Founded: January 25, 1964
Industry: American multinational company specializing in sportswear and footwear. It is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon. Almost all products are made by third-party contractors outside the U.S. (mainly in Asia), the company itself is the copyright holder of trade marks, develops product design and owns a network of stores (about 1150 worldwide) and shopping centers NikeTown.
Revenue: $9.04 billion
Founders: Phil Knight and Bill Bauerman.