Tony Petrello, the current CEO of Nabors Industries was born in Newark, New Jersey. He was born into a humble family that could not manage to take him to good private schools or even offer him the best things in life while he was growing up. From a young age, he demonstrated uniqueness. He knew more than other students and would create mathematical equations that none of the other students would understand. He also had a great personality. He would articulate his opinions with eloquence and with openness. When Tony Petrello was in high school, he proved that he was talented in mathematics and even attracted the attention of the Yale University who offered him an opportunity to study in the institution. At the Yale University, he would be mentored by Professor Serge Lang, one of the professors in the institution and who was also a mathematics genius.
Tony Petrello was not interested in spending his life as a mathematician. He jumped ship and moved to the school of law. He attended Harvard University School of law where he graduated with a Juris Doctor. However, before Tony left Yale University, he met his wife Cynthia, with whom they have partnered in many philanthropic initiatives today. Cynthia was a TV actor and a dancer.
After graduating from the university with a law degree, Tony joined Baker & McKenzie, a law firm located in New York. Tony Petrello dealt with matters of business law, taxation, and finances. His performance as a lawyer was so good that he managed to become a managing partner in the firm due to the high number of clients that came to the law form because of him. One of the clients he worked with was Nabors industries.
Tony Petrello is clearly a man who has built his life from a very humble beginning. He has beaten the odds and made some unexpected decision s which saw him finally work with Nabors Industries. Nabors Industries was impressed by the work Tony Petrello was doing as a business lawyer, and they saw in him a great business executive who would help run the company, in 1991, they hired him as the Chief Operating Officer
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