He was born on February 24, 1938 in Portland Oregon. His parents were Lota Hatfield Knight and William W. Knight. Phil lived his whole life in Portland. He has a wife named Penny Knight and their children are Travis, Matthew, and Christina. He went to Cleveland High School in portland, then went to the University of Oregon for 4 years, and then Stanford Graduate School of Business for a year.
How It Was Started
Nike was created by Phil Knight who was a track athlete at the University of Oregon and Bill Bowerman who was his coach there, they both wanted a shoe that would give them and the other athletes at Oregon an advantage over the competition. They started a business together that was called Blue Ribbon Sports. They sold shoes there from a company located in Kobe, Japan called Tiger Shoes.
what was created
Together Knight and Bowerman created a company that today is the world's leading innovator in athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories.