Phil Knight Net Worth

Phil Knight net worth, How did the entrepreneur acquire his wealth? Check this article to find out more about Phil Knight Net Worth, his career and relationship.

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Phil Knight Net Worth

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Philip “Phil” Hampson Knight is an American business magnate and philanthropist from Oregon. Knight is the co-founder and present Chairman Emeritus of Nike, Inc. He is also the proprietor of the stop motion movie production firm ‘Laika’. Knight was listed by Forbes as the 28th richest individual in the world.

As of 2019, Phil Knight net worth is $33.5 billion. Read on to find out more about Phil Knight net worth.

Full Name: Philip “Phil” Hampson Knight
Profession: Entrepreneur
Date of Birth: February 24, 1938
Nationality: American
Age: 81
Net Worth: $33.5 billion

Phil Knight Early Life and Career

Philip Hampson Knight was born on the 24th of February, 1938, in Portland, Oregon. Knight is the son of lawyer turned newspaper publisher Bill Knight and his wife Lota Knight. He grew up in Portland and attended Cleveland High School.

Knight used to work the night shift tabulating sports scores and every morning he ran home the full seven miles. He continued his education at the University of Oregon (UO) in Eugene, where he is a graduate brother of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.


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Knight began his career working as a Certified Public Accountant, firstly with Coopers & Lybrand, and then price Waterhouse. He then became an accounting professor at Portland State University.

After finishing from the University of Oregon, Knight joined the Army and served for one year on active duty. After one year of active duty, he enrolled at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

The premier Tiger samples would take over a year to be shipped to Knight; at that period he got a job as an accountant in Portland.

When Knight eventually got the shoe samples, he sent two pairs to Bowerman at the University of Oregon, with the hope of gaining both a sale and an influential endorsement. The company name would later be transformed into Nike.

His first sales were made out of a now-legendary green Plymouth Valiant automobile at track meets across the Pacific Northwest. In 1969, the early sales allowed him to leave his accountant job and work full-time for Blue Ribbon Sports.

Today, Nike’s “swoosh” logo, now is considered to be one of the most powerful logos in the world.

Phil Knight Net Worth

As of 2019, Phil Knight net worth is one of the highest among entrepreneurs in the world, with a net worth of $33.5 billion.

Phil Knight Personal Life

Phil Knight is a huge influence on other people. He is the co-founder of Nike, which is considered today to be one of the most influential logos and brand worldwide.


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