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Philip H. Knight (born February 24, 1938) is an American billionaire, and the co-founder and Chairman of Nike, Inc.. He resigned as the company`s chief executive officer in 2004, while retaining the position of chairman of the board. As of 2007, Knight`s 35% stake in Nike gives him an estimated net worth of US$9.8 billion, making him the 30th richest American.
A graduate of the University of Oregon and Stanford Graduate School of Business, he has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to the schools. Knight gave the largest donation in history at the time to Stanford`s business school in 2006. A native Oregonian, he ran track for coach Bill Bowerman at the University of Oregon, with whom he would co-found Nike.
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