Rachel Riley is probably the most well-known mathematics nerd in the UK. Thanks to her role in Channel 4’s game show Countdown. In November 2021, Rachel gave birth to her second child and went on maternity leave. And we have Anne-Marie Imafidon, another mathematician, as a replacement.
If you want to know who Ann-Marie Imafidon is, keep reading this article.
Anne-Marie Imafidon On Countdown
Anne-Marie will be the new numbers girl in Countdown. And she will start her job on Monday, December 13th, 2021. To introduce Anne-Marie a little, she is one of the smartest people in the UK. She is an MBE-winner mathematician and computer-science expert.
Anne-Marie is the co-founder and presenter of Stemettes, a social organization dedicated to inspiring and promoting the participation of young women in the STEM sectors. She is also a sought-after keynote speaker in the UK and her booking price is quite high.
For her contributions to mathematics and young women, Anne-Marie received an MBE in 2017’s New Year’s Honours. In the same year, she also became an Honorary Fellow at Keble College, Oxford. In 2020, Computer Weekly voted her “the most influential woman” in tech in the UK.
She is also a Royal Society of Arts Fellow.
Apart from the field of Mathematics, Anne-Marie has worked a little in TV shows like The Apprentice UK, Central Tonight, The Great British Menu, and Christmas University Challenge.
Is Anne-Marie Imafidon Married?
According to African Voice, Anne-Marie Imafidon wi a married woman. African Voice says that Anne-Marie got married in a traditional Bini wedding ceremony in September 2021. The outlet did not mention the name of the husband but said that the groom’s family name is Mann.
The wedding ceremony was attended by the “dignitaries” from the UK, Nigeria, USA, and other parts of the world. The guests were dressed in traditional Nigerian costumes and jewelry.
Anne-Marie’s husband has not yet appeared on her social media. However, long before her wedding, Anne-Marie had Tweeted a quote from Marissa Mayer that said, “Health, Husband, Help – 3 things you need for a great career…”.
Anne-Marie Imafidon Net Worth
We have already talked about some of Anne-Marie’s most important works. Other than that, Anne-Marie has also worked as a university professor at the University of Sunderland, as a Computer Science Advisory Board Member at Durham University.
And she has worked in the corporate sector for institutions like Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank.
We do not know the exact number for Anne-Marie Imafidon’s net worth. However, we can say that it surpassed the $1 million threshold. In fact, during an interview with the Guardian, Anne-Marie said that her dream in life was to be a “hermit”.
We cannot say she aspires more net worth but she is going to earn more because of her involvement in Countdown.
Anne-Marie Imafidon Ethnic Background
Anne-Marie is a British woman of Nigerian ethnic background. Her father was an immigrant from Edo State in Nigeria.
Who Are Anne-Marie Imafidon Siblings, Parents?
Anne-Marie was born to parents Chris Imafidon and Ann Imafidon. Her father is an opthalmologist. Not much is known about her mother.
Anne-Marie is the eldest of five children. She has three sisters and one brother. And all of her siblings are also geniuses. Christina, who is the second-eldest, holds the record of being the youngest student ever to attend a British University (she was 11 when she joined a university).
Peter Imafidon and Paula Imafidon are twins. And they are the youngest students ever to pass advanced mathematics A-levels. And Samantha Imafidon had cleared the high school level mathematics and statistics exam by the time she was 6 years of age.
How Many Languages Does Anne-Marie Imafidon Speak?
Reports have it that, Anne-Marie could speak six languages by the time she was just 10 years of age. Later, during an interview, Anne-Marie herself revealed that she was fluent in 5 different languages.
How Old Is Anne-Marie Imafidon?
According to some of the reports, Anne-Marie was born in the year 1990. And she celebrates her birthday on the 24th of June. Thus, as of December 2021, she was 31 years of age. And her zodiac sign was Cancer.
How Tall Is Anne-Marie Imafidon?
Anne-Marie is a woman of slightly less than average height. She is a tad taller than 5 ft 3 inches.
Is Anne-Marie Imafidon On Instagram?
Where Did Anne-Marie Imafidon Recieve Her Education?
According to her Linkedin profile, Anne-Marie went to the University of Oxford for her Masters’ education in Computer Science and Mathematics. She had completed her graduate degree program by the time she was 19 years old.
Anne-Marie was also the youngest person to pass the A-level exam in computing. She had graduated from high school by the age of 10. In 2017, she received an MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), making her the youngest person in the field of natural sciences to receive an MBE since 1980.
Later, she went on to attend Glasgow Caledonian Univerity and the University of Kent, and the University of Bristol for her Doctor of Science degree.