Achievements

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      Phil Knight made a special contribution to Sports in Oregon and was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in the year 2000.

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      In 2012, Phil Knight acted as a huge financial support for Nike and the U.S. basketball team by contributing into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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      He expanded his business in 1990, having branched his product out into hockey, golf, and soccer apparel which benefitted him with more than $10 Billion in yearly sales before 1999.

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      Knight had initially teamed up with his former track coach, Bill Bowerman and the duo started their career by selling Japanese-made running shoes in America. It has grown up as one of the leading brands of sports apparel, Nike, with a net worth $26.2 Billion pushing its sales up to $28 Billion last year.

Phil Knight purchased a 29,000-square- foot private jet hangar for $7.6 Million. It is parked at Hillsboro Airport near Portland.

Phil Knight purchased his retirement home in La Quinta, California which is spread over 30,000 Sq. Ft.

Possessions

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      Phil Knight eventually purchased Will Vinton Studios, assuming control of the company’s board with the cooperation of Nike executives.

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      According to the reports of the Portland Business Journal, Knight recently spent a good amount of $7.6 Million on a 29,000 Sq. Ft. private jet hangar at Hillsboro Airport near Portland.

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      The new construction at Hillsboro Airport is supposed to house Knight’s new private jet Gulfstream G650.

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      Despite his Billion net worth, Phil Knight owns an Audi R8 costing only $120,000 which he loves to drive all by himself.

Interesting Facts

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      Knight served one year in Army in action duty and seven years in the Army Reserve post getting his graduation degree from the University of Oregon.

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      Knight’s firm “Nike,” was named after the Greek winged goddess of victory, suggested by his friend, Jeff Johnson. Phil Knight discontinued Nike as a CEO, in November 2004, but he continued as the chairman of the board.

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      Phil Knight released a book about his early days with the Nike brand, titled “Shoe Dog”, on April 26, 2016.

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      Phil Knight was a great philanthropist. Reports reveal that he contributed about $400 Million to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, in 2016.

Phil Knight is the proud owner of Audi R8 which costs a whopping amount of $350,000.