Ramarni Wilfredm, an extraordinary 11-year-old youngster from London, United Kingdom, outperformed billionaire Bill Gates on an IQ test by getting 162, surpassing Gates’ 160 marks.
Ramarni Wilfredm, who is currently ranked among the top 1% of smartest persons in the United Kingdom, began displaying signs of his brilliance as a young child.
By the time he attended preschool, according to his mother Anthea, he was able to read and write, and his favorite book to read was an encyclopedia.
At the age of 10, Ramarni wrote a philosophy paper on fairness that earned him an honorary award from the prestigious Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
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,” his mother Anthea, said.
His exceptional brilliance caught the attention of Mensa, the largest society for high IQ’s in the world. Mensa is an organization of intelligent persons across the world.
To qualify for Mensa membership, applicants must take an approved intelligence test and score at or above the 98th percentile.
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.
Bill Gates received a score of 160 on the IQ test at the time. Ramarni, however, who was given the exam at the age of 11, received a score of 162.
Ramarni, who spoke about his intellect five years after joining Mensa, claimed that his passion to learn everything he encounters is how he developed his intelligence.
It most likely stems from a place where I don’t know anything and from that ignorance have a desire to learn it. Finding… what you want to learn about is important, he told BBC.