Throughout the years, decades really, there have been some notable musicians, bands, even entire musical movements. Many have said that hasn’t happened in a while. Well, let’s get off the track of the boring and unoriginal and put on a new one. The Chainsmokers. They’ve tapped into the heartbeat of the world and it just keeps on going. For over a year matter of fact. Everyone knows and has heard of the Billboard’s ranking. You make it on that list, that’s a feat. You make it to # 1 in a genre and hang out there for a while, you’re , well, smoking.
So who are they anyway? The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and invention duo– Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Their big hit, Roses came out in October 2015 and they’ve been hanging at the top ever since. So why are there some “not so nice” things being said about them? I mean, clearly they’re good, otherwise why would they hang out at the top for so long? Well, to quote Rolling Stone- “Review: Chainsmokers’ ‘Memories’ Is a Drab, Monotonous Whinge.” Ouch. But in this day and age, it’s fun to hate. To Quote Morgan Baila on rifinery29 “- I have a theory as to why the Internet is so psyched to hate The Chainsmokers: because it’s fun.” If they sucked, they wouldn’t be at the top. So sit down haters. Get off Twitter and feel the love. Better yet, Make some Memories. Just don’t open them… Yeah- I just did that.
The Chainsmokers aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Their music has captured the world by storm and it’s one of those bands you an listen to all day. And why not? Catch a drag and listen in.
Tony Petrello is one of the best known and most well established men in the oil drilling equipment industry. He has been making a strong and noticable mark on the industry since he began with Nabors Industries in 1991. He joined Nabors as a member of the Board of Directors and since then has become the company’s top leader, holding the positions of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), President and Chairman of the Board simultaneously.
Petrello’s annual compensation last year weighed in at over $15 million, with 1.5 million of that as salary, 1.4 million as part of his bonus structure and the remaining millions attributed to stock options he received from the company.
During his early tenure with Nabors Industries, Petrello served as President and CEO from 1991 to 2011 and also as Deputy Chairman since 2003. As if those titles are not enough, he furthers his dedication to Nabors by diligently working to provide strategic planning initiatives which “guide the ship” of neighbors for the future.
Tony Petrello has always been an incredibly driven man. His college roommate recently spoke with an online publication where he noted Tony Petrello’s drive and persistence with everything he did, both with his studies and otherwise. During his time at Yale, Petrello worked hard to excel at Mathematics and graduated wtih a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and then a Masters degree in Mathematics. From there, he attended Harvard Law School where he earned his JD. He went on to practice a very successful law career practicing overseas arbitration and tax law, even being named managing partner of his firm’s New York office at a very young age. When the opportunity to be a part of Nabors Industries arose, he made the decision to leave the law field to take on multiple leadership roles in the oil equipment and machinery industry.
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