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
When Phelps won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, he broke fellow American swimmer Mark Spitz's 1972 record
Phelps is the long course world record holder in the men's 400-meter individual medley
.He has won 82 medals in major international long course competitions, of which 65 were gold, 14 silver, and three bronze
After the 2008 Summer Olympics, Phelps started the Michael Phelps Foundation, which focuses on growing the sport of swimming and promoting healthier lifestyles
Phelps retired following the 2012 Olympics, but he made a comeback in April 2014.
He announced his second retirement on August 12, 2016, having won more medals than 161 countries. He is widely regarded as the greatest swimmer of all time and is often considered to be one of the greatest athletes of all time
Michael Phelps is one of the highest paid athletes of all time, with a total net worth of $100 Million.