16. Phil Knight & family
$33.8 billion Self-made Score: * Source: nike age: 80 reSidence: hillsboro, or PhilanthroPy score:
In August, former female employees filed a class action lawsuit against Nike, alleging gender discrimination at the apparel giant cofounded by Knight in 1964. Nike said it doesn’t comment on pending litigation but opposes discrimination of any type. In September the sportswear giant released a new ad featuring controversial former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick that drew critics and fans alike. The stock initially dropped but recovered and rose to an all-time high. Knight, who stepped down as chairman of Nike in June 2016, has committed more than $500 million to Stanford University, including $400 million in 2016 for the Knight-Hennessy graduate student scholarships.