Phil Knight Rank
About Phil Knight
Philip Hamson Knight is an American business executive who is known best for having co-founded Nike, Inc. He also served as the company’s CEO from its inception until 2004. The company, initially known as Blue Ribbon Sports, was founded by Knight and his track and field coach from the University of Oregon, Bill Bowerman.
He became the owner of Laika (formerly Will Vinton Studios), a stop motion film production company in 2003 when he acquired it.
He has been the husband of Penelope Parks since 1968. He lost his son, Matthew to a heart attack which occurred while scuba diving in El Salvador. He is also the father of Travis Knight, who is an animator, director and producer.
He has been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (contributor division) and the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.
He has donated more than $2 billion to the University of Oregon, University of Stanford and Oregon Health & Science University.
Phil Knight Rank
Famous quotes by Phil Knight
Meeting sports athletes that are the best in the world is a thrill to this day.Phil Knight
Sports is like rock 'n' roll. Both are dominant cultural forces, both speak an international language, and both are all about emotions.Phil Knight
Phil Knight's Popularity
Phil Knight is a famous American businessman, who was born on February 24, 1938. As a person born on this date, Phil Knight is listed in our database as the 23rd most popular celebrity for the day (February 24) and the 20th most popular for the year (1938).
People born on February 24 fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish. Phil Knight is the 718th most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to Phil Knight's birthday, Phil Knight is the 5811th most famous American and ranks 11th in famous people born in Portland, Oregon, U.S.
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