Net Worth: $22.8 Billion
- Source of WealthNike
- Birth PlacePortland, Oregon, U.S.
- Marital StatusMarried (Penelope “Penny” Parks)
- Full NamePhilip Hampson Knight
- NationalityUnited States
- Date of BirthFebruary 24, 1938
- EducationUniversity of Oregon, Stanford University
- Children4 (Matthew, Travis, Christina, Alexis)
About Philip Knight
American philanthropist and business magnate Philip Knight has an estimated net worth of $22.8 billion as of April 2015 according to Forbes. He is best recognized as one of the founders of the popular brand, Nike, Inc., where he currently serves as the chairman.
This businessman was born as Philip Hampson “Phil” Knight on February 24, 1938 in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.. After attending Portland’s Cleveland High School, he went to study at the University of Oregon where he earned a degree in Journalism. A year later, he graduated from the Stanford Business School.
His trip to Japan led him to become one of the wealthiest men in the world today. In Japan, he discovered the running shoes manufactured by Onitsuka Co. to be of good quality yet low priced. He decided to set an appointment with the company owner and after the meeting, he was able to secure a deal that would give him the sole rights to distribute the products in the USA.
When the products were shipped to him, he sent two pairs to Bowerman in the hope of getting huge endorsements. To his surprise, Bowerman offered to become a partner and produced designs for the products. And that was the start of the success of the Nike brand.
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