Michael Fred Phelps II is the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time, having won a total of 28 Olympic medals.
Phelps also holds a record for the total amount of Olympic gold medals he's ever won. in 2008, he won eight gold medals at the Beijing Games, breaking Mark Spitz's previous record of seven in 1972.
He also made history as the only Olympian to win the most Olympic gold medals (23), the only Olympian to win 13 gold medals in individual events.
He began swimming at 7 years old, when he practiced the backstroke swimming techniques.
He suffered from Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as a child.
Michael attended Dumbarton Middle School, Towson High School, and the University of Michigan.
As an ADHD patient, Michael would often have a hard time in school given his tendency not to focus properly. Fortunately, his family always supported and defended him.
According to his lifetime swimming success, he held 26 positions in the world's most significant athletics records.
His approximate net worth is about $80 million. The bulk of his earnings came from an endorsement by major businesses.
In 2016, Michael married Nichole Johnson Phelps, an American model and beauty queen.Both are happy couple.