There is a general thought in America that the wealthy individuals have come across their wealth through less than scrupulous methods and this stigma is most certainly felt within the oil industry. The truth of the matter is that this is not always the case, especially not with Anthony Petrello, CEO of Nabors Industries.In the year 2014, Anthony Petrello was among the highest paid CEOs in America, earning $68.2 million through his endeavors with Nabors Industries. Typically this level of success will bring about a great deal of envy and criticism. Anthony grew up in Newark, New Jersey, amidst the hard working and honest people there, a place where dishonesty is harshly shunned while practices of honor and kindness are greeted warmly.
It is here that Anthony was instilled with his moral values very early on in life.He grew up in a predominantly Italian neighborhood and did not have exceptionally wealthy parents, did not receive private tutoring from renowned teachers. His beginnings were humble and filled with honor and a strict moral code.During his youth he would spend the bulk of his time learning as much as he possibly could from his under-funded public school. He focused his studies on mathematics and logic. His plan was to work and study hard enough to enter a prestigious university and become a mathematician.His dreams would come true and all of his hard work paid off as he was accepted into Yale University with a full scholarship.
His excellent abilities allowed for Petrello to always shine and he worked closely with theorist Serge Lang, working through complex theorems that most students couldn’t even begin to comprehend.At some point in his academic career, something changed in Anthony and he switched his educational focus from Mathematics and began to study law at Harvard Law School. Once his education was finished he married his college girlfriend and held several different jobs over the years before entering into Nabors Industries.He climbed up the ranks and worked diligently for almost 30 years before becoming the CEO. Since his rise to success, Anthony and his wife have been dedicated to giving back to the community and have donated and continue to donate millions of dollars every year to a wide range of charities.