People may be surprised to hear that oil tycoons are very giving philanthropist who regularly participate and donate to their beloved causes. CEO of Nabors Industries LTD. Anthony Petrello is no different when it comes to giving back. Tony Petrello: One of the Highest Paid CEO in the Nation
Anthony Petrello and his wife Cynthia have donated $5 million plus another $2 million to new research. They are especially fond of giving to medical and scientific research. Why is this? The Petrello’s had a child and she was born prematurely. Born at six months, she got periventricular leukomalacia. The little baby only weighed 20 ounces and oxygen to her brain and enough blood flow. It then turned into Cerebral Palsy. The two parents would often pray for a cure. Every day has been a challenge for the family and they give thanks to her health. It was only last year that they child could chew her own food. She was seven at the time. Carena was diagnosed with a neurological disorder. She has to repeat certain actions like chewing over and over again until her brain picks up that pattern. This disorder makes it hard for her brain to communicate with her body. It is challenging to speak, eat, and walk for Carena. This is why her parents donate to research efforts to some day find a cure for their little girl. Even though she is suffering, Carena is always kind to everyone. It inspires her parents to do the same and take action to make the world a better place. Anthony sits on the board as Director at the Texas Children’s Hospital. He hopes that this institution will find better treatments for his ailing daughter. There is a dedicated team of doctors everyday at the Texas Children’s Hospital that are there to help Carena with what she needs. Through personal experience the Petrello’s have learned that there is not enough research for children with brain disorders. That is why he is committed to help. Tony Petrello Welcomes Tommy Tune Home To Houston
Nabors Industries LTD. is an oil drilling company based in Hamilton, Bermuda. Anthony Petrello is the CEO, President, Chairman of the Board, and is on the Executive Committee of Nabors. He joined the business in 1991 as their Chief Operating Officer and from there he rose in the ranks. How Tony Petrello Helped Houston With Hurricane Harvey Relief
Petrello attended two universities back in the day. He received a Bachelor and Master’s degree from Yale University. From there Anthony went to the prestigious Harvard Law School where he received a Juris Doctor in Law. Mr. Petrello met his wife Cynthia in college and the two have been married ever since. They are known for giving back to the community with philanthropic endeavors.