Arden Hayes

American child prodigy

Arden Hayes (born January 30, 2008) is a middle school student from Southern California, United States. Because of his great knowledge of American presidents, he became famous at the age of five, in addition to reciting Lincoln's Gettysburg Address[2] and being able to identify the countries of the worlds and their capitals.

Arden Hayes
Born (2008-01-30) January 30, 2008 (age 13)
Parent(s)Casey and Lynn Hayes[1]

His interest in American presidents, started when he was learning about who was born on his birthday,[3] and he realized that he was born the same day that Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

On July 2, 2013, Arden appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to demonstrate his knowledge of the U.S. presidents.[4] On November 5, 2013, Arden appeared again on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and this time showed his knowledge of the countries of the world and their capitals, in addition to decline a free Sony Xperia Tablet Z because he preferred to wait until Christmas to receive an Apple iPad.[5] He appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for third time on April 2, 2014, to show his knowledge of the elements in the periodic table.[6]


  1. "This presidential database loves running and Legos". Los Angeles Times. 2013-05-04. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  2. Tim Molloy (2013-07-03). "Jimmy Kimmel: Watch a 5-Year-Old Expert Call Out 'One of Our Worst Presidents' (Video)". TheWrap. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  3. "The boy aged FIVE who can reel off the name of every U.S. President AND the Gettysburg Address". Daily Mail UK. 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  4. Elena Gorgan (2013-11-08). "5-Year-Old Boy Genius Schools Jimmy Kimmel on Geography – Video". Softpedia. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  5. Caroline Moss (2013-11-07). "This 5-Year-Old Whiz Kid Turned Down A Sony Tablet On Jimmy Kimmel And It Was Hilarious". Business Insider. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  6. "Arden Hayes, 6-Year-Old Genius, Tells Jimmy Kimmel about His Encounter with Bill Clinton". Newster. 2014-04-04. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-11-10.