8. Oregon: Phil Knight
Phil Knight is the co-founder of Nike Inc. He has an estimated capital of around $26.8 billion. Only recently, after running the sportswear giant company for 51 years, Knight announced that he will quit as the chairman of Nike. Instead, his son, Travis, joined Nike and became a part of its board team. After this, Knight shifted a major chunk of Nike’s stock in Swoosh LLC, an entity with a suitable title. In his place, Mark Parker became the chairman and CEO of Nike, who started working in 1979 as a shoe designer and is employed in Nike for many decades.