" Nike, Inc. is an American worldwide firm that is taken part in the style, development, manufacturing, in addition to around the world advertising and marketing as well as sales of shoes, clothes, devices, accessories, and services. The company is headquartered near Beaverton, Oregon, in the Portland city. It is the world's biggest supplier of athletic shoes and clothing [4] along with a significant maker of sports devices, with revenue over of US$ 24.1 billion in its fiscal year 2012 (finishing May 31, 2012). Considering that 2012, it used more than 44,000 individuals worldwide. In 2014 the brand alone was valued at $19 billion, making it among the most beneficial brand among showing off tasks organisations. Since 2017, the Nike brand name is valued at $29.6 billion. Nike put No. 89 in the 2018 Lot of money 500 list of the greatest United States firms by complete earnings.

The firm was founded on January 25, 1964, as Blue Ribbon Sports, by Costs Bowerman and Phil Knight, as well as officially wound up being Nike, Inc. on May 30, 1971. The firm takes its name from Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. Nike markets its things under its very own brand name, in addition to Nike Golf, Nike Pro, Nike+, Air Jordan, Nike Blazers, Air Force 1, Nike Dunk, Air Max, Foamposite, Nike Skateboarding, Nike CR7, as well as subsidiaries including Brand name Jordan, along with Reverse. Nike similarly had Bauer Hockey (later renamed Nike Bauer) from 1995 to 2008, in addition to formerly had Cole Haan Umbro, and also Hurley International. Along with creating sportswear along with equipment, the company operates stores under the Niketown name. Nike enrollers lots of prominent specialist athletes and also sporting activities groups around the globe, with the extremely identified hallmarks of "" Just Do It"" in addition to the Swoosh logo design. "