Smartest Kids in the World
Who are the most brilliant kids in the world? We have made a list for of some of the smartest kids. Believe us they are smart beyond their years:
9. Tim Doner, New York, USA
English, French, Wolof, Hausa, Arabic, Russian, German, Yiddish, Hebrew, Pashto, Italian, Farsi, Chinese, Turkish, Indonesian, Swahili, Dutch, Xhosa, Hindi and Ojibwe: Tim Doner learned French at age eight and has been teaching himself languages since he was 13. He now speaks 23 languages, in different degrees of excellence. Tim is a polyglot, a person who speaks multiple languages and studies the art of language.
8. Ainan Celeste Cawley, Singapore
Ainan Celeste Cawley came into the world making use of himself at a very early age, by six months, he was walking; by eight months, he was running; and at one he was speaking in full sentences at an adult level. Ainan, a science prodigy, gave his science lecture, “Acids and Alkalis in Everyday Life,” at a Singaporean school when he was only six years old.
7. Colin Carlson, California, USA
This kid taught himself how to read by age two and by the time he was four years old he was reading Harry Potter books. At nine, he began taking college credit courses at the University of Connecticut, graduated from Stanford University Online High School by 11, and enrolled full-time as a sophomore in the university by the age of 12. Colin is an honor student with an almost perfect 3.9 GPA.
6. Marko Calasan, North Macedonia
Calasan is a computer systems prodigy, acknowledged as the youngest MCSA-certified computer systems administrator (age eight) and the youngest MCSE-certified computers systems engineer (age nine). Presently he holds 12 Microsoft certificates and one Cisco certificate, receiving his first certificate at the age of six.
5. Phoebe Cai, Pennsylvania, USA
If there is one thing Phoebe Cai is good at, then that’s math. She placed eighth among U.S. and Canadian participants at the 2012 Math Prize for Girls competition held at MIT. She was a bronze medalist at the 2012 Math Prize for Girls Olympiad.
4. Shree Bose, Texas, USA
Shree Bose created a drug which may help cure cancer. She’s already a favorite among big names like President Obama. He has publicly recognized her achievements in cancer research and has spoken with her privately in the Oval Office. She executed important research on the cancer drug, Cisplatin. This outstanding achievement won her first prize at the 2011 Google Science Fair.
3. Marian Bechtel, Pennsylvania, USA
Let us introduce you to Marian Bechtel. She is an 18-year-old scientist and passionate anti-war activist. A senior at Hempfield High School, in Landisville, Pennsylvania, she is dedicated to using technology for the purpose of good. Marian invented a device, a re-purposed land mine detector, which uses sound waves to dictate where explosives are located.
2. Jacob Barnett, Indiana, USA
Jacob, who has an IQ of 170, taught himself calculus, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry in a week and amazed university professors as he took on some of the most advanced concepts in mathematics. He is a top Master’s student, working towards a Ph.D. in quantum physics. Jacob’s achievements are especially amazing considering that when he was two years old and had not yet talked, he was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a mild form of autism.
1. Jack Andraka, Maryland, USA
When his uncle died from one of the deadliest cancers, pancreatic cancer, Jack designed a sensor that searches for a chemical in blood to help doctors easily and quickly detect the disease. Jack, who attends North County High School in Crownsville, MD, wanted to do something to handle his grief. In the beginning the teen couldn’t find anyone to help him. Around 200 scientists denied his request for lab space until he convinced a researcher at Johns Hopkins University to be his mentor. With guidance from his mentor, Jack developed a test for early-stage pancreatic cancer that is cheaper, faster, and 100 times more sensitive than previous tests.