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 23,553,077 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 93 in 2019). Michael Phelps is the 4th most popular swimmer (down from 3rd in 2019), the 2,367th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,863rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Swimmer.

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  • 5.06

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Among swimmers, Michael Phelps ranks 4 out of 392Before him are Johnny Weissmuller, Mark Spitz, and Duke Kahanamoku. After him are Alfréd Hajós, Gertrude Ederle, Arne Borg, Henry Taylor, Don Schollander, Ann Curtis, Roland Matthes, and Rie Mastenbroek.

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Among people born in 1985, Michael Phelps ranks 8Before him are Keira Knightley, Lewis Hamilton, Luka Modrić, Gal Gadot, Wayne Rooney, and Lukas Podolski. After him are Bruno Mars, Mohammad bin Salman, Mario Gómez, Nico Rosberg, Stromae, and Lana Del Rey.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Phelps ranks 2,367 out of 15,968Before him are Richard Anderson (1926), Conchata Ferrell (1943), Christopher A. Sims (1942), Robert W. Wood (1868), Jennifer Beals (1963), and Ward Cunningham (1949). After him are Charles Martin Hall (1863), Anna Moffo (1932), Carol Gilligan (1936), Emma Stone (1988), Jeffrey C. Hall (1945), and Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921).

Among SWIMMERS In United States

Among swimmers born in United States, Michael Phelps ranks 3Before him are Mark Spitz (1950) and Duke Kahanamoku (1890). After him are Gertrude Ederle (1905), Don Schollander (1946), Ann Curtis (1926), Ethelda Bleibtrey (1902), Charles Daniels (1885), George Kojac (1910), Clarke Scholes (1930), Helene Madison (1913), and Matt Biondi (1965).

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