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How many global employees Nike has 2009-2020

As of May 31, 2020, Nike employed approximately 75,400 workers worldwide. Nike, Inc. is a sportswear and equipment supplier based in the United States.

Nike’s shoe division

Footwear is Nike’s most lucrative product division in North America, with apparel ranking in second and equipment in third place. Nike produces and retails some of the most well-known and widely recognized shoes in the world, including Nike Air Max and Nike Air Force. Over 50 percent of medium and high-income Americans stated that they owned Nike brand apparel, accessories, or footwear in a recent survey.

When was Nike founded?

Nike was founded in January 1964 under the original name Blue Ribbon Shorts. The company's headquarters are located near Beaverton, Oregon and they officially became known as Nike, Inc. in May 1971. Nike is the world's leading supplier of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment. As of May 31, 2020, there were over 1,000 Nike retail stores located around the world. Much of Nike's success can be attributed to the brands’ worldwide marketing campaign, which uses sponsorship agreements with celebrity athletes, professional sports teams, and college athletic programs.

Number of employees of Nike worldwide from 2009 to 2020

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Release date

July 2020



Survey time period

2009 to 2020

Supplementary notes

* Figures for fiscal years 2009 to 2020 are approximations derived according to the end of May 31 of each respective year. Includes retail and part-time employees.

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