Michael Phelps is fifth hottest on Facebook

August 17th, 2008 - 10:55 pm ICT by admin  

Michael Phelps facebook fan pageMichael Phelps became the most successful athlete at an Olympic Games by winning eight Gold medals. His success has made him a big star and people have been turning to his fan page on Facebook.

At the time of writing, Michael Phelps’ Facebook fan page showed 537,017 fans. Thats a huge number making him the most fanned in the “Celebrities / Public Figures” category or number Five on the most fanned anything.

The Five most fanned pages on Facebook is as follows.

  1. Barack Obama (1,337,789 supporters)
  2. Batman: The Dark Knight (602,760 fans)
  3. Apple Students (550,322 fans)
  4. F.R.I.E.N.D.S (TV Series) (545,032 fans)
  5. Michael Phelps (537,017 fans)

There are countries participating who are not likely to get the number of medals which he has alone won.

The Eight Gold medals are in the following events : 400m individual medley, 4×100m freestyle relay, 200m freestyle, 200m butterfly, 4×200 freestyle relay, 200m individual medley, 100m butterfly, 4×100 medley relay.

Now everyone, right down to the man on the street, wants a piece of Phelps. And, it is available, too. Not just in the form of Speedo caps, but also his autographs, which rose in worth from $ 25 last week to $ 500 after his seventh gold to $ 1,000 after the eighth.

Totally unrelated : There is some gossip over “Who is Michael Phelps’ girl?” - American swimmer Michael Phelps may have become the king of his female fans hearts, but the woman who rules his heart is still a mystery.

More images of Michael Phelps here.

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