Raniere’s 2006 bio – less wordy than new one – calls himself ‘prankster extraordinaire’

By use of Wayback Machine https://web.archive.org/web/20060202090743/http://keithraniere.com:80/,  readers have access to an earlier incarnation of Keith Raniere’s bio.

It is less wordy than his new one. At less than 500 words, it is  the part is where he says his friends known him as a ‘prankster extraordinaire.” He does not explain what pranks he has done to his friends.

Here is his full bio back in the early days of ESP/NXIVM.

Executive Success Programs – Keith Raniere, co-founder of Executive Success Programs, Inc. (ESP), is a scientist, mathematician, philosopher, and entrepreneur. An unusually gifted individual, Mr. Raniere’s unique abilities were evident at a very early age. Among them:

He spoke in full sentences by the age of one and was reading by the age of two
At the age of eleven, he was an Eastern Coast Judo Champion.*
At age 12, he taught himself high school mathematics in less than a day and taught himself three years of college mathematics by age 13
He plays many musical instruments and taught himself to play piano at a concert level by age 12
He was entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for “Highest IQ” in 1989.**
He has been noted as one of top three problem-solvers in the world
He was a millionaire by the age of 30 and worth $50 million by the age of 32
Mr. Raniere is perhaps best known as the creator of Rational Inquiry™ – the transformational model at the center of Executive Success Programs’ trainings. Rational Inquiry™ is a science based on the belief that the more consistent an individual’s beliefs and behavior patterns are, the more successful they will be in everything they do. The invention, which Mr. Raniere laid the groundwork for as a teenager, is considered by many to be one of most dramatic developments in the field of human potential today.

But despite his extraordinary talents and accomplishments, what often strikes people most about Mr. Raniere is how down to earth he is. He has the unique ability to relate to virtually anyone, and is known by his friends as a prankster extraordinaire.


List of Current Patents Held By Keith (FreshPatents.com)

The Fifth Norming of the Mega Test – mentions Keith’s participation

NXIVM is a new ethical understanding that allows us to build an internal civilization and have it manifest in the external world. It allows us to explore our most fundamental nature and to begin to redirect our power of creation, a power that we all possess in a very human sense. It is a place where humanity can rise to its noble possibility.
NXIVM Website

Executive Success Programs has created international coaching standards that allow for accurate, consistent measurement of human psychodynamic performance. All ESP programs maintain standards of excellence and impart a unique, patent-pending technology called Rational Inquiry™, developed by Keith Raniere, that enhances human performance in virtually every field of human endeavor.
Executive Success Programs Website


His latest bio is found on http://keithraniere.com/



*His later bio changes the name from Eastern Coast Judo Champion to East Coast Judo Champion.

** He has the name of the book wrong. He was not entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for “Highest IQ” in 1989. He was entered in the Australian edition of Guinness Book of Records in 1989. He was never entered in the US edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

The highest IQ category was removed by Guinness in 1989/90 following an exaggerated test score sent into Guinness in 1983 that had resulted in Marilyn vos Savant being named the world’s smartest person from 1984 to 1989. Ironically, vos Savant used the Mega Society and Mega Test creator Ronald Hoeflin to send in incorrect test dates and scores.

Norris McWhirter, former editor of the Guinness book, says he based vos Savant’s listing on the material from the Mega Society. “I haven’t got anything original,” he says. 

Keith Raniere submitted his Mega test score for inclusion and was entered in the Australian edition once before Guinness realized the scores were unverifiable and discontinued the category, thereby ending the dubious claims of  vos Savant and Raniere to have highest IQ.

The Mega test is a take home test and there is no verifiable way to determine if Raniere or vos Savant cheated on the test by getting assistance from others.





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5 years ago

“I Started A Joke”

I started a joke, which started the whole world crying
But I didn’t see that the joke was on me, oh no

I started to cry, which started the whole world laughing
Oh, if I’d only seen that the joke was on me

I looked at the skies, running my hands over my eyes
And I fell out of bed, hurting my head from things that I’d said

Till I finally died, which started the whole world living
Oh, if I’d only seen that the joke was on me

Who is he paying
Who is he paying
5 years ago

He’s a fraud and a con man from way back. Why the state of NY let’s him get away with the crap they do is beyond a decent person wonder. Only goes to show how deep the pocket are in Albany NY.

Darth VanDouche - Chickenshit
Darth VanDouche - Chickenshit
5 years ago

Well, NXIVM is pretty much a giant prank to him so this is probably the most truthful thing on his resume.

5 years ago

U would think that the fact that he can’t get it up should solve the Sex addiction problem under normal conditions- but not our Vanguard!

Limp Dick Keith
Limp Dick Keith
5 years ago
Reply to  Hopeful

sexual deviants don’t let a limp dick stop them. That is why castration isn’t an answer, they will find another weapon of choice.

Top 3 problem solver - Ya Right - Can I have more Cow Bell Please
Top 3 problem solver - Ya Right - Can I have more Cow Bell Please
5 years ago

what does it mean to be “the top 3 problem solvers in the world”? What kind of problems is he solving with that so called high IQ?
World Hunger – Nope
Aids – Nope
Cancer – Nope
Environment – Nope
World Conflicts – Nope

So what is Raniere really solving?

His sex addiction? Well if he wanted to solve the problem in a noble, ethical way, he seek out treatment not start a network marking Master / Salve Branding club for women to find him more women to feed his sexual deviant hunger. That is not really thinking with the right brain now is it?

Is he really helping people be more suceesful? Well if you define successful as not being in reality, lying to cover up their Vanguard behavior, not thinking for themselves and spending money on course after course hoping it will make them whole and complete when their Vanguard isn’t even mentally well, any fool can see that is not successful.

So what makes him the Top 3 problem solver in the world? It just a bunch of crap like the rest of his claims that cannot be proven.

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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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