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Phil Knight
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Knight in 2010
Born
Philip Hampson Knight

February 24, 1938 (1938-02-24) (age 81) Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Citizenship United States
Alma mater University of Oregon
Stanford University
Occupation chairman emeritus - Nike, Inc.
Net worth Decrease 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.

Knight is a graduate of the University of Oregon and Stanford Graduate School of Business. He ran track under coach Bill Bowerman at the University of Oregon, with whom he would co-found Nike.

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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