Tony Petrello is one of the most powerful men in the United States. This is because he is the man in charge of of an enormous oil drilling company called Nabors Industries Ltd. However, even a man with this much money and power still has sadness in his life. He had a daughter named Carena who had a neurological disorder from when she was born. This made Tony determined to use his money in an attempt to find a cure for his daughter’s illness. In doing so, he would help to spare other parents the same heartache and pain that he was going through.
Tony Petrello has dedicated his life to improving the research that is done to cure various brain disorders in children. He has donated several million dollars of his own money over the years to this end. He has also campaigned to get other people to give large amounts of money to other research facilities. These hospitals that are working towards curing these terrible diseases. Tony said that his daughter’s medical condition changed his outlook on life. He never takes anything for granted. He looks at every day as a blessing. He wants to help other people during his remaining years.
Tony Petrello came from very humble beginnings and achieved success that few other people ever have before. He was born and raised in the city of Newark. His parents did not have a lot of money. Therefore, Tony knew that his dream of going to an Ivy League college would depend on receiving a scholarship. This made Tony focus on his studies even more than usual while he was in high school. He was eventually awarded a scholarship and applied to Yale University where he was accepted. He earned a couple of mathematics degrees and also studied law at Harvard.
Tony Petrello worked as a lawyer for the first dozen years after he graduated from college. He was very happy with his career choice. However, Nabors was looking for a new CEO in 1991. They thought that Tony had all of the qualities they were looking for. Nabors had been struggling in the 1980s and had lost a lot of money. Tony accepted the challenge of bringing this company back to its former glory. He was able to accomplish this goal. The profits of Nabors soared with Tony at the helm. This allowed Tony to become very wealthy.