Phil Knight, an American business magnate as well as a philanthropist is married to his wife Penelope Knight. The pair had four children together with each other but their son named Matthew died in 2004. Among other three kids, one is a son named Travis and other two are daughters named Alexis and Christina. He is now at the age of 78 and in his early career, he was Certified Public Accountant firstly with Price Waterhouse and then with the Coopers & Lybrand.
Phil Knight is one among the popular and most loved celebrities on the TV screen, to whom we have been known as well as seeing daily. Some of you have also been his fan for a long time as well as you may want to get some more information related to him. Some of you may also be having information related to Knight’s professional and personal life from different gossip pages, newspapers as well as magazines. He made an announcement in late 2015 that he was writing books about his early days with Nike brand. That memoir is entitled as Shoe Dog and it had the release date of 26th April 2016.
Now, let’s extract few more details regarding the personal biography of Knight which has been obtained from various sources. He is the native of Portland, Oregon, United States. He came into this world on 24th February of the year 1938. Although he is known by the name Phil Knight, his full name is Phillip Hampson Knight. His parents are William W. Knight and Lota Knight. He went to study at the Cleveland High School. After that, he continued studying at the University of Oregon in Eugene from where he graduated brother of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Talking about his Philanthropic activities, he donated $105 million in 2006 to Stanford Graduate school of Business. At that time, it was the largest ever individual donation to American Business School. It was then announced in 2016 that Phil contributed $400 million to Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program. He had also donated tens of millions of dollars to the University of Oregon. Prior to that, he made an announcement in August 2007 that he along with his wife would be donating $100 million for funding UO Athletics Legacy Fund for helping to support all the athletic programs at Oregon Ducks.
Phil Knight has been active in this field for years and it is sure that during this long period, he must have won multiple fans and followers in his career. He has more than thousands of followers on the Facebook and Instagram account. He is also active on the Twitter page and the link to his page is https://twitter.cosm/nikeunleash. Besides, more information regarding his books, personal and professional life can be accessed from different sites.
Apart from that, he was inducted into Oregon Sports Hall of Fame for the Special Contribution that he made to sports in Oregon. As he was born in the month of February, his zodiac sign is Pisces. Besides, he is married to his wife Penelope Parks with whom he met while working at the Portland State University. Later, they got married on 13th September of 1968.