|Full Name :||Philip Hampson Phil Knight|
|Born :||24th - Feb - 1938|
|Zodiac Sign :||Pisces|
|Birth Place :||Portland
|Education :||Cleveland High School Portland,
University of Oregon Eugene,
Stanford Graduate School of Business California
|Networth :||$22.4 Billion|
What are the chances that if you look around your room right now, you will find a product branded with that famous “swoosh” symbol? The man responsible for founding what is arguably the world’s most famous sport brand, Nike is Phil Knight, America’s finest business magnate. A native Oregonian, he is also known to be a great philanthropist and a former athlete.
Phil Knight worked as a sport correspondent for the Oregonian newspaper, where he would run seven miles to and from home. It was this initial experience that made him the star athlete in the state and he has won titles for his running performances.
After he obtained his Master’s degree, he travelled to Japan, where he got the rights to sell the Tiger-brand running shoes. He then partnered with his former coach and created NIKE which is a name that went on to become one of the world’s best known sporting brands.