Nike Company Statistics

Statistic Verification
Source: Nike, Inc.
Research Date: 8.22.2012
Nike is one of the most recognized brands globally and the leader in athletic shoes and apparell. Founded by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman in 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sports and then Nike in 1978. The name Nike is derived from the Greek goddess of Victory. The Nike "swoosh" logo was designed by Carolyn Davidson, a graphic design student at Portland Oregon. Phil Knight’s original comment on the logo was "I don’t love it, but it will grow on me."
Nike Company Statistics Data
Nike’s sales revenue in 2011 $20.8 Billion
Nike’s sales revenue in 1996 $6.4 Billion
Total number of employees 38,000
Percent share of global athletic footwear market 31 %
Average number of Nike shoes sold each year 120 million
Number of Nike stores globally 700
Number of countries with a Nike office 45

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