No single person owns Nike, but Phil H. Knight serves as the company's Chairman of the Board of Directors as of 2015. He co-founded Nike with Bill Bowerman, and he was the President of the company from 1968 to 1990. He then served again from June 2000 to 2004.
Previous to founding Nike, Phil H. Knight worked for Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand as a certified public accountant. He also worked at Portland State University as an Assistant Professor of Business Administration before founding Nike. He is currently one of the richest people in the world with a net worth of $22.1 billion as of January 2015.