In 2014, 11-year old Ramarni Wilfred from London, UK took a Mensa test and was told that he had a higher IQ level than Steven Hawking, Bill Gates and even Albert Einstein. All of them have an IQ of 160, but Ramarni scored 162 on the test putting him in the top 1% in the UK.
Mensa’s chief executive at the time, John Stevenage, said: “Ramarni’s score shows he has great potential and we are pleased to welcome him to Mensa.” The IQ test consisted of a number of tasks that determine various measures of intelligence including short-term memory, analytical thinking, mathematical ability and spatial recognition.
Ramarni started showing signs that he was a genius as a toddler. He could read and write by the time he started pre-school, and his favorite book to read was an encyclopedia. Also, when he was just 10-years old, he wrote a philosophy paper on fairness that earned him an honorary award from the prestigious Oxford University.
After making history with his IQ test score, Ramarni began being invited to exclusive events and had the opportunity to mix with others who were considered to be extremely intelligent.
But despite his great intelligence, he had a very normal childhood.
When he turned 16-years old in 2019, his mother and him were interviewed by BBC. “It’s probably a place of me not knowing something, and from that ignorance having a desire to understand it, to know it. It’s about finding… what you want to learn about,” he said about being a genius.
When it comes to high IQ’s, names like Einstein and Stephen Hawking automatically come into the conversation.
Well now, there’s a new name to add to that list: Ramarni Wilfred. The 11-year-old smart guy recently took an IQ test and scored 162, which is higher than Steven Hawking, Bill Gates and Albert Einstein.
In an interview with the Romford Reporter, the Romford-resident expressed his emotions toward the news. “I can’t begin to compare myself to these great men whose hard work clearly proves that they are true geniuses,” said Wilfred.
The news of Wilfred’s smarts isn’t new to his family. His mother, Anthea, started noticing how smart her son was, at a very young age. “By the time he was three he could read and write and from 18 months we discussed the news and his favorite book was an encyclopedia,” said Anthea.
His growth and intellectual acheivement have given Wilfred the opportunity to attend Mensa, the largest society for high IQ’s in the world. His acceptance will not only include invitations to events, but it will also give him a chance to commingle with people of his own age, that have similiar interests.
Even with all of the doors that his genius nature has opened–and all of the doors to come–Wilfred still sounds like a happy 11-year-old boy. “Perhaps my ‘true genius’ moment will come when I grow up, but for now I am just proud of myself and happy that my mum and sister are proud of me too.”