Ron White was the USA Memory Champion in 2009 and 2010.
He first began using memory techniques in 1991 when he attended a memory seminar at the age of 18. He then started in the memory field not as a competitor or out to break records. Instead, he dove into the memory profession as a business and he traveled Texas speaking for local businesses sharing with them how a trained memory would increase sales and business profits. He would share the value of remembering names and faces in business as well as giving speeches without notes, memorizing chapters of books, recalling product knowledge, etc.
It wasn't until 2008 that Ron first competed in his first memory tournament. He entered the USA Memory Championship and came in 4th place. The next 2 years (2009 and 2010) he was crowned the USA Memory Champion. In 2009, he set the record for the fastest to memorize a deck of cards in the USA at 1 minute and 27 seconds and also set the record for the most digits memorized in 5 minutes at 167. The number record stood for one year and the card record for two. Both records were eventually broken by the 2011 USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis.
Ron makes his living traveling the world speaking at conferences and conventions on how a better memory can impact business or help students in school. In his talks he will introduce himself to up to 300 people before he gets on stage and then rattle those names off from the stage. He will also memorize a 50 digit number in front of the group to demonstrate his skills.
In 2010, he appeared on the History Channel television program, 'Stan Lee's Superhumans' where they compared his memory to a Home Depot computer.
Ron also served in the US Navy as a reservist from 2002-2010 and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2007