Many people believe that everybody is talented or rather blessed with some ability. However, not everybody hogs the limelight at a young age. Many famous personalities we know today are late bloomers, who became celebrities in their 20s and 30s. And then there are a few incredibly talented ones who stunned the world at a tender age. The words which best describe these talented kids are ‘child prodigies’. Hollywood actors Haley Joel Osment and MaCaulay Culkin are two famous child prodigies from the glorious 90’s who became heartthrobs after their stellar performances in the blockbusters ‘Sixth Sense’ and ‘Home Alone’ respectively. Apart from actors, there are several other kids who became world renowned celebrities for various other reasons. During recent times, Priyanshi Somani, Gregory R Smith and Aelita Andre have been in the news for their talent, which has taken the world completely by surprise. Priyanshi Somani, from India, has been hailed as the ‘human calculator’. She won the ‘Mental Calculation World Cup’ held in 2010 and has even earned a place in the ‘Limca Book Of Records’ and ‘Guinness Book Of World Records’ books for her outstanding accomplishments. Gregory R Smith won a Nobel Prize for Peace at the tender age of 12, making him one of the youngest recipients of the award. You would be surprised to know that Smith could remember chapters of books when he was barely 14 months old. Here are a few child prodigies who astonished the world with their remarkable abilities.
Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980, American
 
Christian BaleChristian Bale
30 January 1974, British
 

Anna FarisAnna Faris
29 November 1976, American
Actress

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
07 July 1940, British
Musician

Ice CubeIce Cube
15 June 1969, American
Rapper

Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor
27 February 1932, British, American
 
Katherine HeiglKatherine Heigl
24 November 1978, American
Actress, Film Producer

Usain BoltUsain Bolt
21 August 1986, Jamaican
Olympic athlete

Lenny KravitzLenny Kravitz
26 May 1964, American
Musician
Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne
27 September 1984, Canadian, French
Singer-songwriter

Carmelo AnthonyCarmelo Anthony
29 May 1984, American
 
Brian MayBrian May
19 July 1947, British
 

Ayrton SennaAyrton Senna
21 March 1960, Brazilian
Formula One Driver

Mike MyersMike Myers
25 May 1963, Canadian
Actor

Shirley MacLaineShirley MacLaine
24 April 1934, American
 

Mickey RooneyMickey Rooney
23 September 1920, American
Actor
Ashley OlsenAshley Olsen
13 June 1986, American
Fashion Designer

Frédéric ChopinFrédéric Chopin
01 March 1810, Polish
Composer

Barry BondsBarry Bonds
24 July 1964, American
American baseball player

Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace
10 December 1815, British
Countess of Lovelace
Ashlee SimpsonAshlee Simpson
03 October 1984, American
 

Dudley MooreDudley Moore
19 April 1935, British
 
Julian LennonJulian Lennon
08 April 1963, British
 

Christina Milian Christina Milian
26 September 1981, American
 

Flavor FlavFlavor Flav
16 March 1959, American
Rapper
Mario LopezMario Lopez
10 October 1973, American
American television host

Hank AaronHank Aaron
05 February 1934, American
 
Kenny GKenny G
05 June 1956, American
Saxophonist

Pete MaravichPete Maravich
22 June 1947, American
Basketball Player

Beatrix PotterBeatrix Potter
28 July 1866, British
Author
Kelly SlaterKelly Slater
11 February 1972, American
Surfer

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Charles M. Schulz Charles M. Schulz
26 November 1922, American
 
Barry SandersBarry Sanders
16 July 1968, American
American football running back

Keith SweatKeith Sweat
22 July 1961, American
 

Alexander von HumboldtAlexander von Humboldt
14 September 1769, German
Geographer

Brian McKnightBrian McKnight
05 June 1969, American
Singer
Lara FabianLara Fabian
09 January 1970, Belgian
Singer
Frank IeroFrank Iero
31 October 1981, American
Musician

Robert M. PirsigRobert M. Pirsig
06 September 1928, American
Writer, Philosopher

Vanessa-MaeVanessa-Mae
27 October 1978, British
Violinist

Jean-François ChampollionJean-François Champollion
23 December 1790, French
Philologist
John Stewart BellJohn Stewart Bell
28 June 1928, Northern Irish
Physicist

Virginia SatirVirginia Satir
26 June 1916, American
American author

Alan MinterAlan Minter
17 August 1951, British
Professional Boxer

Wernher Von BraunWernher Von Braun
23 March 1912, German, Polish, American
 

Hannah WhelanHannah Whelan
01 July 1992, British
Gymnast
Albrecht von HallerAlbrecht von Haller
16 October 1708, Swiss
Anatomist

Justin Randall TimberlakeJustin Randall Timberlake
31 January 1981, American
American singer-songwriter
Andre WeilAndre Weil
06 May 1906, French
Mathematician

Josef HofmannJosef Hofmann
20 January 1876, Polish, American
Pianist

Edwin LandseerEdwin Landseer
07 March 1802, British
Painter
Rudolf SerkinRudolf Serkin
28 March 1903, Czech, American
Pianist

Carl ReineckeCarl Reinecke
23 June 1824, German
Composer
Krisztina EgerszegiKrisztina Egerszegi
16 August 1974, Hungarian
Swimmer

Alicia de LarrochaAlicia de Larrocha
23 May 1923, Spanish
Pianist

Anne BrownAnne Brown
09 August 1912, Norwegian, American
Soprano

Giovanni BononciniGiovanni Bononcini
18 July 1670, Italian
Composer

Sebastian Ziani de FerrantiSebastian Ziani de Ferranti
09 April 1864, British
Electrical engineer
Ferdinand HillerFerdinand Hiller
24 October 1811, German
Composer

Alexander TcherepninAlexander Tcherepnin
21 January 1899, Russian
Composer

William SteinbergWilliam Steinberg
01 August 1899, German
Conductor

Juan SorianoJuan Soriano
18 August 1920, Mexican
Painter and sculptor
Cyril Meir ScottCyril Meir Scott
27 September 1879, British
Composer