Boy of St. Lucian heritage smarter than Einstein, scores highest possible score on IQ test

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Boy of St. Lucian heritage smarter than Einstein, scores highest possible score on IQ test
PRODIGY: Ramarni Wilfred’s IQ is in the top one percentile, making him smarter than Einstein [Photo credit: Romford Recorder]

PRODIGY: Ramarni Wilfred’s IQ is in the top one percentile, making him smarter than Einstein [Photo credit: Romford Recorder]

An 11-YEAR-OLD boy has become the latest member of an elite society for the super intelligent after achieving the highest possible score on an IQ test.

Ramarni Wilfred, of Romford, Essex, was invited to join the exclusive Mensa club after scoring an IQ of 162 – higher than Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Albert Einstein.

His mother Anthea, 37, of St Lucian heritage, said she first noticed her son’s brilliance when he was just a toddler. “He was quite young when he started talking clearly and as soon as he started walking he would go looking for books,” she recalled.

The beaming mother said Ramarni would watch the TV with the subtitles on because “he wanted to check the words that he did not understand.”

“Soon he was telling me the Greek and Latin origins of words,” Anthea told The Voice.

By the time Ramarni started reception, he had already begun to master reading, spelling and writing, and his teachers considered moving him straight into Year 1. But his mother thought it would be best for him, socially, to remain with his peers.

Soon the intellectual was enrolled in the school’s programme for the gifted and had been recruited by The Brilliant Club, a non-profit organisation that works with outstanding students from non-selective state schools.

As part of the programme he was tutored by a PhD lecturer and was able to write a paper on fairness that earned him a 2:1 and a mock graduation at Oxford University.

His former teacher and French tutor, Valerie Mulae, described him as “remarkable.” “He just stood out. He shone,” she said.

Anthea said she tries to support her son as much as possible by engaging him in extra activities like museum visits and educational nature walks.

“But now I realise that he needs a lot more stimulation and Mensa has a range of activities that could help him grow,” she said.

Ramarni’s dream is to study at Oxford and to become an astrophysicist.

He said: “I love all things science and have always wanted to grow up to have a career in this field. I also love maths and history. Now I want to combine all my favourite subjects and hopefully study physics at Oxford.”

Mensa’s chief executive, John Stevenage, said: “Anyone who registers an IQ score which places them in the top two per cent of the population has done remarkably well. The score Ramarni achieved therefore is very good and shows he has great potential.

“Joining the Mensa community will allow Ramarni to network with other extraordinary people and give access to the 100 special interest groups which provide a great opportunity to learn new things.”

Ramarni said: “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.”

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  1. Stephen Hawkins has not had an IQ test. It is just people guessing what his IQ might be. When Hawkins was asked about his IQ score he responded
    "I have no idea. People who boast about their I.Q. are losers."

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  2. The day we stop using words that depict color to describe people, is the day racism would start to cease. make corrections.
    "a white man came asking for you" - CORRECTION "a man came asking for you"

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  3. I would also like to say that information like this about intellectually achieving blacks such as young Ramarni should be posted in black schools and communities worldwide. All too often blacks see themselves lauded as great sportsmen and musicians but not enough as great intellectual thinkers and achievers.

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  4. This young man should be an inspiration to black people everywhere. All too often the notable accomplishments of blacks worldwide tend to encompass the fields of music and sports. More light needs to be shone on blacks who excell in academic intellectualism. It is always inspirational to see and listen to Dr.Neil De Grasse Tyson who comes across as possibly one of the most intellectually famous blacks in the world yes he revells in astrophysics. I wish young Ramarni Wilfred all the very best in his journey to the top and I am very happy to see that his Mum in encouraging him to live a balanced life.

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  5. I may not be the smartest person out there but they exist God allow them to exist what have they greatest achievement thus far. Man is not immortal and all powerful and no need to worry about their stupid agendas they will ultimately vanish from the face of the earth they have already failed. From the beginning it is impossible to make Everybody follow u and ur insidious plans

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  6. OH PLEASE PEOPLE! Some of you take things too far. lets congratulate this little boy and family, simple as that. Too many silly and unnessary comments.

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  7. So it was in the beginning so shall it be in the end its only the beginning our race have to conquer and rule again that's. Good he is in england

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  8. and this report is false for there are others with IQ's higher than "162" example Garry Kasparov with an IQ of 190 and Rick Rosner with one of 192..

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  9. Young black Caribbean males in the UK are always getting negative press by saying they are 'underachievers'. I am very happy for Ramarni and his achievements so far. Loving the fact even more that you are St.Lucian heritage.

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  10. The boy said it best. " IT doesn't mean a thing unless you do something with it". This boy is indeed intelligent in my book.

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  11. Parents please you child with Godly guidance remembering that it is God who has given him that talent .Pray and ask for His help in directing his life. God Bless the family. Great Job Master Ramami

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  12. We always have these types of special people. But they do best outside of St. Lucia. If he came up with an economic plan would St. Lucians follow it. Sir Arthur did it, you know who followed it Singapore and Malaysia. Up to now we still tell Derek go and shake his bag where he sell his coals.

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  13. Iq test doesn't prove you are smarter than anybody, that's a vague misconception of the measurements of IQ tests..

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    • Indeed they are. Not taking anything away from the kid's brilliance but those have been debunked time and again.

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      • my point exactly,true brilliance anchors of factors of imagination and deliberate effort for improvement and these have true scale to be measured upon.

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  14. This is a gift from God young man! Keep praying that God's spirit guides you to your special purpose here on this earth. Parents please don't let him lose sight of that special purpose

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  15. thats great but i fear for him later on in life cause its great mindslike this kid the illuminati will want to join their ranks because this kid has potential and can be very motivational to people at large

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    • stop listening to conspiracy theories .this so call illuminati doesn't exist these fake wanna bes are not more powerful than God.

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      • yes they do and thats is exactly what they want you to think that they dont exist and if they dont exist then why do people join them in the first place if something doesnt exist then why join it. you cannot see the wind but it exist right

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