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Philip H. Knight

Nike

1972 - Present

Fabric & Apparel

Military ServiceArmy
1970 b. 1938
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateUniversity of Oregon
GraduateMBA, Stanford University
Personal
Born-Died1938
BirthplaceOregon (OR)
RaceWhite
FatherProfessional
Era - 1970

Knight founded Nike by capitalizing on the fitness craze of the 1970s and 1980s. Through skillful advertising and innovative product development, Knight was able to build a billion dollar business in ten years.