1. Elise Tan Roberts
Elise Tan Roberts isn’t your average kid. At just 2 years old, Elise had an estimated I.Q. of 156 and was the youngest child to be inducted into Mensa, the society strictly for geniuses.
2. Allen Gregory De Longpre
Allen Gregory is in a league of his own. At the tender age of 7, he’s traveled the world, written genre-shattering novels and even mediated peace talks. Talk about having one hell of a resume.
3. Gregory Smith
What were you doing at the age of 12? Greg Smith had already been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. By the age of 16, he was studying for four doctorates — in math, aerospace engineering, international relations and biomedical research, and had another Nobel Peace Prize nomination under his belt.
4. Cleopatra Stratan
This 3 year old musical prodigy is the youngest person ever to score commercial success as a singer. Cleopatra holds the record for being the youngest artist to perform live for two hours in front of a large audience, the highest paid young artist, and the youngest artist to ever receive an MTV award.
5. Stewie Griffin
Between his mastery of physics and mechanical engineering, his construction of advanced fighter-jets, mind control devices, teleportation devices, time machines and an assortment of guns including lasers, rocket launchers, and crossbows, it’s safe to say that Stewie is in the 99th percentile of children his age.
6. Aelita Andre
Aelita Andre isn’t your ordinary two year old, she’s also the youngest professional painter in the world and has already shown her paintings in a famous galleries all across Australia.
7. Michael Kevin Kearney
Michael Kearny may be grown now, but he earns his place in this list for many reasons. By the age of 10, Kearney had received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of South Alabama. At 14, he had graduated with a master’s degree in biochemistry. And by 16, he had taught at Vanderbilt University and received his second master’s degree in Computer Science.
8. Kieron Williamson
At only 7 years old, Kieron Williamson had taken the art world by storm. By the age of 8, he was given the nickname “Mini Monet” and raked in $235,804 at a gallery show in his hometown, selling all of his 33 works in under a half hour.
9. Elaina Smith
At just 7 years old, Elaina Smith is a modern day Dear Abby. After calling into a local radio station to give a listener advice, the station was so impressed that they decided to give her a full time gig doing just that.
10. Michael Dowling
While most children at the age of 5 are still learning their own language, Michael Dowling was learning Hebrew. By 10, he had published the first in his three-part fantasy trilogy. But according to Michael, he isn’t special, as any child can write a book.