7-year-old, Zora Ball is the youngest person to create a mobile video game. Ball developed the game using programming language Bootstrap, which is usually taught to students between the ages of 12 and 16, to help them learn concepts of algebra via video game development.
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Elise Tan Roberts isn’t your average kid. At just two years old, Elise had an estimated I.Q. of 156 and was the youngest child to ever become a member of Mensa, the international society for geniuses. According to the Daily Mail, Elise was little more than five months old when she called her father “Dada” for the first time. Three months later, she was walking. Before her first birthday, she could recognize her written name, and by 16 months, she could count to ten. Her specialty? This little genius likes to recite the names of the world’s capital cities.
At age two, Jake Barnett was diagnosed with autism. He was put in special education classes, but it quickly became apparent that Jake was more advanced than his classmates. In fact, he was a math genius. His IQ is 170—higher than Albert Einstein’s. At nine, he built mathematical models that reportedly expanded upon Einstein’s theory of relativity. At 12 years old, Jake enrolled in Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis as a full-time college student and soon after landed a paid research position in the field of condensed matter physics.
10-year-old Asia Newson is Detroit’s youngest entrepreneur. She runs a candle company with her dad called “Super Business Girl.” Newson also has ambitions to go on to become mayor of the city, and ultimately the president of the United States.
11-year-old Carson Huey-You is the youngest student ever to attend Texas Christian University. He plans to become a quantum physicist, and is taking classes including calculus, physics, history and religion.
10-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis made history this year. She’s the youngest ever Academy Award nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role. At the time of the nomination she was 9 years old and Wallis was only 5 years old when she auditioned for the part in the movie that earned her the nomination: “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”
You think four is too young for your child to begin kindergarten? Try sending your kid to college at nine! Sho Yano, who embarked on his college career at nine years old and attended medical school at age 12, is about to become the youngest person to earn an M.D. at the University of Chicago. Yano has received a Ph.D. in molecular genetics and cell biology and will soon graduate from the university’s Pritzker School of Medicine.
In 2006, a three-year-old girl from Moldova, Cleopatra Stratan, performed a two-hour long, 28-song, live concert in Bucharest, Romania, becoming the youngest person ever to perform live for that length of time in front of an audience. She is also the youngest artist to ever hit #1—in any country
Marco Calasan of Macedonia is the youngest Microsoft systems engineer in the world. According to CNN, the 11-year-old has four Microsoft certificates and wrote an informative 312-page book on Microsoft’s Windows 7. Not only is he a computer genius, but he also has a knack for foreign languages.
19-year-old James Ward created an online campaign called “Homeless To Howard” to raise money to attend his dream school. For the homeless teen, his financial reality made that dream seem impossible until the donations from strangers started rolling in. He along with his mentor, who helped him with his campaign, have now created a non-profit organization to help other young people fund their college dreams.
15-year-old Jayden Bledsoe managed to turn his IT company into a $3.5 million global company. He started it when he was just 13 years old.
18-year-old Gabrielle Turnquest became the youngest person to pass the bar exam in the UK. The Florida native says she didn’t realize the full impact of her accomplishment because she was not aware of the average age. On average, a lawyer graduating from The University of Law’s Bar Professional Training Course is 27.