Phil Knight
Phil Knight
Celebrated Name: Phil Knight
Real Name/Full Name: Philip Hampson “Phil” Knight
Gender: Male
Age: 86 years old
Birth Date: 24 February 1938
Birth Place: Portland, Oregon, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.76 m
Weight: 82 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Penny Knight (m. 1968)
Children: Yes (Travis Knight, Christina Knight, Matthew Knight)
Profession: American business magnate and philanthropist
Net Worth in 2024: $40 billion
Last Updated: July 2024

Phil Knight is an American entrepreneur and business tycoon. He is the co-founder of Nike. He is also a sports fan and a sponsor. He is the major shareholder of Nike Inc and controls around 24% of the world wide-ranging athletic shoe company, and this marks up his total net worth. He served as the CEO and chairman of the Nike company.

As a sports enthusiast, He along with Geoff Hollister and Bowerman founded the athletics west American running team in the year 1997. Apart from that Stop motion film production company is also owned by him. As a philanthropist, he has donated millions of dollars to Science cancer centre and Oregon Health.

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Early Life

Phil Hampson knight was born on 24th February 1938 to William Knight and Lota Hartfield knight, in East Moreland locality of Portland, Oregon. His father worked as a newspaper publisher.

His early schooling was completed at Cleveland high school. He wanted to work at his father’s newspaper, but his father wanted him to find work on his own, so he started working for the Oregonian newspaper. For higher studies, he went to the University of Oregon in Eugene and pursued journalism working as a sports reporter and earned his degree in 1959.

He got married to Penelope penny on 13th September 1968 and have three children late. Mathew Knight, Travis Knight, and Christina knight.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 24 February 1938, Phil Knight is 86 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. His height is 1.76 m tall, and weight is 82 kg.


Immediately after his graduation from Oregon University, he joined the army and served actively for one year and seven years in army reserves. After serving in the army, he got admitted to a business school at Stanford. He was a certified public accountant for Price Waterhouse and then coopered &Lybrand;

In 1964 January 25th he ended starting up the blue-ribbon company with Bowerman, who provided product design ideas, the company namely Blue-Ribbon Sports(BRS), which later transformed into Nike. His first sales were made by Plymouth Valiant automobiles. These sales provided him with full-time work at BRS. In the year 1978, he was suggested to change the name from BRS to Nike, and thus Nike was formed.

In 1998, Knight bought a few percents of the shares of Vinton Studios, later he purchased Will Vinton Studios and was controlled by Nike. Later in 2003, he appointed his son, Travis Knight as a board member and then CEO and President of the studios which were renamed as “Laika”.

On November 18, 2004, Knight resigned from the post of CEO of Nike, several months after his son’s death, Matthew Knight. Though he maintained his position of board’s chairman. William Perez replaced him as the CEO of Nike, later replaced by Mark Parker.

He donated $105 million to the Stanford Graduate School of Business In the year 2006, which later got the name “The Knight Management Center”.

In June 2015, he made an announcement to step down as the chairperson of Nike.

Awards & Achievements

In 2000, he received Oregon Sports Hall of Fame for his great contribution to sports. In 2011, he received Court of Honor Gala from NBA Coach Foundation.

Net Worth & Salary of Phil Knight in 2024

Phil Knight Net Worth
Phil Knight Net Worth

As of July 2024, His latest net worth is $40 billion checked by Forbes magazine, in 2017 It is estimated at around $28 billion.

Phil Knight, the co-founder of ” Nike ” with an estimated net worth of $40 billion, is a sports fan and a sponsor. In 1964 he started his company namely BRS, which later in the year 1978 got the name, Nike. Though he stepped down from Nike, he doesn’t want to stop at this age also.


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