30 Incredible Young People Who Had Huge Success Before the Age of 20

Money and fame make up quite the cocktail, and these young people aren’t even legally able to enjoy one.

Can you recall that idealistic kid in your grade school who thought they were going to cure cancer or that high school friend who seemed wiser than their years? I would bet that they actually went on to do well in life. Of course, that’s not to say that every idealistic kid out there ends up an astronaut, but creativity, drive, and a passion for success are rarely able to be taught. Psychologists describe the combination as fixed personality traits.

What’s encouraging about these young people’s success stories is that they’re unpredictable– from culinary ventures to drone prototyping, each individual represents a different niche in a breadth of specialties. Suffice it to say that the people who made this list may make you feel simultaneously good about the world and bad about yourself. But we aren’t hating, just appreciating.