We recently put the spotlight on the talents and accomplishments of amazing young professionals across different time periods and across a variety of ethnic backgrounds – check out “What Have You Accomplished? (Part 1)” to see the breakdown of these superstars by odd ages (ages 21-35). This week we fill in the missing even ages so you get a complete picture of young success.At age 22:
- By 22, Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget received his Ph.D., published 20 articles, and wrote a philosophical novel that outlined many of the issues he would explore during his career.
- Caresse Crosby became the first person to patent a brassiere, which was made of two handkerchiefs and ribbon sewn together.
- Olympic runner Herbert James Elliott, ranked by many as the greatest mile runner ever, retired undefeated at 22.
- John Couch Adams became the first person to predict the position of a planetary mass beyond Uranus.
- Entrepreneur Ted Turner took over his father’s billboard advertising business. He later launched CNN.
- Noah Webster published a spelling book.
- Albert Einstein published five major research papers in a German physics jornal, fundamentally changing man’s view of the universe and leading to such inventions as television and the atomic bomb.
- College dropout Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple Computer.
- Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, revolutionizing the economi