Lloyd Grove reminisces in his article at The Daily Beast, about his freshman roommate in college at Yale, Tony Petrello. He remembers the young Petrello as an Italian-American kid who came from the public school system with a scholarship.
Lloyd Grove jokingly mentions his jealousy over the multi-million dollar success Petrello has achieved over the course of his life. Lolyd seems to be genuinely proud of his young friend from college and mentions his wit and humor, along with his incredible smarts.
Petrello is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Nabors Industries. He began his work with Nabors in 1991, after working as an attorney with the law firm, Baker and McKenzie, for 10 years. Petrello has worked his way up the company ladder, starting with the title of Director and Chief Operating Officer. He has been with the company for 26 successful years. Since its inception in 1952, the company has been turned into a $7 billion company and employs over 26,000 people.
Petrello also works with the Texas Children’s Hospital as the Director. He and his wife, Cynthia Petrello, have donated $7 million to the children’s neurological research center. Their daughter Carena, who is eight, has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. She was born prematurely with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL). Their hope is to one day find a cure for children’s neurological diseases or the answers to help make their lives a little easier. Anthony Petrello and his wife find much hope through their young daughter.
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