Benjamin Solomon “Ben” Carson, Sr., often known as Ben Carson is a American neurosurgeon by profession and also the Republic nomination candidate for Presidents of the 2016 U.S. President election. He has also given his identity as a author and has written numerous book on medical and politics. He was a subject of television drama film in 2009. He has experience of working at John Hopkins Hospital in Maryland where he worked from 1984 to 2013 as a Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery. He was recognized with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008 for his achievement in separating conjoined twins and in development of hemispherectomy technique to control seizures.
Carson was born on September 18, 1951 and raised in Detroit, Michigan. His mother Sonya had divorced with his father when Carson was eight years old and Sonya raised Carson along with his brother Curtis working three jobs a time. So Carson childhood was full of financial crisis and he said that in youth he had violent temper. Carson attended Southwestern High School in his home town Detroit where he reached the rank of cadel colonel in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. Carson graduated from Yale University in 1973 and he earned his M.D. degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1977.
Carson started his career as a neurosurgeon after he completed his residency from John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Later on he moved to Australia and worked at Charles Gairndner Hospital for one year. In 1984, he returned to John Hopkins and was appointed as the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery for the University. After working for almost thirty years with many successful surgery including separation of twin brother, Carson retired as a surgeon in July 1, 2013.
Carson has written and published many books including six bestselling books. His first book was autobiography published in 1992 and other two are about his personal life and philosophies of success. Recognizing his writing skills, Carson was hired by The Washington Times in 2013 as a columnist.
“I think one of the keys to leadership is recognizing that everybody has gifts and talents. A good leader will learn how to harness those gifts toward the same goal.”
Once Carson was a Republican but he announced himself independent in 1990s after being unsatisfied with tenure of Republican President Clinton. In 2014, Carson committee raised $13million following his impressive performance in a CNN/ORC poll of potential Candidates. He has given his candidacy for 2016 President election of U.S. Carson has contributed his fund in social purpose as well, he along with his wife started the Carson Scholars Fund in 1994 and has been helping students with academic excellence and humanitarian qualities. Carson Scholars Fund has awarded 6700 scholarships that worth $6700000. For his work he has been awarded with William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership in 2005.
While drilling his personal life, Carson has very supportive wife Lacena “Candy” Rustin, married in 1975. They have three sons Rhoeyce, Benjamin Jr., Murray and several grandchildren. Carson has net worth of $10million and has 48-acre property including eight bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. He stands tall with height of 6’0’’.
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