Michael Phelps Net Worth
Michael Phelps net worth and salary: Michael Phelps is an American Olympic swimmer and corporate endorser who has a net worth of $60 million dollars. As of this writing, Michael Phelps has won a total of 28 Olympic Gold Medals and is considered by many to be the greatest swimmer of all time. Michael Phelps Phelps was born June 30, 1985 in Baltimore Maryland. He attended Towson High School just north of Baltimore. Michael Phelps began swimming at the age of 7 and adults quickly recognized his talent. He tried out for – and made – the U.S. Summer Olympic Team in 2000 when he was only 15 years old. Phelps broke the record set by Mark Spitz for most Gold Medals won in a single Olympics competition when he won a remarkable 8 Gold Medals (Spitz had won seven) at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Phelps holds dozens world swimming records. There are many who believe he hasn't even scratched the surface of his talent and that, when finally done, he will have broken many more records, some of which currently belong to him. In his first two Olympics games Phelps won 17 medals including six gold and two silver at Athens and eight gold in Beijing. At the London Olympic Games in 2012, he took home four gold medals and two silver medals. At the 2016 Rio games, Michael took home 5 gold medals and one silver medal. Thanks to his success, Michael has enjoyed one of the most lucrative post-Olympics careers in American history. He has dozens of sponsors and appears in commercials throughout the year. Even in non-Olympics years he earns tens of millions of dollars.