In case you have been living in a cave, Michael Phelps collected his 8th Gold Medal on Saturday night, beating Mark Spitz's record of 7 Gold Medals in a single Olympics.
Is he the greatest Olympian of all-time? I could debate this for hours...
Regardless of whether he is the greatest, he is certainly one of the greatest, and the American face of this Olympics. This newly released Sports Illustrated cover doesn't lie.
Phelps is also now rumored to be worth 100 million dollars in advertising contracts (over the course of his lifetime). Not too shabby!
And...perhaps most impressive of all, a la Chuck Norris, Michael Phelps has begun to acquire the cult celebrity status that necessitates a Michael Phelps Facts website.
Remember, "Michael Phelps doesn't tread water; water treads Michael Phelps."