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  • Philip H. Knight was born on February 24, 1938 in Portland, Oregon. He is the co-founder and Chairman of Nike, Inc... Knight attended the University of Oregon, where he received his bachelor's degree in accounting in 1959. In college, Knight ran track for Coach Bill Bowerman, with whom he co-founded Nike. Knight went on to Stanford Graduate School of Business where he received his MBA in 1962. Knight stepped down as the company's CEO and President on December 28, 2004. As of 2007, Knight's 35% stake in Nike gives him an estimated net worth of $9.8 billion dollars.
  • Philip Hampson "Phil" Knight is an American business magnate and philanthropist. A native of Oregon, he is the co-founder and chairman of Nike, Inc., and previously served as the chief executive officer of Nike. In 2014, Forbes named Knight the 43rd richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$18.7 billion. A graduate of the University of Oregon and Stanford Graduate School of Business, he has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to both schools; Knight gave the largest donation in history at the time to Stanford's business school in 2006. A native Oregonian, he ran track under coach Bill Bowerman at the University of Oregon, with whom he would co-found Nike.

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