Albert Einstein is one of the first people who people think of when they think of geniuses. Perhaps the most famous genius in recent history, Albert Einstein has been studied, revered, and idolized by people all over the world. To be seriously compared to Einstein is something that few people experience.
Ramarni Wilfred is an 11-year-old boy who has been told by the results of a Mensa test that he has a higher IQ than Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and Bill Gates, according to Romford Recorder. Ramarni is from Loom Grove, Romford, in the United Kingdom.
Ramarni understands that being compared to Albert Einstein and other greats only encompasses an IQ number at this point.
“I can’t begin to compare myself to these great men whose hard work clearly proves that they are true geniuses,” the young Einstein admirer pointed out.
Wilfred went on to say, “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.”
Ramarni’s mother, Anthea, realized that her son was special early on.
“By the time he was 3 he could read and write, and from 18 months we discussed the news and his favorite book was an encyclopedia!”
The boy being compared to Albert Einstein was a part of the gifted and talented program and the Brilliant Club at St. Anthony’s Primary School in Upton Avenue, Forest Gate. The gifted and talented program aims to develop the abilities of gifted students for children ages 10 to 16 who come from underprivileged backgrounds.
Ramarni was invited to a graduation ceremony at Oxford University after he wrote an award-winning essay. Afterward, Birbeck University invited him to take the IQ test that has led to many comparisons between Ramarni’s IQ and Albert Einstein’s estimated IQ.
The 11-year-old boy scored an IQ of 162. According to NDTV, Albert Einstein had an IQ of 160. Most people score between 70 and 130, or nowhere near Einstein’s suggested IQ.
The young genius has since joined Mensa, a high IQ society, and looks forward to meeting other people with interests similar to his own.
“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,” Ramarni said.
As the boy grows into a young man, time will only tell to see whether he develops into a true genius that could rival Albert Einstein.
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