Mark Parker was born on the 21st October 1955, in Poughkeepsie, New York State USA. He is best known to the world for being the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nike, Inc. He has been active since 1979.
Have you ever wondered how rich Mark Parker is? According to sources, it is estimated that Parker’s net worth is $250 million, an amount earned through his successful career at Nike, as his annual salary is estimated to be over $6 million.
Mark Parker Net Worth $250 Million
Mark Parker was raised in Poughkeepsie, his hometown. He attended the Penn State University, and got a degree in Political Science in 1977. While his studying, he was very interested in sports. In addition to this, he participated in a number of various competitions as an athlete of the Penn State track team.
Mark`s career began in 1979, when he became a footwear designer for Nike in the Research and Development facility based in Exeter, New Hampshire. In the following years, Mark began slowly to climb his way up the ladder in the company, and with more responsibility his paycheck was becoming bigger, and so was his net worth. In 1987, he became the Vice President in charge of development, and stayed on in that position for two years, when in 1989 he was appointed as Corporate Vice President, and in 1993, Mark became General Manager. However, with the beginning of the 2000`s his role at Nike became bigger, and in 2001, Mark was promoted to a position of co-president with Charlie Denson. With the retirement of Nike co-founder Phil Knight in 2004, an outsider was contracted as CEO, but the company foundered somewhat, and in 2006, Parker became the third chief executive officer of Nike, which increased his net worth by a large margin.
Although he is a CEO of Nike Inc. Parker is still involved in the company`s designs, latest one being the HTM project, on which he worked with Tinker Hatfield and Hiroshi Fujiwara.
While serving as the company`s CEO, Mark has devoted himself to ensure that Nike remain environmentally conscious, and as a result, the company launched its design project “Green Shoe”.
To speak further of his net worth, in 2013 alone, Mark earned a total of $15 million, although as with many CEOs his salary is partly in shares, thus encouraging consistent performance in the company, and Parker owns about three million of the company`s shares, which is equal to $228 million, making it the main source of his net worth.
In June this year, it was announced that Mark would succeed Phil Knight as company`s chairman, starting in 2016, which will further increase his net worth.
Thanks to his successful business career, Parker was named as a Business Person of the Year for 2015 by the magazine Fortune.
Additionally to his work as a designer in Nike Company, Parker is also keen on modern art, of which he is a passionate supporter and collector. His remarkable collections include not only popular artists such as Adonna Khare, Tim Biskup, Eric White, but rare movie ephemera, such as original models from Mars Attacks! (1996), Back to the Future (1989), and Batman (1989). Thanks to this, in 2012, he has appeared on the website called “So Bad So Good” in show “The Unreal Artwork Inside the Office of Nike CEO Mark Parker”.
Regarding his personal life, Mark Parker is married to Kathy, and they have three children.
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