What Type Of Company Is Nike
What Type of Company Is Nike?
Nike, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, and worldwide marketing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories. The company is headquartered near Beaverton, Oregon, in the Portland metropolitan area. It is the world’s largest supplier of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment, with revenue in excess of $30 billion in its fiscal year 2012.
Nike markets its products under its own brand, as well as Nike Golf, Nike Pro, Nike+, Air Jordan, Nike Blazers, Air Force 1, Nike Dunk, Air Max, and Nike Skateboarding. It also markets products for a number of collegiate and professional teams and leagues, including the NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB, MLS, English Premier League, and French Ligue 1.
Nike was founded on January 25, 1964, as Blue Ribbon Sports, by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight. The company took its current name in 1978. The company operates in over 200 countries and employs over 44,000 people.