Even though Anthony Petrello is a fairly unknown name in the ranks of corporate America, and he does not fill every time slot available on television with long-winded speeches as a politician does, he may still hold the title of one of the most important corporate figures in the United States. Mr. Petrello belongs to the group of United States businesspersons who never gets quite the accurate amount of thanks deserved for the hard work and contributions that have been made towards creating our American way of life.
Once a top-paid CEO, Anthony Petrello earned $68.2 million dollars in 2014 for his work with Nabors Industries. His success has created others to admire him as well as envy him; however, anyone who truly knows Petrello, can vouch the he is a humbling man, well deserving of the money he earns.
Most of Petrello’s success comes from how he treats others. Being the ever accomplished businessman and strategist, he dislikes the greed on Wall Street and the lack of respect for the people of Main Street. For this reason, he has the utmost respect for all humankind, which involves the pursuit of a moral code of ethics. He has created thousands of jobs within the United States, as a modern day “Captain of Industry.” Never giving up on his goal to help others in America achieve the means to obtain an enjoyable life.
Anthony Petrello did not have wealthy parents, he was forced to work very hard for his success. Even though he is the leader of an oil giant industry, he is still very humble about Petrello’s success. Growing up he did not have a trust fund or world-class tutors. He lived in a predominantly Italian neighborhood, in Newark, New Jersey, where everyone was taught the values of hard work.
Newark is known for its culture, strong work ethics, and honor. The people there do not simply go to work, pay bills and go home, they take care of each other within the community, working together to ensure everyone in the community is taken care of. Honesty if rewarded, lying or dishonesty is shunned. It is clear that Petrello was instilled with Newark’s strong value sense of honesty and integrity.
He attended Yale University, and became a mathematics scholar. Later to attend Harvard Law School. After college, he married his college sweetheart, some people thinking he was planning on settling into a quiet life, how wrong they were. Despite Petrello’s humble beginnings, he was emerging to become one of the most capable business leaders in America.
Unlike most wealthy business leaders, he did not hoard his wealth for himself, instead, he and his wife donate millions of dollars each year to charities. He also gives back to community of Newark.
He bases his earnings on that of the revenue of the business, not at a cost to the average workers. If Nabors Industries fails, his earnings will take a decrease as well.
Anthony Petrello should be an inspiration to the American people. He is proof that a strong work ethic, and a good sense integrity and honesty, is all one needs to overcome any overwhelming situation to become successful at what you want to do in life.