There are so many athletes in the world that probably cross your mind when you think, “who was the best athlete of all time?” but we’re here to narrow it down to the best of the best. These athletes proved that nothing is impossible and that no dream is too big to achieve. These incredible athletes will forever be known for their great skills.
Nearly everyone in the world can easily recognize that number 23 Chicago Bulls jersey, and it will forever belong to none other than the iconic Michael Jordan. MJ was born in 1963, making him 56 years old today. He played for the Chicago Bulls from 1984 until 1998 with just a short break in the years, during which he gave minor league baseball his best effort. After he left the Chicago Bulls, he played for the Washington Wizards for just two years before retiring. Throughout his career, Jordan scored over 32,000 points! Michael Jordan is now the owner of the Charlotte Hornets NBA team. Jordan got divorced from his first wife in 2006 and got re-married to his current wife in 2013.
Michael Phelps currently holds the record for most Olympic medals of all time, with 28 in his possession, 23 of which are gold medals. Phelps was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and started swimming at an early age; he was only seven years old. Phelps is still training today, and is happily married to his wife Nicole; the two have been married since 2016. Phelps has overcome a lot of obstacles in his life and his career, especially since he has been competing in the Olympic games. Some of Phelps’ most famous nicknames are “The Baltimore Bullet” and “Flying Fish”. Phelps has said in some interviews that one of his biggest athletic inspirations is Michael Jordan because he changed the game of basketball.
Serena Williams is one of the athletes that young girls look up to for immense inspiration in their lives. She is a professional tennis player and formerly ranked as number 1 in the entire world! She has won 23 major singles titles, which is higher than that of any man or woman in recent times. In addition, the Women’s Tennis Association ranked her number 1 in the world in singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017. Williams continues to beat records and make an incredible name for herself, and she is such an inspiration to many young athletes around the world. She wins records every year and continuously defies the odds for female athletes everywhere. Serena Williams is married to American entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian; the couple has been married since 2017.