Born on February 24, 1938, Phil Knight is an American business magnate and philanthropist who is the co-founder and current Chairman Emeritus of Nike, Inc. he was ranked as 28th richest person of the world in August 2018 by Forbes. For more information, read the article below.

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Before Fame: He attended University of Oregon and Stanford University.

Family/ Relationships

Phil Knight Ethnicity/Religion

Born in Portland, Oregon, he was born to Bill Knight and Lota Knight.

Phil Knight Affair/Married/Wife

He is married to Penelope Knight. They met while he was working at Portland State University and were married on September 13, 1968. For more information, visit his twitter. For more updates, visit our site.

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Personal Information

  • Full Name: Philip Hampson Knight
  • Nicknames: Phil Knight
  • Birthday: February 24, 1938
  • Age: 80 years old
  • Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, US
  • Current Residence: United States
  • Education: University of Oregon, Stanford University
  • Profession: Business magnate, philanthropist
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity/Race: White
  • Religion:  Not Available
  • Zodiac: Pisces
  • Spouse/Wife: Penelope Knight
  • Children:  Matthew Knight (death. 2004), Travis Knight
  • Net Worth: USD 34.7 billion


  • Height: Not Available
  • Weight: Not Available
  • Feet Size: Not Available
  • Dress Size: Not Available

Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • He is the co-founder and current chairman of Nike, Inc.
  • He was ranked as the 28th richest person in the world with estimated net worth of $34.7 billion by Forbes in August, 2018.
  • He was a middle-distance runner at University of Oregon and his personal best was 1 mile in 4 minutes 10 seconds.
  • He also enlisted in the Army and served one year on active duty and seven years in the Army Reserve.
  • Knight’s memoir, Shoe Dog, was released on April 26, 2016 by Simon & Schuster.\
  • In 2000, Knight was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame for his Special Contribution to Sports in Oregon.
  • He met his wife, Penelope while he was working at Portland State University.

Memorable Quotes:

Up until the time I was 14 years old, I was sure that I was going to be a big-league baseball player. But that dream came to a rude awakening when I got cut from my high school baseball team.