Updating Raniere’s bio – as found on his old website, Keithraniere.com

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A lot has happened to Keith Raniere in the last year. His bio, which for so long graced his website, www.keithraniere.com, needs updating. Working with the original, I found that I only needed to add a few words here and there to bring it up to date and improve its accuracy.

The original bio is in regular typeface [and my additions are in brackets and bold]. I ask my readers to kindly submit any suggestions for improvements on his bio since, like Keith, I strive to be accurate and authentic.


Keith Raniere bio:

Scientist, mathematician, philosopher, entrepreneur, educator, inventor and author Keith Raniere has devoted his life to studying the human psychodynamic and developing new tools for human empowerment, expression and ethics [and branding women].

From early childhood, he demonstrated astounding gifts, [foremost of which was his amazing ability to lie] which were nurtured by his parents and subsequent mentors. By the age of one, he could construct full sentences and questions [he could also change his own diaper]; he was able to read by the age of two [something he kept secret from everyone including his parents]. An autodidact, [a what?] he directed his learning abilities to learning itself, [and he also had nothing to fear but fear itself] studying its science and art in order to find optimized learning strategies and methodologies [and how to express himself in almost perfect word salad].

Applying this skill to athletics, Keith Raniere excelled in judo and was an East Coast Judo Champion at age eleven [along with hundreds of other little boys who also had their parents take them to compete in the little boy category at the amateur tournament]. He also excelled [by his own self-acclamation] in numerous other sports including volleyball, tennis, table tennis, diving, softball, cycling, and skiing. [and raping underage girls when he became older] By the age of twelve, he taught himself to play piano at the concert level [though he never played a single concert]; his passion and aptitude for music would inspire him to master many other musical instruments [which because of his extreme modesty, nobody ever heard him play.] He taught himself high school mathematics in nineteen hours at the age of twelve [timing himself with the stopwatch he would later use to time his speed in tying the New York State record for running 100 meters]; only one year later, he was proficient in third-year college mathematics [which nobody knew about until years later] and was a professional computer programmer [even before there were computers].

Keith Raniere entered Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) at age sixteen [or maybe later]. From his first semester onward, he began taking Ph.D. level mathematics courses, [he said] ultimately taking most of the graduate-level physics and mathematics courses available at the time [yet he almost flunked many of those courses and left with a 2.26 GPA]. Upon graduating, he became RPI’s first triple major, [he said] earning degrees in mathematics, biology and physics, with minors in philosophy and psychology, and an expertise in computer science [He was a whale of a student.] 

Noted as one of the world’s top three problem solvers [by a study he himself created], Keith Raniere was honored in 1989 by the Guinness Book of World Records in the category of highest IQ [That same year Guinness retired the category because the IQ test he took was unreliable and unverifiable since it was, after all, a take-home IQ test]. He has an estimated problem-solving rarity of one in 425,000,000 with respect to the general population. [and this fancy figure, I kid you not, comes from his own study. It was Keith himself who did the estimating of his own problem-solving rarity, which is only right, for who else would be smart enough to estimate his genius? He’s got us there!] He has intellectual patents pending in the areas of human potential and ethics, [Don’t forget his patent on how to determine whether a Luciferian can be cured] expression, voice [he’s a lousy singer] and musical training, athletic performance [he is one of the softest athletes you’ll ever meet], commerce [he blew through tens of millions of Bronfman money], education and learning, information processing and human modeling [none of these patents are in use by anyone on the planet.] He also holds several technological patents on computer inventions [for which he was fined more than $1 million in Texas federal court for lying about owning those patents] and a sleep guidance system [which is something anyone would want – Keith guiding their sleep].

As an entrepreneur, Keith Raniere transformed a five-person organization into a corporation of nearly 400,000 in a mere two years. His company, Consumers’ Buyline, Inc., was responsible for an estimated one billion dollars in product and service sales in its second full year of business and was featured on the American Spotlight [It was also featured in investigations and lawsuits by more than 20 Attorneys General in different states and by its third full year, it was headed toward ultimately closing down, leaving tens of thousands of people stiffed on commissions and products]. A millionaire at the age of thirty, Keith Raniere was worth $50 million only two years later [And 25 years later, at the time of his arrest, he claimed zero assets and zero income.]

