Philip Hampson Knight, an American businessman worth a billion dollars, was born on February 24, 1938. He is the co-founder, chairman emeritus, and former chairman and chief executive officer of Nike, Inc.
Knight has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to Oregon Health & Science University and his alma maters. He has donated over $2 billion to the three charities.
Philip Hampson Knight was born in Portland, Oregon on February 24, 1938. His parents are Lota Knight (née Hatfield) and Bill Knight, a lawyer and later a newspaper publisher. Knight was raised in Portland’s Eastmoreland neighbourhood and attended Cleveland High School.
After graduating from the University of Oregon, Knight enlisted in the United States Army, serving one year on active duty and seven years in the Army Reserve. After completing his military service, Knight attended Standard Graduate School of Business and graduated in 1962 with a master’s degree in business administration.
NBA Fans Were Shocked When Nike Co-Founder Phil Knight Submitted a $2 Billion Bid to Acquire the Portland Trail Blazers.Knight donated $3.5 million to Republican Knute Buehler during the 2018 Oregon gubernatorial election. Matthew Knight, son of Knight, died in a scuba diving accident in El Salvador in 2004.