Michael Phelps is arguably one of the most iconic swimmers of all-time. With a long list of achievements, the American shot to fame with his performances in the Summer Olympics. In fact, with 28 medals in the Games, he’s the most decorated Olympian of all-time.
Although he retired after an extremely successful London Olympics in 2012, he returned to the pool two years later. However, following his Olympic appearance in Rio in 2016, ‘The Baltimore Bullet’ retired from the sport for the final time.
A few weeks before the Rio Olympics, Phelps married Nicole Johnson in a secret ceremony, news of which broke a couple of months after his retirement. Since retiring from professional swimming, the 36-year-old indulged himself in several activities.
He also took to raising three sons with his wife, Nicole, which they do in their home located in the state of Phoenix.
Where does Michael Phelps currently live?
Following his second and final retirement from swimming, Phelps purchased an enormous mansion worth $2.53 million located in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Although he bought it in 2016, the ‘Flying Fish’ moved to his new home in 2018, the same year he welcomed his second son Beckett with Nicole.
SANTA MONICA, CA – JULY 19: (L-R) Nicole Johnson, swimmer Michael Phelps, and Boomer Robert Phelps arrives at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2018 at Barker Hangar on July 19, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
The 6,010 square-foot mansion has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. While this may make it sound large, the amenities present in it makes it sound even larger. As many would expect, a large pool is a stunning feature of this mansion. Along with it, Phelps’ mansion also houses a barbecue area, a hot tub, a sauna and a wet bar.
Prior to this house, Phelps and his family lived in another mansion in the area which he sold for $3.5million. That mansion had five bedrooms, six bathrooms and a pool. Before moving to Paradise Valley, Arizona, he lived in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. There, the 36-year-old had a three-bedroom house which he sold for nearly a million dollars in 2016.
Phelps won 23 Olympic gold medals in his career
Out of 28 medals, 23 of Phelps’ medals were gold. While he shined on the Olympic stage, his achievements transcend the world of sport altogether. During his career, he broke several world records, while winning awards for his performances.
ATHENS – AUGUST 19: Michael Phelps of USA competes in the men’s swimming 200 metre individual medley final on August 19, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Main Pool of the Olympic Sports Complex Aquatic Centre in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
One of his most incredible accomplishments came in 2017, when the Baltimore-born swimmer won the Laureus Award for the Comeback of the Year. With 28 Olympic medals, he stands head and shoulders above all Olympians on the individual medal tally. Although he retired five years ago, it seems that record could take a long time for any other athlete to break it.
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