Anthony Petrello, wealthy industrialist, generous heart. He knows what it means to be a top earner. CEO of Nabors Industries Ltd. since 1991, Petrello was reported by Associated Press and Equiliar to be the highest paid CEO in 2013. He received close to $68 million dollars that year, a worthy investment to a worthy man. As Chairman of the board and president of Nabors Industries Ltd, he is a driving force behind the oil drilling industry. Not only does Petrello manage many world-wide drilling stations, but it also bears a significant responsibility for designing and constructing equipment for other oilfield corporations. To say that Petrello is a success is an understatement, having paid a significant role in establishing partnerships in the Middle-East as well as pushing Nabors towards the diverse set of roles it now plays in the oil industry. But bright and successful as he is, Petrello’s success does not limit itself oil and industry
Anthony Petrello is also a family man. After his daughter was diagnosed with a severe neurological issue he stepped up for his daughter, providing her support as well as beginning a long-standing relationship with pediatrics. He donated $7 million dollars to Texas Children’s Hospital in 2006, acting as chairman of the hospital’s board and supporter of its mission to combat Autism, Epilepsy, and other brain developmental issues affecting children today. Going above and beyond to demonstrate support not just to his daughter, but all children suffering from brain disorders. This is the true measure of a man aside from simply being a prime mover in his field.
Today Petrello continues to function as President and Board Chairman of Nabors Industries Ltd as he continues to demonstrate leadership in one of the world’s most vital fields. He also plays a key role in the operations of Stewart & Stevenson, a firm specializing in equipment manufacturing, and continues to make millions each year. Still, on top of all those titles, he remains closely involved as a director of Texas Children’s Hospital, continuing to place his substantial wealth and knowledge in the service of children everywhere.