The youthful lies of Keith Raniere; world’s smartest man, tells world’s dumbest stories

Keith Raniere was born on August 26, 1960.

According to his bio,,  “Keith Raniere entered Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) at age sixteen.”

He was 16 between Aug. 26 1976 and Aug. 25 1977.

According to the White Plains Journal, June 28, 1978, and Rockland Country Day School wesbsite, Keith Raniere graduated high school in June 1978. He was almost 18.

How did he start college at 16, without graduating high school until he was almost 18?

In 2003, in an affidavit in the Rick Ross lawsuit, Keith said he started college just after he turned 17.

“I entered RPI just after my 17th birthday and started to take high level (PhD) graduate
courses in Mathematics. These courses are normally reserved for advanced graduate school students. To my knowledge, I was the first 17 year old to take advanced 600 level mathematics courses in RPI’s then 153 year history.”

He conflated this a notch on his website

“From his first semester onward, he began taking Ph.D. level mathematics courses, ultimately taking most of the graduate-level physics and mathematics courses available at the time. Upon graduating, he became RPI’s first triple major, earning degrees in mathematics, biology and physics, with minors in philosophy and psychology, and an expertise in computer science.”


So Keith was 16, or 17, when he started college. He was almost 18 when he graduated high school. He said he was the first 17 year old to take advanced 600 level mathematics courses in RPI’s history and the first triple major in RPI’s 153 year plus history.


On top of that, according to his website: By the age of one, he could construct full sentences and questions; he was able to read by the age of two.

In an interview with the Albany Times Union:

He understood quantum physics by age 4.

He tied the state record for the 100 yard-dash.

His bio:  He was an East Coast Judo Champion at age eleven.

By the age of twelve, he taught himself to play piano at the concert level.

The Times Union:

He plays seven musical instruments and sings “high tenor” in musical productions.

In his sworn affidavit:

“By the time I was 13, I had taken and passed the 9th, 10th and 11th grade NYS
Mathematics Regents exams and had taught myself the first two years of college Mathematics and several computer languages.”

His bio conflates:

“He taught himself high school mathematics in nineteen hours at the age of twelve; at age 13, he was proficient in third-year college mathematics and was a professional computer programmer.”


So let’s see: By age 13, he taught himself the first two years of college math or was it third year college math? – and he knew several computer languages and/or was he a professional computer programmer — in 1973?


Keith Raniere is noted as one of the top three liars in the world today.


Below are an artist’s conception of young Keith Raniere:


Concert level pianist, age 12.

Rainbow Computer Garden; He speaks between seven and 13 [computer] languages – 1973.
1971 or 1972: East Coast Judo Champion, at age 11 or maybe 12. [opponent, location, sanctioning body, unknown]

Age 13: Professional computer programmer, 1973.

Tied record for 100 yard dash [year, time, place unknown].

Reads at age two.


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We All Should Have Fact Checked

Keith is a sociopathic liar. With that said though shame on all of us for not fact checking anything he said. 1000’s of people took the course and the above info is easily figured out. Almost none of us checked up on any of it. I know I’m very disappointed in myself. Keith’s claims are insane and thank goodness for Frank for taking up this cause and exposing him. He may have been able to con people for longer otherwise.


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The Judge
The Judge
5 years ago

Reminds me of a supervisor of mine who was 3 hrs late to work 1 day. He claimed he was in a shoot-out. Another time he claimed to have taught Tony Hawk how to skateboard. He was also a successful street racer

5 years ago

They may be juvenile but it still is amusing. Sometimes when you’ve been pushed hard enough by liars and assholes you have to react in some way.

5 years ago

More juvenile fake photos, very sloppily done too. And not just one: lots. WTF Frank, they add nothing of value, they make YOU look bad.

Darth VanDouche - Chicken Shit
Darth VanDouche - Chicken Shit
5 years ago
Reply to  ME

Nothing could be more juvenile than what he’s satirizing, and that is the fact that VanDouche is a massive fucking liar, his so-called claims and accomplishments about as real as these manipulated photographs.

Julia Brown
Julia Brown
5 years ago
Reply to  ME

The next post will answer your question.

Bubba say "ME" needs more laxatives
Bubba say "ME" needs more laxatives
5 years ago
Reply to  ME

Slap me Sally & call the hogs in for dinner. ” Me” Sir now you need some laxatives, a good read and some time in the outhouse son. You need to lighten you load so to speak and learn how to have a good belly laugh now & again.
Some folk been through some horrible things and pokin some fun & getting a belly laugh can be some some healt medicine.

Darth VanDouche - Chicken Shit
Darth VanDouche - Chicken Shit
5 years ago

“He understood quantum physics by age 4.”

If he only taught himself college level mathematics when he was 13, how the fuck did he understand Quantum Physics by the age of 4?

The only higher level “degree” VanDouche has is a PhD in Bullshit.

5 years ago

What is most amazing is that some people actually believe the bullshit he dishes out.

About the Author

Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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