Michael Phelps

1985 - Today

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Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is an American former competitive swimmer. He is the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time with a total of 28 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (23), Olympic gold medals in individual events (13), and Olympic medals in individual events (16). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Phelps has received more than 27,210,069 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 94 in 2019). Michael Phelps is the 3rd most popular swimmer (down from 2nd in 2019), the 1,973rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,873rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Swimmer.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 96

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.55

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.07

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among swimmers, Michael Phelps ranks 3 out of 709Before him are Johnny Weissmuller, and Mark Spitz. After him are Alfréd Hajós, Gertrude Ederle, Amedee Reyburn, Duke Kahanamoku, Charles Devendeville, Rie Mastenbroek, Jimmy McLane, Fernand Feyaerts, and Roland Matthes.

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Among people born in 1985, Michael Phelps ranks 7Before him are Cristiano Ronaldo, Gal Gadot, Luka Modrić, Lewis Hamilton, Keira Knightley, and Bruno Mars. After him are Lukas Podolski, Wayne Rooney, Stromae, Lana Del Rey, Mario Gómez, and Léa Seydoux.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Phelps ranks 1,973 out of 20,380Before him are Leonard Bloomfield (1887), Clarissa Pinkola Estés (1945), Lillian Asplund (1906), Lucille Ball (1911), Natalie Clifford Barney (1876), and David Crosby (1941). After him are Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr. (1915), Sydney Chaplin (1926), Christina Aguilera (1980), Carl Reiner (1922), Elias Howe (1819), and Janet Gaynor (1906).

Among SWIMMERS In United States

Among swimmers born in United States, Michael Phelps ranks 2Before him are Mark Spitz (1950). After him are Gertrude Ederle (1905), Amedee Reyburn (1889), Duke Kahanamoku (1890), Jimmy McLane (1930), Aileen Riggin (1906), George Kojac (1910), Ken Walsh (1945), Charles Daniels (1885), Don Schollander (1946), and Helen Johns (1914).