Phil Knight Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Phil Knight (Buck, Phil, Philip Hampson Knight)

Last Updated: 29 Feb, 2024 | Views: 1208

Age: 86

Profession: Business Men

Famous For: Co-founder and chairman Emeritus of Nike, Inc.

Higher Education: Stanford Graduate School of Business

Net Worth: US$41.5 billion

Phil Knight Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
24 Feb, 1938 (86 Years 01 Month 24 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Oregon
Birth District
Portland
Birth Sign
Pisces
Religion
Christianity
Nationalities
American

Phil Knight Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Philip Hampson Knight is a businessman from America who’s worth billions. As the co-founder and chairman emeritus of Nike, he served as its very first chairman and CEO. Forbes lists him as the 24th richest person in the world with an estimated wealth of $54.5 billion as of July 23, 2020. Philip also owns a stop-motion film company called Laika. Before all this money, he earned degrees from the University of Oregon and the Stanford Graduate School of Business by participating in track competitions there under Bill Bowerman’s guidance. Bowerman eventually founded Nike himself.

Career:

In 1962: After graduation, Knight made a stop in Kobe, Japan, during his journey around the world.

In 1977: Knight founded Athletics West along with Bowerman and Hollister.

In 1998: After failing to pursue a career in rap music, Travis Knight, who had studied from Portland State, began working as an animator at the studio. Knight assumed a 15% share in the business.

In 2006: A large individual donation to a U.S. business school was made by Knight to Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1997, for US$105 million.

In 2007: Knight said that he and his wife would contribute $100 million to establish the UO Athletics Legacy Fund, which will aid in funding all of the university's athletic programs.

Achievements and Awards:

In 1989: He was awarded the Golden Plate Award by the American Academy of Achievement.

In 2000: His Special Contribution to Sports in Oregon earned him induction into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.

In 2012: Knight was named a contributor of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Unknown Facts:

He reportedly ran the entire seven kilometres back to his house while working the night shift at his summer job at the Oregonion tabulating sports results.

He acquired a 15 percent stake in Will Vinton Studios and became its chairman with Nike's cooperation in the late 1990s.

 

Phil Knight Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 180 cm
In Meters 1.80 m
In Feet & Inches 5'9"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 82 kg
In Pounds 180 Ibs
Eye Color
Light Blue
Hair Color
Grey

Phil Knight Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
William W. Knight
Mother's Name
Lota Hatfield Knight
Spouse
Penny Knight
Brother(s)
Not Known
Sister(s)
Jeanne Knight , Joanne Knight
Son(s)
Travis Knight, Matthew Knight, Christina Knight
Daughter(s)
Christina Knight

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