Tony Petrello: Math Whiz, Attorney, Talented CEO And Generous Philanthropist

Newark, New Jersey native Tony Petrello is chairman and CEO of Nabors Industries, a major oil and gas industry firm. Petrello’s career in that industry came as a surprise to many people that knew him when he was growing up. Tony Petrello was long-known as a math whiz and many expected him to have a career in mathematics. He had earned a scholarship to Yale, studied under noted mathematician Serge Lang, and graduated with a BS and an MS in mathematics. What Petrello did next surprised everyone. He enrolled in Harvard Law School, got a law degree and was hired by the prestigious law firm Baker & McKenzie.

While working as the law firm’s managing partner, Nabors Industries offered Petrello the job as their chief operating officer. He accepted and was soon rising through the ranks at the oil and gas drilling giant. One year after being hired as COO, Tony Petrello was promoted to president. He had such a significant impact on the company’s growth he became deputy chairman, CEO and in 2012 was named board chairman of Nabors Industries. Petrello simultaneously served as director of Hilcorp Energy Company, Stewart & Stevenson LLC and MediaOnDemand.com.

When Carena, the daughter of Tony Petrello and his soap opera star and producer wife Cynthia, was diagnosed at birth with periventricular leukomalacia, Petrello sprung into action. He donated $7 million to Texas Children’s Hospital to help them begin building a neurological research institute. He went on to help them raise the hundreds of millions of dollars it took to complete the world-class facility. Tony Petrello has also remained deeply involved in the development and running of the facility which treats children from all over the world suffering with neurological issues.

Tony Petrello has gone on the serve as Texas Children’s Hospital Incorporated’s director. He is also a member of the Texas Children’s Hospital board of trustees. He is a tireless advocate for the development of effective research and clinical programs designed to address the pressing needs of children throughout the world that are the innocent victims of neurological disorders. With his support the hospital’s Jan and Duncan Neurological Research Institute is now a world leader in finding the causes of and treatments for infants, children and brain-damaged youth struggling mental and physical disabilities.

Some people remember Tony Petrello as the man who was once America’s highest paid CEO with $67 million a year in compensation. however, people involved in patient care and medical research have an entirely different view of him. To them Tony Petrello is a dedicated philanthropist who is passionate about charitable causes related to children’s health. That passion drives the thoughtful, caring Tony Petrello to consistently give generous charitable donations.

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Whitney Wolfe Expands Bumble

Whitney Wolfe clearly knows what she is doing when it comes to app technology. She has been featured in Forbes on multiple occasions as one of the top 30 under 30. The company that she created has been growing at an enormous rate, and this year she has achieved enough accomplishments to actually makes the cover of the December edition of the Forbes top 30 under 30.

For Whitney Wolfe it is not a surprise that her company is successful. For others that are still yet to discover Bumble it may be intriguing to find out that this is a dating app that has become speculated as a billion-dollar app. It may be hard for people that are not dating to see the connection with how Whitney Wolfe is even making money with a free dating app. The answer can be found in advertising and premium accounts. Whitney Wolfe also sells merchandise through Bumble for people that want the Bumble accessories.

There is a unique design to the Bumble brand. Whitney Wolfe knows that she has created a company that is visually stunning in concerns to building design and logos. It is something that is impressive to see because this is the mind state of a woman that wanted to build a feminist app. She did not want to blend into the background and create a mundane app that did not really stand out with single people. To the contrary, the recently married Whitney Wolfe Herd was interested and doing just the opposite. She wanted to create the app that had not been created yet.

Bumble has become such a fascinating thing to the youth that are really looking for an opportunity to embrace an app that is designed to let women make the first move. This is unheard of in a culture where men have always been the ones to take the lead. It is this type of innovation that has led Whitney Wolfe think differently on all levels.

Not only is she giving people access to a dating app. She is also providing them with access to other areas of social media. This is why the app has been able to attract people that are not even single. People that want to make business connections and explore friendships also have options with the Bumble app. This is the reason why the company is as big as it has become.