8 People Who Received Their PhDs Before Age 20


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Juliet Beni
Illustration by Christian Sager

Beating her sister Catherine by one year, Juliet Beni received a PhD in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside when she was only 19. Both Beni sisters were home schooled by their father and then took community college classes as a means of preparation for four-year schools. After her 2012 graduation, Juliet is now working toward becoming a medical doctor. At her current rate of acceleration, she'll probably be one by the end of this week.