Many people know Anthony Petrello, president and CEO of oil and gas drilling juggernaut Nabors Industries, as an intelligent, visionary, talented, business executive. What many people do not know is that Anthony Petrello is also a committed, dedicated philanthropist as well. Petrello donates to a wide range of charitable causes all over the United States. One cause to which he donates that is near and dear to his heart is scientific research into treatment and cures for brain disorders in children. It’s a research area to which he has committed over $7 million and years of his time. Tony Petrello: One of the Highest Paid CEO in the Nation
Part of the reason research into brain disorders in children means so much to Anthony Petrello is because his daughter Carena was born prematurely and developed cerebral palsy. Petrello has seen first hand the struggles and suffering children with brain disorders and their loved ones endure every day. He is thankful that his daughter, now 8 years old, has been able to make some progress. But Anthony Petrello understands that premature babies are regularly born with periventricular leukomalacia and are forced to live with diminished motor skills and other developmental delays. Tony Petrello Welcomes Tommy Tune Home To Houston
All across the nation, a growing number of people know Anthony Petrello and Cynthia, his wife, as generous philanthropists that care deeply about helping others. Anthony Petrello has also made a commitment to help Texas Children’s Hospital build the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. The Petrellos are playing a prominent role in raising the $200 million it will take to complete the project. Simultaneously, Anthony Petrello has pledged $150,000 to set up an endowment fund in honor of Professor Serge Lang. Anthony Petrello’s teacher and mentor at Yale, Lang died recently. How Tony Petrello Helped Houston With Hurricane Harvey Relief
Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Anthony Petrollo was a math prodigy. He won a scholarship to Yale where he earned a BS and an MS in mathematics. He then got his juris doctor at Harvard Law School. After practicing law briefly, Petrello was hired by Houston, Texas based Nabors Industries. He’s had an incredibly productive career and helped the company to grow tremendously.
But Anthony Petrello said dealing with his daughter’s illness has been extremely humbling and has made him more committed than ever to help others. Anthony and Cynthia Petrello support the staff at Texas Children’s Hospital and pray every day for a miraculous cure and divine intervention for their daughter and other children worldwide. The Prince and The Pauper; My College Roommate became an Oligarch