Arden Hayes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Arden Hayes
Born (2008-01-30) January 30, 2008 (age 11)
OccupationChild prodigy · student
Years active2013–present
Known forKnowledge of American politics and geopolitics
TelevisionJimmy Kimmel Live!

Arden Hayes (born January 30, 2008) is an American child prodigy. From Southern California, he became known at age 5 for his knowledge of American geopolitics, reciting Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and being able to identify the countries of the world and name the capitals of each.

His interest in American presidents was sparked by Arden’s learning that he shares a birthday with former United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

On May 4, 2013, Arden was featured in an article and video in the Los Angeles Times.[1] This spurred many additional newspaper articles and blogs and Arden appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on July 2, 2013, to demonstrate his knowledge regarding U.S. presidents.[2] On November 5, 2013, Arden again appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and displayed his knowledge of the nations of the world and their capitals and rejected a free Sony Xperia Tablet Z because he preferred the Apple iPad and would rather wait until Christmas to receive it.[3] He appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for the third time on April 2, 2014, and showed his interest and knowledge about chemical elements in the periodic table.[4] He appeared on the show again on November 23, 2015, when he won a shut-out victory against the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a Star Wars trivia contest.[5]


  1. ^ Lelyveld, Nita (May 4, 2013). "This presidential database loves running and Legos". Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ "Arden Hayes On Jimmy Kimmel Live: Huffington Post, 5-Year-Old Presidential Expert Will Charm You With Facts (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. July 3, 2013.
  3. ^ Chris Matyszczyk. "Jimmy Kimmel gives prodigy Sony tablet; kid prefers iPad". CNET News.
  4. ^ "Arden Hayes, 6-Year-Old Genius, Tells Jimmy Kimmel about His Encounter with Bill Clinton". Huffington Post.
  5. ^ "Star Wars Cast Gets Destroyed in Trivia by 7-Year-Old Superfan". TIME.

External links[edit]