Tony Petrello may be known for being a top-paid CEO in the United States, but there is something else about him which is vital to the community. He is a philanthropist who is using his finances to support the community deal with some of the challenges we encounter.
One of the things he has done is to appreciate that as a senior member of the corporate sector, he has a lot that he can do to help the less fortunate in the society. He is currently the CEO of Nabors Industries, an oil and natural gas drilling technology company based in Texas but with global operations network.
Anyone who knew him follows his actions closely knows that he is passionate about giving back the community. He is married to Cynthia, and both of them are passionate about philanthropy. They have so far spent millions in various philanthropic causes.
One of the causes that are close to his heart is neurological disorders in children. Anthony Petrello has a daughter who suffers from neurological disorder and despite having the resources to secure him the best medical treatment available. He has not succeeded. He went all over the world looking for facilities which would have the best facilities with no success. Finally, he decided that the best thing to do is to sponsor research that would come up with a solution on the treatment of neurological disorders. The major problem facing the treatment of this disorder is that there has never been any research conducted about it. So, currently, there is little information on what causes it. Tony Petrello is, however, ready to change this situation by supporting ongoing research at the Texas Children’s Hospital. He has so far contributed $7 million which have gone to the employment of top doctors and surgeons.
Apart from the neurological cause, he has also supported other programs such as education at his alma mater– the Yale University; he has a foundation that supports the best mathematicians from the university. The foundation was started in remembrance of his friend Serge Lang who mentored him in mathematics when he was a student there. What many do not know is that Tony Petrello is a brilliant mathematician who holds master and bachelor in mathematics from Yale University.
Tony Petrello also led the Nabors Industries workers in assisting the victims of Hurricane Harvey which affected Huston and other parts of Texas. Petrello sent his workers on a paid leave to go support the community.
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