Phil Knight


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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

  • Colorado Joins Campus Arms Race With Stadium Deal: Muni Credit

  • Nike Cleats Face Adidas Jerseys for World Cup

    On a cross from Fabio Coentrao, Karim Benzema, with a single touch, puts the ball in the right place. It’s the only goal of the night, yet it’s beautiful, and with it Real Madrid wins at its home stadium, the Santiago Bernabeu.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • State Colleges Revolt as Years of Cuts Divide U.S. Campuses

    From Pennsylvania to Oregon, the number of top public universities bidding to shake off government control keeps growing.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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