John Nike, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


John Nike

British businessman

Date of Birth: 05-Jul-1935

Place of Birth: Devon, England, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 25-Dec-2016

Profession: entrepreneur

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About John Nike

  • Leonard John Nike OBE DL (5 July 1935 – 25 December 2016) was an English businessman, and a Bracknell-based leisure and hotel entrepreneur.
  • He was best known for being the owner of the eponymous John Nike Leisuresport chain of dry ski slope complexes. Nike was the Chairman of Nike Land Securities Ltd (trading as the Nike Group of Companies), a Bracknell-based company encompassing a wide range of activities, with commercial interests spanning property, construction, a hotel, restaurants, skiing and ice skating.
  • Nike was also a Deputy Lieutenant of Berkshire, as well as being an Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Bracknell Forest.
  • He was a benefactor to many institutions, especially in academia, education and sports. With his family, he was worth £92 million according to the Sunday Times Rich List 2006.

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