Dr. Ben Carson is a renowned and an accomplished U.S based neurosurgeon, a best seller author and recently joined the political class. Just the other day after dropping his ambitions of occupying the nation’s highest office and throwing his support behind the current president of united states of American Donald Trump he has now been appointed the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Now that he has joined the wealthy cabinet of trump administration he has become a person of interest, and we can’t help it but wonder how Ben Carson net worth came to be and what’s the story behind the. Now let’s have a close look at Ben Carson’s net worth in 2018.
Benjamin Solomon Carson Sr.is the son of Robert Solomon Carson and Sonya Carson who gave birth to him in 1951 in the state of Michigan. He and his brother were raised up by their mother since the parents separated when he was eight.
Carson went to several schools among them is Fisher School, Higgins elementary school, Wilson Junior High School, Hunter Junior High School, Southwestern High School where he graduated third in his class. He joined Yale University where he graduated with a B.A in psychology. In 1973 Carson went to University of Michigan Medical School in where he graduated with an M.D in 1977. This would see him join Johns Hopkins University school of medicine in the neurosurgery program where he did serve as a surgical intern, then as a neurosurgery resident for a period of five years and completing his final year in 1983 as chief resident.
Currently, he is a married man to Lacena Candy Rustin whom they tied the knot in 1975, and together the couple has three sons. Currently, Ben Carson resides in Florida.
Before being the politician or the famous neurosurgeon, he is Ben Carson has done some jobs back then in high school and while at college. Some of his initial gigs are such as biology laboratory assistant, a clerk, crane operator, radiology technician, supervisor in trash picking business among other jobs.
After completing Johns Hopkins Hospital, he secured a job as a senior registrar at Sir Chares Gairdner Hospital where he stayed about a year before returning to Johns Hopkins University as director of Pediatric Neurosurgery. As a neurosurgeon, he specialized in brain injuries, epilepsy, brain tumors, and other neurological disorders. He gained global recognition after successfully separating the first ever pair of conjoined twins and many other more.
Apart from surgeon career, Carson has written many articles and six bestselling books. Some of these books are Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story 1992, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence 1996, You Have a Brain: A Teen’s Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. 2015, among many others.
Carson was running for the Republican nomination in the 2016 U.S presidential election, but he withdrew his candidature in Super Tuesday 2016 Primaries. He would go ahead and support the president Donald Trump, and for this reason, he is now the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Awards & Achievements
For his work as a surgeon, he has been awarded dozens of awards among them is the 2008 US presidential medal of Freedom, Spingarn Medal from NAACP, 38 honorary doctorate degrees, he is also a recipient of William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership among other numerous rewards.
Net Worth of Ben Carson
Ben Carson net worth currently stands at $30 million. Carson has been able to amass his net worth fortune from selling his books which makes him a bestseller author, his speaking gigs too where on average he is paid $50,000 and his various media roles in media houses such as Washington Times and Fox News. Another of Ben Carson net worth booster his earnings as a neurosurgeon and his investments in Costco and Kellogg.
Ben Carson grew up in a poor neighborhood but ironically, he is the secretary of Housing and Urban Development today. Reading his books brings out the most important lesson we should all learn that is our brains have the capacity to be anything we want.