Michael Phelps

1985 - Today

Michael Phelps

Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is an American former competitive swimmer and 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). When he won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, Phelps broke fellow American swimmer Mark Spitz's 1972 record of seven first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Phelps has received more than 18,446,175 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3rd most popular swimmer.

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  • 4.64

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among swimmers, Michael Phelps ranks 3 out of 308Before him are Johnny Weissmuller and Mark Spitz. After him are Duke Kahanamoku, Alfréd Hajós, Rie Mastenbroek, Gertrude Ederle, Henry Taylor, Arne Borg, Katalin Szőke, Don Schollander, and Judit Temes.

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Among people born in 1985, Michael Phelps ranks 5Before him are Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modrić, Keira Knightley, and Lewis Hamilton. After him are Wayne Rooney, Gal Gadot, Lukas Podolski, Bruno Mars, Lana Del Rey, Stromae, and Fernando Llorente.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Phelps ranks 1,863 out of 12,171Before him are Danny Elfman (1953), Robert F. Engle (1942), Michael Emerson (1954), Alben W. Barkley (1877), Serena Williams (1981), and Liv Tyler (1977). After him are Lester Young (1909), Frank Stella (1936), Betty White (1922), Coretta Scott King (1927), Paul L. Smith (1936), and Ken Wilber (1949).

Among SWIMMERS In United States

Among swimmers born in United States, Michael Phelps ranks 2Before him are Mark Spitz (1950). After him are Duke Kahanamoku (1890), Gertrude Ederle (1905), Don Schollander (1946), Ann Curtis (1926), Albina Osipowich (1911), Ethelda Bleibtrey (1902), Clarke Scholes (1930), Bill Smith (1924), Helene Madison (1913), and Matt Biondi (1965).