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Phil Knight (1938- )

Philip Hampson Knight (born February 24, 1938) is an American business magnate and philanthropist. A native of Oregon, he is the co-founder and chairman emeritus of Nike, Inc., and previously served as chairman and CEO of the company. As of 2018, Knight was ranked by Forbes as the 28th richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$30 billion. He is also the owner of the stop motion film production company Laika. Knight is a graduate of the University of Oregon (journalism degree, 1959) and Stanford Graduate School of Business (MBA, 1962). He ran track under coach Bill Bowerman at the University of Oregon, with whom he would co-found Nike in 1964. Nike has become one of the world's largest suppliers of athletic shoes and apparel A noted philanthropist, Knight has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to each of his Alma Maters, as well as Oregon Health & Science University. In total he has donated over $2 billion to the three institution.
Quotes by Phil Knight

"Exercise is as important as sleep and eating."
--Phil Knight (1938- )
Co-founder & Chairman Emeritus of Nike, Inc.

"I think everyone born in Oregon is an environmentalist by birth."
--Phil Knight (1938- )
Co-founder & Chairman Emeritus of Nike, Inc.

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