Michael Phelps is a former American Olympic swimmer. Michael Phelps is one of the most successful Olympic athletes in history. He holds a total of 28 Olympic Medals and is one of the greatest swimmers of all time.
Michael Philips has a net worth of $80 million dollars. He is a professional swimmer and has won 28 medals. The Olympian has acquired his net worth from his professional career and an Olympic athlete and a swimmer.
Michael Fred Phelps II was born June 30, 1985, in Baltimore Maryland. He has three siblings and he is the youngest of them all. His parents got divorced when he was nine. Phelps has shared with the media that his relationship with his father was strained after he divorced his mother. He attended Towson High School and graduated from the school in 2003.
Michael trained for becoming a swimmer at the age of 7. He made it to the U.S. Summer Olympic Team at the age of 15. At the Games in Sydney, Phelps made it to the finals. Phelps is the youngest male swimmer in history who has set a world record. He beat his own record and won his first international medal. He graduated from high school and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He continued to crush world records and made records at the Pan Pacific Championships and World Championships.
In the Olympics games, Phelps has won 17 medals. He participated in the London Olympic Games in 2012 and earned four gold medals and two silver medals. He announced that he might retire soon but he went on to compete in 2014 at the Mesa Grand Prix. He competed at the 2016 Rio games and is the first American male swimmer to have achieved so many records.
It was speculated that Phelps will be returning to the 2020 Olympic Games, but he announced his retirement on August 12, 2016. He has set many records and has won many medals as an Olympic athlete. He holds 39 world records.
Michael is enjoying a lucrative post-Olympics career. He is linked to many sponsors and appears in various commercials from time to time. He has also been a part of the worldwide ads. He has been associated with brands like Under Armour, Visa, Speedo, and Wheaties.
Phelps prefers solitude and doesn’t participate in social group activities. His coach described him as a kind-hearted and warm person. He is friendly towards his fans and young children.
Michael got married to Nicole Johnson, who is a former Miss California USA. The couple got married secretly and it was not reported to the public for 4 months. The couple has three sons. The family lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Phelps is currently working as an assistant coach for the Arizona State Sun Devils.
Phelps has shared that he has depression and ADHD. He even contemplated suicide during the 2012 Olympics. He has been vocal about this issue and has suggested people to seek help from mental health professionals. Phelps has established the Michael Phelps Foundation. The foundation promotes healthier lifestyles.