Phil Knight
Phil Knight

Phil Knight, whose full name is Philip Hampson Phil Knight. His birth date is February 24, 1938. His name is huge in business. He was born in Portland, Oregon, United States. He is the biggest philanthropist in America as he is currently living in America. A very famous brand Nike is co-founded by him with Bill Bowerman.

His rank is 28th in the list of world richest men founded by Forbes in August 2018. Laika, a film producing company by Stop Motion, is also owned by him. He was also the CEO and Chairman of Nike.inc currently.

Quick Biography

A chairman and CEO of a well-known sports brand of the world is Phil Knight. He worked as an accountancy professor at a university before. He is known as America’s biggest business, magnate and philanthropist. He also served in the army for one year and worked in the army reserve for seven years.

In 2016 his memoir was also released by Schuster and Simons, and they named it Shoe Dog. He was a runner as well in his university days. He wanted to be a baseball player but got kicked out of his high school team. There are two other books also written on him. Their names are The Earth in Action and All at Sea; A Geography Unit for Australia.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Philip Hampson Phil Knight
Age: 82 years old
Birth Date: February 24, 1938
Birth Place: Portland, Oregon, United States
Nationality: American
Religion: Not known
Parents: Father: William W. Knight

Mother: Lota Hatfield Knight

Spouse: Penelope Penny Knight
Children: Matthew Knight, Travis Knight, and Christina Knight
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 82 kgs
Profession: Author, Entrepreneur, business person
Net Worth in 2020: $38 Billion

Age, Height, Weight, and Body Measurements

Phil Knight’s age is 82 years old. His height is 176 cm, and his weight is 82 kilograms. He has light blond hair color. He is the richest businessman ranked 28th in the Forbes list.

Education, School, College/University

Phil Knight got his education from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and he graduated from The University of Oregon. At the University of Oregon, he also ran track under the training of Bill Bowerman.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, and Political Views

Phil Knight’s father’s name is William W. Knight, and his mother’s name is Lota Hatfield Knight. He has two sisters Jeanne Knight and Joanne Knight. He is an American by nationality, and by ethnicity, he is White. His religion is not known.

Married, Relationship, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Phil Knight is married, and his wife’s name is Penelope Penny Knight. He has three children, two sons Matthew Knight, Travis Knight, and a daughter whose name is Christina Knight. He met his wife at the university in which he was working as an accountant.

Relationship Statistics of Phil Knight

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): September 13, 1968
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Phil Knight Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Penelope Penny Knight
Kids: Matthew Knight, Travis Knight, and Christina Knight

Professional Life and Career

Before becoming the co-founder of Nike, a very well-known sports brand, Phil Knight worked as a Certified Public Accountant. In the beginning, he worked with Coopers and Lybrand and after that with Prince Waterhouse. At Portland State University, he also served as an accounting professor. After that, he became the co-founder of the sports brand Nike.

Awards and Nominations

Phil Knight won the award of Court of Honor in 2011. This award was given by the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation. At 583 Park Avenue in New York City.  He also won the third annual Court of Honor Gala award on May 16.

Phil Knight Net Worth, Income and Salary in 2020

Phil Knight Net Worth
Phil Knight Net Worth

As of October 2020, Phil Knight’s net worth is $38 billion, and he earned most of his money from the known sports brand Nike.

Social Media

Well, now the news I am going to release is kind of shocking. Phil Knight is not available on any social media site. Well, is not it really outdated? But actually, he believes to be spending time alone or rather with the family and friends. An interesting character, right? He is a good family man.

His journey from the professorship to the CEO was not that easy. He has gone through many ups and downs and faced many troubles and then reached his ultimate goal. From being a professor of accountancy at the university, Phil Knight became the CEO of the renowned sports brand Nike Inc. and came at the rank of 28th in the list of the world’s richest men.

Phil Knight has the following lessons for all of us to learn from;

Advertising and branding are not always supposed to come before selling. Phil Knight is no known to be a marketer. His brand, though, has sold all over the world.

Conventional managers should always be available to help their employees develop.

Leadership entails inspiration. Those with no inspiration will never have followers. Great leaders keep encouraging employees to keep pushing on and become leaders themselves.

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