Phil Knight


phil_knight

Knight is the chairman and co-founder of Nike, the world's largest athletic shoe and apparel manufacturer. The company operates more than 700 stores in 170 countries around the world, and had more than $22.6 billion in revenue in 2011. Founded in 1964, Nike's large portfolio of brands today includes Cole Haan, Converse, Hurley, Jordan and Umbro.

Phil Knight News

  • Oregon Treasurer Takes on Wall Street Fees: Five Questions

    Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler has climbed to the top of Mount Everest, trekked by snowshoe to the North Pole and is embarking on another quest: cutting fees paid to Wall Street banks.

  • Nike’s Knight, Wife Pledge $500 Million to Cancer Research

    Nike Inc. Chairman Philip Knight and his wife Penny Knight pledged $500 million to jumpstart a $1 billion cancer research initiative at Oregon Health & Science University.

  • The World’s 200 Richest People

    Bloomberg Markets’ inaugural list of the world’s richest people showcases the billionaires who pull the levers on the global economy. Their net worth totals $2.7 trillion, about the size of the gross domestic product of France, the fifth-biggest economy on the planet.

  • Alabama Football Dominance Powered by Bear Bryant Son's Fortune

    The University of Alabama opened a new football-training center last February. Any professional team would be happy to have it. The amenities include a $9 million weight room, a hydrotherapy pool with a Club Med–style cascade of hot water and an anti-gravity treadmill that’s more NASA than Nautilus. Coach Nick Saban goes over the finer points of football with his team in a 212-seat theater with a multiplex-sized screen. After practice, players shoot pool or kick back on a leather couch with a video game, Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its January issue.

  • Nike in Dow Shows Marketing Genius as Much as Innovation

    Nike Inc.’s addition to the Dow Jones Industrial Average is a testament to the company’s ability to shrug off hard times and transcend its U.S. origins, making its swoosh logo known from Beijing to Buenos Aires.

  • Gay Pro Athletes Get Backing of Nike, NHL as Sponsors Await

    By the time former Phoenix Suns executive Rick Welts’s I-am-gay announcement appeared on the front page of the May 15, 2011, New York Times, he already had revealed his secret to friends, co-workers and business associates.

  • Collins Historic Gay Stand Seen Bringing Riches If He Wants

    If anyone can relate to Jason Collins, it’s Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts, a former National Basketball Association chief marketing officer who says the first openly gay male athlete in a major U.S. team sport can cash in by coming out.

  • Woods Hits Two Spectators as Vonn Tags Along at Masters Golf

    Tiger Woods’s quest for his fifth Masters Tournament title began with two errant shots that struck fans and ended with a 2-under-par 70 that left him four shots off the lead.

  • College Sports Gifts Rise 24%, Outperform Economy

    Donations to the biggest college sports programs climbed as the U.S. economy faltered, with contributions rising 24 percent from the middle of 2006 to the middle of 2010.

  • Tiger Woods Heads Into Second Round of Masters Four Shots Back

    Tiger Woods’s quest for his fifth Masters Tournament title began with two errant shots that struck fans and ended with a 2-under-par 70 that left him four shots off the lead.

Advertisement

Phil Knight Photos

Sponsored Links
Advertisement

Quote

Curation software by Lingospot