It's hard to grapple with the realization that no matter what we do as adults, it would require ten times the amount of effort to be even half as cool as the incredibly talented kids on this list. It's safe to assume that a six-year-old girl who kick flips a skateboard off a railing in a fairy costume is probably better than you at everything. But it's not just skateboarding fairies that have made the list; it's miniature music prodigies, dancers, historians, and flat out geniuses, all of whom have made headlines in recent years for showcasing their amazing talents.
Many talk show hosts and internationally recognized talent shows have taken on the wonder of child prodigies, exposing their wild talents and launching them into stardom. If you want to feel inspired to take a stab at something new, check out the most talented kids ever.
Rayssa Leal: The Skating Fairy
Rayssa Leal has become a household name in her home country of Brazil as "Fadinha Do Skate," which roughly translates to "The Skate Fairy." This nine year-old skater not only shreds on her board doing processional grade tricks, but she does so wearing a fairy costume.
She's won numerous skating titles and received a shoutout from skate legend Tony Hawk. This tech-savvy youngster has created a cult following on her Instagram, where she keeps her fans updated with dabs, vids, and action shots.
Brandon Niederauer: Face-Melting Guitarist
Some speculate he's Jimi Hendrix reincarnated. Guitar-slaying Brandon Niederauer got his start on the Ellen show in 2013 when he was just 10 years old, and he has since gone on to accomplish much in the music world. Since Ellen, he landed a starring role as Zach Mooneyham in the original Broadway show School of Rock: The Musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. He's accompanied countless highly acclaimed musicians on stage, including members of the Allman Brothers Band, Buddy Guy, Stevie Nicks, and Lady Gaga, to name a few.
At his ripe young age, Niederauer's resume includes performances at festivals, conventions, and Madison Square Garden. But just in case you didn't feel bad enough about yourself already: this kid is also a talented actor and plays a role in the full-length feature film Here Comes Rusty.
Akshat Singh: Dances With More Swagger Than You Ever Will
Hotshot Ashkat Singh first wowed audiences as a semi-finalist on India's Got Talent, which is where Ellen caught wind of his spicy moves. His videos have since gone viral. It's not only his b-boy Bollywood fusion moves that have people smitten; it's the way he oozes with confidence. That's not to mention that he can do a spin into the splits—all while sticking out his tongue.
Macey Hensley: Can Ace Any Presidential Fact Quiz
Macey Hensley is Ellen DeGeneres's darling with a thick southern drawl. She's the sweetest—and maybe the smartest—of her featured child stars. At only five years old, Macey appeared on Ellen wowing audiences with her effortless knowledge about every U.S. president. Ellen continued to feature her a handful of times, surprising her with visits to the White House and from President Barack Obama. At a time when it feels America has lost all hope, Macey reminds us to take heart. She plans to run for office in 2048, so clearly all is not lost.