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How Phil Knight built Nike into one of the biggest brands in the world and became a billionaire

Discussion in 'General Business and Entrepreneurship' started by EF-Roger, Aug 23, 2015.

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    Over the past 51 years, Nike cofounder Phil Knight built the company from an idea he had in grad school into one of the biggest companies in the world.

    With a net worth of $21.6 billion, he's also one of the world's richest self-made billionaires.

    Knight might be stepping down as the brand's longtime chairman this year, but his legacy will live on.

    Here's a look back at how Knight's marketing prowess and relentless spirit have driven Nike from a selling a single running shoe to being synonymous with athletic gear.

    Read more: Nike founder Phil Knight profile - Business Insider
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