Nike co-founder and chairman Phil Knight is donating $400 million to a scholarship program at Stanford University.
Knight graduated from Stanford with an MBA in 1962 and is now worth $25.7 billion, according to Forbes. He is teaming up with the college’s outgoing president, John L. Hennessy, for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program,Stanford announced Tuesday.
His gift is the largest from any individual to Stanford, surpassing the $100 million given by website investor Robert King and his wife, Dorothy, in 2011.
It matches the largest sum ever given to Harvard: $400 million from Wall Street hedge fund billionaire John Paulson last year.
With a total endowment…