Dr. Ben is not only a neurosurgeon, after his retirement he ventured into politics in the United States. He is also a prolific writer and the author of numerous books.
Let’s take a look at Carson’s biography and how he came to fame with his magical brain and skillful hands.
Biography of Ben Carson
Dr. Ben was born in Detroit, Michigan, United States on September 18, 1951. He didn’t grow up with a full family because his parents were divorced and it really affected his childhood but through persistence and determination he was able to carve a niche for himself.
He was trained by his mother Sonya Copeland who did all she could as a mother to take care of her children and her maternal affection for them guided them on the right path.
Sonya always made them believe that there was hope for the future and the need to believe in themselves and not to indulge in a bad life.
Ben actually paid attention to his mother’s advice, he took his college work seriously, which made him stand out as one of the best in his class during his high school years at Southwestern High School.
During his studies he was honored as one of the top graduate students and his outstanding performance enabled him to attend the University. Ben went to Yale University and studied psychology and he graduated in 1973.
After graduating from Yale University, Ben Carson wanted to continue his education and earn a medical degree. He enrolled in Michigan State University medical school and studied medicine, but also majored in neurosurgery. He complete his Masters from the University of Michigan in science.
|Rеаl Nаmе/Віrth Nаmе:||Веnјаmіn Ѕоlоmоn Саrѕоn, Ѕr.|
|Known Name||Dr Веn|
|Сеlеbrаtеd Nаmе/Nісk Nаmе:||Веn Саrѕоn|
|Profession||American politician, author|
Physical Stats & More
|Height (approx.)||1.83 m|
|Weight (approx.)||80 Kg|
|Profession||American politician, author And Surgeon|
|Date of Birth||18 Ѕерtеmbеr 1951|
|Birthplace||Dеtrоіt, Місhіgаn, Unіtеd Ѕtаtеѕ|
|Birth place||Dеtrоіt, Місhіgаn, Unіtеd Ѕtаtеѕ|
|Hometown||Dеtrоіt, Місhіgаn, Unіtеd Ѕtаtеѕ|
|School||Fisher School, Higgins elementary school, Wilson Junior High School, Hunter Junior High School, Southwestern High School,|
|Age||70 years old.|
|Educational Qualification||MBBS neurosurgery|
|Hobbies||Reading and Travelling|
Relationships & Affairs
|Parents||Father: Robert Solomon Carson
Mother: Sonya Carson
|Children||Rhоеусе Саrѕоn, Мurrау Саrѕоn, Веn Саrѕоn Јr.|
|Wife / husband||Саndу Саrѕоn (m. 1975)|
|Favorite Actors||Brad Pitt, John Corbett|
|Favorite Singers||Jennifer Aniston, Gwen Stefani|
|Income (per year approx)||not known|
|Net worth||$35 mіllіоn|
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Ben Carson became a certified neurosurgeon and was offered a job at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Ben worked there as a resident neurosurgeon, based on his excellent performance, he became a icon for international hospitals. At that time, neurosurgeons were sought after because there were few physicians specializing in this area of medicine. Dr Ben Carson was invited to work at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Australia in 1983.
However, Ben returned after a few months of practicing at SCG Australia to his base in Baltimore and continued to work with Johns Hopskin Hospital in 1985. After a year of practice, Ben was promoted and became Director of pediatric neurosurgery. He also worked as a co-director at the craniofacial center of the same hospital.
At the peak of his career, the talented and intelligent surgeon achieved a remarkable feat in the field of medicine. Ben and his team of co-surgeons managed to separate seven-month-old male twins in Germany and he was the first person to do so at that time.
Subsequently, the magical brain surgeon treated a similar case with another conjoined twin in South Africa, Unfortunate that the babies died after the surgery. It was very sad for Ben and his team, but it didn’t deter him, it prompted him to do more.
A few years later, Ben and his team went to Zambia with the aim of separating the twins (Luka and Joseph) joined at the top of their heads. The operation lasted 28 hours and was finally successful, both babies were unharmed.
Ben Carson’s biggest medical challenge
Dr Ben Carson has had many successes in his medical career and has also been touched by difficult cases. The previous cases of conjoined twins he ever treated were children, but this time the patients were adults. Ben with his team traveled to Iran and performed the operation on the 29-year-old women, the operation lasted over 24 hours and after the session was over the two ladies died a few hours later.
The award-winning surgeon after a successful career announced his retirement in early 2013 and he finally retired on July 1, 2013.
A few years after his retirement, Dr. Ben Carson decided to join American politics, he claimed to be the Republican Party candidate, but unfortunately he was unsuccessful and eventually dropped out of the race. His rival Donald Trump then succeeded and succeeded in becoming the President of the United States of America.
Currently, Dr Ben Carson has been appointed secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in America.
Ben Carson Wife, Children and Family
The genius Ben Carson first met his wife named Lacena Candy Rustin while still a student at Yale University in 1971, his wife was also a student.
The couple, however, decided to marry in 1975. Ben and Candy currently live in their West Palm Beach Florida mansion and they have been blessed with three sons named Rhoeyce, Benjamin Jr. and Murray.
Ben Carson and his wife also founded a foundation called Carson’s Scholars Fund in 1994. Their goal was to use the foundation to provide scholarships to students to encourage academic excellence.
Ben Carson’s house
Dr. Ben and his wife Candy own various properties in the United States, they have a beautiful mansion in West Palm Beach Gardens in Florida where they currently reside and they purchased the mansion for $ 4.375 million in 2016. In addition, they still have 6,380 m². mansion walk in Vienna, Virginia, which they bought for $ 1.22 million earlier in 2017.
Ben Carson Net Worth, Books
The retired surgeon has net worth of $ 35 million. In addition to being a surgeon, he is also a professor of oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine based in Baltimore.
As we mentioned earlier, the multi-talented surgeon is a Great writer, he has written several books including Gifted Hands, The Big Picture, Take The Risk and many more.
Ben Carson in brief
Birth name: Benjamin Solomon Carson
Date of birth: September 18, 1951
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Birth sign: Virgo
Ethnicity: American black
Height: 183 cm (1.83 m)
Education: University of Michigan
Profession: Neurosurgeon, author, politician
Husband: Candy Rustin (born 1975)
Children: 3 (Rhoeyce Carson, Murray Carson, Ben Carson Jr.)
Net worth: $ 35 million