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Phil Knight    

Co-Founder and Chairman, Nike Inc.

Phil Knight is an American business magnate and philanthropist. A native of Oregon, he is the co-founder and chairman of Nike, Inc., and previously served as the chief executive officer of Nike. In 2013, Forbes gave Knight the 56th richest person in the world title. He is the 24th richest person in America.

A graduate of the University of Oregon and Stanford Graduate School of Business, he has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to both schools; Knight gave the largest donation in history at the time to Stanford's business school in 2006. He ran track under coach Bill Bowerman at his alma mater, with whom he would co-found Nike.

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