and other developmental conditions. Tony and Cynthia have been to numerous pediatric research institutions looking for a solution for their daughter’s condition. They finally found hope at Texas Children’s Hospital where Carena has been learning to walk and talk.
Anthony and Cynthia Petrello have led fundraising of up to $5 million to the research institution with the aim of reaching their $7 million target. The research institution will use the funding to research and develop clinical programs related to children with neurological disorders.