Ben Carson
Ben Carson
Real Name/Full Name Benjamin Solomon Carson, Sr
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Ben Carson
Birth Place: Detroit,Michigan,United States of America
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 18 September 1951
Age/How Old: 72 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 181 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
Weight: In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father –Robert Carson
Mother –N/A
Siblings: Curtis
School: South western High School
College: Yale University, University of Michigan
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Candy Carson
Kids/Children Name: Rhoeyce Carson, Murray Carson, Ben Carson Junior
Profession: Neurosurgeon, Author, Philanthropist, and politician
Net Worth: $35 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Dr. Ben Carson is a famous and accomplished US-based Neurosurgeon a best- seller author, and he is the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. And he has now joined the wealthy cabinet of the U.S. administration. But he was well known for being the best Neurosurgeon in the world.

Well, how well do you know about Ben Carson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Ben Carson’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Ben Carson to date.

Biography and Early Life

Ben Carson was born on 18 September 1951 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Carson’s, parents Robert Solomon Carson who was a war two army. Robert Carson was a Baptist minister, but later, he became a Cadillac automobile plant laborer.

Both of his parents came from large families in Georgia and lived in rural areas. Carson’s mother was 13, and her father was 28 when they married. After his father left military service, they moved from Chattanooga, Tennesse, to Detroit, where they lived in a large Indian village neighborhood. He has an elder brother called Curtis, born in 1949 when his mother was only 20 years.

However, things didn’t work well for Carson’s parents in 1959. When he was eight years, his parents separated, and he moved with his mother and brother to his sister’s home. His mother was affected by separation issues, and she even tried to commit suicide sometimes.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Ben Carson in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Ben Carson’s age is 72 years old as of today’s date 22nd July 2024 having been born on 18 September 1951. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 181 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80kg in Kilograms.


About Carson,s education, he attended several schools due to movement after his father separated from his mother. Some schools include Fishers School, Higgins elementary school, Wilson Junior High School, Hunter High School, and Southwestern High School. He graduated third in his class, and later, he was enrolled at Yale University, where he graduated with a bachelor in Psychology.

Still, he felt that was not enough. In 1973 he joined the University of Michigan Medical School, where he graduated with an M.D in 1977; he joined Johns Hopkins University School of medicine in the neurosurgery program. He also worked as an intern then later as a neurosurgery resident for five years. He completed his final year in 1983 as chief resident.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Ben Carson With Wife Candy Carson
Ben Carson With Wife Candy Carson

Ben Carson met the love as he was pursuing his career, it is unknown how long they dated, but in1975, he married Candy Carson, an author. Together they have three children, Rhoeyce Carson, Murray Carson, and Benjamin Jr., and Their eldest son is Murray, born in Perth as Carson was doing a residency there at that time.

He was later diagnosed with cancer, and he underwent a two-hour operation at Johns Hopkins Hospital; fortunately, he recovered. The couple later purchased the 48-acre property in Upperco, Maryland, in 2001, but in 2013 he moved to Palm Beach, Florida.

Carson has forever been faithful to Candy, and no rumors emerged that they had na problem at any time. They are both ambitious, but they have also ensured that their marriage is working and Carsons Family is happy.

Is Ben Carson gay?

Ben Carson is not gay or bisexual when it comes to sexual Orientation; he is straight, he is a man of dignity, and he even has kids and a beautiful wife whom they have lived together for a long time. No rumors have ever emerged of him being gay.

Professional Career

Before engaging in politics, the famous Neurosurgeon had done some works back then when he was studying in high school and college. Some of the jobs he started with were biology laboratory assistant, clerk, crane operator, radiology technician, and thrash picking entrepreneurship, among many other jobs.

After completing Johns Hopkins hospital, he got a job as a senior registrar at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. He stayed before for about a year before returning to University as Pediatric Neurosurgery. As a Neurosurgeon, he much specialized in brain injuries, brain tumors, and other neurological disorders. After he successfully separated the first-ever pair of conjoined twins and many others, he gained global recognition.

Apart from his career, he is also a famous author; he has written many articles and six Bestselling books. They include Gifted hands: The Ben Carson Story of 1992, Think Big: Unleashing your potential for excellence, among many others.

He is also a politician and was running for the Republican nomination in the 2019 U.S. presidential election but later withdrew his candidature. He went ahead to support president Donald Trump, and for that reason, he is currently the secretary of Housing and Urban development.


Ben, for his excellent work as a surgeon he has won dozens of awards. Among them is:

  • 2008 U.S. presidential medal of Freedom
  • Spingarn Medal from NAACP
  • 38 honorary doctorate degrees.
  • William E.Simon prize for philanthropic leadership among other numerous rewards

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ben Carson in 2024

Ben Carson Net Worth
Ben Carson Net Worth

As of 2024,  Ben Carson’s net worth currently stands at $35 million. He has accumulated a chunk of his net worth fortune selling books, which makes him bestseller author, his speaking gigs too where he is paid $50,000, and his several roles in the media houses as Washington Times and Fox News.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He was the first surgeon to separate conjoined twins at the end successfully.
  • He loves to listen to classical music when doing the operation.
  • He prays before every surgeon, and he is seventh day Adventist
  • He is the recipient of the library of congress.
  • He met his wife when they were both at Yale University.

Carson has been hardworking for his entire career, and he has done extraordinary things. He is famous because he has worked for it. Determination and hard work has made him the man he is today.


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