Tony Petrello leads a simple life that does not attract media attention. In addition, the executive leader is never on television pushing for a given course. Despite of his conspicuous absence in the media, Petrello is one of the visionary leaders in the United States. He has been actively involved in shaping the American way of life both as a lawyer and as the chief executive officer of Nabors Industries. Nabors Industries is the world’s largest offshore oil and gas drilling company.
At Nabors Industries, Tony serves in three high-ranking positions. He is the company’s president, chairman, and chief executive officer. By virtue of earning salaries and bonuses from his positions, Tony became the highest paid chief executive officer in the United States in 2014. This year, he earned a total of $68.2 million. The executive leader’s earning motivated many Americans to continue working hard to enhance their careers. Many people are also pleased with Petrello’s humbleness and honesty.
Like ordinary Americans who criticize the Wall Street for greed, Petrello argues that professionals working on Wall Street should pursue moral code instead of aiming to make themselves richer at the expense of investors. He adds that through hard work, one is able to succeed in life honestly and fairly. Petrello is also actively involved in improving the lives of other people living in America and beyond. He uses his positions to develop and implement business strategies that have seen his company generate thousands of jobs globally. These opportunities have contributed towards lowering the unemployment rates.
Tony comes from a humble background. The executive leader was born in Newark in a working class family. The people living in the area faces a number of hardship, thus they have to work extra hard to make ends meet. As a young boy, Tony learned the importance of working hard. He continues to work harder every single day. Petrello’s determination to change his life saw him study many books for hours on end. This strategy sharpened his mathematics skills. He became a celebrity in his town owing to his mathematical prowess. This celebrity-status caught the attention of many leading universities, including Yale University. The university offered him a scholarship to study mathematics.
At Yale, Petrello did not disappoint. He excelled in his studies and soon earned his master’s degree. However, he developed interest in law. He enrolled at the Harvard Law School, where he pursed his law degree. After his graduation, Baker & McKenzie recruited him as a lawyer. His excellence earned Tony’s promotion as the managing partner of the firm. Tony was transferred to New York to head the company’s division. Later, he joined Nabors as the chief operating officer. Tony is a renowned philanthropist. He has donated millions of dollars towards several causes, including research on causes and treatment of neurological disorders in children.