Anthony also known as Tony went to two different universities which are Yale University and Harvard University. He acquired a J.D from the Harvard School of Law and Ms as well as Bs mathematics Degrees from the University of Yale. Tony began his career in 1979 when he joined Baker and McKenzie law firm. Between 1986 and 1991, he worked for the New York office of the law company serving as the Managing Director. In 1991 he started working at Nabors Industries, and he started off as the Chief Operating Officer. For the nine years that followed he had the position of Deputy Chairman and worked in the same position until 2012. He served in the position of a Chief Operating Officer for a year where he was later appointed as the president of the organization. In 2011, Tony served as the CEO of the company.
Nabors Industry is located in Hamilton Bermuda and is taken to be one among the largest natural gas drilling contractor as well as the largest geothermal across the globe. This fact gives a clear impression that the company is under great leadership and is succeeding in the world. The company operates in many regions, for instance, the United States of America Africa. Tony played a major role in making the company known across the globe since it started as a small Anglo Energy to the mega-firm it is now. The company is at the moment well-represented and respected across the globe as a result of great leadership and contribution from Anthony Petrello.
Dick DeVos has had so many important organizations he’s been involved with over his career from elementary to postsecondary education, urban development, scientific research, history and politically conservative activists. He’s a business executive who was CEO of Amway Corporation from 1993 to 2002 and currently is Chairman of The Windquest Group. His wife Betsy was chosen to be US Secretary of Education and in response to questions posed at the confirmation hearing, Dick and Betsy revealed their lifetime philanthropy amounts totaled about $139 million. The DeVos family as a whole has given over $1 billion in their lifetimes and only a small portion has gone to political campaigns. The causes they have contributed to have made a big impact in Grand Rapids, MI.
Dick DeVos’s main starting point in philanthropy has been education both private and public. He and his wife Betsy have understood how important the value of quality education provided by private schools is and they’ve endeavored to allow young children from lower income families to attend these schools. It started with scholarships provided through the Children’s Scholarship Fund that they matched funding through Children First America and Education Freedom Fund. Schools that benefited from this funding included Potter’s House and Grand Rapids Christian Academy.
Dick DeVos also is a patron of the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University which trains young people to become business executives. He formed Grand Action Committee to explore ways to transform downtown Grand Rapids and bring in entertainment and arts. He is also involved with Hudson Institute, Action Institute, Mackinac Center for Public Policy and Heritage Foundation supporting conservative grassroots groups and laws. In 2006 he made a generous contribution to Spectrum Health and the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital that made him the recipient of the Art of Giving award.
Dick DeVos saw generosity practiced by his parents Richard and Helen DeVos who were both business-minded but always gave back to the Grand Rapids community. Their business is Amway Corporation, a multilevel marketing corporation that’s given people opportunities to start their own businesses with low operating costs and overhead. Dick was a vice president at Amway from 1984 to 1989, then after leaving the company briefly he became CEO. He also founded The Windquest Group which invests in alternative energy and high tech companies based in Michigan, and is also the holding company for Boxed Water and Coppercraft Spirits.
The DeVos’s political careers prior to Betsy becoming nominated for Secretary of Education include her stint as Michigan Republican Party chairperson, and Dick DeVos’s bid for governor. Dick lost that bid in a close contest to Jennifer Granholm, but he fought for other state reforms in the coming years. He was one of the key forces behind the 2012 right-to-work legislation.
Eric Pulier is a leader in his own right who has not only created successful businesses for the future, but has also made sure that individuals all over the world in even some of the most impoverished regions are able to see the benefits of his innovation within the world of both business as well as technology. Eric Pulier believes that technological advancement is the key to economic growth and has been finding ways to close the technology gap between third world and first world countries. Eric Pulier believes that the lack of innovation for public goods and for technology has lead to a stagnate market economy with no incentive to be innovative. Eric Pulier has made it his goal to change this and to create new incentives for technological growth and to increase the demand for new technology on not only the demand side of the market, but also on the supply side.
Eric Pulier has earned hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue from the fifteen successful businesses that he has become a part of. Eric Pulier believes that the revenue that he makes from the businesses should be used for reinvestment and has continued to do so in order to help others. One of the most dire problems that Eric Pulier has worked hard to attack is the problem of healthcare. Healthcare is something that Eric Pulier believes should not only be free, but should also be available as a high quality product that does not exclude the masses or those that cannot pay top dollar.
Eric Pulier has always been a generous individual and has worked hard to give to others that are in need. One of the biggest initiatives that Eric Pulier is also a part of is the initiative to help individual children that suffer from chronic illnesses. Eric Pulier has not only donated funds to fund summer camps for these individual, but has also built a platform that allows for the communication of children within different hospitals so that they have someone to talk to that is also going through a similar situation.