Ben Carson
Ben Carson
Celebrated Name: Ben Carson
Real Name/Full Name: Benjamin Solomon Carson, Sr.
Gender: Male
Age: 70 years old
Birth Date: 18 September 1951
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Candy Carson (m. 1975)
Children: Yes (Rhoeyce Carson, Murray Carson, Ben Carson Jr.)
Profession: American politician, author
Net Worth in 2022: $35 million
Last Updated: January 2022

Dr. Ben Carson is a renowned and 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 the 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 the trump administration, he has become a person of interest, and we can’t help it but wonder how Ben Carson’s net worth came to be and what’s the story behind the.

Maybe you know about Ben Carson very well But do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2022? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Ben Carson’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

Benjamin Solomon Carson 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 the 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.

Personal Life

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.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 18 September 1951, Ben Carson is 70 years old as of today’s date 18th January 2022. His height is 1.83 m tall, and his weight is 80 kg.


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 & Salary of Ben Carson in 2022

Ben Carson Net Worth
Ben Carson Net Worth

As of January 2022, Ben Carson’s net worth currently stands at $35 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’s 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.


  1. As a retired teacher and independent educational, but unpublished researcher, I was most interested in his educational foundation and work with educational improvements and rewards. I read two of his six books that were related mostly to education of the educational disadvantaged via scholarships. More than half of my 50 years in education have involved the education of the Latino and black students. We at Educational Cultural Complex(ECC) part of San Diego Community College District. may have developed a series of tools, programs, technology and models, that if were replicated using our 22 year model may not only decrease the large learning differences among groups, but eliminate these differences.. The documented research involved over 400 classes of math, 10,000 students(85 % black. Latino) with learning gains of 7-9 times the Stanford gain of 9.1 %/year groups. The unpublished model is called Scientific Readiness Textbook Level(Systematic Approach to Math Instruction) or more simply SCTL(SAMI). The M an be changed to any defined discipline such as “R” for reading; “S” for science.; “C” for computers.. The unique technology is diagnosttic-prescriptive(D/P) tests, printouts and programs. The R & D is extensive involving a 28 year (D/P) placement Readiness study at San Diego State University in chemistry evaluating 24 competencies (ten algebra 1; 10 fundamental chemistry, and 4 pre-algebra)( 1978-2000); A Navy BOOST Program that correlated eight math exams to the math SAT supporting empirically that the math SAT/ACT are multilevel math levels tests.
    though much of this R & D has been applied oin the four level UCSD algebra Readiness program that has been applied at many California universities, community colleges and some high schools. The research was applied in 1998 to 2013 at the CA State K-12 STAR program. Although I have never sought credit for these and other successful program contributions, no one to date seemed interested additional insight on the program and how it functioned. I an NOT selling anything but a change in thinking, awareness and practices on improving all levels to education. I have a MS research degree in chemistry, am married for 53 years to a Latina, who taught second grade for 35 years. I also have 18 relatives, a son, brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, and heir grand children
    involved in public education. One final point just as technology has a 5 g program that means the fifth generation, our program is a 15 G meaning 15 generations in development. T am not selling anything but a change in awareness, thinking, practices and replication. I am hoping Dr. Ben Carson might be interested in discussing and examining the R & D. I sent Dr, Carson an email when he was a candidate for president in 2016. My phone # is H: 1-858-798-5233; C: 1-619-873-4929 email is


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