At the age of 2, Jacob Barnett’s parents were told their son was autistic and might never be able to read or write.
12 years later, and Jacob has an IQ of 170, is on his way to getting a Ph. D in Quantum Physics, and has been tipped as a future Nobel Prize winner.
The doctors could not have been more baffled.
Since enrolling at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) at the age of 10, Barnett has flourished — astounding his professors, peers and family with his spectacular intelligence.
The teen tutors other college students in subjects like calculus and is a published scientific researcher, with an IQ that is believed to be higher than that of Albert Einstein. In fact, according to a 2011 TIME report, Barnett, who frequently tops his college classes, has asserted that he may one day disprove Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.