In 1998, Keith Raniere founded Executive Success Programs, Inc. with [his co-defendant] Nancy Salzman, one of the world’s top trainers in the field of [increasing her own] human potential.  The company advances [Keith’s personal] human potential and [shady] ethics through personal and professional [anti] development programs, corporate [fleecing] trainings, and a comprehensive personal and professional coaching program [geared toward enslaving followers]. At the heart of the company is Rational Inquiry®, Keith Raniere’s revolutionary patent-[rejected] pending technology designed to enhance [Keith’s] performance in virtually every field of [ripping off and destroying his followers.]

Keith Raniere’s vision for [hating] humanity and [negating] human potential – [which is a vision which if followed is utterly destructive to all human beings other than himself] – led him to found various other [rip off] companies in the following years. In Spring 2003, he founded NXIVM Corporation, a seminal company for various other endeavors involving the creation of community-building spaces housing athletic, spa, and health and wellness facilities [none of which ever were built]. He is the conceptual founder of Jness, a company started five years later to promote the furtherance and empowerment of [Raniere over] women throughout the world [or at least wherever he could fuck them literally and figuratively]. Late in 2006, he founded Rainbow Cultural Garden, a revolutionary[anti] child development program [teaching children to be sociopaths and to babble under the guise of] promoting children’s cultural, linguistic, emotional, physical and problem-solving potential. During 2007, Keith Raniere founded A Cappella Innovations, a non-profit organization seeking to [recruit college students, especially female, under the guise of seeking to] advance music, the arts, expression, and humanity through the a cappella genre. That same year he created Ultima® and with colleague and co-author [sex slave] Ivy Nevares now implements the program through her company, Nataraja. Ultima® is a multidisciplinary program designed for the advancement of human expression [that nobody ever bothered to learn].

Since July 2005, Keith Raniere and Ivy Nevares have been special contributors to the scientific journal Conocimiento, a biweekly [little read] publication [supposedly] serving the academic, business and scientific community of the greater metropolitan area of Monterrey, Mexico. A special edition was dedicated entirely to Keith Raniere and his [bogus] literary creations with Ivy Nevares. In August 2008, the authors published their first book—Odin and the Sphinx—the first in a series of collections of their articles. [The book was paid for by Clare Bronfman and sold almost zero copies] The following year they, [using more Bronfman money] published the second book in the collection, The Sphinx and Thelxiepeia [which again nobody purchased, largely because it was unreadable and on a boring topic – The Sphinx and Thelxiepeia? Who wants to read about Thelxiepeia?]. Their third book in the series is forthcoming [but 10 years later and with Raniere in jail, don’t hold your breath].

In 2007, Keith Raniere conceptualized the Ethical Humanitarian Foundation, a private, not-for-profit foundation supporting endeavors that promote [pretending to be] embracing humanity, developing ethics [that feature lying and suing enemies as highly ethical], and moving humankind towards a more noble civilization [by conducting human fright experiments]. In August 2008, he conceptualized the World Ethical Foundations Consortium (WEFC), a non-profit initiative dedicated to [pretending to be] building a compassionate, ethical humanity [of which he knows nothing about.] The WEFC—supported by the Ethical Humanitarian Foundation—hosted its first major public event [which about 25 people attended] in the New York State Capital Region in April 2009. During the event, Keith Raniere introduced Human Essentials®, a comprehensive program for [pretending to be] developing compassionate ethics and global communities [which never went anywhere for the simple reason that he did not practice compassionate ethics]. Because of this initiative [and about $1 million of Bronfman money], His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama—Tibet’s head of state and spiritual leader—scheduled a public address, on Compassionate Ethics in Difficult Times, on May 6, 2009 in Keith Raniere’s home district of Albany, New York. [During that address, the Dalai Lama asked the media to investigate Raniere.]

