David Thomas

Guinness memory record breaker and US Memory Champion.

David Thomas struggled at school and got very few exams. He joined the Fire Service aged 20 but kept badly failing his promotion exams. At the age of 28, he bought a book on memory improvement to help him after seeing a guy on TV memorise a pack of playing cards. Just 8 months later, he went to the 1996 World Memory Championships and came 4th. He has since gone on to develop one of the most powerful memories in history.

Memory Achievements

  • World Memory Championships medallist
  • International Grandmaster of Memory
  • Guinness memory record breaker – memorised and recited the mathematical formula Pi (3.14159…) to 22,500 digits from memory and without error
  • US Memory Champion
  • US memory record breaker – memorised 160 digits in 5 mins
  • World record holder – memorised and recited 100 individually shuffled packs of playing cards

David is a professional speaker who has spoken for 20 years in 21 countries on the subject of memory. 

He is a Sunday Times (London) #1 bestselling author with more than 1 million people reading his books worldwide.

He has appeared in the media more than 500 times including going on The Oprah Winfrey Show. 

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