Think your smart enough? Think again!
Meet whiz kid, Ramarni Wilfred, whose IQ is higher than that of Albert Einstein.
This 11 year-old lad has gained 162 points in the internationally recognized Intelligence Quotient (IQ) test, beating all-time geniuses Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, both having 160 IQ.
When he was still a toddler, Ramarni Wilfred started showing signs of genius as his favourite book was an encyclopedia.
He could read and write by the time he started reception at school and last year, at the age of 10 and still in primary school.
Anthea, 37, said:
By the time he was three he could read and write and from 18 months we discussed the news and his favourite book was an encyclopedia.”
Ramarni was part of the gifted and talented programme, a scheme to develop the abilities of more able pupils, as well as the Brilliant Club. It is a programme for those aged 10-16 who come from less privileged backgrounds, held at St Anthony’s Primary School, in Upton Avenue, Forest Gate.
After being invited to a graduation ceremony at Oxford University after he wrote a philosophy paper that earned him a 2:1, he was then invited to take an IQ test at Birbeck University.
But it was to his surprise, he was given an IQ of 162, placing him in the top 1 per cent in the UK. Ramarni said:
I was surprised and very happy when I read the results of my IQ test as I didn’t feel very confident after completing the test. I was the youngest person there and some people looked in their 40’s!”
He is one of the youngest people ever to be invited to join MENSA. MENSA is the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world. It’s a non-profit organization open to people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardized, supervised IQ intelligence test.
Mensa’s chief executive, John Stevenage, said:
Ramarni’s score shows he has great potential and we are pleased to welcome him to Mensa.
When he’s compared to some of the greatest minds known, he’s humbled.
I can’t begin to compare myself to these great men whose hard work clearly proves that they are true geniuses. Who knows? 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,” he said.
As a member, Ramarni will now be invited to exclusive events and will be able to mix with people of his own age with the same interests as himself.
I don’t really see having a high IQ as a big deal but I do feel very privileged to be invited to join MENSA and can’t wait to attend some of the events. This is a great opportunity and I think it can open a lot of doors for me. But I also believe that having a high IQ isn’t that important unless you do something really special with it.”