More recently, in September 2008, Keith Raniere conceptualized In Lak’ Ech—a civil non-violence movement in Mexico—after having met with a group of concerned citizens native to that country. [A little later he sought to lure two of his old girlfriends to Mexico to have them falsely imprisoned and raped]. This movement seeks to transform the violence gripping the social fabric of Latin America through active, non-violent protest and compassion. [His effort to lure women to Mexico to imprison them sought to transform two of his critics into ex-critics permanently]

[More recently still, Keith Raniere began branding women with his initials on their pubic region – which, unfortunately for him, led to an investigation and his arrest by the FBI in March 2018. He is currently incarcerated at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, NY awaiting trial on sex trafficking, forced labor and racketeering charges.

[The scientist, mathematician, philosopher, entrepreneur, educator, inventor and author Keith Raniere – who devoted the first part of his life to studying the human psychodynamic and developing new tools for human empowerment, expression and ethics – can expect to spend the rest of his life in prison where he can ply his ethics and compassionate talents with those who are much like him – his fellow prisoners.]

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  • Frank, you have actually met Keith, you had some awareness of his lifestyle. You must have seen many red flags. I doubt jealousy was an issue and it’s obvious he tried to silence you. Fortunately that did not work. I’m assuming assisting cult defectors and working with a lovely woman like Catherine O has helped you understand that entire families not just the cult member have been frightened and tormented by Nxivm members. The Allaynes, who still make a living should be run out of town, old west style. It’s one thing to be in the dark about the sick people involved. If your still standing up for them today you are a member and deserve no break. Move away, cut hair, bathe dogs, lie about who you are, threaten to sue detractors you learned by the most evil, sold your soul to the devil didn’t you. Was it worth it?
    Clifton Park you are still surrounded by Nxivm evil just waiting for a chance to take back over. Get out while you can. Frank can help. All who dealt with Keith were tainted only by helping others now can you redeem yourselves.

  • Honestly this post is a disgrace. Look at it this way Keith was a brain an athlete and had a great heart. He also has the soul of an artist. He is in fact the perfect man. The man of the future. He could do it all. Musician scientist problem solver athlete. Precocious and exceptionally successful. Frank is just jealous that Keith is superior to him in every way. This is true envy true jealousy disguised as some sort of ill and unfunny humor.

    • Perfect man, huh? 🙂

      He’s chubby, super short and has little rodent’s feet.

      He smells too, with bad hygiene.

      He also has erection problems, according to his own email.

      The prosecutor released an email where Keith admits to his senior slave that he needs other junior slaves to act as “fuck toys” to help reduce the extra work she must endure to help make him ejaculate. He directly admits to having problems getting erections and ejaculating. LOL.

      Quote from Email (I capitalized the words “work hard”, for emphasis):

      Keith Raniere: “I feel badly each time you have to WORK HARD for me to [orgasm]… I thought slaves could remove the burden…and I could get you fresh and not worn”.


      Pea… How can a perfect man be a flaccid, limp dicked shorty with rodent’s feet?

      That’s a little fatty clownboy, not a perfect man.

      Pea, how can you copulate with a smelly, short, and flaccid man? What about the smell? What about those feet?

      Does your father know that you sleep with a fat-hog-slob?

      Good news: Keith will be home in around 15-30 years, so until then, maybe get a nice vibrator to help pass the time. 🙂

      • OMG😂🤣
        Rodent feet? He may smell like a dirty rat cage that needs a good cleaning (judging by others firsthand experiences with him) but I’m not convinced his feet are really that rodent-like.
        His front teeth though….now THOSE resemble a rodent’s teeth. And his beady eyes, too 🐀🐁🐀

      • She’s not allowed to masturbate. Another control issue. Imagine starting a new job and the owner and manager informed you that you had to .call the owner Master and the manager ‘ my superior intellect’ it could be some other title, either way would you do it?
        Keith knew beyond a doubt that these women did not want sex with him. They had to be coerced. What does that say about his personality. This is not confidence, this is a person willing to risk life in prison to get what he wants.
        Mentors, and childhood friends of Keith’s come forward, teachers etc… not cult members they are to biased and brain dead.
        Keith dad please share his amazing childhood with cult members. Tell them the truth, not Keith’s story, the real truth.

