Phil Knight

Nike is definitely a global leader in the sportswear category, and lead many others. On top of the brand’s pyramid is chairman and co-founder, Phil Knight.┬áThe 76-year-old business magnate landed on the recently released 2014 Forbes Billionaire list at No. 42 with an estimated net worth of $18.4 billion.

His fortune continues to grow as Nike expands, years after founding the brand in the 1960s.