Although he’s barely a teenager, Farrell Wu has been named as one of the smartest kids in the world by Business Insider, and earned a perfect score while participating in the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) in 2012. While most boys his age have backpacks filled with simple geometry worksheets, 12-year old Wu can solve math problems that would cause most adults to stumble.
Wu began solving math problems just after his first birthday, and was able to trade stocks when he was just three years old. The child genius is now studying algebra at the undergraduate level with a mentor from the University of Michigan. He plans to pursue investment banking when he’s older