        • Now that would be valuable information. One can only hope. They may still be afraid to speak, because no one is convicted yet. And I doubt his father ever will.

    • One of your best clear posts ever. Many times I’ve wanted to point out – as I’m sure other parents out there have to, is that my oldest child spoke fully and using words way beyond a one year old while she was one now at one year 11 months(still a one year old) she was amazing and spoke very adultlike. Fortunately she was not a narcisstic sociopath nor was she an especially great athlete nor a great singer did graduate after 4 years with 2 degrees and remained at 3.6 to 4.0 the entire time. Now we all know Keith lied about everything anyway, and we have all met these people to. I have a close relative who I believe really believes her lies which are about anything not even important lies. Im used to it and rarely call her out because it’s pointless. She also has a good heart. I know other great liars too.
      From day one the only skill I see that Keith genuinely possesses is his ability to bullshit people, wether this is NLP, brainwashing and a variety of drugs I’m not sure. To many people think 15 minutes with Keith only to find out they spent 4 hours with him. Odd to say the least.
      As many a successful cult leader has found and we know Keith studied cult leaders, expounding on weaknesses is similar to psychic tricks, and this is how he hooked people in, he found peoples weaknesses and greatest fears and tailored their treatment with this information. So I believe if we look at people we know in our own lives we will find we all know those with similar traits to Keith. One huge difference is they did not have millions of dollars at their disposal with which to scare detractors into silence and buy proof of their dubious abilities. Those left in the cult now more than likely know the truth but for whatever reason, money feeling foolish for wasting their lives on a sham would rather pretend this guru who isn’t even especially smart. But as they are dummer than Keith where are they going to go. So ignore them here, all they have left is repeating their same idiotic comments over and over convincing no one. Don’t waste time arguing with a person who’s only worth is calling herself pea onyu. That’s low self esteem. Her real name doesn’t even matter she has become Pea.
      Instead let’s follow their trek into the prison system, and ignore what years in the cult have done to their brains.

  • You forgot to mention he started masturbating at the age of two and began raping one year olds by the age of three.

  • As I read these posts there great I lived next to Alison 4 years I saw it all lived across for Keith 2 years ago he helped me shovel for my dog very nice not knowing the extent if this cult he told me to be careful walking her night be caused there were weirdos yikes

    • “he told me to be careful walking her night be caused there were weirdos yikes”

      And Raniere and Mack were the chief weirdos in Clifton Park.

      Read Catherine Oxenberg’s book “Captive”
      and discover how Ms. Mack would wake up in the middle of the night screaming “murderously.”
      Mack would then walk around the neighborhood for hours working off her nightmare.

    • he told me to be careful walking her night be caused there were weirdos yikes

      And the chief weirdos in Clifton Park were Raniere and Mack.

      Read Catherine Oxenberg’s book “Captive” about how Mack would wake up in the middle of the night screaming murderously and then walk for hours working off her nightmare.

      When Allison lived with Bonnie and Mark, including during the time India and I were their houseguests, “she would flip out in the middle of the night, and I’d hear murderous screaming coming from her room. She would get up and walk around Clifton Park all night long.”

    • “I lived next to Alison 4 years ”

      Wow you are the envy of Shadowperv. That would be like hitting the mega buck lottery for him.

      • Edith:
        After the trial is over and the verdicts have been rendered the government, which now owns the NXIVM digital files, should play the audio segments where women are being branded under the direction of Allison Mack.
        You can hear the women screaming out in agony while Allison Mack directs the action.
        “Absorb the pain. Think of your master. Be a bad ass Warrior b—-.”

        Allison Mack enjoys performing for people.
        The torture of about 150 women should be Allison’s performance of a lifetime.
        Allison Mack’s swan song as an actress.

