Michael Phelps

Swimmer

Birthday June 30, 1985

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace Baltimore, MD

Age 38 years old

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About

Won six gold medals at the 2004 Olympics, eight gold medals at the 2008 Olympics and four gold medals at the 2012 Olympics. Across his career, he became the most decorated Olympic athlete of all-time with 28 total medals, including 23 golds.

Before Fame

He began swimming to burn off excess energy when he was seven, and was diagnosed with ADHD when he was ten.

Trivia

He became the youngest male to make the U.S. swim team in 68 years, and revealed that he ate 12,000 calories each day during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Family Life

He grew up in a house of women: his mom, Debbie, and his sisters, Whitney and Hilary. His parents divorced in 1994 and his father remarried in 2000. He and Nicole Johnson welcomed their first child, Boomer, in May 2016 and they got married a month later. They welcomed their second son, Beckett Richard, in February 2018. In September 2019, their third son, Maverick Nicolas, was born. In October 2023, they announced they were expecting a fourth child. 

Associated With

He destroyed the Olympic records held by Mark Spitz and finished his Olympic career with an amazing 23 Gold medals.

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Michael Phelps Highlights
Michael Phelps Highlights