By: Krystle Crossman
There are smart kids and then there are really smart kids. An 11 year old boy from the United Kingdom recently proved just how smart he was with an IQ test score of 162. This is higher than Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein and Bill Gates. The news was a shock but young Ramarni Wilfred remained modest. When interviewed by the Romford Reporter he humbly stated that he couldn’t be compared with those great men as they have gone on to do work that has proved their genius IQ.
Wilfred’s mother was not surprised one bit. Even when he was a baby she knew that there was something extraordinary about her son. By 18 months old she would have conversations about the news with him. Is favorite book at that time was the encyclopedia. Most children at 18 months are still getting their footing while walking and are still trying to sound out words. By the time he was three years old he was about to read and write.
Wilfred was invited to join MENSA which is a collection of people in the country with the highest IQs. As a member of the group he is able to go to gatherings and speak to people who are his same age but also same intellect. He will be able to see what life is like for the other kids that are as smart as he is. He certainly had not let this all go to his head however. He states that none of it has really sunk in at this point and he is still just happy being 11.
One of the youngest people ever to be invited to join MENSA is Alexis Martin from Pheonix, Arizona. She was just three years old when she joined MENSA with an IQ of 160. She learned to read at age two and then after that taught herself Spanish using her parents’ iPad. At age two most children can barely turn on an iPad let alone teach themselves Spanish with it. Her father knew that there was something special about her. Her IQ score placed her in the top 2% of intelligent minds in the country.