People from all walks of life can meet and get to know someone who one day becomes famous yet never find their own life move in that direction. Lloyd Grove, an author for the Daily Beast newsletter can say that about his own life and how he came to know Anthony Petrello, one of the nation’s top-paid CEOs who made number 1 in 2013. Grove wrote an article about his experiences meeting Petrello and even having him for a roommate during his time at Yale University.
The way Grove described Petrello was as a young man who was so fascinated by math problems, he’d try to solve them while eating lunch and at recess. Both Grove and Petrello had earned acceptance to Yale and Grove recalls Petrello’s time spent studying advanced math problems, and more so studying under one of the world’s most renowned mathematicians, Serge Lange. But Grove also noted how when Petrello graduated from Yale he chose a completely different career in law, and it was many years later when he found Petrello as the top CEO at Nabors on the cover of a publication, while he himself contemplated his own decisions and more information click here.
Petrello had become the Chief Operating Officer at Nabors Industries in 1991 due to his expertise in tax laws and knowing the ins and outs of investing regulations during his time at Baker & McKenzie law firm. Petrello took over as Chairman and CEO of Nabors Industries when their longtime CEO Eugene Isenberg passed away in 2011. Just two years later, due to a restructuring deal in his contract Petrello earned $68 million from base pay, bonuses and stock equity to make him the highest-paid CEO and resume him.
Anthony Petrello is also married to Cynthia Petrello, formerly Cynthia Carrafa who starred in several daytime television dramas in the 1970s. His young daughter Carena has cerebral palsy which happened as a result of periventricular leukomalacia as an infant. It was hard for the Petrello’s to accept, but they’ve come out with new resolve to help other young children one day become cured from brain disorders. The Petrellos were pleased to give $7 million to fund treatments at the Dan and Jan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at the Texas Children’s Hospital and learn more about Anthony.