Philip Knight is an American self-made billionaire who is the co-founder and Chairman of Nike, Inc., the leading supplier of footwear and sports apparel in the world. Philip Knight obtained his degree in Bachelor of Arts/Science from the University of Oregon and earned his MBA from Stanford University. Philip Knight established his name as the man behind the famous Swoosh logo that has now turned into a global brand sponsoring high profile athletes and sports teams worldwide. Philip Knight is also known to be a generous philanthropist and was even recognized as one of the 50 Top American Givers by BusinessWeek in 2008.

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Nike chairman Philip Knight is listed 31st in the Forbes list of “The 400 Richest Americans” with a net worth of $10.5 billion. provides an extensive profile of Nike co-founder and chairman Philip Knight including his education, his Nike beginnings, known celebrity endorsers, and his recognitions.

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Business Exchange discusses Nike chairman and co-founder Phil Knight’s $100 million donation to the athletic department of the University of Oregon intended for the construction of a basketball arena.

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