Ramarni Wilford of Loom Grove, Romford in the UK recently took a Mensa test and scored higher than Steven Hawking, Bill Gates and even Albert Einstein. Yet he remains extremely grounded and humble claiming that, “I can’t begin to compare myself to these great men whose hard work clearly proves that they are true geniuses.”
His mom, Althea always knew her son was gifted. She claims that by the age of three he could read and write and was discussing news with him since he was 18 months. She also said his favorite book was an encyclopedia, proof of his intellectual curiosity and prowess.
Ramarni was part of the gifted and talented program, as well as the Brilliant Club, both set up to develop the abilities of more able pupils from less privileged backgrounds. After writing an essay that received esteemed reviews, he was invited to a graduation at Oxford University and later invited to take an IQ test.
To the shock of many, he scored 162, placing him in the top 1% of all of the UK.
He has been inducted into the esteemed and highly selective Mensa organization. He will now be invited to exclusive events and will be able to network with like minded individuals of his own age.
The media needs to do a better job of telling the stories of amazing boys of color like this one, instead of just telling the negative stories.