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Meet Ramarni Wilfred: The Black Genius With An IQ Higher Than Scientist Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, And Physicist Stephen Hawking

Colonial backlogs and the rudiments of slavery have always circled black people as being inferior and mentally unfit. Well, the outstanding story of Ramarni Wilfred will surely defy those old notions and racial nuances.

When it comes to the topic of Intelligent Quotient (IQ), many reputable names come into mind. Individuals like Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and even Bill Gates top the chart in our own current time.

However, there has been a new kid on the block.

In 2014, 11-year-old Ramarni Wilfred (now 19) who hails from London, United Kingdom, took a Mensa test and was informed that he had an excess IQ level than Steven Hawking, Bill Gates, and even Albert Einstein. They have an IQ of 160, but Ramarni Wilfred scored 162 on the test.

Rarmani’s childhood was as normal as any kid’s. But his mother Anthea started detecting how incredibly smart and top savvy her son was at a tender age. Ramarni Wilfred could read and write at the age of three. His favorite book was an encyclopedia and he knew what was happening around him.

When Ramarni was 10, he successfully wrote a philosophy paper on fairness, for which he earned an honorary award from the notable Oxford University.

John Stevenage, Mensa’s chief executive at the time, stated: “Ramarni’s score shows he has great potential and we are pleased to welcome him to Mensa.” The IQ test consisted of several tasks that determine various measures of intelligence including short-term memory, analytical thinking, mathematical ability, and spatial recognition.

The historic landmark of his IQ test score opened doors of opportunities for Ramarni Wilfred. He was given chance to mix with others who were regarded to be extremely brilliant.

When he turned 16-years old in 2019, his mother and he 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.

Delvid Stanley-Coker

Delvid Stanley-Coker is a dedicated writer and editor for The African Dream. His passion and desire to publicize the appreciable department of Africa and voice out the prevalent ills of society have adequately contributed to the promulgation of stories of different sorts. Email: WhatsApp: +23276737886 Facebook: Delvid Stanley-Coker.


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