Tony Petrello: Successful Businessman And Philanthropist

Anyone in the industry knows about Anthony Petrello. He is the CEO of Nabors Industries, which was founded in 1968 as Anglo Energy. Anthony Petrello was hired in the year of 1991 to become Deputy Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer at Nabors.

He had previously worked at New York Office of the law firm Baker & McKenzie. He was there from 1986 until 1991, when he went over to Nabors.

After Anthony Petrello came into the scene, the company started doing better than it ever did before. In the year 1992, just a year after he came, Nabors earned forty four million dollars. A few years later, Nabors got moved to S&P 500 Index of the largest publicly traded companies in the United States. This was all after Anthony Petrello put his skills to work. There was an entire article in The Daily Beast written by a former roommate of Anthony. He said he was jealous that his former roommate become so successful.

He made it to the top paid bosses list of Forbes. In 1997, Anthony and his wife Cynthia Petrello has a baby girl at the Houston Women’s Hospital. The baby had VL (periventricular leukomalacia). It is a condition that is caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. She developed cerebral palsy. This lead to Anthony starting to look at areas of his life. He decided to start donating to charity to help children born with neurological diseases. He found some allies, including Dan Duncan, and he donated a lot of money to Texas Children’s Hospital Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute.

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Keeping a Balance According to A Experienced Entrepreneur

There are many ways to succeed at business and life, but there are certain things you have to take in account if you want to do this. In a recent podcast Josh Verne was asked what he thought what was important to succeed at business. His answers were simple yet profound. Here are the five key points that he revealed.


You first have to find your passion in life. Without this, life would be a lot more miserable, especially considering how much time a day you spend doing it. If you are running a business act as a leader would act. That means listening to your employees concerns and ideas. A true leader puts his people first and isn’t completely selfish and consumed with their own priorities. This means making every project or situation a win-win for everyone. That’s how a business thrives, when everyone gets to succeed. With all this business talk it is important to be balanced. If you are not, then you will get burnt out. That means you will less likely succeed. Being balanced with life and work make life more pleasurable.


Josh Verne has been in the entrepreneur business for over 20 years. His vast experience has made him an excellent businessman in his field. He founded and is CEO of with his childhood friend Jon Dorfman. is a marketing company where students can interact with other students. They can write, read, and watch videos about anything and everything including current events and such.