Phil Knight

Phil Knight Brief Biography

Phil Knight
Philip Hampson "Phil" Knight (born February 24, 1938) is an American business magnate and philanthropist. A native of Oregon, he is the co-founder and chairman of Nike, Inc., and previously served as the chief executive officer of Nike. In 2013, Forbes gave Knight the 56th richest person in the world and the 24th richest in America, with an estimated net worth of US$16.3 billion.

A graduate of the University of Oregon and Stanford Graduate School of Business, he has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to both schools; Knight gave the largest donation in history at the time to Stanford's business school in 2006. A native Oregonian, he ran track under coach Bill Bowerman at the University of Oregon, with whom he would co-found Nike.

Phil Knight News

• The Almanac for Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2017
• Man sues Jordan as look-alike
• 'The Wall and the Wing' children's novel headed for the big screen

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