Full Name/Real Name:Benjamin Solomon Carson Sr.Parents:Sonya Carson, Robert Solomon CarsonHow Old is Ben Carson?/Age:69 yearsBirth Date:18 September 1951Birth Place:Detroit, Michigan, United StatesEducation:Yale University (BA) University of Michigan (MD)How Tall is Ben Carson?/Height:1.83 mWeight:80 kgNationality:AmericanReligion:Seventh-day Adventist Church beliefsFamous for:First man to have successfully separated conjoined twinsProfession:American politician, author and former neurosurgeonNet Worth in 2021:$40 MillionLast Updated:28th July 2021
Ben Carson net worth is something interesting to know considering he is now the United States of America Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Trumps billionaire cabinet.
Carson other than being a politician he is a renowned author and a former neurosurgeon who has been hailed for his achievements such as conducting the only successful separation of conjoined twins joined at the back of the head, coming up with new methods of treating brain-stem tumors, performing the first successful neurosurgical procedure of a fetus inside the womb and several other successful medical procedures.
Today we shall explore more on Ben Carson worth fortune, his biography and also reveals a few details regarding Ben Carson you probably don’t know.
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Benjamin Solomon Carson Sr. is the name given to him when he was born in 1951 in the state of Michigan. He is the son of the late Robert Solomon Carson, Jr. and Sonya Carson. He and his brother were brought up by the mother after the divorce, and they had to relocate to Boston.
In 1961 they relocated to south Detroit where Carson attended White Higgins Elementary School, then joined Wilson Junior High School in the seventh and eighth grade. In the ninth grade, he attended black Southwestern High School graduating on top of his class. On his college education, he attended Yale University where he graduated with a B.A in psychology in 1973.
He would then enter University of Michigan Medical School where he graduated with an M.D in 1977. He would then get accepted by the Johns Hopkins University School of medicine neurosurgery program and became a surgical intern for one year and a neurosurgeon resident for five years completing the whole program in 1983.
His Age, Height, Weight
As of 28th July 2021, Ben Carson is 69 years old and he is alive and kicking, not dead. He is 1.83 m tall and has a body-weight of 80 kg.
Personal Life: Is Ben Carson Married? Affair, Dating, Girlfriend, Wife, Family & Children
Carson is a father of three sons and a grandfather to several grandchildren. He and his wife Lacena “Candy” Rustin met at Yale University, and they married in 1975. Currently, the family lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.
What is Ben Carson marital status? Is she/he married?MarriedIs Ben Carson having any relationship affair?NoWho is Ben Carson’s Spouse? (name):Candy Carson (m. 1975)Does Ben Carson Have Any Kids?Yes, 3 Son
Upon finishing his residency in neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he took the position of a senior registrar at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital where he worked for a year. Carson returned to Johns Hopkins assuming the position of Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery. He is credited for developing new methods to treat brain-stem tumors; he is the man behind the revival of hemispherectomy techniques which control severe pediatric epilepsy. He is also recognized for leading a team of 70 surgeons in successfully separating conjoined twins who had been joined together in the back of their head.
Other achievements he is recognized for include undertaking a neurosurgical procedure of a fetus inside a womb and successfully performing the separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins. To date, he has been awarded over 60 honorary doctorate degrees and has written over 100 neurosurgical publications. He retired as a surgeon on July 1, 2013.
Carson has written many articles and 10 books of which six are best sellers. Some of his books include One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future, You Have a Brain: A Teen’s Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G, My Life: Based on the Book Gifted Hands. Zondervan among others.
Carson political career kick-started in 2014 when he announced he announced his intentions of running for president in 2016. In May 2015 he announced his for the Republican nomination in 2016 U.S presidential election. Things didn’t turn out so well for him, and on 2016 he withdrew his candidature and endorsed Donald Trump. Currently, he is the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Awards & achievements
On awards & achievements received by Carson, he has been awarded with more than 38 honorary doctorate degrees, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Spingarn Medal, William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership, among other awards.
Ben Carson Net Worth, Salary & Income in 2021
As of July 2021, Ben Carson net worth is estimated to be around $40 million. The former neurosurgeon and now one of the members of Trump’s billionaire cabinet has amassed such a fortune from his medical career, his authorship and public speaking career. Ben Carson net worth nearly half of it has been contributed by book royalties as he has made over $10 million, he has made millions of dollars from his medical career, both as a surgeon, consultant and serving on corporate boards of several companies. Carson has also made over $5 million from paid speeches.
10 facts you need to know about Ben Carson
From a doctor to a presidential hopeful Ben Carson is an ambitious man. Though he missed the top seat he is still around it since he is the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Today you are going to find out a few things you probably don’t know about Ben Carson.
1. Did you know that he is a survival of cancer? Carson underwent surgery in 2002.
2. Carson autobiography has been adapted into a movie titled Gifted Hands released in 2009.
3. Classical music is his favorite type of music and he used to listen to it to keep him calm.
4. Did you know that Ben Carson is a member of Seventh Day Adventist church?
5. Six of his ten books are bestselling books among them is Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story”.
6. He was featured in the film Stuck on You released in 2003.
7. He was brought up in what he labels as ‘dire poverty”
8. Before 2013 he had been registered as an Independent.
9. Carson came on the political spotlight after he criticized President Obama especially on matters related to Obamacare.
10. Just like many members of trumps cabinet Ben Carson has no experience at all with the government.
Ben Carson net worth in upcoming years will definitely be higher than what we have though on a minimal margin considering he is now a public servant meaning fixed salary. We wish him the best in his new political position.