20 Famous Prodigies You Never Knew About

11Tanishq and Tiara Abraham

Child prodigies Tanishq Abraham (born June 2003) and his sister Tiara (born December 2005) are the youngest siblings to have joined Mensa at 4 years of age. Tanishq has since completed one-third of an associate degree with a 4.0-grade point average at just 9 years of age.

12Joshua Waitzkin

In 1999, a child chess prodigy named Joshua Waitzkin, a subject of the film "Searching for Bobby Fischer", gave up chess and took up Aikido. In 2004, he won the world champion title in the competitive sport of Taiji Push Hands.

13Shakuntala Devi

Shakuntala Devi was a child prodigy. She solved a math problem (the 23rd root of a number with more than 100 digits) faster than the computer of that time (1977).

14Edmund Thomas Clint

An Indian child prodigy named Edmund Thomas Clint painted more than 25,000 paintings until his death. He was just 7 years old.

15Chris Korda

Chris Korda, a DJ and a transgender is a programming prodigy who developed the software for the first colored printer. Chris also began a cult that promotes suicide and cannibalism and is seen as a non-profit educational organization by the United States Government.

16Sufiah Yusof

One of Oxford University's youngest students, Sufiah Yusof, was a mathematics prodigy who left her studies behind to become a prostitute.

17Saul Kripke

A famous philosopher and former child prodigy, Saul Kripke, turned down a teaching post at Harvard because his mother said that he should, "finish high school and college first."

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18Rafi Ridwan

There is a deaf 16-year-old (as of 2019) Indonesian fashion designing prodigy named Rafi Ridwan who released his first clothing line at the age of 9.

19Jacob Barnett

At just the age of 3, a child prodigy named Jacob Barnett explained why the moons around Mars are not round.

20Ursula Parker

Ursula Parker, the girl who plays Jane in Louie, is a violin child prodigy. She played at Carnegie Hall at the age of 8.


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