What were you doing when you were 12?!
Wimmer finished college in just two years, and he's also graduating from high school, Concord Academy, as his class' valedictorian. His future already seems bright, as he is starting his new tech company, Reflect Social, which will combine different social media platforms with what he says "Internet of Things" (IoT) devices. His goal is to offer a new dynamic social experience.
Wimmer started a company, a website called Next Era Innovations, where he was the first child to not only be awarded a position but actually hired by a government entity—in this case, the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). (Honestly, boggles our minds!)
Regarding his overall learning experience, Wimmer said, "I went through all of the grades in school at a faster pace ... I'm like a sponge, I take in knowledge very fast."
Wimmer reveals he was actually self-taught, stating that he gained a lot of experience not from completing courses but trial and error, especially through video gaming. He also shared that his favorite subject area revolves around tech, saying, "I was really always drawn to it ... At 18 months old with my first iPad I started to wonder 'well how does it work?'"
From there, Wimmer began learning more about computer programming. Still, despite excelling in most subjects and knowing "about a dozen languages," he said he needed to improve his writing skills. "I can have the greatest idea in the world, but it's no use to anyone if I can't convey it in a way those can relate to it," he said.
Overall, his dream is to work in artificial intelligence inventions to enable people to have better lives in the future.
We certainly can't wait to see how far he'll go! Are you amazed at what Mike Wimmer has accomplished at 12 years old? Let us know in the comments.