        • Who are you kidding you old perv. You would have given your diminutive right nut to be tied down and branded by Allie Whack with her initials. Tell why you were kicked out of NXIVM, it would be far more interesting than your usual dribble. Fact is if Mack had warmed up to you, you would still be in there.

          • Stacy, let’s focus on the cult, attacking shadow is not a credible way to get the message acrossed. Why do you think the cult chose pretty actresses , pretty girls to attract people and it worked.

    • Stacey A, you’re back🤣
      Do you really think I’m not going to recognize that familiar writing style, Ms A?
      You trolls are just getting more and more goofy every day.

      • Your trolls have a long way to go to catch up with the depths to which you have sunk. I’ll take ‘goofy’ over obnoxious liar any day.

        • Hi Troll!
          Can you please point out what you believe I lied about?…if you have the balls, that is? I know you don’t….
          I can100%guarantee that I can prove you are the one who is a liar.
          And that you are too cowardly to even answer me. LMAO.

    • Ted Bundy worked side by side with Ann Rule on a suicide hot line. If your not familiar with Ann she was a very famous true crime writer and ex cop in Seattle, WA. Her daughter even fit Ted’s profile, long dark hair, etc…Ann even considered setting them up on a date. Ted was not a cult leader, just a very convincing liar and a serial killer.
      My eldest sister met Ted on a lake while his arm was in a (fake cast). She saw his VW. She was possibly a potential victim as she also fit his profile but she was surrounded with friends that day so even though he appeared throughout that day several times and asked for help as his arm was in a cast two male friends assusrex him in stead. He found and killed a victim that day.
      Erin was very trusting and would have helped him, that is how we were raised. There was a 20 year age difference between the two of us it was many years before I learned this story and I was an avid true crime reader. Yet my sister still did not believe in the death penalty. I did and he was executed. Sadly WA abolished the death penalty last week.
      Trust has to be earned, one red flag should send you in the opposite direction. Parents teach your children safety requires constant vigilance. Always be watching and follow your instincts.

  • When I learned (heard would be better) about this man and his astonishing abilities, I did not know what to say. I mean there are some really talented people around, which manage to do incredible things in their respective fields of competence.
    But compared to this guy, all have been amateurs. He has been Mozart, Feynman, Turing and Bolt in one person. And despite all of that potential he did not achieve anything in his live but a MLM scam company. Make it two now.
    All the things he boasts about in his CV either happened in his dreams or cannot be proven. How would you prove any of that? Speaking at the age of one if there was no camera around, which recorded it.

    You should always remember that things that sound too good to be true are not true most of the time. But we live in a time and culture where these people get hyped and endorsed. If you manage to make some money or build up a small group of people around you who tell your lies others will follow.
    The new messiah appears to be Elon Musk who made money by ending up in a joint-venture with a successful company and made tons of money. Now he is building rockets and cars out of which the former are state funded and the later are of questionable quality.

  • There is award he hasn’t given himself yet, and he should. He possess the World’s Most Punchable Face. Go ahead look at the picture at the top of this article again. Now with that image seared into your brain like a hot branding iron, think of all the lies and other shit he has pulled. Don’t you want to punch him in the face?

    • You do realize, Walter, that if you’d written this before Clare Bronfman was arrested, you’d prolly be under police investigation within a couple weeks of doing so. You might also be getting serious death threats you can’t read in Spanish, have a sudden bout of bad luck with all your tech gear including your car, have acquaintances who never showed any interest suddenly pestering you for nude pics, etc.

      But Legatus wouldn’t dare now…or would she? Those Albany witnesses know they’d better make nice with Clare and show proper respect for Vanguard — regardless of what they’ll say at trial. Or else.

    • As a women I would like to see him branded with a cauterizing iron for a minimum of 40 minutes. Held down by his loving BABitches. Although I suspect his fellow inmates may be willing when the time comes. This man who starved women while he ate pizza. Who forced an exercise routine while he got fatter and lazier, and still these people defend him. An eye for an eye, shall we start a contest on what his brand should say? Pea would you hold him down?

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.” In addition, he was credited in the Starz docuseries 'Seduced' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

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 premieres on May 22, 2022.

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