World’s Smartest Kids

Here Are some Of The Smartest Child Prodigies In History

Some kids are just SMART! They have high IQs, they have extraordinary skills and they are the smartest children in the world. Let’s see who they are, and just exactly how young they are. At an age when most of us were playing with mud pies and finger painting while chewing on elastic, some kids are studying complex languages and acquiring knowledge in fields we’ve never even heard of by now. Let’s see how amazing some kids really are. Te evolution of such kids is sometimes spectacular, some prodigies grow up to do amazing things, while others are overwhelmed by the pressure and give in to the worldly nonsense. Let us see how some of the world’s smartest children deal with their intelligence and the day to day life.

1. Gregory Smith – Nobel Peace Prize Nominee at The Age Of 12

Introducing Gregory R. Smith. He looks like a normal kid, but you should know that he went to college at the age of 10, when he received a four-year scholarship to Randolph-Macon College. Just two years after this extraordinary event, he received his first nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize at just 12 years of age.

Since his first nomination, he was nominated three more times, as a result of his humanitarian work in East Timor, Sao Paolo, Rwanda and Kenya. Pretty amazing, wouldn’t you agree?

2. Jacob Barnett 12-year-old autistic boy: IQ higher than Einstein

This little guy began attending Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis at the age of 8. His IQ is 170 making it higher than Albert Einstein’s score. When he was only 12, he stunned his university professors after grappling with some of the most advanced concepts in mathematics. What’s even more amazing is that he taught himself calculus, algebra, geometry and trigonometry in just one week.


At an early age, Jake was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome, which is a less severe form of autism. His family was extremely worried, but they soon realized how gifted their son was. He was solving 5000 piece puzzles by the age of 3, and he was writing equations on the windows… if his evolution is so spectacular up till now, we can only expect great things from him in the future. Watch a video of this amazing child below:


3. Saffron Pledger – youngest member of IQ society Mensa

This lovely little girl is named Saffron Pledger, she has an IQ of 140, and she is the youngest person to ever apply for Mensa membership. Despite the fact that her IQ makes her smarter than almost 98% of the population, little Saffron takes interest in normal activities for a 3 year old girl. She likes bed time stories… she likes them so much that she reads them to her baby sister. In a recent interview, Saffron declared that:

I am only a little girl but I’m very pleased to have passed these tests, even if they were quite hard. I will be very pleased to become a member of Mensa

Saffron is said to be able to read, write, count up to 50 and solve simple math problems, pretty neat for a 3 year-old.

4. Akrit Jaswal – seven-year-old surgeon:

Akrit Jaswal was born on April 23, 1993 and he has often been called the world’s smartest boy after people caught wind of the fact that he has an IQ of 146, and he is the smartest boy in India. The boy became the smartest surgeon and Uniersity student in India… but there’s just one problem:

People saw my potential and wanted to help me excel in life…I think they’re of above average intelligence, but not as clever as me.

Watch a video of Akrit Jaswal, the 7 year old surgeon below:

5. Colin Carlson graduated from Stanford University Online High School by the age of 11

When Colin was just 9 years old, he began taking up classes at the University of Connecticut, and by the time he was 12, he was already a full time sophomore. His biggest problem? The University denied his application to participate in field work which required his moving to South Africa. Colin did not let things this way, so he founded an environmental organization and filed an age discrimination complaint against the University of Connecticut.

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Written with love and coolness by on June 9, 2012 in Awesome Stuff
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