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10 Amazing Accomplishments Achieved by Children

Updated on November 5, 2015

10 Amazing Accomplishments


As a child I had some pretty big dreams, and for the most part a lot of them have came true; Get married; find a good job; become king of the world.

What?! I said for the most part.

So I was thinking about the kinds of things we wanted to be when we grew up and it got me thinking about some of the amazing things that have been accomplished by people when they were still kids.

So today I’ve got a list of the top 10 most impressive things kids have done!

10 Amazing Accomplishments Achieved by Children - 10STACK #1

Brian Zimmerman

Brian Zimmerman
Brian Zimmerman | Source

#10 Brian Zimmerman

Brian Zimmerman ran for mayor of Crabb, Texas and won at the age of 11! His story was featured in the movie “Lone Star Kid” starring James Earl Jones, better known as the voice of Darth Vader and Ron Howard, Ritchie from Happy Days! His campaign slogan was “The mayor isn’t there to sit and worry about keeping his job. He’s there to do what’s best for the people.”

Crabb, Texas

Crabb Texas
Crabb Texas | Source

Love You Baba

Love You Baba
Love You Baba | Source

#9 Saugat Bista

Saugat Bista is the youngest director in history according to the Guinness Book of World Records! In December of 2014 Bista, released the movie "Love you Baba" into theaters in Nepal. The film is marketed as a an ups and downs of life drama centered around being a single father and raising his daughter. It was shot entirely on 35mm film which for a 138 minute film costs 10’s of thousands of dollars. The general consensus about the film was that it was good and heartfelt.

The title "Love You Baba" translates to "Love You Father"

Saugat Bista - Guinness World Record

Saugat Bista - Guinness World Record
Saugat Bista - Guinness World Record | Source

Thomas Gregory

Thomas Gregory
Thomas Gregory | Source

#8 Thomas Gregory

At the age of 11 years old Thomas Gregory swam the English channel. 21 miles from England to France. Out of all the people who have attempted this 6 have died and that’s with safety personal on hand. So with so many people dieing during this you wouldn’t expect they would even let him attempt it, but in 1988 he set out for Shakespeare beach and completed the swim in only 11.75 hours becoming the fastest person to complete it by 3 hours and the youngest by 3 months! The first thing he said when he got there was that he wanted to sleep for 2 days.

The English Channel 21 Mile Swim

The English Channel
The English Channel | Source

Globals Inc.

Globals Inc.
Globals Inc. | Source

#7 Suhas Gopinath

Suhas Gopinath started a web development company at the age of 14 while working for an internet café for free just so he could get online. By the time he was 17 years old he had become the CEO of his own multinational company developing websites for the automotive industry. Even though he had become a wealthy successful business man in India his parents insisted he finish his college education.

Suhas Gopinath At World Economic Forum

Suhas Gopinath
Suhas Gopinath | Source

Louis Braille Statue

Louis Braille
Louis Braille | Source

#6 Louis Braille

Louis Braille was blinded at the age of 3. At the age of 13 he heard a speech by Captain Charles Barbier about s coded dot system soldiers could use to read messages at night. Unfortunately the military was not interested in his system due to the complexity of the French language and the amount of symbols required to translate. Young Braille was frustrated with the embossed letter system his school was using so he spend the next 2 to 3 years of all of his spare time and vacations developing the Braille reading system for the blind. Although renowned for his efforts the system was kept out of schools because sighted teachers were afraid the newly educated blind would compete for their jobs.

Painting Of Louis Braille

Louis Braille
Louis Braille | Source

Kieron Williamson

Kieron Williamson
Kieron Williamson | Source

#5 Kieron Williamson

In 2009, when he was seven, Kieron Williamson was already selling his paintings for over $600 each. By 2014, he was selling out art exhibitions in minutes for more than half a million dollars and had more than 10,000 people following his newsletter. At only 13, his paintings have already made him a millionaire, and his parents had begun working for him.

Kieron Williamson Art Exhibit

Kieron Williamson
Kieron Williamson | Source

Willie Johnston

Willie Johnston
Willie Johnston | Source

#4 Willie Johnston

During the Seven Days Battle in 1862, during the united states civil war, 11 year old Willie Johnston, a drummer boy, held his post and was the last to leave the front line when the confederate army was driving them back. For his bravery he was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Lincoln himself making him the youngest and the luckiest person to ever receive it.

Battle of the United States Civil War

Civil War
Civil War | Source

Victor DeLeon III

Victor DeLeon III
Victor DeLeon III | Source

#3 Victor DeLeon III

Back in 2005 before video games were the pop culture colossus they are today. Victor at the age of 7 was the youngest signed professional major league gamer. He had a documentary made about him and was featured on 60 minutes. In the first year he earned enough money to pay for college! He started competing in tournaments at the age of 4, and was winning them?! He came from a very video game competitive household and in a 2005 Chicago tournament of over 550 people, came in 2nd to his own uncle.

Victor DeLeon III

Victor DeLeon III
Victor DeLeon III | Source

Jake Marcionette

Jake Marcionette
Jake Marcionette | Source

#2 Jake Marcionette

In 2012, at the age of 12 Jake Marcionette sought out and recruited his own agent with aspirations of becoming a writer. By 2013 he had found an agent and a publication deal with Pengiuns Young Readers Group. By 2014 he had wrote and released a book called “Just Jake” which is a comic, autobiographical and illustrated book perfect for young readers. It was featured on the New York Times best sellers list that year!

Jake Marcionette With His Book "Just Jake"

Jake Marcionette Just Jake
Jake Marcionette Just Jake | Source

Marjorie Gestring

Marjorie Gestring Olympic Diver
Marjorie Gestring Olympic Diver | Source

#1 Marjorie Gestring

In 1936 at the Berlin Olympics she competed in the Springboard diving event making her the youngest person to win an Olympic Gold medal, at the age of 13. She went on to win eight times at the American Athletic Union but was unable to qualify for the US Olympic team a second time. That same year there was also a 12 year old bronze medalist from Denmark named Inge Sorenson.

1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany

1936 Olympic Games
1936 Olympic Games | Source

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I hope you enjoyed reading about all of these amazing accomplishments these children achieved. It just goes to show you we can never know what to expect from some one regardless of age, nationality, race, creed, or religion. We are all amazing and should treat each other as such.

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      Elena 2 years ago from London, UK

      Awesome and very inspiring. Some kids have the wisdom of an Adult. I enjoyed reading this.