Nike is the undefeated brand architect across the globe. Its athletic footwear and clothing have become the leading brand for almost all athletics of any professional sport. Founded by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman in 1971 with only $1,200 in the bank, the Nike brand is now one of the most highly valued and most successful brands in history. Its entire success has been rooted in encompassing a lifestyle that gives everyone something to identify with. From their superior celebrity endorsers, such as Michael Jordan, to their footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and services, Nike provides something for everyone. Nike’s current mission is to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world—and if you have a body, you are an athlete.