Phil Knight

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Birthday
24, 1938
Birthplace
Portland, OR
Birth Sign
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Birthplace
Portland, OR

About

Multibillionaire who co-founded the famous shoe company Nike. He served as chairman and CEO of the company until he stepped down in 2015.

Before Fame

His father refused to employ nepotism and give him a summer job at the Oregon Journal, which his father owned. He then went to work for his father's competitor, the Oregonian, in the sports section.

Trivia

His great product, shoes, has been found on famous athletes like Michael Jordan.

Family Life

He fathered three children with his wife Penny.

Associated With

He co-founded Nike with Bill Bowerman for whom he ran track at the University of Oregon.