Michael Phelps Bio, Net Worth, Height, Facts

Michael Phelps
  • Name: Michael Phelps
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Height: 6ft 3in (191 cm)
  • Occupation: Swimmer
  • Net Worth: US $55 Million
  • Status: Alive

Michael Phelps is an American swimmer and record holder of the most Olympic medals with 26. He boasts 22 Olympic gold medals, 8 of which were earned in the 2008 Beijing Games. Michael Fred Phelps II was born on June 30, 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland. His parents Fred and Debbie divorced in 1994 when he was nine. He has two sisters, Whitney and Hilary. Phelps grew up in Rodgers Forge where he attended Dumbarton Middle School followed by Towson High School. He continued his education at the University of Michigan where he studied sports marketing and management.

Phelps started out swimming with his older sisters when he was seven years old. His first official training was at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club under the tutelage of coach Bob Bowman. Phelps’s prowess in the water earned him a spot on the U.S. National B Team in 1999. He competed at his first Olympic game in 2000 at the age of 15. He went on to set a world record in the 200-meter butterfly at the 2001 World Aquatics Championships. Phelps earned three gold medals at the 2002 Pan Pacific Championships for the 200m, 400m and the 4×100 medley. He won four gold and two silver at the 2003 World Championships.

Phelps is the most decorated Olympian in the history of the games. He took an impressive 6 gold medals at the 2004 Olympic games in Athens, 8 gold at the 2008 Beijing games, and 4 gold at the 2012 London games. Competitive swimmer, Mark Spitz, was the previous single Olympic recorder holder with seven. Phelps retired briefly after the 2012 London games but came out of retirement in April 2014. His 2016 Rio de Janeiro appearance marks his fifth Olympic appearance, the most by an American male swimmer.

Phelps has won a number of honors including the Golden Goggle, and the Sullivan Award. He was named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year in 2008, and the FINA swimmer of the year in 2010. Phelps has won the World Swimmer of the Year and the American Swimmer of the Year Award multiple times. He’s also the author of two books, Beneath the Surface: My Story (2008) and No Limits: The Will to Succeed (2009).

Michael Phelps is 6ft 3in tall and has a net worth of $55 million. His past and present sponsors include Speedo, Under Armour, Visa, Subway and Omega. Phelps got engaged to girlfriend ‘Nicole Johnson’ in February 2015 after years of dating. The couple welcomed their first child, Boomer Robert, in May 2016.

Michael Phelps Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Michael Phelps Age, Birthday, Married

  • Birth Name: Michael Fred Phelps II
  • Birthday: June 30, 1985
  • How Old : Age: 31 years old
  • Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • How Tall : Height: 6ft 3in (191 cm)
  • Occupation: Swimmer
  • Years Active: 2000-present
  • Net Worth : Salary: US $55 Million
  • Partner(s): Nicole Johnson
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

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