Jesse Ownes (USA).
Michael Phelps (22 medals).
Bjørn Dæhlie with 12 medals.
Currently Michael Phelps holds the world record for the most Olympic medals won at 22 medals.
Michael Phelps the SWIMMER
Ole Einar Bjørndalen has won the most Winter Olympic medal with 13 total medals. The American with the most Winter Olympic medals is Apolo Anton Ohno with 8 total medals.