Gould is a member of Mensa, and as of 2012, had accelerated ten grades in school. He stated on The Ellen Degeneres Show that he has an IQ of 150. During the 2012 summer, at age 13, he graduated from high school by taking a General Educational Development (GED) Test and said he hopes to take online college courses.
Gould plays the double bass and banjo. He received his first banjo after going on The Ellen Degeneres Show, and as a result, started playing instruments such as the didgeridoo and mandolin. When he went on the show a second time, he said he was thinking of either buying a theremin or a sitar. Ellen then gave him a sitar. He was also a fairly competetive player of the famous Smash Brothers game on the Nintendo Entertainment System.