Phil Knight facts for kids
Knight in 2010
Philip Hampson Knight
February 24, 1938 Portland, Oregon, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Oregon
|Occupation||chairman emeritus - Nike, Inc.|
|Net worth||US$31.8 billion (June 2019)|
|Spouse(s)||Penelope "Penny" Knight (Wife)|
|Children||Matthew Knight (Son)
Travis Knight (Son)
Christina Knight (Daughter)
|Parent(s)||William W. Knight
Lota Hatfield Knight (Mother)
Philip Hampson "Phil" Knight, whose nickname is "Buck" (born February 24, 1938) is an American business magnate and philanthropist. A native of Oregon, he is the co-founder and current chairman emeritus of Nike, Inc., and previously served as chairman and CEO of the company. As of June 2019, Knight was ranked by Forbes as the 26th richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$31.8 billion. He is also the owner of the stop motion film production company Laika.
A noted philanthropist, Knight has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to each of his alma maters, as well as Oregon Health & Science University. In total, he has donated over $2 billion to the three institutions.
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Knight's Green, a lawn named after Knight at Marylhurst University in Marylhurst, Oregon.
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